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Jacob Borg

  • Muscat set EP off on the wrong track – Pana chief

    Muscat set EP off on the wrong track – Pana chief

    The head of the European Parliament’s Panama Papers committee, Werner Langen, accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of setting MEPs “on the wrong track” during an address last week. Reacting to MEPs’ comments that the Panama Papers scandal was not...

  • Authorities to discuss ‘transitory solution’ for bypass in Mrieħel

    Authorities to discuss ‘transitory solution’ for bypass in Mrieħel

    Transport Malta will discuss a “transitory solution” for the Mrieħel bypass junction, which was the site of a fatal motorcycle accident earlier this month, a spokesman for the authority told this paper. Christopher Paul Abela, 28, died when his...

  • Scicluna looking for scapegoats rather than do his job – MEP

    Scicluna looking for scapegoats rather than do his job – MEP

    MEP Sven Giegold accused Finance Minister Edward Scicluna of trying to find scapegoats when asking whether reports by the government’s anti-money laundering agency had been written to be leaked. Mr Giegold, the European Green’s spokesman on...

  • 1,700 PQs left unanswered

    1,700 PQs left unanswered

    Almost 1,700 oral and written parliamentary questions (PQs) were not answered by the time Parliament was dissolved at the beginning of May, statistics show. According to the statistics provided by Parliament, MPs asked a total of 33,595 PQs...

  • EU pushes for reporting of offshore set-ups

    EU pushes for reporting of offshore set-ups

    The European Commission will this week propose that aggressive tax planning schemes by intermediaries who help reduce clients’ burdens and conceal money offshore must be reported to the authorities. A draft proposal seen by this newspaper shows...

  • Get your facts right, Muscat tells MEPs

    Get your facts right, Muscat tells MEPs

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today hit out at MEPs for bringing up a number of “unsubstantiated facts” about his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal. In his closing address following a scathing European Parliament debate about the rule of law...

  • Greens ask EU Commission to probe Malta ‘anti-money laundering law violations’

    Greens ask EU Commission to probe Malta ‘anti-money laundering law violations’

    The European Greens have asked the European Commission to investigate potential anti-money laundering law violations in Malta, MEP Sven Giegold said today. Addressing a press conference in Strasbourg ahead of a debate about the rule of law in...

  • Muscat expected to face tough questions during Euro Parliament rule of law debate

    Muscat expected to face tough questions during Euro Parliament rule of law debate

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is expected to face tough questions from MEPs during a European Parliament debate this afternoon on the rule of law in Malta. Both Dr Muscat and the European Commission will be giving statements during the debate. Dr...

  • Rule of law in Malta under MEPs’ spotlight

    Rule of law in Malta under MEPs’ spotlight

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will on Wednesday set out to defend his government’s reputation during a European Parliament debate on the rule of law in Malta. The debate will be linked to the Panama Papers leaks involving Keith Schembri and Konrad...

  • Marlene Farrugia wants Simon Busuttil to stay on

    Marlene Farrugia wants Simon Busuttil to stay on

    Democratic Party leader Marlene Farrugia has joined other PN MPs who are calling on Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to reconsider his resignation. Dr Busuttil last week announced his intention to step down and not re-contest the leadership...