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  • EP Socialists take aim at Malta’s tax system

    EP Socialists take aim at Malta’s tax system

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s own political family at the European Parliament has taken aim at tax systems like Malta’s which allow foreign-owned companies to legally reduce their tax burden. In a policy document launched ahead of the European...

  • Firm must compensate investors for losses made when former Central Bank deputy chief was director

    Firm must compensate investors for losses made when former Central Bank deputy chief was director

    Five investors have been awarded over €31,000 in compensation after losing money they invested with Crystal Finance at a time when the firm was owned by former Central Bank of Malta deputy governor Alfred Mifsud.  In a series of decisions handed...

  • Electrogas fails to account for Socar deal

    Electrogas fails to account for Socar deal

    Electrogas directors have failed to provide details, in the company’s annual accounts, of an LNG supply deal with Socar Trading SA that has been questioned by multiple energy experts. An analysis by The Guardian estimated that Socar Trading SA...

  • EU executive contradicts Muscat on passport programme

    EU executive contradicts Muscat on passport programme

    The European Commission has contradicted the claim made by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat that it had given its “written endorsement” to Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme. Dr Muscat’s statement last week came on the back of comments by European...

  • Delia: ‘Why doesn’t the government want to discuss Caruana Galizia murder?’

    Delia: ‘Why doesn’t the government want to discuss Caruana Galizia murder?’

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Sunday questioned why the government would not even entertain a discussion about a public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Speaking during a political activity in Valletta, Dr...

  • High-profile Delia sceptics skipped PN executive meeting - sources

    High-profile Delia sceptics skipped PN executive meeting - sources

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia ‘survived’ a three-hour-long meeting of the executive committee on Wednesday without any calls for a secret vote about his leadership being made, Times of Malta learnt. The executive committee is the party’s...

  • EP crime committee to discuss 17 Black

    EP crime committee to discuss 17 Black

    The European Parliament’s committee on financial crime is set to hold a hearing on 17 Black next month after answers provided by Malta’s permanent representation were deemed “insufficient” by MEPs, the Times of Malta has learnt.  The committee,...

  • No outright calls to quit made as Delia faces ‘onslaught’ by MPs

    No outright calls to quit made as Delia faces ‘onslaught’ by MPs

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia faced an ‘onslaught’ during a “fiery” parliamentary group meeting on Monday evening but none of those present openly called for his resignation, Times of Malta was told. A Nationalist MP who spoke to the newspaper on...

  • Malta tumbles to record low on corruption index

    Malta tumbles to record low on corruption index

    Updated 7.45pm with PN reaction - Malta has plummeted five spots on Transparency International’s annual corruption perception index, placing at a record low of 51st on the annual graft indicator.  This year’s ranking, to be released on Tuesday,...

  • PN MPs summoned to parliamentary group meeting at hours' notice

    PN MPs summoned to parliamentary group meeting at hours' notice

    Updated 12.45pm with MP's comment PN MPs have been summoned on "short notice" to a parliamentary group meeting on Monday evening for the first time since domestic violence allegations emerged against Opposition leader Adrian Delia, Times of Malta...