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  • Mizzi ‘unavailable’ to meet MEP delegation

    Mizzi ‘unavailable’ to meet MEP delegation

    MEPs due to visit Malta on a rule of law delegation have been informed that  Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi is “unavailable” to meet them, The Sunday Times of Malta is informed. The last time the Tourism Minister faced MEPs about his once-secret...

  • 62 lawyers back bid to save Caruana Galizia memorial

    62 lawyers back bid to save Caruana Galizia memorial

    Activist Manuel Delia late on Saturday took to the courts in a bid to prevent the government from removing a memorial to slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, arguing that doing so trampled upon his right to freedom of expression.  Mr Delia...

  • ‘One-off’ sexual adventure with minor lands 19-year-old in court

    ‘One-off’ sexual adventure with minor lands 19-year-old in court

    A “one-off” sexual adventure with a minor landed a 19-year-old man in the dock after he gave in to her repeated advances, a court heard on Saturday. Defense lawyer Marouska Debono told the court that the 14-year-old girl had instigated the sexual...

  • Daphne memorial tussle goes on as banner is removed and then put back up

    Daphne memorial tussle goes on as banner is removed and then put back up

    Updated 7.20pm An ongoing battle between activists and authorities over using the Great Siege monument site as a memorial for slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia flared up on Saturday, with activists filing a police report after government...

  • PN parliamentary group ‘in disarray’, MPs claim

    PN parliamentary group ‘in disarray’, MPs claim

    MPs within the Nationalist Party are critical of the leadership’s reluctance to assemble the entire parliamentary group for regular meetings, multiple frustrated PN parliamentarians told the Times of Malta. Sources within the parliamentary group...

  • Europe banking authority’s MFSA probe ‘still ongoing’

    Europe banking authority’s MFSA probe ‘still ongoing’

    A preliminary inquiry into the MFSA’s supervision of Pilatus Bank is still ongoing, a spokesman for the European Banking Authority (EBA) told the Times of Malta. The EBA confirmed in February that it had opened the inquiry to assess if the MFSA...

  • Budget on October 22

    Budget on October 22

    The government will be presenting its 2019 budget on October 22, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna announced on Monday.  Speaking during a pre-budget consultation meeting, Prof. Scicluna said Malta was at a stage where it needed to manage its...

  • Don't demonise parents of abandoned infant - Joseph Muscat

    Don't demonise parents of abandoned infant - Joseph Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday urged society to try understand and empathise with the parent or parents who abandoned a newborn baby in Buġibba. The newborn baby was found abandoned but in good health on a porch on Friday. Speaking during...

  • Mrieħel bypass bridge lifts ‘switched off after vandalism’

    Mrieħel bypass bridge lifts ‘switched off after vandalism’

    Lifts installed on the Mrieħel bypass bridge earlier this summer have been switched off for repairs after being vandalised, a spokesman for Infrastructure Malta said. Work on the bridge started a few months before last year’s general election, on...

  • EU looks to crack down on money laundering

    EU looks to crack down on money laundering

    EU policymakers are targeting a tightening of rules against financial crimes after a series of European banks were involved in suspected cases of money laundering, a confidential report shows. The report, seen by the Times of Malta, seeks to...