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Claire Caruana

  • Steals money from employer, says she was not paid wages

    Steals money from employer, says she was not paid wages

    A 37-year-old French woman living in Malta was handed an eight-month prison sentence suspended for a year after pleading guilty to having stolen money from a restaurant which employed her. Siliberberg Helene was charged with stealing between €232...

  • Guarantee full access to media, PM is told

    Guarantee full access to media, PM is told

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been urged to guarantee independent media “full, regular access and interviews” by a group of international press freedom organisations following their three-day mission to Malta. In a report, following a series of...

  • Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

    Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi will again not meet top European officials in Malta probing the rule of law, telling the Times of Malta he was “unavailable” for a meeting with the Council of Europe rapporteur next week. Dr Mizzi last faced MEPs in...

  • Revolut strikes deal with GRTU to lure local small business owners

    Revolut strikes deal with GRTU to lure local small business owners

    Around 7,000 companies based in Malta are to be offered three months of a Revolut subscription free-of-charge, following an agreement between the Chamber of SMEs (GRTU) and the fintech company. The agreement could lead to savings of up to €1...

  • Daphne murder public inquiry call “politically motivated” - government

    Daphne murder public inquiry call  “politically motivated” - government

    A call by a group of MEPs for an independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia murder has been dismissed by the government as “politically motivated”, with EU Affairs Minister Helena Dalli and Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insisting this was all...

  • Malta financial institutions reporting less than other EU member states – study

    Malta financial institutions reporting less than other EU member states – study

    Mandatory reporting of accounts by Malta’s financial institutions, as outlined by EU directives, is just 10 per cent of that in other member states with financial centres of similar sizes, the European Greens said. The issue was highlighted in a...

  • Venice Commission letter by government ‘superfluous’

    Venice Commission letter by government ‘superfluous’

    The government’s request to the Council of Europe for assistance came after its Venice Commission had already confirmed it would look into Malta’s structures at the request of the body’s Legal Affairs Committee. In a statement on Saturday, the...

  • Activists await reply to call for officer’s removal from FIAU

    Activists await reply to call for officer’s removal from FIAU

    Activists have heard nothing yet about a request for the Gozo Minister’s husband, Deputy Police Commissioner Silvio Valletta, to be removed from the government’s anti-money laundering agency. The request was made in a letter to Police Commissioner...

  • Police chief to meet Daphne case rapporteur

    Police chief to meet Daphne case rapporteur

    Top officials invited to a meeting with Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt, Council of Europe rapporteur monitoring investigations into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder have accepted the invitation. The rapporteur will be coming to Malta in the coming weeks...

  • Three in five worried about adequate pension

    Three in five worried about adequate pension

    Three in five people are worried they would not have an adequate income when they reach old age, according to an EU survey on social insecurities. The study by Eurofound, the EU agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, shows...