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  • 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...

  • Today's front pages - October 16, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 16, 2018

    These following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that a White Paper issued on Monday aims for stability and transparency in the rental market.  It also reports that Daphne Caruana Galizia has been named for an...

  • Anti-money laundering committee to be set up within MFSA

    Anti-money laundering committee to be set up within MFSA

    Amendments to legislation regulating the MFSA are being discussed in parliament which formally establish an Anti-Money-Laundering Committee and make various structural changes, such as the establishment of new directorates. Financial Services...

  • Konrad Mizzi will have to face court cross examination over Panama Papers libels

    Konrad Mizzi will have to face court cross examination over Panama Papers libels

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi must face cross-examination in a number of libel cases revolving around allegations stemming from the Panama Papers scandal, two of which had been instituted against slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. This was...

  • Simon Busuttil cleared of parliamentary breach by Speaker

    Simon Busuttil cleared of parliamentary breach by Speaker

    Opposition MP Simon Busuttil was not in breach of standing orders when he expressed his continuing belief that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat owned Egrant, a claim which caused uproar in parliament a few days ago. Responding to Government Whip Byron...

  • Parliament will not convene, to mark anniversary of Caruana Galizia murder

    Parliament will not convene, to mark anniversary of Caruana Galizia murder

    Updated at 8.20pm Parliament will not meet on Tuesday, after the government and Opposition agreed that the anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder should be marked. Ms Caruana Galizia was killed a year ago, on October 16, by a car bomb as...

  • Retail prices up marginally faster in September

    Retail prices up marginally faster in September

    Retail prices rose at a marginally higher rate in September than during the previous month, new data released on Monday shows.The retail price index, which measures monthly price changes in the cost of a basket of consumer goods and services, rose...

  • Prosecution makes fresh attempt to get Dalli daughters' case moving again

    Prosecution makes fresh attempt to get Dalli daughters' case moving again

    Months into the compilation of evidence against the daughters of former EU Commissioner John Dalli over allegations of money-laundering and fraud, the prosecution has requested a separation of proceedings. Louise Dalli and Claire Gauci Borda,...

  • 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...

  • Teenager attacks his partner with a bathroom plunger

    Teenager attacks his partner with a bathroom plunger

    A 19-year old father of two was granted bail after pleading not guilty to an episode of domestic violence after allegedly striking his partner with a bathroom plunger. The Cospicua resident, father of two infants aged 18 months and four months,...

  • Man charged with chisel attack had promised Ħamrun police he would 'behave'

    Man charged with chisel attack had promised Ħamrun police he would 'behave'

    A man promised at the Ħamrun police station that he would cause no further trouble after neighbours reported his behaviour, but just a few hours later he allegedly hit his ex-partner's brother with a chisel.  Bernard Pisani, 41, a Ħamrun...

  • ‘Frequent’ rejection of Freedom of Information requests flagged to UN

    ‘Frequent’ rejection of Freedom of Information requests flagged to UN

    The government’s “frequent” rejection of Freedom of Information requests was flagged to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Times of Malta has learnt. In a meeting with the UN, PEN International representative Sarah Clarke said there were...

  • 'Daphne's treatment a disgrace' - press freedom organisations

    'Daphne's treatment a disgrace' - press freedom organisations

    A group of press freedom organisations have demanded that an independent public inquiry be set up to look into whether journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder could have been avoided. The group, in Malta on an international freedom of...

  • Everyone has privacy while voting - or do they?

    Everyone has privacy while voting - or do they?

    We are all familiar with the voting process: exchange your voting document with a ballot sheet and mark your preferences within the privacy of a booth. With your back to the assistant commissioners, you can even draw the curtain to ensure that not...

  • Police get first ever collective agreement, shorter week and a pay rise

    Police get first ever collective agreement, shorter week and a pay rise

    The first-ever collective agreement between the Police, unions, and the government was signed on Monday. Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said the agreement would see constables and police inspectors bumped up a scale on the public sector...

  • Service station extension ‘unnecessary’ – NGO

    Service station extension ‘unnecessary’ – NGO

    “Piecemeal” plans to extend an ODZ fuel station in Marsascala, submitted before the facility has even been built, have raised the concerns of the Environment and Resources Authority. The Planning Authority controversially issued a permit for a...

  • Rent reform: minimum lease periods but no fixed prices

    Rent reform: minimum lease periods but no fixed prices

    Updated 3.30pm with AD statement Minimum lease periods are being considered in the government’s proposed reform of the rental market, but rent prices will remain at landlords’ discretion.The new White Paper published on Monday proposes mandatory...

  • Drug-trafficking case held up in court for six years

    Drug-trafficking case held up in court for six years

    A man undergoing proceedings for alleged drug trafficking had his rights breached when his case was not decided within a reasonable time, a court ruled on Monday. Robert Agius was arraigned in May 2012 for alleged involvement in a...

  • AFM ordered to pay for rental car wrecked during training

    AFM ordered to pay for rental car wrecked during training

    The Armed Forces of Malta have been ordered to pay for a rented car that was irreparably damaged when it overturned while being used for VIP protection training. The incident happened 10 years ago. The AFM rented the car from John’s Garage without...

  • Auditors to 'advise and monitor' Satabank on MFSA orders

    Auditors to 'advise and monitor' Satabank on MFSA orders

    Updated at 1.50pm with Central Bank statement Auditors EY have been appointed by the MFSA to “advise and monitor” Satabank, after a joint inspection and audit by the MFSA and FIAU found shortcomings in the bank’s anti-money laundering...