January 13, 2018

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued presence in the government fuels the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. The report from a European Parliamentary commission of inquiry into allegations of money laundering and tax […]

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Prime Minister Joseph Muscat with Henley Partners chairman Christian Kalin  Prompted by threats of crippling legal action abroad by Pilatus Bank and Henley Partners to several Maltese media houses, a cross-party group of MEPs has proposed EU legislation intended to clamp down on so-called ‘SLAPP’s – libel cases intended to silence journalists by burdening them with exorbitant […]

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Common sense dictates that politicians perceived to be implicated in serious acts of corruption and money laundering should be removed and investigated. But common sense often comes in short supply. This explains why we need the European Parliament to tell us the obvious. Tragic, really. A few days ago, a European Parliament report on Malta […]

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VALLETTA, Malta — A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued presence in the government fuels the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. The report from a European Parliamentary commission of inquiry into allegations of money laundering and tax […]

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HMRC, the British tax authority, is ‘struggling to deal with fallout of Paradise Papers leak,’ according to Parliament’s public accounts committee, whose new report describes an already understaffed agency whose workload has been increased by the preparations for Brexit. HMRC is also the way that the government pays for itself, and the UK is notorious […]

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