TMID Editorial: SLAPP lawsuits and 17 Black – A double slap in the face

Malta yesterday received a double slap in the face courtesy, once again, of the European Parliament’s Financial Crimes Committee.

Not only did the TAX3 Committee yesterday pass a vote calling on the United Arab Emirates to take action on the 17 Black company implicated in bribery allegations related to the commissioning of the Delimara power station’s commissioning.

It also called on all EU member states to outlaw SLAPP lawsuits, something the Maltese government has been most reticent to do despite the fact that Maltese media houses have fallen victim to this most diabolical means of gagging the

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