Langen (l): “You can sit there laughing if you like, but you won’t get off scott-free” (Photo: europarl.europa.eu) He also attacked Muscat for having “refused” to give the EU “an open look into what’s wrong in your party”. His criticism referred to Konrad Mizzi, Malta’s new tourism minister, who was named, along with Muscat’s chief […]

Malta’s prime minister was grilled by members of the European Parliament during a debate about the rule of law and his administration’s links to the so-called Panama Papers that were leaked last year. Joseph Muscat, who was recently re-elected, was invited to the parliament’s plenary in Strasburg on June 14. He fielded questions on what […]

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared before the investigators probing money laundering allegations against his family, raised by the Panama Papers. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted by the Supreme Court, has already questioned Mr. Sharif’s sons. His brother and son-in-law will be questioned on June 17 and 24. The investigators are probing […]

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Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear on Thursday before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panama papers graft case, an unprecedented development that will make him the first sitting premier to depose before such a panel. File Image of Nawaz Sharif. AFP The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) chief Wajid Zia had summoned the prime […]

The European Greens have written to the European Commission to request an investigation on Malta for potential infringements of the EU’s money laundering laws. German MEP Sven Giegold said that the Maltese police force’s failure to act on a number of damning reports by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) could place Malta in breach […]

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Diane Feinstein (D-California) introduced on May 25, 2017 a bill, S. 1241, entitled the “Combatting Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017.” Although it is of course impossible to know whether this bill ultimately will be enacted into law, the bill addresses a lengthy catalogue of important issues […]

Lahore: Some people hiding behind “constitutional institutions” in Pakistan are hatching a “systematic conspiracy” to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from mainstream politics using the high-profile Panama Papers case, the ruling PML-N party alleged on Sunday. File image of Nawaz Sharif. Reuters This is the second time in less than a week that Sharif’s party […]

In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 28 2017, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the international friendly soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the dos Barreiros stadium in Funchal, Madeira island, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) The world’s highest paid athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been accused of tax evasion. The Real Madrid super […]