Tag: Malta

Caruana Galizia: #Malta criticized over journalist murder probe

Caruana Galizia: #Malta criticized over journalist murder probe

| May 30, 2019

A human rights watchdog has strongly criticized Malta’s authorities for failing to properly investigate the death of a prominent anti-corruption journalist by a car bomb in 2017, according to the BBC. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed when the bomb, planted under her seat, was detonated while she was driving. Maltese officials were among those being […]

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#Malta and #Slovakia – MEPs warn of lack of judicial independence and corruption

#Malta and #Slovakia – MEPs warn of lack of judicial independence and corruption

| March 29, 2019

MEPs deplore serious shortcomings in the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia, also warning of rising threats for journalists throughout the EU. Parliament passed on Thursday (28 March), with 398 votes to 85 and 69 abstentions, a resolution summarising the conclusions of the working group set up within the Civil Liberties Committee to monitor the […]

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Vice President Katainen in #Malta for a #CitizensDialogue

Vice President Katainen in #Malta for a #CitizensDialogue

| March 4, 2019

Tomorrow (5 March) Vice President Jyrki Katainen (pictured) will be in Valletta, Malta, where he will meet Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. He will participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe at the G.F. Abela Junior College in Msida. He will also attend a working breakfast with MEP Roberta Metsola, as well as business representatives on ‘Bringing […]

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#RuleofLaw – MEPs express concern about impartiality of law enforcement in #Malta and #Slovakia

#RuleofLaw – MEPs express concern about impartiality of law enforcement in #Malta and #Slovakia

| February 20, 2019

MEPs have expressed serious concerns over the fight against corruption and organised crime, impartiality of law enforcement and judicial independence in Malta and Slovakia. The Civil Liberties Committee adopted a draft resolution condemned  the “continuous efforts of a growing number of EU member states’ governments to weaken the rule of law, the separation of powers […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| November 16, 2018

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

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Commission requests #Malta #MoneyLaundering watchdog to step up supervision of banks

Commission requests #Malta #MoneyLaundering watchdog to step up supervision of banks

| November 12, 2018

The European Commission has adopted an opinion requiring the Maltese anti-money laundering supervisor (Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit) to continue taking additional measures to fully comply with its obligations under the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Following the Commission’s request, the European Banking Authority (EBA) investigated and concluded that Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) was breaching […]

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