The Malta Independent 16 December 2018, Sunday

TMID Editorial: Mr Attorney General, lose one of your hats now

We have been saying it until we are now blue in the face: the dichotomous and quasi-schizophrenic role played by Malta’s Attorney General is a serious inhibition to the country’s rule of...

EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with work toward a limited, common eurozone budget and took other steps to strengthen the currency union's resistance to downturns and crises. The...

What did you call me? Angry Theresa May takes offence at Juncker comment

As if the Brexit negotiations aren't tense enough, a "nebulous" linguistic fog briefly spread across the European Union summit on Friday. One word sent sparks flying between two of the biggest...

Konrad Mizzi claims breach of his right to fair hearing in Panama Papers appeal

Minister Konrad Mizzi has filed a constitutional application claiming a breach of his right to a fair hearing in a case related to the Panama Appeals.  Mizzi’s application adds a new...

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court

British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over...

Indepth: Endorsing Muscat’s Labour leadership bid was a mistake – Ana Gomes

Socialist MEP Ana Gomes has said that she regrets backing Joseph Muscat's Labour leadership bid.          Gomes, who is a harsh critic of Muscat's government, was...

Venice Commission report focuses on laws and systems implemented years back - government

A draft opinion by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission focuses on laws and systems that were passed or implemented years back, and not about laws introduced by this administration,...

Updated: PM's wide power of appointments creates serious risk to rule of law – Venice Commission

The wide powers of appointments that the Prime Minister - as an office - enjoys, make this institution too powerful and creates a serious risk to the rule of law, the Council of Europe's Venice...

Man charged with misappropriating €7,000 from car rental company where he works

A man has been charged with misappropriating €7,000 from a car rental company he works for after he was arrested boarding a flight to Romania.  Coosmin Bucur, a 35-year old Sliema...

Alfred Degiorgio cleared of involvement in an armed holdup in the year 2000

One of the men suspected of involvement in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia has been cleared of involvement in an armed holdup on a cash van in the year 2000. Alfred Degiorgio had been...

Out of many nations, a single message: Europe is united

Unlike the political chaos that has roiled Britain over Brexit, there has been no such squabbling among the 27 other European Union nations during the impending divorce. The two years of...

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