The Malta Independent 15 December 2017, Friday

President says national commissioners must have the power to enforce

Speaking at a conference organised, at the beginning of a year-long series of activities to celebrate next year's 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Human Rights...

Man found guilty of theft has suspended sentence turned into probation order, community work

A man has had the penalty given after a guilty verdict changed from a suspended sentence to a probation order and 100 hours of community work. In December 2016, Tarek Khodir was found guilty over...

Equality Minister Helena Dalli launches migrant integration policy

Minister for Civil Liberties and Equality Helena Dalli has officially launched the Migrant Integration Policy and Action Plan. Addressing a press conference this afternoon, the Minister said that...

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TMID Editorial: Republic Day honours - A charade that should be scrapped or reformed

There was a time where people were eager to find out which kind hearted souls had been included in that year’s Republic Day honours list. That time is long gone. The once respectful...

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia...

Daphne murder compilation of evidence reassigned to Magistrate Charmaine Galea

Magistrate Charmaine Galea has been assigned the compilation of evidence process in the case against three men accused of killing journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia with a car bomb on 16...

It's obvious that the EU and UK need each other, Prime Minister tells European Council

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that Malta should be careful before agreeing to enter PESCO (the permanent structure cooperation) as it could conflict with the Maltese constitution.  While...

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens

European Union nations bickered openly over migration policy Thursday in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland...

MEP Marlene Mizzi supports action to make precision medicine a reality

MEP Marlene Mizzi, together with the European Cancer Patient Coalition, hosted a conference in the European Parliament on access and awareness of cancer genetic testing and other types of biomarkers...