The Malta Independent 23 September 2019, Monday

Inquiry must be 'fully independent', members’ impartiality 'beyond question’ - COE rapporteur

Council of Europe rapporteur on the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia Pieter Omtzigt has warned of the public inquiry announced by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Friday night that "any such exercise...

Updated: Charity boat with 182 migrants sailing off Malta, waiting to dock in Europe

A humanitarian ship with 182 rescued migrants is sailing back and forth Sunday in international waters between Italy and Malta as it awaits permission from some European government to dock....

PM says he has full confidence in Caruana Galizia inquiry board members

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday morning that he has full confidence in the integrity and competence of the three people entrusted with carrying out an independent public inquiry into the...

Sustainable economic model and creating new jobs ‘necessary to avert climate change effects - Dalli

Counteracting the impact of climate change requires a shift in mentality, transitioning from the traditional economic model to a sustainable one, S&D Vice President Miriam Dalli told a New York...

Other countries have not done multiculturalism right – Evarist Bartolo

As far as details go, for example, the total number of students - whether there is a waiting list or anything of the sort - we know that at the end of the last scholastic year there were 170 students...

EU's Juncker: Irish border controls needed in no-deal Brexit

The European Union will insist that border controls be put up along the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal and the British government will be responsible for that, a top EU...

Updated: Man arrested after violent Xaghra robbery that left woman with head injuries

A man is in custody following a violent robbery in Xaghra, Gozo that left a woman with grievous head injuries, the police confirmed on Sunday afternoon. The case took place at around 4am on...

Meter readers still visiting homes despite 99% of electricity meters being ‘smart’

Meter readers are still visiting homes to take readings manually despite Enemalta telling The Malta Independent on Sunday that 99 per cent of electricity meters are 'smart'. According to the ARMS...

Independence: what have we done with this freedom?

Fifty-five years ago, Malta became a nation state, free of all foreign rule. 21 September was thus etched in our national calendar as Independence Day. We are the second generation of Maltese...

Updated: Albania inspects quake damages, over 100 people injured

Many Albanians in the capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres have not gone back home after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of homes. Authorities say the...

Updated (2): Prime Minister to meet Caruana Galizia family to discuss public inquiry concerns

The Caruana Galizia family has asked to meet Prime Minister Joseph Muscat over concerns on some members of the independent public inquiry appointed on Friday. The government said Friday evening...

Public inquiry: We cannot risk doubts after the investigation is concluded - Delia

Following the government announcement that a public independent inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia will take place, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said that there should be no doubts...

NGO calls for end of criminalisation of rescue groups ahead of Malta migration summit

A migrant rescue NGO hopes that Monday's mini-migration summit in Malta will  address and improve the problems witnessed during these last months of EU states denying a safe port to search and...

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