Roberta Metsola elected as First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola has been elected as the First Vice-President of the European Parliament, replacing Mairead McGuinness who was recently appointed European Commissioner. Roberta Metsola has been a MEP since 2013. She was re-elected in 2014 and 2019. Originally a lawyer by profession, specialising in European law and politics, between 2004 and 2012, Ms…

EP Prize for Investigative Journalism

The European Parliament is to set to announce the rules for a new “Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for journalism” Directly after the murder of Galizia three years ago MEPs Sven Giegold and Eva Joly demanded the creation of a “European prize for investigative journalism” in the name of the late Daphne Caruana Galizia and modelled on the…

Maltese finance minister under investigation for money laundering

On Friday, the Maltese justice confirmed criminal investigations because of suspected money laundering investigations against inter alia the Maltese finance minister Edward Scicluna.  Last night Keith Schembri, the ex-chief of cabinet of Malta’s Premier Joseph Muscat, has been released from arrest. The appeal of Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, ‘self-suspended’ minister Chris Cardona and former Tourism…