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Attorney General's office to start leading prosecution in criminal cases

Prosecutions will be handled by the Attorney General’s office rather than the police

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Jurgen Balzan
18 October 2016, 11:56am
Prosecutions will be handled by the Attorney General’s office rather than the police
Prosecutions will be handled by the Attorney General’s office rather than the police
As of next year, prosecutions will be handled by the Attorney General’s office rather than the police while government also plans to introduce a number of reforms in court.

These include an online registry for companies and individuals who are declared insolvent and more judicial acts can be presented online.

Moreover three new courtrooms will be opened, bringing the number of halls to 27. 

Local councils to get more funds 

Following the postponement of local council elections which were planned for the next two years, government will redirect the saved money to councils. 

Moreover, councils can apply for funds made available by the Planning Authority, which cover up to 70% of projects aimed at improving localities. 

Parliamentary scrutiny for public appointments

Taking up one of the opposition’s proposals in the PN’s good governance plan, appointments of chairpersons of regulatory entities and ambassadors will undergo Parliamentary scrutiny. 

Injury compensation for public service employees 

A compensation scheme which was initially intended for police officers and members for other disciplined corps who suffer an injury at work will be extended for all public service employees or their heirs. 

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Jurgen Balzan joined MaltaToday in 2011, specialising in politics, foreig...