Inflexible rules deprive Metsola of seat at European Council summit
Robert Abela could have had another Maltese sitting at the table of the European Council summit but rigid rules prevent Roberta Metsola from being there
Dalli also hid secret offshore firm from European Commission
John Dalli was obliged to declare last 10 years of financial interests, and if action is taken against him, could even have pension rights stripped off
EU failing to cooperate with outside countries on migrant returns - European Court of Auditors

An audit report headed by Leo Brincat finds that less than one in five migrants actually return to their home countries outside the EU

An audit report headed by Leo Brincat finds that less than...

EU plans cash handout to Afghanistan’s neighbours to keep refugee crisis at bay

Home affairs ministers ask the European Commission to provide financial assistance to Afghanistan’s neighbours to avert a refugee crisis on EU borders

Home affairs ministers ask the European Commission to...

Paediatricians warn of long-term impact of COVID on children, call for vaccination drive

Maltese paediatricians join European counterparts in hammering home importance of vaccinating children against COVID-19 to minimise long-term effects of...

Maltese paediatricians join European counterparts in...

Afghanistan: call for humanitarian corridor for refugees grows in bid to control flow

Top EU diplomat Borrell calls for dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan

Top EU diplomat Borrell calls for dialogue with the Taliban...

Sicily breaks European record for highest temperature at 48.8°C

The city of Floridia in the province of Syracuse in Sicily on Thursday recorded...

The city of Floridia in the province of Syracuse in Sicily...

Court delays pose ‘serious challenge’, EU rule of law report says

The EU’s second annual rule of law report questions whether there will be...

The EU’s second annual rule of law report questions...

Maltese company has €3.5 million in assets confiscated by Italian financial crimes police

Italy’s Guardia di Finanza has cracked down on illegal betting operations carried out in Messina by a network of online firms linked to a Maltese company

Italy’s Guardia di Finanza has cracked down on...

Climate rules will tax aviation and shipping, Malta business lobby braces itself

EU climate package will tax kerosene for aviation and maritime, curretly exempt, but Malta Business Bureau warns this will impact cargo and tourism sectors in...

EU climate package will tax kerosene for aviation and...

European Commission receives Malta’s recovery and resilience plan

The Commission will now assess Malta’s plan and translate its contents...

The Commission will now assess Malta’s plan and...

Europe’s COVID task-force chief Thierry Breton meets Robert Abela in Malta

European Commissioner for internal market and head of the COVID task force Thierry Breton in Malta on Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Robert Abela

European Commissioner for internal market and head of the...

European Parliament appoints Cyrus Engerer as drafter of resolution on Hungary’s breach of EU law

Maltese MEP to lead negotiations about formal legal procedures against Hungary over breach of EU law 

Maltese MEP to lead negotiations about formal legal...

EU leaders recognise urgency of dealing with migration but action plans only in autumn

A summit of EU leaders has recognised that developments on some migrant routes require continued vigilance and urgent action but relocations remain off the...

A summit of EU leaders has recognised that developments on...

Abela joins EU leaders in letter of support for LGBTIQ rights

Leaders from 16 EU member states, including Malta, have expressed support for...

Leaders from 16 EU member states, including Malta, have...

Malta drug bust makes it to top-10 European airport seizures

Almost 10kg of cocaine discovered in the luggage of a passenger arriving in...

Almost 10kg of cocaine discovered in the luggage of a...

European Commission probing Hungarian law that bans LGBTIQ content for people under 18

European Commission President confirms that controversial Hungarian law banning the sharing of LGBTIQ content is being assessed for possible breach of EU law

European Commission President confirms that controversial...

Dalli secures derogation for €400 million gas pipeline to be eligible for EU funding

Malta negotiates derogation to allow €400 million pipeline project to be considered as Project of Common Interest for eligibility to Connecting...

Malta negotiates derogation to allow €400 million...

Commission urges Malta to end road tax discrimination against EU car imports

Brussels raises eyebrows over Malta’s discriminatory road tax regime on vehicles registered before 1 January 2009

Brussels raises eyebrows over Malta’s discriminatory...

Malta must stop finch trapping as Brussels sees through ‘research’ ploy

The European Commission gives the Maltese government one month to remedy the situation and halt finch trapping for research purposes or else face court action

The European Commission gives the Maltese government one...