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 convictions in high-level corruption cases, notes strengthening of judicial independence but flags...
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
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...

Impact assessments needed on carbon neutrality measures, PM tells European Council

Robert Abela argued that island Member States have specific realities that need to be accounted for when planning for carbon neutrality

Robert Abela argued that island Member States have specific...

Malta gets €177 million as European Commission disburses €14.1 billion in assistance to member states

The European Commission approved the disbursement of €420 million to Malta under the SURE instrument. With today’s instalment, Malta has thus far...

The European Commission approved the disbursement of...

EU imposes new economic sanctions on Belarus over flight forced to land in Minsk

EU leaders impose new economic sanctions against Belarus and disciplinary measures against its national airlines after a Ryanair flight was forced to...

EU leaders impose new economic sanctions against Belarus...

EU deal secures coronavirus vaccine booster shots and anti-variant doses from BioNTech-Pfizer

The European Commission signs deal with BioNTech-Pfizer for an additional 1.8 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to cover the period between end 2021 to 2023

The European Commission signs deal with BioNTech-Pfizer for...

EU demands ceasefire and stop to Israel attacks in Palestine

Bartolo: evictions, rockets and airstrikes must stop. Norwegian Refugee...

Bartolo: evictions, rockets and airstrikes must stop....

Malta retains first place in LGBTIQ+ rights index for sixth year running

Malta scores 94% in ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map, retaining the top spot for LGBTIQ+ rights for the sixth year running

Malta scores 94% in ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map,...

Government missed deadline to tap into EU COVID recovery funds, says Peter Agius

The EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility could see Malta receiving up to €316 million in recovery funds, but government seems to have missed a...

The EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility could see...