Daphne Caruana Galizia

  • Malta: Opposition Calls for Top Officials to Resign Over 17 Black

    Malta’s opposition is demanding the resignation of the tourism minister and the prime minister’s chief of staff after investigative journalists revealed their connections to a shady enterprise called 17 Black in Dubai through Panama companies, Reuters reported on Monday.

  • Mystery Company Named by Murdered Maltese Journalist Linked to Power Station Developer

    Documents obtained by Reuters and the Daphne Project show two Panamanian companies owned by two Maltese politicians – one the Energy Minister and one the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff – expected to get payments from an offshore company connected to the man who won a key government concession to build a large power plant.

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  • Pilatus Bank Shut Down By European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank withdrew the banking licence of Pilatus Bank in Malta, the country’s financial authority reported on Monday. The bank is at the heart of several investigations including money laundering and fraud.

  • Murdered Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Honored by TI

    Transparency International (TI) honored murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and Spanish whistleblower Ana Garrido Ramos with the 2018 Anti-Corruption Award at a ceremony held on Monday in Denmark.

  • The Passport King who Markets Citizenship for Cash

    How a small firm of wealth advisers built up a $3 billion “golden passports” industry and gained influence in the Caribbean.

    Christian Kalin, founder of Henley & Partners, talks about press coverage of the citizenship by investment industry in an April 2018 interview. (Credit: YouTube)Christian Kalin, founder of Henley & Partners, talks about press coverage of the citizenship by investment industry in an April 2018 interview. (Credit: YouTube)

     

  • “Golden Passports” Threaten European Security, Warns EU Commissioner

    “Citizenship for sale” has come under increasing scrutiny from governments and security agencies.

    EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova speaking in an interview with AFP this year. (Credit: YouTube)EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova speaking in an interview with AFP this year. (Credit: YouTube)

  • Malta, A Modern Smugglers’ Hideout

    Malta’s smugglers are creative in plying their trade, and international authorities are working hard to keep up. The ports of Valletta provide them with an ideal base – one shared with the accused murderers of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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  • Malta: Suspects in Journalist’s Murder Charged with Money Laundering

    Two of the suspects in the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia were charged with money laundering on Wednesday, the Times of Malta reported. The brothers claimed to be unemployed, yet lived lavishly with luxury boats and cars.  

  • Slain Journalist's Laptops Handed to German Authorities

    In an unprecedented move, murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's laptops and hard disks were handed over to German Federal Criminal Police (BKA) last month.

  • How Maltese Online Gambling Became an ATM for the Italian Mafia

    Online gambling is huge in Malta — but it's not all fun and games. Here's how the island's internet casinos have become cash machines for the Italian mafia.

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  • Death in a Smugglers’ Paradise

    How two unlikely business partners — a beloved Maltese footballer and a Libyan militia chief— enlisted help from a man connected to the Sicilian mafia to develop a multi-million-euro fuel smuggling business in the Mediterranean.

    Fishing boats in Marsaxlokk harbor, Malta, with a view of the Delimara power station.Fishing boats in Marsaxlokk harbor, Malta, with a view of the Delimara power station.

  • Malta MP: Police Tipped Off Alleged Killers of Caruana Galizia

    A Maltese opposition Member of Parliament and lawyer for the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia on Monday accused a police sergeant of tipping off the three men arrested for her murder allowing them to dispose of evidence.

  • Experts Urge EU Parliament to Protect Journalists

    The situation concerning freedom of media is “alarming” as only a fraction of the world’s population enjoys a free press, an EU official warned on Wednesday. Experts want new laws to protect investigative journalists.

  • EU’s Justice Head Will Travel to Malta To Examine Corruption

    The European Union’s justice commissioner, Vera Jourova, will travel to Malta in the next few weeks to assess the country’s anti-money laundering process and to check in on the investigation of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

  • Murdered Maltese Journalist was Investigating Island’s Golden Visas

    Before she was killed, Daphne Caruana Galizia was investigating Malta's citizenship for sale program. A new report shows the deep connections between profits from the passports and profits from the politicians.

    A banner in the fields outside Bidnija, where investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered six months ago. Photo (c): Dan KitwoodA banner in the fields outside Bidnija, where investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered six months ago. Photo (c): Dan Kitwood

  • Death of Journalist Still Echoes in Malta

    The assassination six months ago of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia sent shockwaves around the world.

    A tribute to Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, murdered six months ago. Photo (c): Dan KitwoodA tribute to Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, murdered six months ago. Photo (c): Dan Kitwood

  • Malta: Hundreds Gather to Remember Murdered Journalist

    Scores gathered in Malta on Monday to mark the six-month anniversary of the anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder.

  • The Daphne Project

    Six months ago, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally killed by a car bomb just meters from her home. The investigation into her killing is ongoing, but there is little doubt that she was murdered because of her work. With a brazen, unapologetic and uncompromising style, she denounced corruption, nepotism, clientelism, and all kinds of criminal behaviors in her tiny EU member state.

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  • US: Iranian Charged with Violating Sanctions, Laundering $115 Million

    United States authorities arrested an Iranian suspected of having funneled US$ 115 million through U.S. banks, concealing the role of his country in the transfers and this way violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

  • Greece: Wanted Whistleblower Turns Herself In

    Maria Efimova, the former bank employee turned whistleblower in a corruption scandal involving the Maltese prime minister and the Panama Papers, turned herself over to police in Athens on Monday.

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