Tag: Karol Aquilina

Karol Aquilina appointed as secretary of PN Parliamentary Group

Opposition MP Robert Cutajar was reconfirmed as Whip while Karl Gouder was chosen as assistant whip replacing late Frederick Azzopardi.

MPs approve legal framework on persons of trust, but amendments expected

A proposed law seeking to provide a legal basis for the appointment of persons of trust has been met with scepticism by Opposition MPs, who argue that the suggested provisions provided grounds for abuse.

Watch: PN accuse government of illegally appointing new FIAU chairman

The Nationalist Party is deeming the appointment of new Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit chairman Jesmond Gatt as illegal, accusing Prime Minister Robert Abela and Finance Minister Edward Scicluna of failing to follow the proper legal procedure.

Watch: PN calls for inquiry into Electrogas deal

Nationalist Party (PN) Leader Bernard Grech is addressing a press conference regarding a motion on the Electrogas powerstation.

Dozens ‘buy’ Maltese citizenship without providing birth certificate, MP claims

Dozens of individuals have been granted Maltese citizenship under the controversial Individual Investor Programme even though they failed to provide their own birth certificate, Opposition MP Karol Aquilina said in Parliament.

No breach of privilege but PM ‘could have phrased things better’

Speaker Anġlu Farrugia found that there was no breach of privilege when Prime Minister Robert Abela linked PN MP Karol Aquilina to the two criminal inquiries he was placed under during last Wednesday’s debate on the government’s mini-budget.

Malta Film Fund supports 58 local productions since 2013

A total of 58 local productions have benefited from funding by the Malta Film Fund since 2013, but figures tabled in Parliament also show that a third of projects approved for funding failed to materialise.

PN insists probation, fixed term leave police chief at government’s mercy

Future police chiefs will be hesitant to keep the authorities in check as a year’s probation and a definite-period contract will see them need to be in the government’s good graces to retain their post, PN MPs argued in Parliament this evening.

Watch: “Steward Healthcare failed to do give what we paid them...

PN leader Adrian Delia addressing a press conference on the COVID-19 situation in Malta and Gozo.

Public sector to implement ‘once-only principle’ on personal data

The Maltese should no longer have to repeatedly supply the same information to different public entities as a result of proposed legislation debated in parliament this evening.