PRESS STATEMENT: NGO Statement on the Government’s Decision to close Malta’s ports to NGO rescue ships

We are gravely concerned by the Government’s decision to close Malta’s ports to NGO rescue ships. The consequences of this measure are potentially fatal, as the vessels will no longer be able to continue saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea. Although supposedly aimed at ensuring respect for the law, this action directly undermines the protection of human life at Europe’s borders, making them even more dangerous for refugees and asylum seekers. The irregular migration sea route from Libya to Italy, … read more


LIBE & PANA Mission Report, Rule of Law, Malta

The European Parliament’s Mission Report Following the ad-hoc Delegation to Malta (30 November – 1 December, 2017) was finally published yesterday. The Report outlines the findings of the visit of an ad-hoc Delegation to Malta composed of 8 European Parliamentarians drawn from the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA). The Report contains a summary of the meetings that the Delegation held with various government representatives, … read more


Feeling Aggrieved by Zarb’s online hate speech rant?

You can use our standard text to file a police complaint and/or send a letter to the NCPE   1. File a Police Complaint Any person who feels aggrieved by the online hate speech rant published by Mr. Zarb on the 26th October, 2017 from his Facebook page may file a complaint with the police in two ways:


“Do I have a right to justice?” Improving access to legal assistance in Malta

The final event of the ATLAS project, held on the 28th April, 2017, provided speakers and participants alike the opportunity to discuss the issues relating to improving access to legal assistance in Malta. Minister Helena Dalli, in her opening address, explained that legal aid is essential in order for individuals to have access to an effective remedy and that the current means threshold is effectively barring the majority from receiving such legal aid even in situations of abuse such as domestic violence. Mr. Tamietti, … read more


International Women’s Day

Screening: Burning Bikinis On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, aditus foundation and the European Parliament Office in Malta shall be screening the documentary-film Burning Bikinis on the 3rd March @ 3pm – Spazju Kreattiv at St James Cavalier, Valletta.   A debate will follow the screening with the participation of: Dr Therese Comodini Cachia, MEP Dr Miriam Dalli, MEP Dr Maria Pisani, Lecturer and Activist Dr Virginia Monteforte, Anthropologist Ms Pauline Miceli, Commissioner for Children Ms Lorraine Spiteri, Chairperson MCWO … read more