Corruption scandals have engulfed the government and are now casting a shadow over the island’s EU presidency, Transparency International has warned.
The compilers of the Corruption Perception Index told the Times of Malta yesterday they were following the political developments in Malta closely.
Among the main corruption allegations facing the government are claims that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri, received kickbacks from the sale of citizenship to three Russian nationals.
Mr Schembri denies any wrongdoing and the matter is now the subject of a magisterial inquiry.
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