Author: Deborah Webster

The last few years have been a testing time for democracies, from social media being weaponised to hack voters’ minds to the election of populist governments focused on short-termism. The result: weak and incompetent government if you’re lucky, corrupt government if you’re not.The greylisting of Malta by the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog (FATF) is one result of the weaknesses in our political system and modus operandi. For Malta to do everything in its power to protect its interests sounds right but threats of using its veto powers at EU level against countries which failed to back it at…

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