Corrupt Austrian ex-finance minister jailed for 8 years

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Corrupt Austrian ex-finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser was found guilty in Austrian court for counts of abuse of power and connection to €9.6 million of kickbacks in what is one Austria’s largest corruption cases since the 1940s. 

Otherwise known as the ‘jet-set minister’, Grasser was notorious for living a flamboyant, luxury lifestyle and was responsible for the sale of state-owned flats with kickbacks amounting to slightly less that €10 million.


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Recycling to become mandatory for everyone, including businesses

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Following the announcement of such plans during the 2021 Budget, Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia has announced a national, long-term strategy for waste management, which looks to make recycling mandatory for all including businesses.

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The Minister has revealed that plans are being made to introduce fines for those who do not recycle, the amount of which is to be decided following public consultation. 

Other key plans include the government’s aid in collecting organic waste from commercial outlets, the introduction of a national waste-collection schedule and increased collection of organic waste, amongst other measures.


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103 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 169 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Dec 5 SHARE ON:
67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries

Malta has registered 103 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,010 swab tests, while 160 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 18 cases were family members of previously known cases, 6 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 4 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 2 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 10,423 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 8,269 have recovered, 149 died and 1,985 are still active.

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Minister spotted with new eco-friendly Tesla

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A new Tesla car has been spotted donning a ministerial number plate in what will be part of a nation-wide long term waste management campaign.

The GM18 license plate reportedly belongs to Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia and could hint at a more sustainable future for Governmental vehicles.

A statement such as this is a move of leadership by example and will hopefully pave the way for a cleaner, more eco-friendly Malta.


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