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29th Mar 2020

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Malta finance minister faces money-laundering probe

Malta's finance minister, Edward Scicluna, is to face a criminal inquiry on his role in the sale of three Maltese hospitals, a local magistrate has ruled. The affair comes after other senior government figures recently resigned over alleged links to the murder of a journalist in 2017. "A eurozone finance minister under money laundering investigations is unbearable" and Scicluna ought to "step down," Sven Giegold, a German Green MEP, said.

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