8 Jan 2013
Another issue which like illegal immigration has been swept under the carpet is that of party funding and candidate spending.
For the last five years I have campaigned for, drafted and presented in Parliament a Bill on political parties and party financing. I have also written to GRECO to monitor the curent situation in Malta which is far from healthy. In Europe only Malta and Albania do not have such a law.
In Malta election candidates can only spend up to Lm600 during the election campaign, an amount which the Galdes Commission considered as ridiculous in 1995.
In the draft bill about party financing which i presented in parliament a year ago this amount is reviewed.
I have one every important question : how is the Electoral Commission monitoring what is going on?