Orchestra is cleared to take money from dodgy Russians

Orchestra is cleared to take money from dodgy Russians


norman lebrecht

October 22, 2020

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra has received a green light from its government to accept money from the so-called European Foundation for Support of Culture. The Malta-registered EFSC is widely regarded as a Kremlin-front operation.

Malta’s culture ministry said it had been satisfied by relevant clarifications’ about the foundation.

Malta has never claimed to be the EU’s least corruptible country.


  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Malta; home of the George Cross during WW2 for the most incredible bravery.

  • Harold W. says:

    A due diligence report was provided by the same organisation being internally investigated. The minister who ordered the investigation and the due diligence report is fully satisfied. I am sure that now everybody is feeling completely reassured, of course.

  • Lord Gnome says:

    Read Private Eye’s Looting with Putin report. UK is also a laundry big time. Just look at Tory donors.


  • M McAlpine says:

    And the EU is not corrupt when year after year it fails to balance its books?