Xengen u l-pellegrini Maltin
Meħud minn Malta Today:
Derelict Dar Malta serving as message board of Maltese pilgrims
Karl Schembri in Brussels
Right opposite the European Commission block, the dilapidated Lm9 million building that is meant to house Malta’s Permanent Representation to the EU is attracting some mischievous visitors.
One of them has used the dust on the glass panes of the main door to write “skandlu” (scandal) – a clear protest message exported to Brussels against the controversial extravagance paid from public coffers. Another one just wrote “Tony Pace was here” on a sticker on the same door. The most recent message claims to have been posted a week ago, saying that “il-bloggin kienu hawn 13/6/05 u jigu jitnejku bil-bini taghkom. F’***** ix-xengen” (the bloggers were here and don’t give a damn about your building. F*** Schengen).
If the Maltese language was a bit more widespread at the capital of the European administrative elite, perhaps just these messages would serve as an incentive to get the place in order as soon as possible and spare us the embarrassment. [...]