Based on a Green initiative, the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament has just agreed to send an urgent mission to look at the rule of law in Malta after the recent revelations around the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Parliament will also debate the recent revelations in Malta in the December Plenary.
Sven Giegold, Greens/EFA MEP who took part in the previous European Parliament mission to Malta following the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, comments:
“In the last week the closest allies of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat have resigned and been questioned by the police about the murder of Malta’s most prominent journalist. Questions around the independence of the judicial system and severe allegations of corruption at the highest levels means that a European Parliament mission to Malta is now essential.
“Three government ministers have now resigned in connection to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The priority of the Parliament mission must be to investigate all potential links to the Prime Minister who has protected and defended these ministers for so long. Malta must adhere to the rule of law and European values so that there can be justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and her family.”