Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne
„Kommt, wir bauen das neue Europa!“

European Parliament sends delegation to Malta: Europe will act to help restore the rule of law in Malta

Today the Conference of Presidents of the political groups in the European Parliament has decided that there will be a plenary debate and resolution on the “rule of law and money laundering in Malta” on 14 November at 3:00 pm. Moreover, it was decided that a delegation of the European Parliament will be send to Malta to look into the cases of money laundering and corruption. The initiative for this was taken by several political groups including Greens/EFA after the plenary debate on the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia last Tuesday. MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented:

“Europe must act and will act to help restore the rule of law in Malta. By sending a delegation, the Parliament shows how serious it is about the situation of the rule of law in Malta. It is high time for the Maltese government to take action against high level cases of money laundering and corruption. The culture of impunity and fiddling between political and economic elites has to stop. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed, because she shed light on the dirty business of the powerful and scrupulous people. It is now up to us to finish Galazia’s fight for justice. A resolution on the rule of law and money laundering in Malta and a delegation of parliamentarians are the first steps to defend our fundamental principles of democracy, rule of law and justice. It is a shame that the Socialdemocrats did neither support the plenary debate nor the delegation. When European values are a stake, the pro European groups of this Parliament have to stand together. ”

My plenary speech on the subject can be read and seen here:
https://sven-giegold.de/2017/europe-must-act-daphne-caruana-galizia/