This Thursday, 25 January at 9 a.m., the report on the Rule of Law in Malta mission will be presented and discussed at a joint meeting of the LIBE-PANA Committee. In the report, a delegation from the European Parliament in Malta found serious violations of the rule of law. The Maltese Minister of Justice, Dr. Owen Bonnici, will take part in the debate.
Sven Giegold, economic and financial policy spokesman for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and co-initiator of the mission, says:
“The shortcomings of the rule of law in Malta are systematic. The European Commission must now seriously examine our findings. It is high time for the Maltese Government to draw serious conclusions after the Panama Papers and the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Government members with dubious offshore accounts should be dismissed from office. The EU cannot tolerate the deterioration of the rule of law in any Member State. Corruption and financial crime must be effectively prosecuted throughout Europe. That is why we want the European Commission and the European Parliament to intensify their work in the framework of Article 7 of the EU Treaty.”
The report can be found her:
The live streamed debate of the discussion will be available as of 9am, following this link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/de/committees/video?event=20180125-0900-COMMITTEE-LIBE