Sven Giegold

Malta: rule of law report deserves serious consequences and debate

After the publication and exactly three months after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia the Parliament’s delegation to Malta met. During the meeting the delegation discussed the reactions to the mission report and the next steps to take.

MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented:

“The reaction of the prime minister to our common rule of law report were disrespectful. The report has the support of all members of the Parliament’s mission including the social democrats. Many of our findings go beyond the Parliament’s plenary resolution including on the role of the police, corruption and possible doubtful influence of elections. It deserves serious consequences and a debate in the European institutions as well as in Malta.

The European Parliament will now discuss the findings of the report in the LIBE committee on the 25th of January. On our suggestion we will also approach Vice-President Timmermans for an in-depth discussion. The report will also be sent officially to the ECB for triggering further supervisory investigations. The members of the delegation will continue their work that a deterioration of the rule of law in Malta is not accepted.”

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