Three members of the ad-hoc mission of the European Parliament to Malta will make an informal visit to La Valletta this Friday. Ana Maria Gomes (Socialists & Democrats), David Casa (EPP) and Sven Giegold (Greens) will hold a number of talks and exchanges of views. The mandate of the ad-hoc mission will end soon and the work will be handed over with a report to a new working group on the rule of law and the fight against corruption in EU member states. This working group will inter alia also deal with the situation in Hungary and Slovakia.
We will meet with Magistrate Anthony Vella, Magistrate Aaron Burgeja, Ivan Grech Mintoff, former EU-Commissioner John Dalli and with the members of the Maltese Parliament as well as civil society. A press conference will be held on Friday evening.
MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented:
“The concerns over the rule of law in Malta are far from being settled. It is good news that the European Parliament will pursue serious and persistent problems with the rule of law in member states in a systematic manner. I will continue my work on the rule of law in Malta in the new framework. The Daphne project of investigative journalists has brought to light new case work which deserve parliamentary investigation. I am particularly curious to understand why all these revelations have not led to an inquiry committee in the Maltese parliament.“
The preliminary programme of the visit can be found here: