The Malta Independent 24 September 2017, Sunday

Egrant investigation: EPP says PM Muscat should resign

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 17:47 Last update: about 6 months ago

“It is unprecedented that a Prime Minister of a country holding the Presidency of the EU is under formal magisterial investigation and he still refuses to resign,” the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, said today.

“Justice in Malta only applies to the common people. To the selected few it doesn’t apply. This is what I call selective justice."

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The statement was issued in the wake of allegations that the Prime Minister's wife is the owner of a company that was opened in Panama, an allegation the PM refuses.

"Malta is an EU country and, more worryingly, it is holding the rotating presidency of the EU. Needless to say, this is linked to Malta’s reputation as a stable country where EU and foreign companies can do business without unnecessary risks. I have one thing to say to the Maltese Prime Minister: reputation is essential for a country like Malta and it seems that you have forgotten this tenet to the detriment of the Maltese people."

"I thank the Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil for showing leadership in the circumstances and for fighting tooth and nail for this alleged corruption. At least foreign investors in Malta know that there is another Malta which values honesty, integrity and sustainability.”

 

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