The Malta Independent 17 November 2017, Friday

PANA committee says Maltese government fails to present documents

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 15:53 Last update: about 8 months ago

The Chair of the Panama Papers Inquiry Committee (PANA - Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion) of the European Parliament announced today that the Maltese government failed to present documents requested by the same inquiry committee, an EPP statement said.

“It is unacceptable that this government continues to drag Malta through this mess even at the European level. It has now reached unbearable levels,” said the Head of the PN Delegation David Casa MEP soon after the Committee meeting.

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“In light of the fresh revelations, added to the long list of previous allegations, I believe that the European Parliament, a beacon for free speech and rule of law, should put this topic on its agenda. As it has shown with determination in the past, the European parliament is on the side of European citizens and is always ready to take a stand on their behalf,” said MEP David Casa.

Mr Keith Schembri was asked again to appear in front of the Panama Papers Committee during the next plenary session in Strasbourg on 18 May. 

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