The Malta Independent 28 May 2023, Sunday
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Daphne Caruana Galizia named by ‘Politico’ as among 28 people ‘shaping Europe’

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 08:39 Last update: about 7 years ago

The Malta Independent columnist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been named among the 28 people who are “shaping, shaking and stirring” Europe by the influential “Politico” publication.

POLITICO 28 is a guide to the people most likely to shape our world in 2017, Politico writes in its introduction to the story.

“These 17 men and 11 women from 28 different countries — hailing from the worlds of politics, naturally, as well as business, media and the arts — caught our eyes and are sure to catch yours.”


POLITICO 28 debuted last year with selectees from each of the EU countries, but we chose 28 more as a symbolic than a literal figure; as it happens, NATO has 28 members too, Politico says in its explanation. With Brexit, the EU will soon have one fewer member; and with Montenegro slated to join the Western alliance, NATO will have one more. POLITICO 28 will stay at 28.

Daphne Caruana Galizia, who also runs her own blog, has been described by Politico as "a one-woman WikiLeaks, crusading against untransparency and corruption in Malta, an island nation famous for both."

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Daphne Caruana Galizia


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