The Malta Independent 13 December 2019, Friday

MEPs on rule of law mission intend to meet with PM, AG and Police Chief

Monday, 2 December 2019, 14:21 Last update: about 10 days ago

MEPs forming part of The European Parliament mission to Malta set to begin on Tuesday intend to meet with the outgoing Prime Minister, the Attorney General and the Chief of Police, The Malta Independent is informed.

The European Parliament is scheduled to send an urgent mission to Malta to find first-hand what is taking place in connection the investigations into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech has been charged in connection to the murder, however is pointing the finger at former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, who has been released from arrest.

The delegation will be comprised of seven MEPs, led by Renew Europe’s Sophia in 't Veld. Roberta Metsola, who is the EPP’s spokesperson for the rule of law, will represent her party.

Birgit Sippel will represent the S&D, Nicolaus Fest will represent the Identity and Democracy Group, Assita Kanko will represent the ECR, Sven Giegold will represent the Green Party, and Konstantinos Arvanitis will represent GUE.

The Malta Independent is informed that the MEPs also intend to meet with Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, the family of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Opposition Leader Adrian Delia, NGOs and Journalists, among others.

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