The Malta Independent 19 September 2020, Saturday

Joseph Muscat says he is not involved in Montenegro wind farm deal

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 18:41 Last update: about 4 months ago

Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat made reference and argued against the assertion made by PN MP Jason Azzopardi regarding the Montenegro wind farm scandal.

Muscat insists that he is not involved in 17 Black's Montenegro deal in anyway.

During Parliament on Wednesday Muscat raised this point against Azzopardi who was found guilty of breaching parliamentary privilege in what he said about Former PM Joseph Muscat. He complained that Azzopardi's wording in his motion to appeal the ruling was not correct and accurate.

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Azzopardi accused Muscat that two of the reasons why an early election was called in 2017 was because he knew about the murder plot of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and secondly because, Muscat feared that Caruana Galizia was going to release information about the Montenegro wind farm scandal.

Muscat put forward a breach of privilege complaint against Azzopardi and speaker Anglu Farrugia, ruled it in his favour at the start of Parliament on Tuesday.

Azzopardi did not withdraw his claim against Muscat and has appealed the decision. This appeal will be taken to Parliament as a form of debate and a vote.

Muscat said that "he will by no means accept the accusation made by Azzopardi who is claiming that Muscat is involved in the Montenegro scandal."

He stated that "I went through an investigation that cost the country more than a million euros to look after my affairs worldwide, but nothing was found."

Speaker Anglu Farrugia intervened and stated that this has been taken note of, will be put on the agenda and eventually debated during a parliamentary sitting, thus he will have the opportunity to make his case during the debate if he wishes to. 

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