A special delegation of MEPs have published a hard-hitting report on the state of the rule of law in Malta, following a fact-finding visit to the island late last year during which they met with several key players. However, while the report leaves little to the imagination concerning the MEPs’ opinions on Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri, the investigation ultimately left more questions than answers.
1. Are the police investigating the Panama Papers?
The police have come under a lot of flak for failing to investigate and prosecute Mizzi and Schembri in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal. However, police commissioner Laurence Cutajar told MEPs there are investigations in connection with the Panama Papers underway and promised to provide them more information in due course. The nature of these investigations is unknown, but could the police have started investigating Mizzi and Schembri?