Updated 5.45pm with EPP reaction
The son of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Thursday urged MEPs to keep up the pressure on the Maltese government as he claimed that Malta is “toxifying” European politics.
“Our mother is dead but her work will continue through your work. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s none of your business… this is not just about my mother’s murder,” Andrew Caruana Galizia told the European Parliament in Brussels.
Members of the European Parliament slammed Malta’s rule of law in an intense hour-long discussion within the Civil Liberties Committee. The majority of MEPs gave a bleak picture of the rule of law in Malta with many describing it as a hub for money laundering where criminals were allowed to act with impunity.
Mr Caruana Galizia was allowed to speak after Greens MEP Sven Giegold ceded his speaking