Law firm used in government’s defence of rule of law report paid €26000 by direct order

The legal firm that was used to pen the government’s reply to a damning rule of law report by MEPs was paid €26,000 by direct order, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici revealed when replying to a parliamentary question tabled by MP Karol Aquilina.

“I believe that in light of the work being done against our country on the international stage, which is built upon half truths, inconclusive reports and assumptions, the Government had to involve a legal firm with an international reputation,” Bonnici explained.

“I am informed that the Ministry did pay €26,000 for the legal services of the international firm in question,

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