Council of Europe expresses confidence in Maltese authorities over slain journalist investigation

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has responded to a question posed by a European Parliamentarian regarding assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and about accusations of money laundering by government officials and their relatives.

In his question, Dutch Parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt told the COE’s Committee of Ministers: “On 16 October 2017, Ms Daphne Caruana Galizia, the prominent journalist who led the Panama Papers investigations in Malta, was assassinated in a car bomb. ln 2016 and 2017, Ms Caruana Galizia revealed, among other things, that the Maltese Prime Minister’s wife, his chief of staff and a government minister own secret Panamanian companies. Ms Caruana Galizia also

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