"Political agendas do not sit comfortably with impartiality" – Bonnici

Justice Minister Owen Bonnici appealed to the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) to not allow institutions to “be caught in the political cross-fire”, urging responsibility. He also said that Malta’s reputation as being a tax haven, or of not adequately investigating financial crimes is unfounded, adding the criticism that MEPs who call for meetings with inquiring magistrates on cases still underway “is simply not on.”

This while meeting members of the Committee this evening at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The meeting was followed by a public hearing with Reuters journalist Stephen Grey, who is working on the Daphne Project and helped to identify the owner of 17 Black, and Matthew Caruana Galizia, journalist and founder of the ICIJ Data and Research Unit, and son of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

17 Black: “No evidence of an

... read more at: https://www.newsbook.com.mt/artikli/2019/02/11/bonnici-faces-eps-special-committee-on-financial-crimes/?lang=en

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"Political agendas do not sit comfortably with impartiality" – Bonnici

Justice Minister Owen Bonnici appealed to the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) to not allow institutions to “be caught in the political cross-fire”, urging responsibility. He also said that Malta’s reputation as being a tax haven, or of not adequately investigating financial crimes is unfounded, adding the criticism that MEPs who call for meetings with inquiring magistrates on cases still underway “is simply not on.”

This while meeting members of the Committee this evening at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The meeting was followed by a public hearing with Reuters journalist Stephen Grey, who is working on the Daphne Project and helped to identify the owner of 17 Black, and Matthew Caruana Galizia, journalist and founder of the ICIJ Data and Research Unit, and son of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

17 Black: “No evidence of an

... read more at: https://www.newsbook.com.mt/artikli/2019/02/11/bonnici-faces-eps-special-committee-on-financial-crimes/?lang=en

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