Simon Busuttil files application for new investigation into Panama Papers allegations

Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil filed a court application on Friday morning, arguing that Malta’s institutions had “flagrantly and consistently” failed to act against Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri over the three-year period since the Panama Papers leak.

In his application, Busuttil said that the “institutional paralysis” preventing an investigation into the Panama Papers scandal was in breach of EU law.

In a 77-page application addressed to the duty magistrate on call today, Doreen Clarke, the former PN leader repeats his call for an investigation into the allegations arising from the leaked documents.

He says the country’s institutions failed to act against Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri over a three-year period following revelations in the Panama Papers about secretive offshore structures they had opened.

He argues that this constitutes a breach of the Treaty of the European Union and the EU Charter on Fundamental Human Rights.

The applications states that

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