“Letterbox companies, corruption, contract killings and restrictions on the freedom of the press” are just a few of the problems haunting Malta, according to Germany’s popular daily newspaper Neue Westfalische.
In an article entitled ‘Corruption and Killings: What happens in Malta, remains in Malta’, the journalists explored the circumstances around the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, as well as allegations of rampant corruption at the highest levels of government.
The article by Joris Grablin, Tom Sundermann and Mattias Schwartzer was based on research they conducted during their visit to Malta as well as a number of interviews held in the country. “The Panama Papers unveiled countless corruption cases in Malta in 2016, with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s two close associates at the centre (of accusations): Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi,” the report states.
The authors add that “anyone who reports about it lives dangerously and has