Schembri, Mizzi enjoy ‘total impunity’ with Muscat’s protection – Council of Europe

  • Masterminds behind Caruana Galizia assassination still at large, Council of Europe report notes
  • Scathing report highlights serious damage that can be done by Malta’s dysfunctional system 
  • Weaknesses a ‘source of vulnerability’ for all of Europe

A draft Council of Europe report about Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law in Malta points a finger at Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for offering his chief of staff Keith Schembri, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and Nexia BT managing partner Brian Tonna total impunity under his “personal protection”, despite their involvement in a raft of scandals. 

The report, seen by the Times of Malta, concludes that the rule of law in Malta is seriously undermined by the extreme weakness of its system of checks and balances.

The report says the Council of Europe’s assembly considers that recent events in Malta illustrate the serious damage that can result from its “dysfunctional

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