A few minutes after the European Parliament approved the new European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, Member of the European Parliament and Quaestor of the European Parliament David Casa has asked the new President of the European Commission to act in light of the shocking and fast-moving developments in Malta in the past hours.
In a letter, MEP Casa insisted that the European Union has a duty to bring Malta back from the brink and to ensure that steps are taken immediately to restore the rule of law. “A government that murders its own citizens has absolutely no place in the EU”, said MEP Casa, insisting that the position of the Prime Minister is untenable.
David Casa explained that the fact that Joseph Muscat is still in office is prejudicing the investigation into Keith Schembri and other closest associates, and gives rise to the suspicion that he is using the State apparatus to protect himself and his colleagues. This has become clearer after reports that Keith Schembri has kept 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech informed on the progress of the assassination investigation, and both were in contact until a few minutes before Fenech’s attempt to flee the country.
“I call on you, at this crucial juncture in Maltese history, to stand with the Maltese people,” pleaded MEP Casa.
A similar letter was sent today to the President of the European Parliament David Maria Sassoli, in which MEP Casa insisted that now more than ever, the Maltese people need the European Parliament’s support. Ever since the Panama Papers leak exposed the people closest to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to be knee-deep in corruption and money laundering, the European Parliament has constantly stood with the Maltese people. A number of resolutions called for action to be taken in relation to the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, in relation to the Panama Papers, as well as in relation to the sale of passports.
These letters follow the one sent to President of the European Council Donald Tusk earlier this week.
During this week’s Plenary Session in Strasbourg, MEP David Casa briefed a number of Members of the European Parliament and international journalists on the latest developments in Malta, namely the arrest of the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and the forced resignations of Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi and Chris Cardona. He will continue to be in touch with the leadership of the European People’s Party and the European Parliament to discuss any steps that should be taken in the coming days and weeks.