“Commissioner Jourova said there is no pressure on Judiciary” – Minister Bonnici

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Minister for Justice Owen Bonnici said the European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova stressed that pressure was never made on the Maltese judiciary in the performance of their duties.

He said this in the context of the meetings she had with the Government last week in Malta. He was responding to a supplementary question of Nationalist MP Simon Busuttil. Busuttil said Jourova made a number of statements on her visit regarding the rule of law in Malta.

Minister Bonnici said the Commissioner listed a number of shortcomings in enforcement of the directive against money laundering (4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive) however the Minister of Finance Edward Scicluna provided her with 50 measures, Malta will be adopting in due course to strengthen enforcement against money laundering.