“Constitutional reforms in spite of Government not thanks to it” – Repubblika

Repubblika stated that the reforms to Malta’s judicial and institutional infrastructure took place in spite of the Government’s efforts, and not thanks to them.

In a statement, the civil rights NGO was reacting to the unanimous vote in Parliament regarding structural reforms in line with the recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, of which five amend the Constitution.

Repubblika noted the efforts of political parties to attribute the merit of these reforms to themselves, stating that they took place in spite of the Government’s efforts, and not thanks to them. It also noted that the reforms were necessary due to the abuses committed by the Government itself, with the Government resisting these reforms for years. Repubblika was “actually forced to take the case to court for the Government to finally react.”

Repubblika will be closely examining the final act that has been approved when this is published, and afterwards will state its position with regard to the new reforms.