Konrad Mizzi’s OSCE nomination to be revoked

Legal advice is sought about validity of consultancy contract

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Government  announced that Konrad Mizzi’s nomination to head the Maltese OSCE delegation will be revoked. 

On Monday the government nominated former minister Konrad Mizzi to head the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 

In another development, the Government also announced that it is seeking legal advice on the validity of the contract given to Mizzi to act as a consultant to the Malta Tourism Authority just after he resigned as Minister for Tourism in the wake of the revelations which led to the political crisis towards the end of 2019. 

According to media reports Konrad Mizzi’s consultancy role carried with it a monthly retainer of €6,700 exclusive of VAT (€80,400 annually), plus a fully-expensed executive-level car and driver. 

The agreement comes to an end in December 2022.

The Nationalist Party has called for the immediate termination of the contract of Mizzi.

NGO Repubblika, meanwhile, has said that the Prime Minister’s honeymoon is over and in view of this it has called for a protest on Wednesday at 1800h in front of Parliament. 

In its statement, the government said that the Prime Minister is giving absolute priority to governance to be able to carry its work abroad in an effective way.