Metsola to chair new European Parliament Intergroup

    Maltese Member of European Parliament Roberta Metsola arrives to the Prime Minister's office before a meeting between Members of the European Parliament, part of a fact-finding mission, and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in Valletta, Malta December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

    Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

    Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola has today been named as the chair of the new European Parliament Intergroup. MEP Metsola will chair the group together with Green MEP Daniel Freund. 

    Roberta Metsola said: “The political and constitutional crisis in Malta must be a catalyst for change also on a European level. We need to have mechanisms in place to ensure that we have the tools to prevent criminality and corruption at the highest levels of EU Member States. In crisis situations like Malta, people look to the European Union for legal and moral leadership. We cannot have more platitudes, we need concrete action and for that to happen the EU needs to develop instruments to protect people from corruption and criminality. Corruption kills. Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated because she exposed corruption at the highest levels of Government. 

    “On a personal level, coming from Malta, I am determined to use this platform to show that the disgraced Keith Schembri, Joseph Muscat and Konrad Mizzi do not define the Maltese population.”

    MEP Daniel Freund who will co-chair the new intergroup said “The case of Daphne Caruana Galizia illustrates the toxic effects of corruption and nepotism in Europe and makes the work of the anti-corruption intergroup all the more relevant. I am proud to chair the group with Roberta. Let’s get to work.”