Mizzi claims ‘no hint of wrongdoing’ on Enemalta’s Montenegro venture

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Disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi denied any wrongdoing linked to Enemalta’s purchase of a Montenegrin wind farm which netted murder suspect Yorgen Fenech a profit of at least €4.6 million, insisting that the purchase only brought profits to the company.

Fenech’s involvement came through his secret Emirati company 17 Black, which documents have described as a source of funds for the offshore structures set up by the former minister.

Mizzi took to his Facebook page to call for the publication of all the information Enemalta had on the project, “so that there can be full transparency and to avoid any speculation on the project’s financial aspects.”

L-Enemalta għandha tippubblika l-informazzjoni kollha dwar il-proġett ta’ Montenegro, biex ikun hemm trasparenza sħiħa u…

Posted by Konrad Mizzi on Friday, June 19, 2020

He said that the project was one of several international projects considered by Enemalta and Shanghai Electric Power, and said that as Energy Minister, his role was to set the country’s energy policy, which foresaw the strengthening of Enemalta.

Mizzi said that he and former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat backed the Montenegrin project because “we believed that it is beneficial to Enemalta and to Malta.”

He said that there was no hint of wrongdoing from anyone, and denied any links to 17 Black.