Occupy Justice writes letter to European Council President

It called for them to take a position on "the desperate situation in Malta"

Joseph Muscat
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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Occupy Justice has written to the European Council President, to take a position on “the desperate situation in Malta during the upcoming summit.”

In the letter, the organisation stated that Malta has been in a state of constitutional crisis over the past month because the country’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has been linked not only to corruption and money laundering but also to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

It also mentioned the Prime Minister’s former Chief of Staff, Keith Schembri, as “being implicated in the plotting of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in a bid to stop her from uncovering the web of corruption in the Prime Minister’s Office.”

Therefore, Occupy Justice insisted that Muscat is, as a minimum politically responsible for this state-sponsored assassination, and yet hangs on to power, with the clear intentions of obstructing justice.

The immediate resignation of Joseph Muscat

Through the letter, Occupy Justice called on the Council and other Member States to: 

  • To put the desperate situation in Malta on the agenda of the European Council summit
  • To take a position on the desperate situation in Malta during the summit
  • To call for the immediate resignation of Joseph Muscat as Prime Minister of Malta

European Commissioner Vera Jourova has also expressed her serious concern about the situation in Malta and indicated that there may be grounds for triggering Article 7.