PM confirms Daphne public inquiry coming soon

Daphne Caruana Galizia

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The Prime Minister has confirmed the government’s commitment to announce the public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Speaking to Malta Today, Dr Muscat said that despite not agreeing with the way in which the rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt carried out the report calling for the inquiry, he still respected the Council of Europe.

‘We have a strong engagement with the Council of Europe… while I have strong reservations on the methodology used by the rapporteur of the parliamentary assembly when drawing up the resolution, I have huge respect for the Council of Europe,’ he told Malta Today.

Muscat’s statements come around three months after Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela publicly announced that the government would be complying with the report from the Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe, calling for an independent public inquiry.

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During the intervention, the Prime also confirmed that the deadline since Abela’s announcement would technically be September 26th, but that the launch of the inquiry would be coming sooner.

‘We will follow this resolution because we have nothing to hide. We have to make sure, however, that by launching a public inquiry we wouldn’t be prejudicing any case. We have almost reached this balance now,’ Muscat added.