Timmermans responds Gomes over Maltese issues

The President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans said that the European Commission will take action in respect for the law (rule of law) and money laundering in Malta.

Timmermans said this in response to the letter of Member of the European Parliament Ana Gomes, on the revelations of The Daphne Project.

He added that the Commission is following the situation very carefully despite Gomes’ allegations that the Commission is passive before these accusations.

Regarding the passport sales scheme, Timmermans said that the Commission does not recognise and does not endorse these schemes even if they comply with the law of the European Union.

In the case of SLAPP, Timmermans said that in the Treaties there is no specific provision allowing powers to harmonise laws of defamation with a view of eliminating SLAPP.