The Maltese Government refuses to debate but the EP pays homage to a victim of truth
Following the National Protest, organised by the Civil Society Network, government has refused a motion submitted by the Leader of the Opposition and the Nationalist Party Adrian Delia so that Parliament discusses the proposals presented by the civil society, namely the resignation of the Police Commissioner and of the Attorney General.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives said that no motion should be presented during a session dedicated to Committee of Supply, although he stated that if there is an agreement from both sides of the House, anything can be discussed.
When asked whether he objects to a debate, the Government Whip responded that Goverment has nothing more to add to the position that was expressed a few days ago.
The Leader of the Opposition Adrian Delia, amongst other things, urged the Government to accept the Opposition’s invitation, so that matters of a serious nature be discussed as soon as possible.
The session that took place at the European Parliament was utterly different. In his address, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani appealed to Government to investigate Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination seriously and stated that this brutal murder must not go unpunished.
The murdered journalist’s family – Dr. Peter Caruana Galizia and her sons Matthew, Andrew and Paul, were present during the plenary session. As soon as the President of the European Parliament referred to their presence, the MEPs present gave a standing ovation as a show of solidarity to the slain journalist.
Antonio Tajani announced that the press conference room in Strasbourg should bear the name of Daphne Caruana Galizia. At the end of the address, a minute’s silence was observed.