EP investigation on rule of law in Malta is not credible – MEP Sant
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“The exercise conducted by the European Parliament to `investigate’ the rule of law in Malta was from beginning to end not credible,” MEP Alfred Sant said in a statement today.
He added that “the effort carried out by the members of the EP delegation fell foul of all the criteria that make similar exercises credible wherever the rule of law truly prevails – criteria that would determine what is usually called due process.”
“For this reason, the work the delegation carried out is not credible,” remarked the MEP.
He went on to say, “that there exist problems in the governance of the country and in the control of corruption is clear. That they are to be taken into account by following the procedures of the European Parliament as laid out during the December visit of its delegation to Malta is risible.”
Dr Sant said the members of that delegation “simply assumed the role of investigator, witness, prosecutor, jury and judge. A number of them had for quite a while functioned already as protagonists in Malta-bashing.”
The MEP argued that, “the presence among them of David Casa was typical of the occult methods used in organising the work of the delegation. All this, without mentioning the quality of the people they met to discuss the Malta scene, like for instance when covering civil society.”
Dr Sant concluded by saying said the delegation discussed issues that are important for the country, though they had been raised before by other analysts and spokespersons from diverse sectors on the island, on both left and right. “Their report as expected, and as they expected, created waves in the print and social media of the nation.”