The protection of journalists and media freedom in Malta will be debated in the European Parliament next week. The talks are amid concerns raised by several EU lawmakers over the situation in the European Union’s smallest member state.
The debate also comes after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed on October 16 by a powerful bomb explosion that blew up her car. She had been reporting about widespread breaches of the rule of law and corruption on the island.
As reported by the Reuters news agency, the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who had sued Caruana Galizia after she accused him and his wife of wrong-doing, promised a thorough investigation on the murder and called in foreign security services to help in the inquiry.
This did not prevent some EU leaders from stressing that no investigative path should be left untried.
“The parliament wants investigators not to rule out any option,” said the president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani.