The MEPs delegation head who is in Malta to evaluate the Rule of Law situation, said that the Police are working in a serious and professional way, and that investigations are ongoing.
Sophie Intveld was commenting after the delegation had a two-hour meeting with the Police Commissioner, Lawrence Cutajar.
“What I see gives me the feeling that, yes, they are working very hard, it is not over yet, and that they are doing a professional job. I can also see the Europol are doing an active role, it is involved in large parts of the investigation.”
Asked on the release of former Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, she said that the delegation is concerned that he is not kept in custody when there are feelings he may be guilty.
“Well you cannot be satisfied if somebody is out there when you have a feeling that they are guilty of very, very serious crimes, but there is also due process and there are certain steps, and of course you need hard evidence and that of course is not easy at this stage.”
The European Parliament delegation visited the Police Headquarters early in the afternoon. It was one of a series of meetings which the delegation is having with representatives of various Maltese institutions.
This morning, the MEPs met the Prime Minister and the Justice Minister, and also had meetings with the President of Malta and the Attorney General. This evening, meetings are planned with Parliament’s Speaker and the Opposition Leader.
Meeting between EP delegation and Prime Minister, concluded