Negative results achieved in EU Justice Scoreboard, act as a further impetus for the Government to reform the judiciary sector, Government said.
In a press release, the Government said that it is unacceptable that court proceeding take longest in Malta, among EU countries; stressing that this matter has to be solved urgently.
The Government, last Sunday announced the setting up of a Judiciary Commission; to be headed by judge emeritus Giovanni Bonello, tasked with scrutinizing time frames and reviewing the judiciary system. Adding that the Government is committed towards putting into action needed reforms by year end.
The monitoring and evaluation of activities in courts and the resources allocated for courts from the budget, are among the sectors which obtained the worst results in the EU Justice Scoreboard.