PES welcomes judicial inquiry conclusions in Malta

24/07/2018

Stanisehv Muscat

PES welcomes judicial inquiry conclusions in Malta unequivocally ruling out that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his family were ever connected to money laundering or corruption.

Furthermore, it is deeply troubling and shocking that international forensic experts found that documents that were presented, and allegedly showing these links, were forged and signatures falsified.

The president of the PES Sergei Stanishev said: “This is the right way of tackling such accusations – in an open and transparent process with full respect of the rule of law. I am proud that the Prime Minister of Malta was cleared from all accusations. Now Joseph Muscat and his government can continue full steam ahead with the reforms for the benefit of the people in Malta, for equality and social justice.”

The 15 months long independent judicial inquiry, whose findings were unanimously accepted across the Maltese political landscape, concludes that a frame-up was orchestrated against Prime Minister and his family, by means of forged documents.

The PES is worried by the information, that the Maltese Nationalist Party, part of the European People’s Party, took ownership of the false allegations and tried to lead the country in political turmoil.

The Party of European Socialists believes that political parties should earn the trust of their voters by proposing concrete measures to improve the lives of their citizens, rather than scheme over falsified evidence.