EP President Invites Caruana Galizia Family to European Parliament
This comes amid calls for an independent inquiry into carbombing
The family of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, including her investigative journalist son Matthew, have been invited to the European Parliament next week amid calls for an independent inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
European Parliament president Antonio Tajani sent the invitation the family.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed for seeking the truth. I invited her family to the EP plenary next week to join us in paying respect— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) October 18, 2017
The head of the European Popular Party, Manfred Weber, has joined in the chorus of politicians, journalists and citizens calling for an independent international inquiry.
As the FBI as well as Dutch forensic experts begin trying to understand what happened in Malta last Monday, the EPP Group - the largest political bloc in the European Union - has renewed calls for the rule of law and justice, and has urged authoritative bodies such as the European Commission to get involved in this investigation.
Weber also reiterated that the EU can no longer stand for the Maltese government's refusal of transparency in the Panama Papers case.
The family have been invited to the European Parliament as part of the EPP's push for an independent inquiry into the murder.
The European Parliament has felt the loss of one of Malta's leading journalists, and honoured her memory with a minute of silence today during the European Parliament's PANA Committee.