Tourism minister Konrad Mizzi has dismissed a damning report by a European Parliament special delegation which called for his immediate sacking as “spin” by PN MEP David Casa – one of the MEPs who was part of the delegation.
“What was said in the report is nothing new but essentially just more spin from David Casa; they were his arguments and points put forward,” Mizzi said when questioned by Lovin Malta at a press conference. “I’ve been forward on my arguments, I’ve presented an audit on the truth of the matter, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m just looking forward.”
“I’m proud that Enemalta went from a €100 million loss to a €40 million profit, that high electricity tariffs were reduced by 25%, that we reduced obscene out of stock medications, and that a loss-making Air Malta will soon be in the black.”
In the report, MEPs warned Prime Minister Joseph Muscat that keeping Mizzi and OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri in power after they were implicated in the Panama Papers will “affect the credibility of the government, fuel the perception of impunity and may result in further damage to State interests by enabling the continuation of criminal activity.”
However, Mizzi dismissed this statement – insisting the MEPs were only referring to “false allegations that have been proven wrong by an audit”.