The S&D Group strongly condemns the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and calls on the Maltese Government to deploy all resources to bring her murderers to justice.
The Group acknowledges the efforts by the Maltese Government to carry out independent investigations into the murder, which include the collaboration of Europol and other third country forces including the FBI and Dutch forensic experts.
The Group reiterates the need for a regular process of dialogue involving all Member States in order to safeguard the EU’s fundamental values of democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law
As Socialists and Democrats, we stand firmly in support of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. We must do all we can to protect whistle-blowers and journalists working to shine a light on wrongdoing.