That’s why the state of the Rule of Law in Malta (and in all other countries within the EU) and matters pertaining to it are not just a national matter but an EU matter.
People cannot be united in a country in which there is no Rule of Law. Rule of Law ensures that all people are regarded as equal on all levels, most especially in the eyes of the Law. Therefore where injustices subsist, there can be no national unity.
So it’s not enough that government officials that were close to Keith Schembri such as Neville Gafa resign or get transferred from OPM to some ministry.
We are currently witnessing one of the most tempestuous and turbulent periods in Malta’s recent history, and the manner in which we are responding to it (or not responding to it) is defining our political and economic future for many years to come.
Respect for the rule of law is essential for the very functioning of the EU: for the effective application of EU law, for the proper functioning of the internal market, for maintaining an investment-friendly environment and for mutual trust. The core of the rule of law is effective judicial protection, which requires the independence, quality and efficiency of national justice systems.