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.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

Drain the swamp!

Muscat has overseen Malta’s transformation into a haven and a heaven for criminals and money launderers. His tenure has been characterised by an unprecedented, incessant stream of corruption scandals.

Hands covered with blood

Resign, you have blood on your hands

Journalists are often the canaries in the coal-mines of democracy, rule of law and law and order. They are more likely to be murdered wherever impunity has overtaken the rule of law. Impunity subsists wherever corruption thrives.