When will Master Keith inform MEPs if he’s meeting them?

Members of the European Parliament in Malta to probe the situation with regard to the rule of law were until Thursday still in the dark as to whether the Prime Minister’s closet aide, Keith Schembri, would meet them. An invitation for a meeting this morning was sent to Mr Schembri days ago, sources close to the European Parliament said yesterday.

The delegation wants to quiz the Prime Minister’s right-hand man about his alleged involvement in cases highlighted by the Panama Papers and reports by the government’s anti-money laundering agency. MEPs, led by Socialist Ana Gomes, on Thursday had back-to-back meetings including with Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, Attorney General Peter Grech, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit representatives, journalists and members of civil society.

 

We already know that audit firm Nexia BT declined to attend the meeting, advising the delegation it was only willing to reply to questions in writing.