The deputy spokesman for PPE, Jeroen Lenaers stated that the fact-finding mission by the EU delegation has concluded that, “the state of the rule of law is staggering. We are witnessing a situation of corruption, impunity, and murder”. He added that, according to him, the fact that the Prime Minister is still retaining office as if nothing had happened and the fact that Prime Minister Muscat is ignoring the fact that his Chief of his Staff is implicated in the murder of an investigative journalist is unacceptable.
Roberta Metsola, Maltese MEP stated that the truth about the murder of Daphne is still hidden and that events happening in Malta are becoming unacceptable for a country which is part of the European Union. Moreover, she added that for as long as the Prime Minister retains his position, European Union values will be threatened, and justice will still not be served.