Watch this interview that Fr Joe Borg and myself conducted with Pieter Omtzigt on RTK yesterday to discuss the answers he got from ambassadors for 47 European countries in the Council of Europe about the aftermath of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The response was at first reported in Malta coated with the padding given it by the government that sought to spun it as a “Council of Europe” endorsement of the government’s work.

It was nothing of the sort.

To be fair to the front line reporters the Council of Europe is a very specific diplomatic animal and does not work like the European Union at all. It took time for some proper analysis of what was really said and what it really meant.

Pieter Omtzigt is a Member of Parliament of the Netherlands and sits in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.