The Board of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Inquiry found “collective responsibility of the members of Cabinet that failed to act appropriately” after the publication of findings about the Panama Papers and 17 Black. “Though some might absolve the Cabinet for failing to act in a timely fashion against the Chief of Staff (Keith Schembri) when the Panama Papers were published because Prime Minister Muscat assumed personal responsibility for Mr Schembri’s actions, the same cannot be said about the publication of specific allegations of crimes connected with 17 Black. It is clear that at this stage no member of Cabinet can exonerate themselves from the obligation to assert at that stage, their view that the people involved had no place in Cabinet.”

The Board also “emphasises that that situation had become clear a number of months before the assassination and at a time when the violent attacks against the journalist were getting harsher.”

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