In brief, the inquiry set up to look into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia found that:
- The State must shoulder responsibility for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
- There has been an extensive culture of impunity for high officials of the public administration, persons of trust, and a limited circle of politicians, business people, and criminals.
- Persons within State entities acted directly in a way that prejudices Daphne Caruana Galizia’s right to exercise her profession freely and safely.
- The failure of institutions like the Police to investigate serious allegations of illegalities is censorable.
- The plan to isolate Daphne Caruana Galizia was organised centrally by the office of the Prime Minister.
- The State was ultimately responsible for an environment that enabled the murder.
- Members of the Cabinet have a collective responsibility for failing to act appropriately after the Panama Papers and the 17 Black revelations.
- Joseph Muscat’s decisions strengthened the culture of impunity for persons involved in the intrigues between public administrators and big business that Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote about.