‘Nom­i­nat­ing Kon­rad Mizzi to chair En­ergy Coun­cil an in­sult to Mal­tese self-re­spect’ - PN

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“The shock an­nounce­ment that Joseph Mus­cat nom­i­nated Kon­rad Mizzi to chair the EU Coun­cil on En­ergy is an in­sult to Mal­tese self-re­spect,” the PN said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

“The peo­ple of Malta and Gozo do not de­serve to have the name of their coun­try tar­nished in this man­ner – rep­re­sented by a Min­is­ter in­volved in the big­gest in­ter­na­tional cor­rup­tion scan­dal. The same an­nounce­ment makes ev­i­dent Mus­cat’s weak­ness who, in­stead of im­me­di­ately sack­ing Kon­rad Mizzi and Keith Schem­bri as ev­ery cit­i­zen ex­pects of him, the Prime Min­is­ter de­fends them and pro­motes them in com­plete de­fi­ance of what is right and what peo­ple await,” it said.

“If Mus­cat is ready to al­low all this, there can only be one rea­son: that he him­self is im­pli­cated with them and his hands are, there­fore, tied. The peo­ple of Malta and Gozo – who are proud of the Pres­i­dency of the Euro­pean Union – de­serve hon­est and wor­thy po­lit­i­cal lead­ers, who com­mit them­selves to the na­tional in­ter­est and not their self-serv­ing in­ter­est,” the PN con­cluded.

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