Foreign criminals in Malta
Whenever I hear or read about certain criminal acts committed by foreigners in our country – as we hear almost daily – I always ask myself why such foreigners, including those from other EU member states who commit certain criminal acts such as theft, fraud, rape, crimes of physical violence and so on, are allowed to remain in Malta. Why are they not deported to their native country once they serve the sentence handed down by the court?
I have also included EU nationals since I strongly believe that when freedom of movement was created, the aim was to give citizens of member states the right to go, live and work in any other member state without restrictions. I cannot imagine that that noble aim was also intended to give criminals the freedom to move around member states to commit criminal acts, such as the group of Bulgarian criminals have been doing.
If indeed, even criminals have the right to move to other member states, commit criminal acts there and the court has no right to order their deportation and prohibit their return to Malta, then our government should seriously consider taking up this very serious issue at European Council level. The EU should fight criminals and not make their criminal lifestyle so much easier !
I wonder what other readers think about this grave problem. Eddy Privitera Mosta