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  • Writer's pictureAndré Delicata


After yesterday’s scathing indictment against Joseph Muscat by the European Parliament (EP) where everyone including his own political family voted resoundingly against him, many idiots on Facebook are advocating a Maltaexit/Mexit because in their view the EU is lording it over tiny Malta and discriminating against it.

You have to be an idiot to want to crash out of one of the world’s largest markets and global political forces.

You have to be an idiot to think that Malta is being discriminated against by the EU when procedures for Rule of Law are also being taken against other countries.

You have to be an idiot to think that Rule of Law is exclusively a sovereign matter and that the EU has no say on the Rule of Law in Malta. We are citizens of the EU (not just members of a club) and when we opted to be citizens one of the requisites was and is Rule of Law.

The rule of law is one of the fundamental values of the Union, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union. It is also a prerequisite for the protection of all the other fundamental values of the Union, including for fundamental rights and democracy. Respect for the rule of law is essential for the very functioning of the EU: for the effective application of EU law, for the proper functioning of the internal market, for maintaining an investment-friendly environment and for mutual trust. The core of the rule of law is effective judicial protection, which requires the independence, quality and efficiency of national justice systems.



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