Former European Commissioner John Dalli has demanded an apology from civil society group Repubblika after being called an untouchable for police. During a protest held by the group yesterday evening outside the Floriana Police headquarters, Repubblika demanded action by the police on several alleged corruption cases which involve high-ranking government officials and businessmen, among whom Dalli was mentioned.
Dalli himself, a former Nationalist Minister, was forced to resign from this post as European Commissioner in 2012 following an EU investigation. In 2013 he was appointed as a consultant on healthcare to ex-Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. In a statement this morning, Dalli stated that Repubblika (whom he called ‘exalted puppets’), decided to associate him with corruption. He also accuses the European Commission of obstructing justice as well as calling late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia a ‘perverse criminal’ who, allegedly invented calumnies.
The calumnies referred to are him owning Egrant, being involved in 17 Black and being involved in the privatisation of hospitals. He ended the statement by demanding an apology from Repubblika or stating that he expects the allegations to be substantiated.
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