Only four months after prominent Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a car bomb, Europe was hit with another similar murder - this time of young Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak, shot dead in his apartment along with his girlfriend.
Lovin Malta spoke to Mirek Toda, editor of Slovak newspaper Dennik N, and is here drawing parallels between the two shocking murders. He focused on data and investigative journalism and, according to his editor, was a very reserved person who did not even want his photo published alongside his stories.
As for Madaric, he resigned because he “couldn’t identify with the fact a journalist was killed during my tenure”.
The country has several small opposition groups, most of which are eurosceptic and anti-immigration.Although Muscat has been more diplomatic than Fico in handling critics in the wake of the killing, the upshot of it has been the same - zero political responsibility has been shouldered.When referred to the Slovak culture minister’s resignation rationale, Muscat said the Maltese government will show accountability by finding whoever ordered Caruana Galizia’s assassination.She did not hide her dislike for the governing Labour Party, often describing it as a cult and a criminal organisation, a stance that led many PL supporters to believe she was a tool of the Nationalist Party.However, at the time of her death, Caruana Galizia was also severely at odds with the Opposition’s new leader Adrian Delia.
The Maltese economy has also boomed since EU membership, particularly in recent years, largely due to successful financial services and i Gaming sectors.