European Council President Charles Michel this Thursday paid tribute to the figure of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia at the location where she was killed by a bomb exploded on the underside of her vehicle in Malta.
“I pay tribute to the memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia and express my deepest solidarity with her family,” said Michel, who went to the site of the explosion, accompanied by the journalist’s husband and Matthew Caruana, one of the couple’s children. .
Michel has assured that the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia “is a disgrace to European values”, both for the rule of law and for freedom of expression and the press. “We have to fight every day to promote these values,” said Michel.
Michel was with the journalist’s husband and son in front of a banner with the portrait of the investigative reporter at the same spot where a bomb explosion from the bottom of his car ended his life on October 16, 2017. No representative of the Maltese government accepted the event.