>> Saying goodbye to Malta's best known investigative journalist as the European Union called on the tiny Mediterranean island’s authorities to find the quote, barbarous assassins who killed her. Daphne Caruana Galizia died in a car bombing last month. Her coffin met with applause by people on the streets of her home town, Bidnija.
The investigative blogger had accused many of the most senior figures in Malta's government and opposition of corruption and involvement in international money laundering. Flags flying at half mast in Malta, and also here outside the European Commission in Brussels. European media editors wrote to the EU urging it to ensure justice for Caruana Galizia.
In a response, seen by Reuters, the European Commission's first vice president, Frans Timmermans, said the EU would insist that Maltese authorities leave no stone unturned. If journalists are silenced, so is democracy, he wrote. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who is himself suing Caruana Galizia's son for libel over allegations of corruption, says everything will be done to find her killers.
His government has offered a 1 million Euro reward, and protection for anyone providing information to identify the attackers.