12. 07. 2018 13:16
A hearing on the investigations into the murders of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak, his fiancée Martina Kušnírová and Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana-Galizia was conducted at a session of European Parliament's Committee for Civic Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on Wednesday. Rule of Law Monitoring Group Chairperson Sophie in 't Veld conveyed her concerns over inadequate progress in both investigations, expressing that there are no results present neither in Malta nor in Slovakia yet. MEP of Smer-SD Monika Smolková voiced her disappointment with the fact that "only ten" MEPs attended the session, out of whom four were Slovaks. "On the other hand, I'm glad as well because we had representatives of Europol, the FBI and Eurojust present and they reassured us that the investigation in Slovakia is being conducted under their supervision and is independent," she claimed. Aside from the MEPs, the session was attended also by journalists Pavla Holcová from the Czech Republic who worked with Ján Kuciak on his final articles and Slovak journalist Matúš Dávid, who discussed the political situation, slander and the attacks which journalists face in their home countries.