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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 Newspaper post PAGE 9 • Editorial WEDNESDAY • 24 JANUARY 2018 • ISSUE 571 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY PAUL COCKS THE Nationalist Party will vehemently oppose any request for the European Union to trigger Article 7 against Malta, wherever it may origi- nate from, party leader Adrian Delia has insisted. "I believe this would be the worst thing that could happen to Malta," Delia told MaltaTo- day. "We would absolutely be against any such move, wherever it may come from, because this would be extremely devastating." Under Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty, a coun- try would lose certain rights secured under EU membership, including its voting rights in the European Council. PAGE 3 PN WOULD OPPOSE CALLS TO INVOKE ARTICLE 7 AGAINST MALTA PANA COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAY NATIONALIST MEP DAVID CASA IS PUSHING FOR EUROPEAN COUNCIL TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 7 AGAINST MALTA Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia says if Article 7 were to be triggered in the case of Malta, the outcome would be 'devastating' for the country MATTHEW VELLA SOCIALIST MEP Ana Gomes has called on the Maltese government to grant whistleblower status to Jonathan Ferris, the sacked FIAU investigator. Gomes led a fact-finding mission of MEPs to Malta on the rule of law, and said she was monitoring developments on the application for whistleblower status by the former police investigator. "Progress in this regard is very slow, since a decision to grant Jona- than Ferris whistleblower status has yet to materialise. The status had already been requested when the EP delegation visited Malta on 30 November and 1 Decem- ber 2017. Socialist MEP calls for whistleblower status for former FIAU investigator 3 Authorities mum on death of girl at Dominican Sisters' home 6 Jonathan Ferris

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