Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, dogged by accusations of hampering justice for a murdered reporter, was to make his farewell speech Friday ahead of a party vote on his successor.
Malta's prime minister convened an emergency meeting Sunday as pressure mounted for him to quit over his handling of the murder probe of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has told associates he plans to resign over the political and legal crisis stemming from the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Times of Malta reported on Friday.
The main suspect in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia wants a pardon before he tells all he knows about the killing, sources close to the investigation told AFP.
Malta police arrested one of the country's most prominent businessmen on Wednesday in connection with an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, two sources said.
Investigators have identified a group of at least three Maltese nationals who they believe masterminded the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia 13 months ago, The Sunday Times of Malta reported on Sunday.
EU lawmakers urged the European Commission on Wednesday to investigate Malta's adherence to the rule of law, in a move that could lead to sanctions following the murder of a campaigning journalist that has rocked the tiny Mediterranean island.
The European Union vowed to ensure that Malta finds the "barbarous” assassins of a journalist being buried there on Friday and to resolve "potential structural problems” with the rule of law on the island.
Protesters held placards calling on authorities to uphold the rule of law after Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed by a car bomb just metres from her home in the village of Bidnija on October 16.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat offered on Wednesday a major reward to anyone with information about the killing of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, saying no expense would be spared in solving the crime.
The son of Malta's best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption, as hundreds of people held a demonstration to demand justice.