From: Alice Taylor
Montenegrin Government Quizzed on Maltese Journalist Assassination and Corrupt Healthcare Deal

Montenegrin Opposition MP Nebosja Medojevic sent a number of questions to the government, including a request to publicly declare that they were not involved, in any way with the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Caruana Galizia was assassinated in October 2017 after a bomb was placed under her car. She was the countries leading investigative journalist and was investigating a series of deals implicating senior Maltese politicians at the time of her assassination.

Disgraced ex-Prime Minister Joseph Muscat who was forced to resign following the exposure of links between him and his cabinet and the suspected mastermind of the assassination. Prior to Caruana Galizia’s murder, he had visited Montenegro on a number of occasions. Montenegrin MPs requested to know what the nature of the meetings were.

Reuters previously revealed that Yorgen Fenech, who is being charged with masterminding the attack, made millions via a company he owns in Dubai, through a corrupt wind energy deal in Montenegro.

The MP asked:

“Is there a single murder or crime in the world where Montenegro, its’ authorities and people close to the government and DPS (the ruling communists) are not involved?” he added. “Can the Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and the president of DPS and of Montenegro swear that they were not involved in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia?”

They also sought clarification on whether the Foreign Ministry could say the same. This came following a corrupt deal with Vitals Global Healthcare and Steward Health Care for a deal on public health in Montenegro, based on a failed scam that is under criminal investigation in Malta.

Caruana Galizia was involved in dissecting the terms of the scheme in Malta which saw public hospitals being handed over to Vitals in a PPP worth billions. The company then failed to deliver on the terms of the contract, devoured millions in taxpayers money and sold the PPP to Steward Health Care for just EUR 1. It was then discovered that the investors behind Steward and Vitals were the same, meaning they benefited from the PPP, its sale, and its purchase

Exit News previously revealed that the Albanian government was planning a similar scheme in Albania. Investors behind Steward visited Albania on several occasions to meet with senior government officials. At the same time, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Montenegro and Vitals, then Montenegro and Steward, and then the Ministries of Health in both Montenegro and Albania. These series of agreements paved the way for Steward to proceed into Albania without detection due to the ongoing public scandal.

The Albanian government then put forward a draft law on PPPs in health care that would further facilitate the handing over of state hospitals and prime real estate to the company, despite their track record and the ongoing criminal case in Malta.

Meanwhile in Malta, the key witness in the assassination case was found with 6 stab wounds to the abdomen and a slit throat. He is in a critical condition in hospital under police guard. Despite the severity of his condition and the injuries, the police stated it was self-inflicted and that Melvin Theuma had even managed to tell them that he did it to himself when they arrived on the scene.