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The safeguarding and implementation that strengthen human rights and fundamental liberties have been discussed in a meeting at Castille between Prime Minister Robert Abela and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Abela spoke about the intensive work carried out in recent months by the Government to continue to strengthen the democratic framework in Malta, good governance, the rule of law, and the protection of human rights. Dr Abela emphasised the Government’s strong commitment to ensuring journalists are better protected and promised all his support in efforts being undertaken to boost the rights of journalists at the European level.
The Prime Minister referred to the challenges brought about by the continued influx of irregular migrants and the need for effective solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility with various states, including Malta, who are continuing to face disproportionate pressures.
Commissioner Mijatovic expressed her satisfaction at the Government’s work and stated that the challenge of irregular migration is a challenge for the whole of the European Union, not just for a few states. Mijatovic praised the efforts being undertaken by the Government in connection with various recommendations on which it is committed to working with the aim of continuing to safeguard the work of journalists.