On the day of the election of Roberta Metsola as president of the European Parliament, we return to talk about an episode that saw her as a protagonist in 2019. On 3 December a delegation from the European Parliament met Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Malta.
The Maltese prime minister had announced his resignation following the murder case of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Protests broke out in the country over the alleged involvement of some ministers of his government in the scandal.
The then Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, spokesperson for the EPP at the meeting, refused to shake hands with Muscat on the occasion.