In 2017, the name of Daphne Caruana Galizia appears in the list of the council members of the European Council on Foreign Relations. This organization was launched in October 2007 and its aim is to research European foreign and security policy. What is not stated about this organization is that initially it received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. Other funding patrons were the Communitas Foundation, Sigrid Rausing, Unicredit and Fundación Para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE).
If one take a closer look at the information regarding this foundation, one finds the following:
“ECFR’s strategic community includes serving foreign ministers, former prime ministers, members of national parliaments and European Parliament, EU Commissioners, former NATO secretaries generals, thinkers, journalists and business leaders. The Council gathers once a year as a full body for the Annual Council Meeting, hosted in a different European capital each year. The Council is the strongest and most visible expression of ECFR’s pan-European identity.”
It should be pointed out that according to a Wikipedia entry re this organization, in 2017, the year Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated, ECFR’s main donor was the Open Society Foundation that granted one third of its total income that is (£2,345,566). The ECFR’s total income for 2017 was £7,278,122.
“Other donors include major organizations mainly from Europe and the Western World such as the Foundation Stiftung Mercator (£710,753 or 10% total funding in 2017), European and the Japanese governments, NATO, leading corporations such as Daimler AG and Microsoft as well as wealthy individuals”.
Given that Daphne Caruana Galizia was a council member of this organization and that this organization was partly funded by George Soros’ Foundation, one is legitimately entitled to ask whether Daphne was receiving money from this Foundation and if yes, whether it was being declared for income tax purposes?
Furthermore, it is also pertinent to ask whether those organizations supporting Daphne Caruana Galizia’s cause are receiving funds or help to pressurize our judiciary and our legal system?
Given also that Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote vehemently against Joseph Muscat, Adrian Delia and many more, the question to be asked is: What truly lies behind the interest of Soros’ Open Society, together with the rest, to have Daphne Caruana Galizia in the inner core of this organizaton which is also supported by NATO, Microsoft and Unicredit?
What I can state that those supporting Daphne Caruana Galizia attacked me for mentioning George Soros’s name. I am sure that this is not a coincidence.
In the link below there is the list of participants of the Council Members Meeting held in 2017.