In Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced he will resign in mid-January, amid the investigation into the murder of prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a auto bomb in 2017.
The embattled leader told reporters on Monday he meant to resign "more or less" on 12 January and would limit himself to handling day-to-day administration until then.
"His continued tenure as prime minister is intolerable to anyone who cares about justice".
Caruana Galizia's family said Muscat should have no further involvement in the case and petitioned a court to ensure he was excluded from any further access to the information.
Fenech had named Schembri, along with two ministers in the government, in a criminal probe into Caruana Galizia's murder.
Opposition lawmakers walked out of parliament on Monday in protest at the delayed departure, hurling bundles of fake cash at the government benches as they quit the chamber.
It followed another night of protests in front of parliament on Monday night, where citizens were blocked off Freedom Square in front of the parliament building. "The case showed that Malta's institutions work and everyone is equal before the law", he said.
Led by Dutch MEP Sophie in't Veld, it will examine doubts about the judiciary's independence and allegations of corruption. "Justice and truth must now prevail. As [an] European Union member state Malta must uphold the rule of law". He said he had "kept my word" that justice would be done in the investigation. The 38-year-old pleaded not guilty to that and other charges.
"Muscat wants to manipulate the police investigation to save himself and his best friend Keith Schembri", opposition leader Adrian Delia told parliament.
Caruana Galizia, who became known for exposing cronyism and sleaze within the country's political and business elite, had alleged that Schembri and Mizzi were involved in corruption, claims both men have denied.
Malta's political elite has been shaken as the murder inquiry picked up pace in recent days, more than two years after the crusading investigative journalist was assassinated by a auto bomb. But Fenech's lawyers have told the courts there is material which allegedly links Schembri to the conspiracy. He denies any wrongdoing.