The Malta Independent 1 September 2016, Thursday

PN Leader says Maltese citizens experiencing wage freeze, paying dearly for fuel

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 19:06 Last update: about 9 months ago

Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil insisted today that while salaries in Malta were not increasing the Maltese were paying among the highest fuel prices in Europe. Dr Busuttil was addressing the UHM council -  a meeting during which he presented the PN’s ‘Economy for the People’ document, which is currently up for consultation.

Dr Busuttil said the PN was the only party to be drafting economic policies for tomorrow. The 145 proposals listed in the document look towards an economy for everyone, not for the few.

He referred to the latest Economic Survey presented by the government in the budged, which confirmed that salaries were not increasing. On the other hand fuel prices in Malta were among the highest in the EU. This was affecting the income of families.

Dr Busuttil described the PN as being forward looking. He questioned why the government had not yet started discussing how it would be using EU funds, seeing that the current €1.2 million package negotiated by the former administration would expire in 2020.

Dr Busuttil was accompanied by the shadow minister for the economy, Claudio Grech, tourism spokesman Antoine Borg and financial services spokesperson Kristy Debono. 

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