The Malta Independent 19 November 2017, Sunday

PN expresses disappointment with European Commission approval for new power station

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 14:28 Last update: about 11 months ago

The Nationalist Party (PN) has expressed its disappointment with the European Commission (EC) for approving the “corrupt” power station of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and no-portfolio minister Konrad Mizzi.

In a press release issued this morning, the PN said that this decision has dealt a blow to the trust placed in European institutions and go against European citizens’ expectations.

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It continued to say that the facts are indisputable, and listed the following:

“Malta does not need a new power station, because currently enough electricity is being generated. Malta would have cleaner air if it purchased all its electricity from the interconnector rather than buying it from the gas power station. The price of electricity that Prime Minister Muscat, Dr Schembri and OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri have committed themselves to paying for 18 years is double the price of electricity bought by the interconnector.

“The people who negotiated the new power station are Dr Mizzi and Mr Schembri, who have both been caught with secret companies in Panama, and admitted to having plans of receiving commissions amounting to one million per year.”

The PN concluded by saying that it is clear that the EU decided in favour of those with secret companies in Panama rather than trying to understand the local sentiment about corruption in Malta. 

In reply, the Labour Party said that it is sour grapes for the PN.

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