The Malta Independent 21 April 2019, Sunday

Labour will strive for social protection in Europe - Alfred Sant

Monday, 11 February 2019, 08:06 Last update: about 3 months ago

Labour representatives at the European Parliament will continue to shield the interests of young people, workers and the elderly in Europe, former Prime Minister and Maltese MEP Alfred Sant said during a social activity in Senglea organised by Joeline Attard, a Labour candidate contesting the Local elections.

Sant said decisions taken at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg leave their effects on Malta, adding, it is important for the Maltese electorate to elect representatives in Europe who strive in the interests of Maltese and Gozitan families, especially those who need social protection. 

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Alfred Sant said that previously, social achievements had spread and became a beacon of social justice in Europe. Things changed for the worse during the last years with the emergence of social and political forces focused on reducing social protection.

“During the last five years Labour MEPs spared no efforts to improve social conditions across Europe. During the next mandate, the Labour Party, as it did in Malta and Gozo, will increase its efforts to bring social progress to Europe, ensuring the necessary support and encouragement to those Europeans at the bottom of society. Labour will strengthen its commitment to safeguard and increase social protection in Europe, whilst exposing those political forces still yearning to lessen social security across Europe.”

“It’s imperative that Labour consolidates the support of a large majority in Malta and Gozo by ensuring that all citizens vote for all Labour candidates at the European elections,” remarked the former Prime Minister.

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