The Malta Independent 22 February 2020, Saturday

PN must declare its intentions on Malta's new European Commissioner - Sant

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 07:41 Last update: about 10 months ago

Six days have passed and the PN has yet failed to commit itself to support the nomination of the new Maltese European Commissioner after the forthcoming European elections, Labour EP candidate Alfred Sant said. The Maltese and Gozitan electorate has the right to know the PN’s position on this important appointment within the European Commission.

The PN already manoeuvered against the nomination of Leo Brincat on the European Court of Auditors. The PN must declare its intentions on this important matter before the European elections, said former Prime Minister Alfred Sant on ONE Radio.

Sant said that if the PN really respects the rule of law, it must abide by the Maltese Courts’ decision  that the full publication of the Egrant report can jeopardise the process of investigations.

“The PN is with its back to the wall on this biggest and most scandalous ‘Terinata’ in Maltese politics.”

Alfred Sant said that the PN MEPs caused enormous harm to Malta’s reputation to gain political points. This time the PN harmed Malta much more than it did in the eighties of the last century, when its leaders encouraged German industrialists to withdraw their investments from Malta.

‘The PN has not changed. Thirty years ago they visited European capitals to retract German investment in Malta. This time they have accellerated their hate campaign against Malta at the European Parliament. The same people that campaigned against Malta thirty years ago today urge fellow Nationalists to vote for the same MEPs that have harmed Malta’s interests.”

He said that no other delegation at the European Parliament harmed  their country, even if they did not agree with their governments’ policies. The Cypriots and the Irish always defended their country’s interests, irrespective of their political allegiances.

“The most precious thing for me is Malta’s reputation. I will continue to defend Malta in Europe and in all international circles.”

The Maltese and Gozitan electorate must give its verdict in the European elections when voting for the candidates of their favourite political party. Those representing Malta in Europe must defend Malta, first and foremost.

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