The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

Re-elected PN MEPs on the way forward

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 09:43 Last update: about 4 months ago

The two re-elected Nationalist Party MEPs, David Casa and Roberta Metsola, will have their work cut out for them over the next five years.  Here’s what they had to say about their re-election and the road that lies ahead

 

David Casa

The result is a clear indication that the Maltese people want to be represented by those that will safeguard their interests and not protect the corrupt clique in Castille who are operating to the detriment of the Maltese people.

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Our institutions must protect the people not those that are stealing from them. Restoring the integrity of our institutions will be one of my priorities over the next five years. Because that is truly working for the Maltese people as opposed to allowing the corrupt to continue to rob them blind.

But I will also continue to work in the area of employment and social affairs. Through my work the rights of parents and carers will increase drastically in Malta. The results of our work in Brussels must have a concrete positive impact on the lives of our citizens. I will continue to aim for tangible results that will benefit the Maltese people in all my work in Brussels.

 

Roberta Metsola

The result was very disappointing for the Party and we need to face the harsh reality and analyse the strong messages that the electorate sent. We need to see how to adapt now that we will be two MEPs instead of three but we are determined to respond with harder work and more energy. While I know that I will be able to rely on his guidance and advice, I will miss having Francis Zammit Dimech's shoulder to lean on. 

As I promised during the campaign my priorities for the next legislature will include protecting our environment and pushing for better air quality in particular, reducing bureaucracy for businesses and standing up for those values that make us so proud to be Maltese. 

As for my result, I'm grateful for the faith shown in me by the electorate for electing me with such a strong showing on the first count. I think more than anything that it showed that people did not believe the vicious personal attacks from Labour and I hope that this draws a line under all the State-sponsored hatred we've seen over the last five years.

I did not celebrate any result, this [yesterday] morning I met with the PN's leadership to discuss the election and the next steps and the outcome of the Local Council elections.

 

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