The Malta Independent 13 June 2024, Thursday
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‘I want Europe to become more Maltese and for Malta to become more European’ – Peter Agius

Monday, 10 June 2024, 00:06 Last update: about 3 days ago

After official results confirmed PN candidate Peter Agius as one of Malta's six Members of the European Parliament (MEP) for the upcoming five-year term, Agius said that he hopes for Europe to become more Maltese and for Malta to become more European.

"We have a lot of work to do and that is why we will work together to achieve results for you," he said.

When asked what his plans are once he begins representing the Maltese islands in the European Parliament, Agius told this newsroom that he is going to work so that all European rights can be enjoyed in Malta. He said that this does not just include the utilization of European funds that can "allow us to do a lot more for Malta" but this also includes better connectivity for Gozo, more opportunities for youths, as well as rights for "a better environment, clean seas, and cleaner air."

Agius told The Malta Independent that after being confirmed as having a seat in Brussels, he is finally reaping his rewards after all his hard work since the start of the previous EP term.

"I feel like this is the moment where I am finally bearing fruit after working hard for the past five years. For five years, I have been in contact with people, trying to help people, trying to explain the EU and the benefits we can receive if we use them better/more efficiently."

"This is a moment of truth," Agius said, "I feel that everything I have worked for, we have attained."

The newly elected PN MEP said he was be feeling proud, "as a militant within the Nationalist Party," to have helped reduce the voter gap with the Labour Party to the "radical extent" observed today.

When discussing what the unexpected voter gap means for the country, Agius stated that "the country can have more balance, more scrutiny against the government, less arrogance from the Labour Party, and hope for better politics that serves us as citizens."

Agius thanked the hundreds of people who stuck by his side throughout this journey to attain this European seat.

"I am not going to forget their contributions," he said.

He concluded that when he begins his term in continental Europe, he shall build upon the work done so far and on these persons' contributions and wishes so that "we will have a strong representation in Europe and politics that truly bring people's issues forward, which lead to concrete action."

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