Malta should “stand four square” behind call for a social Europe – Sant
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Maltese MEP Alfred Sant, speaking during a social activity in Valletta, said that Malta should “stand four square” behind the call that European socialists are making for a social Europe.
He added, that they are putting forward a platform for the coming European Parliament elections that “gives priority to equity and fairness in Europe.”
“2019 can be just as difficult a year for Europe as 2018 has been,” said Dr Sant. “The real fundamental problem has been that though in recent years Europe has experienced economic growth, inequalities and social unfairness have increased. They are undermining solidarity within nations and between nations.”
“2018 has been a sticky one for Europe and its leaders. In France, Germany, Italy and Sweden among others, situations of strife and fears about the future had created political crises. Though Malta was the smallest state of the Union, it had managed to maintain prosperity and serenity.,” he said.
The MEP added that, “in this New Year, we need to sustain our confidence in Malta’s future and what its people can do if they remain united and outward looking.”
Dr Sant went on to say that too many Maltese still do not understand how much the decisions taken in Europe are affecting their future and that of their families.
“In the past five years, one major aim of the MEP’s office in Malta had been that of informing the Maltese public about this reality,” he said.
“No matter who is elected to the EP in May, it is essential to continue promoting this awareness,” remarked the Maltese MEP.
Dr Sant thanked those present for their support over the years and pledged that he would continue to work, in Europe and in Malta, to put up front the interests of all Maltese and Gozitans workers, self employed, pensioners, as well as all families with a low to medium income.
The MEP concluded by saying that “Malta under a Labour administration is making huge progress and we need to ensure all the time that everybody is benefiting fairly from the gains being made.”