Explanation of Votes

Alfred Sant abstains on EU-Nato relations resolution

Maltese MEP Alfred Sant abstained on the report ‘EU-NATO Relations’ at the European Parliament. Dr Sant said that since Malta is a neutral country, it is appropriate not to vote for or against issues arising from the relationship between the EU and NATO. Secondly, said the Maltese MEP, the report glosses over the real security

Plenary and Committee Speeches

Annual Competition Report – 24.01.2018

Thank you Madame Chair, I think we really have a good bunch of amendments as well as a very good basis to work on in terms of the compromises drafted by the Rapporteur. Some very important sectors are clearly getting recognition, through both the text proposed by the Rapporteur, as well by the tabled amendments.

European Parliament


Strategic efforts have been made by Tunisia over the past years in the field of combating terrorism. Although the preventive measures put in place still suffer from shortcomings and from certain implementation problems, the work completed so far by Tunisia should be further acknowledged in a scrutinizing manner. Identifying Tunisia as presenting significant threats to

Explanation of Votes

Explanation of vote for the Report

I am voting for this legislative proposal because it introduces needed changes to transfer resources between categories and goals for expenditure in order to keep abreast of set priorities. Especially, the proposal supports the continuation of the Youth Employment Initiative and takes into account the new eligible status of Cyprus under the Cohesion Fund. However