Explanation of Votes

EP resolution on distributed ledger technologies and blockchains: building trust with disintermediation

The European Parliament resolution highlights the potential of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) in various sectors such as energy, healthcare, education, creative industries, financial sector and transport. It can contribute to SMEs growth by reducing transaction costs, intermediation costs and red tape. DLT is a still evolving technology at European level and worldwide and Malta is

Explanation of Votes

The situation in Hungary

My position on this vote was adopted on the following grounds: Prima facie, on the basis of information that is available, I disagree with a number of the policies followed by the present Hungarian government for their illiberal and authoritarian orientation. However I do not believe that the procedures adopted in this House to consider

Explanation of Votes

Copyright in the Digital Single Market

I have voted in favour of this text. The tendency today is for Internet giants to capture the work of creators and use it in the framework of advertising activities. If nothing is done, there will be growing disincentives for creators to work. The proposed directive on copyright in the digital single market seems to

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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

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