Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said that state aid itself is not, and cannot be in fact, subject to a level playing field for small peripheral countries within the European Union. During an exchange of views with EC Commissioner for Competition, Dr. Sant asked whether the time has come for the Commission to audit the
The Head of the Maltese S&D Delegation at the European Parliament said that the agreement with Greece cannot and will not work. Economically, technically and administratively it will make the matters worse. Dr Sant was addressing the ECON committee during an exchange of views with Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance and ECOFIN President under
If the agreement is rolled on, Eurozone states will have carried forward a huge non performing loan on their balance sheet with no need at present to write it down. However, the likelihood is that the problem will recur not too far into the future. For this reason, I have huge doubts as to whether
Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said the deal reached between the eurozone and Greece will probably at quite significant long term damage the euro “brand”. When reacting to the latest developments on the issue in Brussels, Dr. Sant said that the eurozone governments seem to have succeeded in maintining internal coherence between them, even if
Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said that today, the spirit of Helsinki needs to be revived, adapted to current circumstances, and framed into a new cooperation and security project for a Europe that fully includes Russia. Dr. Sant was addressing a Conference marking the 40 anniversary of the Helsinki Conference at the Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana.
Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that there is a moral obligation and just as importantly a geostrategic urgency for Europe to counter the threat to democracy in Tunisia. Dr Sant, addressing the debate ‘EU Support to Tunisia’, said this can only be done by a special programme, that is