Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said that within the European Commission there still does not exist sufficient awareness of how peripheral islands and regions are affected by the very fact of their isolation or small size, and that a policy that is based on the principles of unrestricted free trade denies their need for special
Alfred Sant said that economic reforms presented by the European Commission cannot stand apart from socially sustainable actions. Dr. Sant was interviewed by EuroparlTV in Brussels after the European Parliament approved the European Commission’s push to accelerate structural and fiscal demanded by the EU of each member state. The resolution calls for more involvement of
Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant told the European Parliament that the European Commission should apply flexibility equally and fairly to all economies, not just the bigger ones. The Maltese Head of Delegation at the S&D was speaking on a resolution on the EC’s approach to stimulating growth and job creation in the eurozone in 2015.
Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that subjecting AIRMALTA and sea transport between Malta and Gozo to EU overall competition rules amounts to nonsense. Dr. Sant said that state aid rules under the EU’s competition policies are being taken to extremes in the case of transport systems available to communities
Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said that the two biggest challenges that the eurozone must face up to if it is to survive are Greece and economic stagnation. He said that effective solutions to both these challenges are still pending. If they boil over, said Alfred Sant, both or one of them could paralyse the
The European peoples want a Europe of nations, they do not want a federal solution, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant told the European Parliament. The Labour MEP said that the challenge ahead is to respect what the peoples of Europe want, while satisfying the requirements of an effective monetary union between democratic nations. This challenge