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‘NO STRATEGIC AND INTEGRATED PLAN FOR EUROPE ON THE EBOLA VIRUS’

While many Europeans are wondering whether the European Union is meaningful for them, against the Ebola threat the EU could have shown that it can make a difference. However this did not happen. Alfred Sant stated this during the plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Sant, commenting on a reply by the European

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ALFRED SANT ON PEOPLE AT RISK OR POVERTY

The European Commission said that up to the end of 2012, €12.9 billion were invested in social inclusion measures, and further €10.3 billion have been also committed. With regards to The programming period 2014-2020, it was agreed for the first time in the context of cohesion policy and with a view to ensure sufficient resources

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‘THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IS IGNORING TRADITIONAL MALTESE FISHERMEN’

Maltese EuroParliamentarian Alfred Sant said that the European Commission is not giving enough attention to traditional fishermen, including Maltese and Gozitan fishermen, in the Mediterranean. The EC cannot understand that certain rules have disrupted the traditional tuna fishing and is not recognizing that traditional fishermen are facing regulatory competitive conditions that cannot permit them making

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‘GOZO NEEDS REGIONAL MANAGEMENT’

‘Gozo, an island smaller than Malta, with its own special features and identity, lags behind due to its dual insularity.’ Alfred Sant stated this while he was explaining his reservations about his vote in favour of a motion in the Strasbourg Plenary about the Union’s GeneraI budget for next year. He stressed that in order