“Mal­tese gov­ern­ment un­der­min­ing its own EU pres­i­dency” - Casa

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

In re­ply to Dr Al­fred Sant’s state­ment, the Head of the PN Del­e­ga­tion David Casa MEP stated: “Dr Al­fred Sant has ei­ther learnt ab­so­lutely noth­ing in the time he has been at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment or is in­ten­tion­ally try­ing to mis­lead the Mal­tese peo­ple.

“Dr Sant could not even con­vince MEPs within his own po­lit­i­cal group to back Leo Brin­cat’s nom­i­na­tion, some of whom have been vo­cal in the me­dia on the mat­ter.

“These are So­cial­ist MEPs that form part of Malta Labour Party’s po­lit­i­cal fam­ily. Did we force these MEPs to vote the way they did too? To sug­gest this is de­plorable.

“To blame the PN for Euro­pean par­lia­men­tar­i­ans hav­ing ac­cess to the in­ter­net and dis­cov­er­ing the scan­dalous state of af­fairs in Malta where a min­is­ter that has set up clas­sic money laun­der­ing struc­tures while in of­fice and has re­tained his post thanks to the sup­port of col­leagues like Brin­cat is bizarre in the extreme.

“If Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Mus­cat pro­ceeds with Brin­cat’s can­di­dacy, it will be an af­front to the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment. Your own po­lit­i­cal group, not just the EPP Group is telling you so. The con­se­quences for Malta’s pres­i­dency will be no one’s fault but his own”.

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