10 dossiers for Francis Zammit Dimech in his first year at the European Parliament
“In the last few days, I have ensured better conditions for Maltese and Gozitan workers. I am also helping SMEs who depend on the internet to reach consumers,” said MEP Francis Zammit Dimech during an event marking his first year of work at the European Parliament.
More than 700 people attended the event, including various members of the Maltese Parliament, and PN Leader Adrian Delia.
Zammit Dimech spoke about working conditions, saying that it is important that employment contracts are as transparent as possible, and that discrimination is challenged. He said that the new law will ensure clarity in cases where people have more than one employer. Another important aspect is the improvement in training and education related to the employment, which should be paid for by the employer. Regarding his work concerned with SMEs, Zammit Dimech said he is aiming for a regulation that balances the interests of everybody and that ensures transparency and the rights for Maltese and Gozitan small enterprises that depend on online platforms to reach consumers. He is leading work on this legislation in the Committee on Legal Affairs.
During the event, Zammit Dimech mentioned a number of other topics on which he is working at the European Parliament, including the fight against cancer, as well as agriculture, diabetes, culture, voluntary work, freedom of speech and whistle-blowing, opportunities for young people, education and dyslexia. He also spoke about the need for a long-term strategy to address the immigration challenge in Malta.
He said that, in his first year of work in the European Parliament, he had been given responsibility for 10 areas – including working conditions, protection of SMEs, culture, freedom of speech and whistleblowing, trade and cancer. He said that the support being shown by people encourages him to continue being their voice in the European Parliament.
Partit Nazzjonalista Leader Adrian Delia spoke on various subjects, including education, and commented on the fact that the Maltese Government wants to abolish the warrants of teachers and that the Attorney General is a pawn in the Government’s hand. Regarding Francis Zammit Dimech, Adrian Delia said that, in every day of his life, he gave everything for the Party and the country. He ended his speech by describing Zammit Dimech as a loyal politician who had, in his career, always shown great loyalty.