Claudette Abela Baldacchino promises to give Malta a strong voice in Europe
It is only by being strong in Europe that the Maltese could ensure their voice was heard in fora where decisions affecting daily life were taken, Labour candidate for the June EP elections Claudette Abela Baldacchino said this morning.
Launching her campaign on the slogan “We have to be strong in Europe”, Ms Abela Baldacchino, a journalist, told a news conference that this was the only way the country could benefit for the sake of all its people.
The challenges ahead had to be transformed into opportunities so that no one would be allowed to fall behind.
Ms Abela Baldacchino said that in the EP, she would commit herself to social and economic aspects and illegal migration.
She said that Malta had to be strong in Europe to show that it was not an inferior country and that it should be treated equally to the other countries at all levels, including in financial matters, education, child and youth development, health and social affairs.
Ms Abela Baldacchino said she believed in a just and social Europe where everyone would find the necessary space to develop abilities and satisfy aspirations.
She said she took her decision to contest the EP elections because she believed she could contribute to the people’s progress and felt part of the winning generation being led by party leader Joseph Muscat.
Ms Abela Baldacchino said that, if elected, she would work hard for the Maltese to be really strong in Europe.