Joseph Sammut | My vision

As a candidate I want to protect what I care about, mainly the environment, the well-being of all citizens, our community and its environment, these are my priorities

If elected as a member of the European Parliament I strongly believe it is vitally important in this particular period to help determine the future of Europe, this time is an extremely crucial time for people and the environment. As an MEP who wants to represent the ‘people’ it will be my job to stand up for EU Laws that protect our rights and interests. I would like to outline my vision or rather part of my vision in this short article.

Apart from tackling climate change, cutting carbon and improving the quality of the air we breathe, we need to ensure EU funds are spent responsibly and in all the sectors required.

We need to safeguard biodiversity from abuse in member states. We need to protect our citizens with effective chemicals regulations. We need to push the EU to step in to protect antibiotics by limiting their use on farms. To protect our precious bees, not only by safeguarding them and by banning harmful insecticides, but by teaching and assisting beekeepers to protect and promote bee health on their land and in the surrounding community.

I also am a firm believer of Blue Growth Marine, the long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.

Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. It is the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

We need to push for laws that protect our health and reduce pharmaceutical pollution.

At the same time we have to look at new industries, especially green technology to examine possibilities of increasing the production of green technology and as a result we keep on creating wealth and increasing employment opportunities of good quality.

As a candidate I want to protect what I care about, mainly the environment, the well-being of all citizens, our community and its environment, these are my priorities.

With perseverance and determination, we can make positive changes because I believe in the change that we want to bring for our citizens... for our children.

On another note, defending the national interest has become a core theme of this electoral campaign, the reason being very simply, our country deserves MEPs who put the people’s and country’s interest before any other partisan interest. While certain candidates speak about this priority, it is action that matters.

25th May is ‘judgement day’ for us candidates. It is the day where the electorate will be asked to elect those candidates they deem best to represent them. Malta is indeed one of the smallest delegations in the European Parliament, but we can still make a difference. My appeal is for you to choose the six seats wisely.

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