Busuttil: ‘Act now on Libya before it is too late’

Opposition leader in EPP meeting: ‘Solidarity with Greece must go hand in hand responsibility’

PN leader Simon Busuttil addresses the EPP summit
PN leader Simon Busuttil addresses the EPP summit

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has urged EPP leaders to act on Libya before it is too late, following reports that the terrorist organisation ISIS had taken a second town in Libya.

Busuttil was participating in the meeting of EPP party leaders which takes place in preparation of EU Summit meetings.

Following Derna, there are reports that ISIS has now taken over the small desert town of Nawfaliya. “ISIS in Libya means ISIS at our doorstep”, Busuttil told EPP colleagues. “Let us act now before it is too late.” 

“That Libya is in a state of anarchy is well known,” he said, “but we should not allow this neighbouring country to fall under the hold of this terrorist organisation. The EPP has adopted a Pact on Terrorism. Let us now put that into action,” he said.

Turning to the situation in Greece following the recent election, Busuttil said that winning an election at the expense of taxpayers in other euro-zone countries is simply not on. “That includes Maltese taxpayers who have already chipped in to help Greece,” he said. 

“I am all for solidarity with Greece. But our solidarity with Greece must go hand in hand responsibility. If the new Government is not prepared to be responsible with our money, then we should tell them thank you but no thank you. And we should say it now,” he said.

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