“Allow all citizens to express their views regarding development” – The KA

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The Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) invited Maltese candidates for the European Parliamentary election to promote the KA’s bid, if elected, regarding alternatives in a development proposal financed by the EU.

In a press release, it stated that to do so would be to allow all citizens of the EU to “be given an opportunity to express their views, effectively and at the right time”. The KA put in a proposal on the 5th of November 2018, highlighting the need for public participation in the preparation of a Cost-Benefit Analysis for projects which would be funded by the European Union.

According to the KA, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani stated that the European Parliament shares this concern. He wrote that he forwarded the proposal to the rapporteurs in the committee on Regional Development, and that he believes the rapporteurs will take the KA’s views on board.