Critical medical equipment should be manufactured in the EU – AD

    Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

    Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that it was not acceptable that medical equpment was not manufactured within the European Union.

    During a press conference held on Saturday, AD launched its post-coronavirus green proposals.

    The Greens said that Malta should insist in EU fora for the establishment of a European Union public laboratory to ensure that essential medicines, medical equipment and medical tests are always available and accessible.

    “There is an urgent need to prevent the commercialization of scientific knowledge from hampering public health. Cooperation must have precedence over competition,” AD said.

    Companies siphoning off profits offshore should not benefit from public aid

    Alternattiva Demokratika stated that companies that siphon off their profits offshore, to avoid contributing to society through their taxes, should not benefit from any public aid.

    AD chairperson Carmel Cacopardi explained that every company, especially large ones including banks, insurance and financial services and companies that have received or will receive some form of public aid should be obliged to concretely change their operation to achieve the goal of keeping the increase in average temperature below 1.5°C. He stressed that any aid granted to companies should be conditional and oblige the companies a change in practice to become climate-friendly.

    Full proposals may be found here: