“Gov must uphold EU values in order to receive EU COVID-19 funds” – PN

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The Nationalist Party (PN) appealed to the Government to take action on EU values such as working against climate change, and upholding the rule of law. This is especially since the EU COVID-19 fund being granted to Malta is contingent on these factors.  

The PN issued a statement saying that the EU summit regarding the allocation of funds for recovery following COVID-19 has come to a conclusion following agreement amongst member states. It also noted that for the first time, such funds are contingent on upholding EU values such as working against climate change, and upholding the rule of law. The PN stated that this strengthens democracy, and forces the Government to take action lest Malta loses the funds.

The statement added that the negotiations haven’t yet concluded, since there must be a final vote within the European Parliament, on Thursday. PN MPs plan to insist on a vote in favour, in order to ensure that Malta is able to recover economically.

The party added that it is proud that Malta’s partnership with the European Union (EU), as negotiated by the party, continues to bear fruit.