We need a ‘Social Europe’ in next EU Parliament – Sant

Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant during a meeting with GWU Officials

The Labour Party MEP candidate Alfred Sant is calling for the creation of a more ‘Social Europe’ during the next EU legislature.

The former Prime Minister and MEP from the previous European Parliament legislature said this was important for vulnerable groups like the young, old and workers across the European Union.

Sant made these comments during his address to the GWU General Secretary Josef Bugeja and GWU sections’ Secretaries.

He explained that there were, ‘millions of workers across the continent are disillusioned with the EU because they feel that the policies of the European institutions have stripped  them of their social rights and their personal dignity. The austerity measures launched by right leaning politicians in 2008 focused more on defending the interests of the big corporations, ignoring the social needs of the workers.’

Sant added that it was these millions of workers which were struggling to deal with high costs of living and economic progress was not shared or equal across the Union.

In concluding his statements, Sant stated that he would act to defend the, ‘interests of Maltese workers, self-employed, pensioners and families with low and medium revenue.’

The former Labour Leader promised that he will strive, both in Malta and in Europe, to defend the interests of Maltese workers, self-employed, pensioners and families with low and medium revenue. Under a Labour Government Malta has made unprecedented economic and social progress. We must ensure that this progress is distributed among those who need it most, remarked Alfred Sant.