Friends of the Earth Malta has said that there will be a number of “critical questions” answered through the European elections taking place later this month.
For example, FoE Malta asked, “will Europe take adequate climate action in the next 5 years? Will the controversial TTIP trade talks between the EU and US be resurrected? Will refugees and migrants be welcomed humanely? Or will the alarming erosion of democracy and rule of law already happening in some countries spread?”
The NGO said that it wants to use these elections to send a loud message that “we will not be divided. We believe in open, tolerant, compassionate communities and in European solidarity and cooperation.”
“Europe needs a radical change of direction,” FoE argued. “Equality, care for our environment, and social justice should be at the heart of how we live – not profits or the interests of big business.”
With this in mind, Friends of the Earth Malta said that it will be hosting the Future of Europe seminar this coming Saturday 4th May from 2.30pm-6.00pm, at its Green Resource Centre in Floriana for a “jam-packed afternoon filled with networking, discussions and brainstorming focused on our current environmental situation and how we want future MEP candidates to act on our behalf.”
The outcome of this workshop will then be presented to Malta’s MEP candidates before the election. “We need to come together and put pen to paper listing exactly what type of Europe we want for ourselves and the next generation,” concluded Friends of the Earth Malta.