Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Communist Party of Malta welcomes the success obtained by the left in the General elections held last Sunday in Greece. The total percentage of votes cast in favour of Syriza and KKE (Communist Party of Greece) was 41.8%
"This result brings hope to the left, radical, and Communist Parties in Europe, and restores back the people’s confidence in these parties. There is great hope that the example of Greece will also be followed in Spain, Cyprus, and in other EU countries
The Communist Party of Malta condemns the draconian austerity measures that the European Union had imposed on the people of Greece, as these measures, brought only misery, insecurity and high unemployment'.
The Communist Party of Malta has sent congratulatory messages to Syriza for its’ great victory, and to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) which succeeded in maintaining its presence in Parliament contrary to what was predicted by the right wing.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Communist Party of Malta said that “fuel and gas, together with energy are all essential commodities that the government should control. Government’s policy to hedge for buying oil internationally should not be suspended”.
“The political strategy, implemented recently by the government to gradually take over the operation of Enemalta Petrolium Division was a good policy as this will make it easier for any future government to safeguard affordability and sovereignty of this commodity”, stated the Communist Party of Malta.
The Communist Party of Malta concluded by stating “that essential commodities should all be under public control. With the privatisation in 2004 of the gas service, the government have thrown away his social responsibility. The privatisation of energy production is also a great political mistake”.
The Communist Party of Malta appeals to all Air Malta employees for caution and unity. The Party urges the cabin crew workers to be reasonable in their demand.
“Industrial conflicts should not be on food allowance, but on more major issues, such as the issue of job security, financial sustainability, transparency, and the right to information”.
“With regards to transparency and restructuring, the Communist Party insists that during the restructuring process the workers should be fully informed”.
The Communist Party of Malta expressed also solidarity with MIA workers who are facing uncertainties as their work is being outsourced to private companies.
and those who till today are still unemployed. The Communist Party appeals to the Government to address inequality in society. Government should introduce new measures that strengthen the cost-of-living adjustments, increase the national minimum income, and give a new impetus to the Malta welfare state system. Government should move away from the right wing concepts of a welfare society. The Communist Party of Malta also appeals to the Government to offer more social protection to families in the use of domestic gas. Gas should be subsidized, so families can heat their homes during the winter months.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Communist Party of Malta condemns the Government’s policy for allowing British warships to enter Malta’s Grand Harbour.
“This shows that the present administration is embracing a right wing policy that safeguard imperialist’s interests. The Maltese Government should safeguard the Neutrality clause that demands that Malta should be free from military vessels in its territorial waters”.
The Communist Party of Malta urges the Government to give an explanation, that while we are not involved in any war, Malta is giving hospitality to visiting military vessels. The Party appeals to all progressive forces in Malta to show their disapproval.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The Communist Party of Malta Condemns the position taken by the EU member states in abstaining in a UN resolution Against Nazism. Which This resolution was brought forward by the Russian Federation was only rejected by the US, Ukraine and Canada. Israel a US ally supported the resolution.
"Malta like the rest of Europe was a victim of Nazi war crimes During the Second World War, so there were no two ways about it, it should have supported the resolution against Fascist and NAZI ideology and so should Have the rest of the EU countries without any condition. Instead They all chose to appease the US in its confrontation against Russia, over the Ukraine issue ".
"It is of grave Concern That a resolution calling for the universal adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was not supported by Malta and the rest of the EU countries. On the other hand it is gratifying to note that this resolution was supported by an overwhelming majority of the UN member states which included all the progressive countries in Latin America. "
The Communist Party of Malta deems the Budget as one that, Although there are positive measures: such as a one-off grant of € 1,000 per child for minimum wage earners, incentives for People with Disabilities, tax cut for first time property buyers, better paid maternity leave, grant to elderly people, and Measures to eradicate precarious jobs, still the minimum wage income was not Increased .
" The Party also feels That the Measures To further reduce the income tax rate to 25% for the well-off as anti-social. The Government Should Have distributed reduction amongst the workers who earn less than € 20,000-through the raising-up the level of the income tax ceiling ".
The Communist Party concluded by saying "that although the 35 Euro bonus was a step in the right direction, feels that this was not enough. The majority of the working class will still carry the burden for the well-off.