Friday, January 18, 2013

The Communist Party condemns the killing of three Kurdish activists

The Communist Party of Malta joins in solidarity with other communist parties and the European Left Block to condemn the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris . One of them Sakine Cansiz, was the founder of the PKK (Worker’s Party of Kurdistan).
“The three Kurdish activists will still be remembered for their determination and work towards sovereignty of the Kurdish territory, peace and justice. They have worked for a long time at European level and contributed towards the formation of the European Parliament's Kurdish Friendship Group”.
The Communist Party of Malta said that “the Kurdish people are still paying a heavy price for their commitment to peace and justice. The European Union should stop labeling the Kurdish as terrorists, and instead should exert more pressure on the Turkish Administration to respect the Kurdish people and their culture and work towards autonomy.
“Our condolences go towards the families of the victims, the people as well as their leaders”, concluded the Communist Party of Malta.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Communist Party of Malta welcomes reduction of energy tariffs.

The Communist Party of Malta views the political debate with regards energy as a positive one. “This means, that today there is a political consensus that the present energy tariffs, as they are, are affecting families negatively”.  
“Till date the only measures implemented by the centre-right government that has just resigned were high priced energy tariffs; a non-sense privatisation of the gas service; investment in condemned heavy fuel oil, and a minimum investment in renewable energy of 0.5%”.    
“On international level, the only energy system adopted by the ruling classes is mostly based on oil, gas, coal, and nuclear. This is reflected also in the European energy grid. Many countries, such as Germany , China and India are nowadays going back to the use of coal. This shows that the monopolistic capitalist system based on maximisation of profits is not sustainable and has entered into a deep crisis”.     
The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the political class that any solution to the energy problem should steer away from privatisation, protects energy sovereignty, and affordability of basic consumption. Also solutions should not involve redundancy of Enemalta employees.   Investment in renewable energy should be more on a national basis.