Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Communists condemn Maltese MEPs' vote against protection for Snowden.

"The European Parliament voted against the granting of protection and asylum to Edward Snowden in Europe. Four of the six Maltese MEPs also supported this policy”, stated the Communist Party of Malta.
“Edward Snowden is risking his life in making public the massive scandal of US on-line surveillance and spying. Snowden revealed details of US violation of fundamental rights of European laws on the protection of data”.

“On the other hand, the Party applauds the Russian authorities’ offer of complete protection to Edward Snowden.  Other Communists and Workers parties criticized the EU for playing in the hands of imperialism".

With regards to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Communist Party of Malta calls upon the Government and Maltese MEPs to strongly oppose this ‘neoliberal’ agreement which is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, with the aim to bolster economic activity between the two blocks, through further liberalisation and deregulation of the market, with direct threat to workers' rights, environmental and consumer protection, health and public education.