Labour MEP candidate Steve Borg launched his electoral campaign this evening on the slogan “Thirty years proactive for Malta – continuing my commitment in Europe.”

Mr Borg, a 45-year-old professional librarian, said he intended to constructively propose new European initiatives that are advantageous to Malta.

On the forefront of his agenda are illegal immigration, the protection of the natural and urban environment, the promotion of creativity within the arts and local trade, and the improvement of the education system, in particular the issue of illiteracy.

Mr Borg promised that as an MEP he is going to support Malta where it concerns social rights, including the right to enjoy a clean environment, as he actively advocated on behalf of the residents of Birżebbugia in the Malta Freeport application process that was discussed by the Mepa board earlier this week.

Through his being elected, he would be vigilant as to the real and actual enforcement by the government of obligations outlined by European directives, he promised.

He reminded those present for his launch, at the MLP club in Marsascala, of the personal sacrifice he made in coordinating seven councils and eight non-governmental organisations from the south of Malta in the Committee against the Recycling Plant at Sant'Antnin as proposed by the government, which case is still being heard by the Maltese Courts.

The withheld Mepa auditor’s report had clearly shown that the government had already reached its decision even before the public consultation had taken place, rendering the consultation fake, Mr Borg claimed.

Mr Borg reiterated that he decided to hold the campaign launch at the Marsascala MLP club as a sign of respect for the locality in which he was born and bred.

He stressed that he was going to positively utilise his 30-year experience of social activism and that he was going to promise more of the same stamina for proactive commitment in Europe if the Maltese and the Gozitans were to show their faith in his candidature.

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