AD agrees with PL Parliamentary proposals
Alternattiva Demokratika (the Green Party) has announced that they agreed with Joseph Muscat that MPs should be paid according to the number of parliamentary sittings they attend as well as with the removal of the time-bar for corruption cases involving politicians.
Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs Arnold Cassola said: "These reforms are fully in line with what happens in democratic parliaments in Europe. Alternattiva Demokratika is also proposing that the privileged full pensions of parliamentarians be removed. All Maltese citizens should have equal access to pensions. MPs should not have privileged pensions".
AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio added that AD has been calling for the need to have full time parliamentarians in order to professionalize the institution. "This could also help Parliament to pro-actively influence EU directives."
Briguglio appealed for constructive dialogue and criticism during this electoral campaign, and said that AD is fulfilling this role through its own concrete proposals.
“If elected in parliament, AD will act as the progressive voice of reason, beyond destructive partisan pique”, Briguglio added.