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and against Malta's membership of the European Union
By the Campaign for National Independence CNI
the 23rd of last month, Portugal that has the Presidency of the
Council of Ministers of the European Union for the last six months of the year,
presented a draft of the new Reform Treaty, prepared according to an agreement
about it that was reached by the leaders of the member countries last June, in
The representatives of the governments of the Union member countries, including the Maltese representative, are going to continue to discuss the draft of the Treaty until next September.
The results of the discussions about the Treaty are going to be presented before the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the member countries during a meeting that is going to be held between 7 and 8 September.
is then planned that between the 18 and 19 October the leaders of the member
countries meet in Lisbon, Portugal, and sign the new Union Reform Treaty in a
Afterwards, it will be ratified by all the member countries during next year with the aim that the Treaty will enter into effect on 1 January 2009.
Treaty provides that if any country would not have ratified it up till 1 January
2009, the Treaty will enter into effect after the last country ratifies it.
The European Union thinks that no obstacles should arise for the Portuguese draft treaty by the representatives of the member countries so that their Ministers for Foreign Affairs would approve the final draft during the meeting to be held between 7 and 8 next September.
Union hopes that there will also be no countries that do not ratify the Treaty
after their leaders would have signed it between 18 and 19 October.
The European Union wants that as much as possible the ratification to be made by the national parliaments, not through referenda.
But up to now there are already two countries,
* Ireland and
that are going to hold referenda about the Treaty, and in some other countries, among them
that a referendum should be held.
In Malta it is expected that the ratification of the Treaty will be made by Parliament as had happened in the case of the Union Constitutional Treaty in July two years ago.
is a shame that neither the Maltese public nor the Maltese Parliament are going
to have the opportunity to examine and discuss the Treaty before the Prime
Minister signs it.
The Reform Treaty is going to contain all that was objectionable in the Union Constitutional Treaty.
Thus it is not in the national interest that the Maltese Parliament votes in its favour.
since the Prime Minister would have signed it next October, the Maltese
Parliament is expected to also ratify it, notwithstanding that our country will
continue to lose with it.
Our country is not going to gain anything with the Treaty, because if they are going to give us another member in the European Parliament, for many years there will not be a Maltese Commissioner, as there is presently Dr Borg and Malta is going to lose the right of having the Presidency of the European Union for six months.
Why doesn’t the European Union want to let the people of the member countries vote in referenda about the new Reform Treaty?
The answer is one and it is clear.
the Union knows that the majority of the people are against the Treaty that is
going to give greater powers to the Union.
Many ask, but does not the Union believe in democracy?
And the answer is that where it suits it, the Union does not care about democracy.
only cares that what it wants happens.
Others ask, but does not the Union work according to the will of its peoples?
They are taken aback when they find that the Union, in many things, dictates what the peoples should do.
is a dictatorship, not a democracy.
For the question whether the Union decides everything with the agreement of all the countries, the answer given is that a number of decisions are taken by the agreement of the majority without the agreement of the other countries that are also bound by the decisions just the same.
Some ask whether all the Union countries are subject to all its treaties and regulations.
are amazed when they learn that there are member countries for which the whole
Union treaties or all its regulations do not apply. Then, the question arises about the European Parliament whether everything that
the Union decides has the approval of the majority of the members of the
European Parliament, as is the parliamentary democratic principle in the member
Then, the question arises about the European Parliament whether everything that the Union decides has the approval of the majority of the members of the European Parliament, as is the parliamentary democratic principle in the member countries.
it is not so in the EU, because many decisions do not require the approval of
the European Parliament.
Many do not understand why the European Union is not capable of keeping its regular expenditure accounts, so much so that year after year its auditors refuse to certify its accounts as being correct.
Others do not see why the European Union permits millions of its citizens to remain without work for a long time, when it has billions collected from the taxes of the peoples of its member countries and allow scandalous and unfettered vast wastage.
for all this the reason is in the Union ideology of a capitalist market, founded
only on competition and profit, without any trace of social justice.
To those who ask about the welfare state and pensions, the answer is that officially the Union says that it leaves these two sectors to the governments of the member countries, but in fact it constantly pressures the governments to
* reduce the welfare state by
pensions in the hands of
private commercial companies.
All this shows that what the Maltese people thinking is different from the thinking of the European Union.
In a letter published last Sunday in a Maltese language newspaper, Eddy Privitera insisted that the hope that the Maltese people would in future acquire back their
* freedom and
the new European Union colonizers, should not be only a dream, but the end of
Privitera was criticizing those who say that the aim of the CNI is nothing more than a dream.
He reminded that in many Union countries, the will of many to leave the Union is not simply a dream.
He mentioned although the United Kingdom has been a Union member since 1973, it has
* millions of people, among them
* well-known economists,
* trade unionists and
who agree that the United Kingdom should leave the Union and renegotiates a new agreement with it.
agreement will give back the right to the people of the United Kingdom, through
their elected representatives in the Westminster Parliament, to decide what laws
and regulations should bind them, instead of those made by the European Union.
Eddy Privitera continued to state in his letter that after all, even those who murder and are sentenced to life imprisonment in our country regain their liberty after a number of years.
he asks, do those who want us to believe that what the CNI
insists on are only dreaming, that membership in the Union is worse than a
sentence of life imprisonment?
Privitera showed his satisfaction the CNI message is slowly sinking in and that an article written two Sundays ago by Dr Josie Muscat witnesses this.
Dr Muscat did not fail from praising CNI because it has always remained consistent and because it states the real facts about the European Union.
He extracted a paragraph from Dr Muscat’s writing where he said that we are seeing
* “covert integration” by the European Union, or better still,
* the way to a Coup detach to create a Super State,
or in the words of Jose` Manuel Barroso
* “a non-Imperial Empire”.
Dr Muscat also wrote that Politicians who transfer powers, as is going to happen with the new Reform Treaty, that the citizens of the country would have loaned them, without the consent of the citizens, are nothing except
Eddy Privitera insisted that this is what happened in our country.
They deceived the people so that then they passed the powers to the European Commissioners who are not elected by the people.
also insisted that they are going to deceive the people by having agreed with
the businessmen not to increase prices when the Euro is adopted on 1 January
next year and increase them a few months after the election had passed.
Privitera insisted that the CNI is neither going to forget how they deceived the people nor is it going to stop reminding about the barefaced interference by the European Commission and the threats by the Commissioner Günter Verheugen prior to the refrendum and the 2003 election, because CNI is not afraid of losing votes, like the political parties, if it states the truth.
European union is a huge factory that makes and sells armaments and thus is
helping to create fighting that brings the destruction of human beings and thus
helping to create fighting that causes the destruction of human beings and
The European arms industry is big and renders big profits.
Union does not have any principles and has no scruples where profit is
While the Union states that it works for world peace, it helps wars in many corners of the world and thus there will always be a demand for armaments produced by the Union.
While the Union sees to it that there will be no wars between member countries, it supplies armaments to countries in other world areas and thus helps to create wars in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
on the one hand the Union helps poor countries, on the other hand it makes them
poorer by draining from them big amounts of money in the armaments that it lumps
them and by arming the countries against each other.
While the Union helps to heal poor people in developing countries, at the same time it helps by giving armaments in the killing of healthy people.
While the Union preaches the fundamental human right to life at the same time it promotes arms that are used in the destruction of human lives.
While it wastes material goods and human resources in the production of armaments, the Union impoverishes its citizens with the payment of taxes that are wasted on military expenses of the Union countries that the Union encourages.
With membership in the European Union the Maltese people are sometimes participating in this most shameful story.
Because our country is taking part in the Union decisions and in the drafting and the implementation of its policy.
Therefore the Maltese people, without wanting, are an accomplice in these things that are nothing less than crimes against humanity.
Because the destruction of human life and the destruction
of property with the armaments that the Union sells are part of the
implementation of crimes against humanity.
European Union is also guilty of crimes against humanity and we, the Maltese and
Gozitans, with our membership in the Union became, if not co-authors,
accomplices in crimes against humanity that are being committed with the
armaments sold by the Union.
their support for the EuropeanUnion, the Maltese politicians, only skin-deep
Christians, forgot that they took an oath, among the obligations that our
country’s constitution imposes on them, that they have to actively work for
peace among nations, and that they do not take part in any military alliance.
Thursday 30 August 2007.
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