Green Party Unveils Election Manifestos Focused on Climate, Housing, and Transparency

The Green Party in Malta, ADPD, unveils its manifestos for the upcoming European Parliament and Local Council elections, focusing on climate action, affordable housing, and transparent governance. Their candidates aim to influence policy at both levels.

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Green Party Unveils Election Manifestos Focused on Climate, Housing, and Transparency

Green Party Unveils Election Manifestos Focused on Climate, Housing, and Transparency

The Green Party in Malta, known as ADPD, has approved its manifestos for the upcoming European Parliament and Local Council elections scheduled for June 8, 2024. The party's candidates for the European Parliament elections are Ralph Cassar, Rachelle Deguara, Mina Jack Tolu, and party chairperson Sandra Gauci.

In their manifesto, the Greens aim to strengthen the European Union's social and environmental policies, particularly in the battle against climate change. They propose measures such as promoting renewable energy, reducing pollution, protecting natural life, and supporting sustainable agriculture. The party also wants to make housing more affordable through rent control and longer leases.

For the local council elections, ADPD is presenting candidates in several municipalities, including Attard, Balzan, Birkirkara, Pietà, Birżebbuġa, Marsascala, and St Paul's Bay. If elected, the party pledges to work towards greater transparency, improved financial governance, and the consolidation of local democracy.

Why this matters: The Green Party's focus on climate change, affordable housing, and transparency in governance reflects growing concerns among voters in Malta and across Europe. The upcoming elections will serve as a test of the party's appeal and its ability to influence policy at both the European and local levels.

During a campaign event, ADPD chairperson Sandra Gauci criticized the excessive campaign spending by candidates from Malta's two major parties and the Broadcasting Authority's alleged preference for them. She also called for a law regarding party financing to eliminate illegalities and excessive spending.

"ADPD has presented four candidates for the European Parliament elections: Ralph Cassar, Rachelle Deguara, Sandra Gauci, and Mina Jack Tolu," Gauci stated, emphasizing the importance of having Green representatives from Malta in the European Parliament to work towards a more democratic, transparent, and representative Europe.

The Green Party's manifestos cover a range of issues beyond climate change and housing, including education, artificial intelligence, and good governance. As the June 8 elections approach, ADPD is urging voters to support their candidates who, according to Gauci, have the country's best interests at heart.

Key Takeaways

  • ADPD, Malta's Green Party, approved manifestos for EU & local elections.
  • ADPD aims to strengthen EU's social & environmental policies, tackle climate change.
  • ADPD presenting candidates in several municipalities, pledging transparency & democracy.
  • ADPD criticizes excessive campaign spending by major parties, calls for party financing law.
  • ADPD urges voters to support their candidates for a more democratic, transparent Europe.