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Those who want to contact our Valletta Head Office can do so at
 
Alleanza Liberali, 67, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 1436, Malta. Tel: 00356 21690365, 99459714, 99449157
 
or by e-mail: johnpzammit@gmail.com 
 
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     JEAN-PIERRE SAMMUT IS OUR MAIN CANDIDATE
 
WHILE ALLEANZA LIBERALI IS PREPARING FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
 
ELECTION OF 24th MAY 2014 AND IS ACCEPTING CANDIDATES THAT ARE UP-TO-DATE
 
ON EUROPEAN AFFAIRS. WE APPEAL TO WOMEN CANDIDATES TO COME FORWARD.
 
THOSE INTERESTED CONTACT: 99459714.
 
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JOHN ZAMMIT ON TVM2 SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2013 AT 5.00 P.M.
 
IN THE MALTA PRESIDENT'S FORUM ON THE CONSTITUTION OF MALTA
 
SEE WHAT I SAID.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
ON SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2013 VOTE FOR JOHN ZAMMIT
see details underneath:
 
Liberal Leader Dr. John Zammit wins appeal case against Labour Whip Joe Mizzi 
  • Private life of public figures open to scrutiny, court says

    The sole MEP candidate of the Liberal Democratic Alliance, John Zammit, was yesterday acquitted of criminally libelling a Labour MP after a judge ruled that the private life of a public person was open to scrutiny. Mr Zammit was fined €1,0...

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  • Liberal Leader Dr. John Zammit visits the FDP in Berlin
  • John Zammit is seen here with German Minister of State/European Affairs, Hon. Herr. Michael Link.
 
Divorce Bill passed through the
 
Maltese Parliament by 52 Votes
 

Act No. XIV of 2011

Act No. XIV of 2011 entitled the Civil Code (Amendment) Act, 2011.

Government Gazette of Malta No. 18,784 - 29th July, 2011

 
THE YES WIN BY 53%
 
MALTA DIVORCE REFERENDUM
 
SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2011
 
- VOTE YES FOR DIVORCE
 
DIVORCE MOTION PASSED THROUGH THE MALTESE PARLIAMENT - 16th. March 2011
 
Leadership contacts, phone: (00356) John: 21690365, 99459714, Jean-Pierre: 99449157, Joe: 99161266, Gozo Representative: 99267086. Skype: johnpaul799. e-mail: mail@john-zammit.eu and mail@malta-liberals.org  - Head Office: 60A, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 1436, Malta, Europe.TV STATION: http://worldtv.com/alleanza_liberali_malta  websites: www.malta-liberals.org and www.john-zammit.eu 
 
Alleanza Liberali on Wikipedia

User:Jean-Pierre Sammut/Alleanza liberali - Wikipedia, the free ...

Shocked by this anomaly, John Zammit and Emmy Bezzinaformed the Alpha Liberal ... The first three letters of Alleanza (A-L-L) led John Zammit, ALDM's sole ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jean-Pierre_Sammut/Alleanza_liberali - Cached
 
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THE YES VOTE WINS BY 53%
 
yes divorce is in at last!
 
From left to right: Hans-Jorgen Gotsche, Ludvic Zammit, Joe Gatt, Jean-Pierre Sammut and John Zammit
 
LEADER DR. JOHN ZAMMIT VOTED YES
Alleanza Liberali leader, Dr. John Zammit on Saturday 28th May 2011 voted at 11.00 a.m. at the Kalkara Primery School where he resides.
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You can watch the speeches from the press-conference the 30. april 2011 on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQNSziUGf2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgB1h0rJ9ts

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the website for the liberal party of Malta!

The TV-presentation clips from ALDM before the referendum:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyFNOCq3rHg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIF79J_aAIc

"Do you agree with having the option of having divorce for married couples who have been separated for four years when there is no reasonable hope for reconciliation and when adequate maintenance is guaranteed and the children are cared for." - a very fair and liberal question - vota Iva. . . .

 

 
Many were asking from where do they get the canvas "Divorce Bags". They can be obtained from Alleanza Liberali at 60A, Strait Street, Valletta (on top of CNI office) on Saturdays from 10 a.m. onwards or by e-mailing to mail@john-zammit.eu . Several persons have already obtained a bag and are campaigning through the streets. The campaign has been done in Valletta, Senglea, Cospicua and Kalkara. Tomorrow morning it is going to be at Vittoriosa open market. The bags are in two colours: blue and red at the moment we may have in other different colours later on.
 
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MALTA LOSES ONE OF HER MAN OF LITERATURE
 
FRANS SAMMUT (who happen to be the father of our designate leader Jean-Pierre Sammut) passed away this morning at 3.15 a.m. of Wednesday 4th May 2011. Frans Sammut renowned for his books on the Maltese literature and history died at the young age of 65. We at Alleanza Liberali send our sympathies to Jean-Pierre, his brother Mark and his mother. We also wish to give our support to them on this dark moment.
 
 
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LEADER JOHN ZAMMIT'S LONDON VISIT TO LIB DEMS
 
In photo John Zammit with Paul Speller (Head of International Relations) of the Liberal Democrats of the U.K. who are in Government with the Conservatives. John Zammit had a meeting at the Lib Dems Head Quarters in London on Monday 1st November 2010 in the morning.
 

John Zammit was very much welcomed by Mr. Paul Speller, Head of International Relations at the Liberal Democrats Head Quarters in London (very near to the House of Parliament and Big Ben). Discussions took place about the situation in Malta and how John Zammit as leader of the Alleanza Liberali (Malta Liberal Party) was founded and its policies to bring a more progressive Malta. The need of a divorce law which to Mr. Speller's surprise is still not allowed in Malta.

John Zammit also talked about the need that Alleanza Liberali will be a member in ELDR and that there will be a clause in the regulations of ELDR to remove the need that a member party should at least have a member of parliament elected in the national parliament to those countries who are members of the European Union like Malta, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

John Zammit also reported how he was taken to the Maltese Court and fined 1000 Euros for naming a Maltese opposition member of parliament on what he (the MP) who should be exemplary and not brake the law, have done to John Zammit with his private property and by this MP's dog who bit Zammit's foot and instead of the Police took action against this Labour MP who is the calprit took action in court against John Zammit who is the victim.

John Zammit also reported to Mr. Speller about the Media in Malta especially the National TV station TVM and gave him a copy of the Annual Report of 2009 of the Malta Broadcasting Authority on how TVM did not broadcast that John Zammit was going to be the candidate of the Alleanza Liberali for the European Parliament Election of June 2009. Mr. Speller took note of all that was said by John Zammit. At the end of the discussion, leader John Zammit invited Mr. Speller to visit our Head Office at Valletta, Malta and also told him that he hopes that the Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of Lib Dems, when he visits Malta will include a visit to our Valletta Office also. John Zammit also mentioned that he went to London mostly with the purpose to have at least a short meeting with Mr. Clegg, but as it resulted that Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron M.P. was for two days in Brussels and after for a day in Paris, he knew that it was impossible, especially also that on the day of John Zammit's visit to Lib Dems Head Quarters (November 1, 2010) there was a strike of the London Fire Brigade in London and therefore Mr. Clegg as Acting Prime Minister had several meetings in connection with this strike and also about more security in Britain after it was found that a bomb on an aeroplane to the East Midlands escaped security. This has brought more security at Britain's airports and as John Zammit himself experienced when going through airport security in Heathrow Airport back to  Malta. Mr. Speller took note of what John Zammit said and accepted that he visits Malta and also said that he will report what was said to ELDR and that he used to live in Malta when he was young as his father was a British Serviceman in the British Army stationed in Malta.

Finally John Zammit and Paul Speller exchanged several publications of both parties and John Zammit also gave a lapel pin badge of Alleanza Liberali and several dvds of speeches made by John Zammit, Jean-Pierre Sammut and Hans-Jorgen Gotsche.

After John Zammit was taken around the Lib Dems HQ and was welcomed by several officials and a number of Lib Dems youths who Mr. Speller said that they go there to help volontarily in the Lib Dems office.

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ELDR CONGRESS IN HELSINKI - FINLAND
13-15 OCTOBER 2010 - FROM MALTA WE WISH ELDR SUCCESS.  
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The Committee and members of Alleanza Liberali (Malta Liberal Party) were sadened by the passing away of DOM MINTOFF at the age of 96 years. He has dominated Maltese politics for more than fifty years. Dom died on August 20, 2012.
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ALLEANZA LIBERALI LEADER ON CALYPSO TV
Alleanza Liberali Leader John Zammit was on Calypso TV programme "Kontra r-Rih" on Wednesday 15th September at 8.30 p.m. about Abortion in Malta. The programme has a repetition on Sunday 19th at the same time.
 
 
 
WELCOME TO MALTA HERR GUIDO WESTERWELLE, FDP LIBERALS' LEADER AND GERMAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER - 3rd September 2010
 
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PASSING AWAY OF FORMER PRESIDENT OF MALTA AND THE UN - PROFS. DR. GWIDO DE MARCO
Leader Dr. John Zammit on Sunday 15th August at 10.00 a.m. went to pay his respect to Profs De Marco as he was laid in state at the Palace Valletta and he also signed the condolences book. Whilst on Monday 16th August afternoon attended the state funeral of Profs. De Marco. We give our condolences to his family. Malta has lost one of its best politicians and Law Professor.
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ALLEANZA LIBERALI LEADER FINED EUROS 1,000 IN THE MALTA COURT
ON FRIDAY 14TH MAY 2010 - HE APPEALED AGAINST THE SENTENCE
in connection with Front Favur Dom Mintoff - see more on www.freewebs.com/mintoffjani
After the report of this sentence last Tuesday 18th May 2010 on The Times of Malta online the Mintoffjani website scored 2,492 hits from Malta, UK, Belgium, USA, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland and more. Dr. Zammit is receiving support from several Liberal Parties around the world, especially Europe and we had yesterday also Deputy Prime Minister of UK, Hon. Nick Clegg commenting about Malta and freedom of speech. So thanks for the publicity because of this sentence I got stronger in Malta and around the world and even was contacted already from the European Court of Human Rights. - Dr. John Zammit - Leader, Alleanza Liberali - VIVA L-LIBERTA' TAL-KELMA  as a journalist and politician I am for freedom of speech.
 
MORE PEOPLE JOINING ALLEANZA LIBERALI
After what is happening in the Malta Labour Party and the case about corrupt practices in the last general election which was lost in the Malta Criminal Court under Magistrate Audrey Demicoli and also the resignation of Mayor of Fgura by order from the Labour Party leadership and other incidents which happened in the Maltese Parliament and also in which PN Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Mario Galea was attacked, more and more Labour supporters are joining Alleanza Liberali and leaving the Labour Party. In the near future (before the coming general election) we are going to see a split in the Labour Party as many are not agreeing with the way the three persons in the Labour leadership are managing the party.
 
The Alleanza Liberali is ready to welcome all progressive and liberal thinkers to join us and even Members of Parliament from both sides, especially those who agree about a divorce law for Malta, which now is about time to legislate such law because we are very late and could not believe that in the 21st century Malta is the only European country that does not allow divorce.
 
Come on be courageous and brave and change Malta with us like what the Liberal Democrats of Hon. Nick Clegg did to the UK. There is only one way to change Malta by joining Alleanza Liberali or else Malta will remain the same forever. 
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DIVORCE BILL PRESENTED IN MALTA'S PARLIAMENT (6-7-2010)

The text of Dr Pullicino Orlando's motion can be seen by clicking the pdf below.

 
I congratulate Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando M.P. on behalf of ALLEANZA LIBERALI - this means that if the law passes the Nationalist Party will remain in government for eternity because more than 50% of the Maltese want a divorce law. It can also mean that we the Liberals will lose support but we are not there for votes, we are there to push the other political parties to move with the times and be more liberal. I happened to bump with Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando at St. Nicholas Band Club on Sunday 27th June on the Feast day of St. Nicholas and I told him that maybe I will be a candidate for the Siggiewi district and maybe St. Nicholas opened Jeffrey's mind to present the divorce bill. I found that most of the middle aged men and youth of Siggiewi support my Liberal policies that Malta should become like Amsterdam and I was very welcomed at the Siggiewi Football Club and at the Siggiewi Brass Band Club (the building that I was born in). WELL DONE  Jeffrey you got our support from the Liberals of Malta - Dr. John Zammit Leader, Alleanza Liberali.
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WELL DONE NICK CLEGG AND LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
next time we need the same result in the Malta elections.
 

Only Malta more centralised than Britain - Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg, the UK's Liberal Democratic deputy Prime Minister, yesterday labelled Malta as the most centralised country in Europe.

"Britain was once the cradle of modern democracy. We are now, on some measures, the most centralised country in Europe, bar Malta," he said.

Mr Clegg promised a revolutionary change in UK government where the State would have far less control and power would be handed back to the people.

"We will redistribute power away from the centre and into the community, your homes and your hands."

He said democracy had suffered from "encroaching centralisation" where civil rights were eroded by excessive surveillance and intrusive laws all limiting freedom and quashing dissent.

He called for more "open, transparent and decent" politics, promising the biggest shake-up of democracy since 1832.

"This government will be unlike any other," he began. He also criticised the current welfare system saying that there was exces-sive centralisation, which required a "big-bang approach" to reform.

As a liberal, he said he believed that most people, most of the time, would make the right choices for themselves so the government did not need to tell people how to run their lives.

"The government will trust people", he said, adding that this would create a fair society and enable people to put their faith in politics once again.

He said there would be a *review of libel laws to better protect freedom of speech and ask people to decide which laws should go, as well as giving them the right to sack corrupt MPs.

NOTE:
* I HAVE REPORTED WHAT HAPPENED TO ME LAST FRIDAY 14TH MAY 2010 AT THE MALTA LAW COURTS AND THE FINE OF EUROS 1,000 AGAINST ME TO THE LIB DEMS TO PASS THE INFORMATION TO THE HON. NICK CLEGG. The Alleanza Liberali has been in contact with the Liberal Democrats of the UK since its founding (2006) through myself. We have good contacts with the Lib Dems and also with ALDE, ELDR and Liberal International and we are keeping them up to date on what is happening in Malta and in fact the Honorable Nick Clegg himself promised me personally of more cooperation with Alleanza Liberali in Malta in the near future. From here I wish to congratulate him again (as I did already by e-mail) for the good results in the UK elections and hoping to have him visiting Malta as Deputy Prime Minister of the UK as the Leader of ALDE Hon Graham Watson (see photo above Graham and Nick together) already did in 2007. Well done Nick and thanks for this article and your support see you in Malta - Dr. John Zammit - Leader, Alleanza Liberali
 
Nick Clegg Header

Dear Friend,

Today I have given my first set-piece speech as Deputy Prime Minister � you can read the full speech here. I�m proud that this speech was on a topic which I know is close to every Liberal Democrat heart, political reform.

What I have announced today is the biggest shake up of British democracy since the Great Reform Act of 1832. It is a fundamental resettlement of the relationship between state and citizen that puts people, not Whitehall, in charge.

Step one � we will repeal all of the intrusive and unnecessary laws that inhibit people�s freedom. This means scrapping ID cards, halting the second generation of biometric passports, radically reforming the DNA database, ending the ContactPoint children�s database and stopping the fingerprinting of children without parent�s permission.

Step two - we will reform our politics so it is open, transparent and decent. We will introduce an elected House of Lords, fixed termed parliaments and strengthening parliament so it can hold the executive to account. Under our plans voters will have the power to recall corrupt MPs, there will be a register of lobbyists and a cap on donations. And most importantly we will give people a chance to vote in a referendum on our outdated and undemocratic electoral system.

Step three - we will radically redistribute power away from the centre, into your communities, your homes and your hands. We will strengthen local democracy and empower local people whilst scrapping layers of unnecessary top-down Whitehall bureaucracy. And we will implement further devolution to the nations of Britain.

Liberal Democrats in government are already delivering our manifesto commitments and opening up our political system and empowering citizens. That is what we have fought for over many years, and that is what we are now able to do.

Best wishes,

Nick Clegg Signature

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Leader John Zammit in Germany and Luxembourg
 
During the last week of April and beginnig of May, Dr. John Zammit was invited to attend a crash course in European Law at the Accademy of European Law in Trier, Germany and to attend Court sessions at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He was even invited to lunch at the Judges Chamber as guest of the Judges of the European Court. He was given a pack of laws and information relating to European Law which he brought with him and is studying well.
 
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ALLEANZA LIBERALI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2010
 
On Saturday 20th March 2010 the Alleanza Liberali held its Annual General Meeting at its Headquarters in Valletta where a designate leader was nominated by leader Dr. John Zammit and seconded by deputy leader Charles Aquilina to take over when needed after our leader is under special care for several health reasons and due also to certain vendicative acts against him even through court procedures when he is neither a criminal and not even have done anything against the law but has been framed and is the victim and not the aggressor and so the Malta Police have done a great mistake in taking action against him.
 
Dr. Zammit was present for the meeting to nominate his successor and made a short speech (see news page) and retired to get back his health and at the moment is resting as he is very under stress.
 
During the meeting Hans-Jorgen Gotsche a Danish from the Venstre Danish Liberal Party, who are in government, accepted to be our International Secretary and is reporting all that is happening in Malta against our party to the international liberal parties of Europe and the world.
 
A committee of nine persons have been elected in all.
 
Jean-Pierre Sammut has also accepted to be one of the candidates for the European Parliament Election of 2014 and we hope to have more candidates, especially a woman candidate, so those interested please come forward. Also it has been decided that we take part in the Local Council elections and the Maltese Parliament general elections. All interested candidates please apply as early as possible to be on the Alleanza Liberali list as this depends on the number of candidates that apply.
 
 
 
Charles Aquilina (Deputy Leader), Jean-Pierre Sammut (appointed Designate Leader) Dr. John Zammit (Leader) and Hans-Jorgen Gotsche (elected as International Secretary) and below as seen on tv. Now if something happens to leader John Zammit ALLEANZA LIBERALI will keep going on with the other members of the committee (9 in all)
 
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ALDE Group in the European Parliament : FRONTEX cannot solve ...
"FRONTEX is a coordinating agency and not designed to stop the influx of ... Exactly one year ago the European Parliament voted a report by ALDE MEP G�rard ...
www.alde.eu/index.php?id=42&no_cache=1&tx...9472 - Cached
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WATER AND ELECTRICITY RATES PROTESTS
The Alleanza Liberali did not take part and we are going to stay neutral although we are more against the water and electricity rates. As Malta is in a financial crisis and full of debt (nearly 4 billion Euros) something must be done and we prefer that the city gate project and other projects that are of not importance will be stopped and the government stop wasting the money on commissions and different types of board/committees of this and of that. On the other side the Labour Party is not sure of what they do if elected in government. So Alleanza Liberali is staying neutral and not participating in the demonstations of yesterday and today. - 1st March 2010.
 
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START A REVOLUTION!!!

The Alleanza Liberali wish to invite those backbenchers in the Maltese Parliament to start a new revolution in our country by joining the Alleanza Liberali and bring change from the mediocre situation that Malta found itself in after over seventy thousand voters did not vote in the European Parliament elections because they are fed up of both the big political parties. If this happens even from one Nationalist MP, than everythings changes.  

Last MP who crossed to a political party which was not represented in the House of Parliament was Dr. Wenzu Mintoff who from Labour became an Alternattiva Demokratika MP. This can be done now by any MP who is fed up or wish to protest by declaring that he is crossing to the Alleanza Liberali. The leadership already made some contacts with desgrantled MPs. Come on start a revolution!!!

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Happy 61st birthday to our leader Dr. John Zammit (10-2-2010) from the executive committee of Alleanza Liberali and other Maltese Liberals. Thank you for what you have done for Malta and the Maltese through forty five years in journalism and also as member and founder of several non-government organizations, especially in connection with the family (Men's Rights Association, Malta Divorce Movement, You Are Not Alone) and also in the Ghaqda Letterarja Maltija, Institute of Maltese Journalists, Friends of the National Archives, Malta Library and Information Association and more. He is always there to help. Also and not the least in the founding of Alternattiva Demokratika in 1989 (he was founder member who asked Dr. Wenzu Mintoff and Dr. Toni Abela to leave the Malta Labour Party for the founding of AD) and also founder member of Alpha Liberal Party and now the Alleanza Liberali - the biggest Liberal Party ever to be founded in Malta. Long live and good health to our leader. 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aQ8fL4_ZME

John Zammit our party leader has appeared for the first time after he had heart problems. In a reception at the Valletta A.L. office on the occasion of the new year he awarded our party mentor and election campaign manager Mr. Hans-Jorgen Gotsche the Award of Excellence and also given him a set of the four A.L. dvd's. John Zammit thanked Hans-Jorgen for his great help during the election campaign and as he was a foreigner he went out of his way and travelled from Denmark several times so that a Liberal Party was established for the first time in Malta. Leader John Zammit also thanked the Vestre Danish Liberal Party, especially Hon. Anders Fogh Rasmussen former Prime Minister of Denmark and now Secretary General of NATO, Hon. Nick Clegg leader of British Lib Dems, ELDR in Brussels and all Liberals both from Europe and Malta for their support and for those who voted Liberal in Malta.

 

The Alleanza Liberali has published the recorded speeches and activities held during the year 2009 especially those connected with the European Parliament Elections held on June 6, 2009 on 4 dvd's where John Zammit was our only candidate. In the coming elections we are going to have more than one candidate. Those who wish to obtain the dvd's can come at our Valletta office and ask about them.

The Alleanza Liberali has produced for the first time in 2009 a number of lapel badges and tie pins which one can obtain eithor from PACE MODEL SHOP at Old Theatre Street, Valletta or from our head office at 67, Strait Street, Valletta. Several persons who collect badges have already obtained our badges.

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Party Leader Dr. John Zammit (centre) is seen presenting a set of five dvd's and other publications published by Alleanza Liberali to Mr. Malcolm Naudi - Chairman and Mr. Joe Vella - General Secretary of the Institute of Maltese Journalists for their library at their Valletta office. John Zammit whilst being a founder member of the journalists' institute, he is himself a journalist and author. The presentation was held on the 18th of January 2010. 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the indisposition of the leader from 1st October 2009 due to hospitalisation and recovery from bad health all appointments, invitations to conferences, receptions and visits abroad have been cancilled until further notice. Please contact the acting leader: Jean-Pierre Sammut on 99449157 We wish a speedy recovery to our leader Dr. John Zammit.

1/1/2010: Please for the time being till further notice keep contacting Jean-Pierre Sammut as our leader is still going for tests and care in hospital. He is only keeping certain important appointments for the time being.

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The executive committee and members of Alleanza Liberali wish to send their condolences to our dearest leader Dr. John Zammit on the loss of his father Joseph on Friday 11th December 2009 at the age of nearly 86 years. Joseph Zammit was born on 21st December 1923 at Paola, Malta and was a founder member of the Malta Labour Party under the leadership of Dom Mintoff after the split with Paul Boffa. He was also founder member of the General Workers' Union. He was very active in both the MLP and GWU especially during the 1940's, 50's and 60's. He worked at H.M.Admiralty Dockyard and at Royal Air
Force Tal-Handaq and Luqa Engineering Flight. He restored Malta's World War II relic Gladiator Faith which is displayed at the Malta War Museum at Valletta. He leaves to mourn his loss his sons John, Carmelo and Victor and his daughters Catherine and Felicity, his brothers, sisters and nephews, other relatives and friends. Rest in peace Joseph.

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THE LIBERALS GET MORE COMMISSIONERS

 

The list of EU Commissioners for the main EU political parties is going to be EPP = 13, ELDR = 8 and SOCIALISTS = 6. The Liberals are going to have 2 more than the Socialists.

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VISITORS TO THIS WEBSITE 28TH OCTOBER TO 3RD NOVEMBER 2009:

42: Malta 29, USA 4, UK 2, Belgium 1, Columbia 1, France 1, Germany 1, Ireland 1, Italy 1, Switzerland 1.

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WELCOME TO THE LISBON TREATY

The Alleanza Liberali welcomes the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by the Czech President, the last one to sign after all the other twenty six European member states ratified the treaty some months ago, including Ireland through a referendum. Now we auger that the Lisbon treaty will bring better days and progressive laws to all the EU member states (especially a divorce law for Malta) and hoping to move on to go out of the financial crises, said Dr. John Zammit - Leader of Alleanza Liberali, through a telephone call, as he is still recovering from heart problems at his Kalkara residence.

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By: Dr. John Zammit

Thursday, July 02, 2009, 3:19:05 PM | Dr. John ZammitGo to full article

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Malta - Alleanza Liberali - I congratulate Sweden for having the Presidency of the European Union and wish that Sweden will do its utmost to see that Malta will have the same rights as other Nordic European countries, especially a divorce law which we the Maltese has been struggling for and still do not have.

Malta is so backwards in civil rights as the two main political parties are afraid of the Catholic Church, that not to lose votes they keep the Maltese citezens deprived of progressive laws such as divorce, gay marriages and rights and abortion.

So while wishing the Swedish Precidency of the European Union a great success we in Malta are very hopeful that with the help of the most progressive country in the European Union (Sweden) we, the Maltese will attain such rights as I mentioned. Thanks for all the support Malta is obtaining from the European Union.

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WE CONGRATULATE THE LIBERALS OF GERMANY FOR THEIR SUCCESS

 

AND WHO ARE NOW PART OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT.

 

THIS IS WHAT WE NEED IN MALTA ALSO.

 

FDP the real winner of the German national elections

 

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   6th AUGUST 2009

 HAPPY 94th BIRTHDAY TO DOM MINTOFF 

 

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SIGN THE PETITION - many Maltese have done so:

Make Noise For Free Choice! 
Name: Birgitta Ohlsson Title: President of Liberal Women More info: This campaign has been initiated by Birgitta Ohlsson, Member of the Swedish Parliament ...
www.makenoiseforfreechoice.eu/ - Cached - Similar
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  THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT AFRAID TO VOTE LIBERAL

 

- OUR PARTY WILL CONTINUE ALTHOUGH

 

MOST OF THE MALTESE MEDIA ARE STILL BOYCOTTING US

 

  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEW MEPS BOTH FROM MALTA AND THE OTHER

 

  EU MEMBER COUNTRIES ESPECIALLY THE ALDE GROUP AND THE NEW LEADER

 

  HON. GUY VERHOFSTADT (FORMER BELGIAN PRIME MINISTER)

 

  John Zammit AL leader and Arnold Cassola, AD leader (left) on Bondi + on 1st June 2009

 

  John Zammit on Xarabank on 29th May 2009

 

     ALLEANZA LIBERALI LEADER ADDRESS TO THE NATION

 

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 ALLEANZA LIBERALI MALTA TV -

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POLITICAL CONFERENCE AT 60A STRAIT STREET (CORNER WITH OLD THEATRE STREET) VALLETTA

ON SATURDAY 25TH APRIL 2009 AT 10.00 A.M. SPEAKERS: DR. JOHN ZAMMIT AND OTHER

CANDIDATES FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION  OF 6 JUNE 2009

ALL ARE WELCOME - ENTRANCE FREE - DRINKS WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Dr. John Zammit with Hon. Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland, discussing the situation in Malta, especially the burden sharing of illegal immigrants and the missing democracy in Malta that we do not have a divorce law like all the other European countries.


When attending the ELDR European Parliament Election Rally held in Brussels on Wednesday 15th April 2009 with a Belgian Dinner and after, dancing to a famous Belgian Rock Group, a delegation from the Alleanza Liberali made up of John as leader and candidate for the European Parliament Election, Jean-Pierre Sammut, Secretary General and Hans-Jorgen Gotsche our Political Adviser and International Secretary who is a member of the Venstre Liberal Party of Denmark, we met Hon. Annamie Neyts-Uyttebroek MEP, President of ELDR, Hon. Graham Watson MEP leader of ALDE and several Commissioners: Louis Michel, Meglena Kuneva and also Prime Minister of Finland Hon. Matti Vanhanen, Pat Cox, Deputy Belgian Prime Minister Didier Reynders and former Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and many of the liberal candidates from most of the 27 member states of the EU. This rally was for the launching of the ELDR Election Campaign and also for the EP election candidates where we were also invited personally. We also visited the ELDR HQ and the European Journalism Centre and the Office of the International Federation of Journalists. I as a candidate was also interviewed by the Belgian TV. More information can be seen on the ELDR website.

John Zammit as candidate for the Alleanza Liberali being interviewed by Belgian TV crew during the launching of the ELDR European Election Rally held in Brussels on 15th April 2009, seen also is Jean-Pierre Sammut, secretary general of Alleanza Liberali.

John Zammit (far right) on Euronews TV at the ELDR European Parliament Election Rally in Brussels with other Liberal candidates on 15th April 2009.

Section of those present in the ELDR Brussels rally, John seen on right (top photo) and at the background lower photo. In lower photo

also seen Hon. Annemie Nyets - President of ELDR and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Didier Reynders.  

(On TV Malta "harbex" news they will cut John Zammit out - Nathalino Fenech, please note).

 

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JOHN ZAMMIT ON XARABANK - 29-5-2009

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John Zammit on ".eu"

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for everybody's information it was covered by One News TV (Labour Party) and it was censored: that is

John Zammit was cut off the film and was not mentioned that he was one of the candidates who took part.

OSCE, Reporters Without Borders, European Parliament and Commission please note how democratic Malta is!!!!

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WITH JOHN ZAMMIT AS A LIBERAL MEP HE WILL ASK TO JOIN THE LIBERAL GROUP

(FROM ALL THE SEVEN POLITICAL GROUPS THAT ARE FOUND

IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT) AND HE WILL VOTE "YES" 

FOR: DIVORCE, ABORTION, GAY MARRIAGES AND RIGHTS, EUTHANASIA

AND ALL OTHER RIGHTS THAT ARE FOUND IN THE EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES.

Maltese Media please note: (Dr. John Zammit wish to make it clear that the Alleanza Liberali (ALDM)

is not a member yet of ELDR but we have 'fruitful' contacts and we hope that in the future will be full members.

The Alleanza Liberali has only been founded since 26th November 2006 and so we are still organizing the party.

There are also several Liberal Parties in Europe like in Greece, Portugal and other countries

who are not yet members of ELDR but with Liberal belief).

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REPORT ABOUT JOHN ZAMMIT ON THE MALTA CHRONICLE ON THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION CAMPAIGN BY ALL MALTESE CANDIDATES

Apart from John Zammit and, maybe, Ellul Bonici, there�s not much difference in what the candidates are saying. Until now I haven�t heard one single original idea and I haven�t read one compelling article. To make matters worse, apart from Sharon EB, today all the other PL candidates talk as if the Sant �Allaharesqatt nidhlu fl-EU� years were fekking pre-history. Come on guys, naqra rispett almenu ghal wicc in-nies.  To be sure, Busuttil knows his facts and figures � if this was an arm wrestling contest he�d win hands down.

Frankly, it would be funny to see another candidate�s chubby face contort in pain and hopelessness as il-Busu crushes his podgy European fingers to a pulp against the chrome bar top to roars of delight from the drunken crowd. Ghamillu takila lis-sinjur tal-ingravata bl-istilel sofor! Alas, this is democracy not an arm wrestling championship ad eliminazione diretta so chubster stands a fair chance of making it through bl-unuri. On that count only, Busuttil probably deserves your vote. But that�s not what I mean by original ideas.

More depressing is the distinct impression you get that this whole MEP business is just another career move for most punters. Quite simply, if you swapped El Mexicano with Miss Verdissima Valle d�Aosta would anyone notice? Apart from the beard and the kids, they�re totally swappable. You could even imagine these two functioning as an ultra ambitious couple a la Mr and Mrs Smith. Which just goes to show how dumb our politics is. Il-Laburisti jivvutawlek lill-Messikan u n-Nazzjonalisti jaghmlulek number 1 hdejn il-Hadra. But why exactly? Do these guys have strong views on anything other than their loyalty to the party they chose as a platform?

Maybe this is what centrist politics boils down to: disagreeing about which face you should vote for. Which is, essentially, what the squabbles are really about. As to the Big Green Conversion, if even George Bush embraced the new age religion towards the end of his mandate, a PN metamorphosis wasn�t too difficult to predict: saying you believe in green issues nowadays is akin to saying that you believe in democracy. In this scenario a No. 2 or 3 for bewildered but lovable John Zammit or for maverick (but at least with a pretence of consistency) Ellul Bonici almost becomes an option. Ferralu grokk iehor Cali!   http://themaltachronicle.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/were-all-europe-now/

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JOHN ZAMMIT IS ONE OF TWO MOST SHOCKING PERSONS IN MALTA

- THE MALTESE MEDIA IS BOYCOTTING US ESPECIALLY TVM/PBS

Because John Zammit is Liberal and want in Malta Liberal Laws cannot appear on TVM......

See the documentary of the most two SHOCKING PERSONS in Malta and why what they say the Maltese Media, especially TVM/PBS black them out under the auspices of the Malta Broadcasting Authority:

Malta documentary (not official) - Martin Burland - Danish TV Journalist interviews Dr. John Zammit, Malta's Liberal Leader

(note: if you cannot hear the sound of the documentary go all the way down of this page and on the right there is a gadget to close the sound of the background music)

JOHN ZAMMIT ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=818009967&hiq=john,zammit

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION

MANIFESTO 2009

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Malta documentary (not official)

Labour Leader Joseph Muscat and Liberal Leader John Zammit at the Labour Party H.Q. at Hamrun on Tuesday 9th December 2008 where they exchanged greetings and had talks on several issues.

 

JOHN ZAMMIT PETITION

 

TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 

 

FOR DIVORCE IN MALTA

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MINUTES EN EN

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
by Mr John Zammit (Malta Divorce Movement)(No 447/2004);. by Mr Bodipala Wijeyesinghe(No 448/2004);. by Mr C.K. Shettar (No 449/2004); ...
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12. Petitions

by Mr John Zammit (Malta Divorce Movement) (No 447/2004);. by Mr Bodipala
Wijeyesinghe (No 448/2004);. by Mr C.K. Shettar (No 449/2004); ...
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12. Petizzjonijiet

mis-Sur John Zammit (Malta Divorce Movement) (nru 447/2004);. mis-Sur Bodipala
Wijeyesinghe (nru 448/2004);. mis-Sur C.K. Shettar (nru 449/2004); ...
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Zminiejietna Lehen ix-Xellug - Artikli

John Zammit (Alleanza Liberali) qal li zieda fl-eta� tal-pensjoni sa 65 tista� ggib problemi ghal nies b�obbligi tal-familja. ...
 
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The conference hall where the political conference was held on 25th October 2008

Exhibition about the Danish Venstre Liberal Party at the Valletta office of ALDM from 25th October to 1st November 2008

 JOHN ZAMMIT FIGHTS FOR A SECULAR MALTA      Download PDF file

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

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Dr. John Zammit is a candidate for the European Parliament Election June 2009

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ALLEANZA LIBERAL-DEMOKRATIKA MALTA - Oct 2008 (Part Three)

 

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AUTHORITY ON THE DEMOCRATISATION OF THE MEDIA

by Dr. John Zammit - Liberal Leader

There is an urgent need of an Authority on the Democratisation of the Media because the Maltese media first of all is controlled by the big political parties. Secondly the small parties like the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika and other small parties are not given coverage, and especially when we send them by e-mail or fax any media release are not published and our activities are not attended to or reported.

I am going here to mention by name TVM - Television Malta, Radio Malta, Net TV, Radio 101, One TV, Super One Radio, Smash TV, Smash Radio, L-Orizzont, It-Torca, In-Nazzjon, Il-Mument, Il-Kulhadd. When we also report to the Broadcasting Authority we also do not receive an answer. I wonder what kind of democracy Malta is when we are being censored and if by mistake we are on film, especially TVM will cut myself (John Zammit) out as if I was never there. This is why most of the Maltese do not know about Alleanza Liberali and are surprised if they happen to bump in the name of Alleanza Liberali like what happened in the article on The Times (see story underneat) and begin to exclaim with surprise from where Alleanza appeared. Alleanza Liberali has been active since 26th November 2006 after Dr. Emmy Bezzina decided to go it alone with the Alpha Party. Ever since Alleanza Liberali had organized an office, a website, a Bank account, a new logo and flags, has a committee who meet every Saturday and have also contacted the European Liberal Democratic Reform Party in Brussels with regular visits and also now have foreign members who are giving a helping hand.

Dr. John Zammit since November of 2006 began seeing his constituents regularly at the Valletta ALDM office and in other places. The courtesy  visit we had by the Hon. Graham Watson, leader of the ALDE/ELDR group in the European Parliament has confirmed that we represent in Malta the European Liberals, not to mention the correspondence and other documents and contacts we receive. So when we read that certain Maltese and Gozitans to date do not know that in Malta there is a Liberal Party which represents the third largest political group in the European Parlianment, something must be wrong or as I said that this is due to the boycot we have from the Maltese media.

That is why I appeal that an Authority for the Democratisation of the Maltese Media should be founded to control what appears on the media not to censor but to see that the media does not suppress certain political parties or progressive non government organizations. This with the Parliamentary Committee on Democratisation if they work together in the real sense we will have a true democratic Malta not as we are today. I wish also to mention that on the vote near every candidate's name there should be the candidates photo like in other countries. This is also important and must be done immediately so that those 20,000 illitterate persons can vote by putting a number next to the persons they wish to be elected and there is no need for them to ask for assistance. Come on Malta be really democratic and don't ask other countries to be democratic when Malta is not. Dear GonziPN instead of laughing be serious and see that there will be the necessary measures as to have a truely democratic and free Malta without the interfierence of the Church in political matters that concern the maltese secular citizens.   

MaltaToday | 20 August 2008

A long-standing feud between two neighbours � Labour party whip Joe Mizzi, and the sole
candidate for the Liberal Democratic Alliance, John Zammit � led to ...
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CHARLES CLEWS DIES 29-1-2009 AGED 89
I have visited my Union Press colegue Charles Clews, three weeks ago, as I also have my father, Joseph, who used to work with him at the Malta
 
Drydocks and was at Karin Grech hospital in the same ward. I reminded him when we used to work night shift together at Union Press, he as deputy editor
 
of the Malta News and I as sub-editor of L-Orizzont and how during the break he used to tell us jokes to keep us going. Charles we all have to go and
 
next time it may be me, so we have to be couragious and continue with our journey from one world to the other. I send my sympathy to his family and
 
remember Charles as the one who kept me going in difficult times with his wonderful jokes and especially "the Stage Commandoes" which I remember
 
well with Johnnie Catania and Johnnie Navarro and I am sure that the "kunjata" is surely going to miss him! 
 
From left to right: Anton Cassar - Union Press, Joe Mercieca - Progress Press, his wife, Hella Jean Bartolo
(no longer with us)  John Zammit - Union Press, Laurence Grech - editor Sunday Times and Carmel Bonello
Secretary Press Club in 1991.
 
LIBERAL LEADER ON DEMISE OF JOE MERCIECA
 
Dr. John Zammit sent this message of condolance to the Times of Malta on 14th August on hearing that Mr. Joe Mercieca died all of a sudden in hospital at
 
age 63 on the same day:
 
"Farewell Joe, and rest in peace, I remember you as one of my lecturers during the journalism/communications course at the university of Malta. Sincere
 
condolences to his family.

 
I remember you well, especially when we used to meet during activities organised by the Malta Press Club. One day or another we all have to go!"
 
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PREPARING FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS 2009

We announce two new websites: www.malta-liberals.org and www.john-zammit.eu

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LIBERAL LEADER ON THE MALTESE HUNTERS AND HUNTING

I truely believe that the hunters were betrayed by the GonziPN Government and as Liberals the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta (ALDM)  - www.freewebs.com/liberalalliance -  support the Maltese hunters - not to get their votes - but we in our party have several members who are hunters and know how difficult it is for them, especially when certain members are separated and could not continue with their hobby, especially to forget the trauma they found themselves in. I already met Mr. Lino Farrugia and talked about our support several months ago. As some of my relatives are hunters I know by experience their situation and the Maltese authorities and government should reason things out rightly and not let those against hunting control them. - Dr. John Zammit - Leader - Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta, Tel: 21690365, 99459714.

Sent to The Times of Malta - 12th August 2008

LIBERAL LEADER JOHN ZAMMIT ON A DIVORCE BILL IN THE MALTESE PARLIAMENT

This is the comment Liberal Leader Dr. John Zammit sent to the Sunday Times of Malta of 3rd August 2008 on the comments made by Labour Leader Dr. Joseph Muscat about the presenting of a bill in the Maltese Parliament for a Divorce Law:

"Don't worry lets give it a try and see what happens, if the bill does not pass then the Maltese Parliamentarians will be to blame for the domestic violence and the tragedy that separated people are in. It is the parliamentarians who are to blame for this caos and nobody else. If divorce is not accepted then there will be a time to try again, then one day the people will be so fed up (as already they are) that they will not vote for those who are against divorce. Another thing is that Malta will continue to be the laugh stock of the world. So come on Joseph do it! There are thousands behind you and you will get more votes in the future, remember that the old conservative people and old clergy that are against divorce are dying by the hundreds and the youths and young people both from MLP and PN and the other new parties are in favour. Be couragious Joseph and do it. Show those who are against divorce that we are in the 21st century and there is no place for hypocrits and begots any more in our country. Do it Joseph!"

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DR. JOSEPH MUSCAT - LABOUR LEADER ON THE EARTHQUAKE IN HIS PARTY

"Joseph I support what you are doing and wish that you control certain arrogant Labour members of Parliament that are frightening away former and past supporters from the Malta Labour Party with their arrogant behaviour and who think that they are gods. If these are not controlled I prefer that the Malta Labour Party will remain in opposition. In fact I was happy that this particular Labour MP has been twenty years in the opposition benches except for eighteen months where he had no special appointment, maybe he learns not to continue to be arrogant. Keep it up Joseph for the good sake of the MLP to get in government." - Dr. John Zammit - Liberal Leader sent this to The Times of Malta of Monday 11th August 2008 for the article written by Dr. Joseph Muscat, the new Labour Leader.

Dr.Muscat should take care of some arrogant members of parliament of his party if he wish that some day he will be Prime Minister. We hope that the clean-up he will be doing will succeed.

MAGAZINE PUBLISHED

The Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta has published a magazine printed on art paper and in colour for July/September 2008 which is bi-lingual (Maltese and English) in preparation for the European Parliament Election of 2009. This magazine is going to continue being published until June 2009 when the European Parliament Election takes place.

Those interested in obtaining a free copy should write to Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Magazine, 60A, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 1436 giving their name and address and they will receive a copy free of charge. They can also e-mail on: mensra@maltanet.net  

STATEMENT BY DR. JOHN ZAMMIT - LIBERAL LEADER 16th July 2008

MALTA IS BEING INVADED. We cannot continue to receive illigal immigrants. Malta should inform all countries that we are FULL UP and those who come to Malta are not going to be picked by AFM patrol boats anymore and that it is their responsibility if their boats capsize or they drown. Libya must be informed also and the Maltese armed forces should not go for the rescue, because what is happening is that those illigal immigrants who are already in Malta are phoning or e-mailing their counterparts that they are having it good in Malta to come over. If the AFM patrol boats in protest will not go out to rescue when receiving distress signals from illigal immigrants then the illigal immigrants will think more than twice if they risk their lives to come to Malta. But this should be made clear as a warning to all before taking action. MALTA IS FULL UP - NO MORE ILLIGAL IMMIGRANTS whether black or white, men, women or children.

  

Boats with illigal immigrants are coming to Malta daily (left).  ALDM leader John Zammit (right) "we are not against black people, but MALTA IS FULL UP".

ALDE/ELDR (OUR GROUP IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT) VOTED IN FAVOUR OF MALTA ON THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SITUATION HITTING MALTA HARD BY THE INVADERS FROM AFRICA - OUR LEADER JOHN ZAMMIT INFACT HAD TALKS IN BRUSSELS WITH ELDR COUNTERPARTS ABOUT THE WORSE SITUATION MALTA IS IN BY THE INVASION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM NORTH AFRICA:

EP endorses compromise package on standards for returning illegally staying third-country nationals - 18/06/08

THE MALTA TODAY - Monday 25 February 2008 - the report says it all. From here the strategy for the Maltese general elections of 8th March 2008 was planned and the result was as Dom Mintoff wished - the end of Alfred Sant and a good result for Labour and no 50% + 1vote majority for the PN and so a weak result for the PN that can result in an early election.

MaltaToday | 1 June 2008 | Revealed: Mintoff�s new speaking companion

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www.gotsche.com

 

 
Dr. John Zammit, Leader of Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta (ALDM) received the above message from Prime Minister of Denmark the Hon. Anders Fogh Rasmussen as ALDM is getting more support from Liberal Parties from Europe and the world. Before we received messages of support from Lib Dems of U.K., ELDR, LYMEC from Brussels, Liberals of Japan, Kosovo and others

Dr. John Zammit in Amsterdam in front of  the train Central Station where he was supposed to meet Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, he posted newspaper articles which were published in Maltese newspapers as he learned that she had some emergency to attend to, but the mission was accomplished. In fact Dr. Rebecca Gomperts paid a visit to Malta and gave a talk at Valletta in October 2007 our challenge to those against her who said they will stop her to enter Malta, was also accomplished because not even the Maltese authorities tried to stop her entering Malta as now we are members of the European Union.


Parliamentary questions
11 December 2006
E-4646/06
Answer given by Mr Frattini on behalf of the Commission

The Honourable Member raises the question of whether the fact that Maltese law does not provide for divorce is incompatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU(1), the fundamental principles of the EU and, therefore, constitutes discrimination.

Article 9 of the Charter (�right to marry and right to found a family�) does not refer to a �right to divorce�, which is, thus, still governed by domestic laws. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has, so far, refused to recognise a right to dissolve a marriage as included under the protection of the ECHR(2).

There are considerable differences between the national laws as regards the conditions for divorce. Maltese law does not provide for divorce, but only for legal separation and marriage annulment.

The Community has adopted rules on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility(3). Council Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000, which is directly applicable in Malta as of 1 May 2004, foresees the mutual recognition of divorce judgments issued in another Member State. It is to be noted, however, that Council Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 does not impose an obligation on Member States to introduce and/or modify their existing legislation on divorce. Consequently, Maltese authorities act in accordance with Community legislation as long as they recognise divorce judgments issued in other Member States. Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 describes the competent courts for divorce matters. According to this Provision, a couple may apply for divorce in the Member State of which one or both of them are habitually resident, or alternatively in the Member State of which they are both nationals.

The Commission is not of the view that the current situation leads to discrimination between a couple where both spouses are Maltese nationals and a couple where a Maltese citizen is married to a non-Maltese citizen. Neither of the two couples would be able to obtain a divorce before a Maltese court since Maltese law does not provide for divorce. On the other hand, both couples would be able to apply for divorce before the courts of another Member State provided they are habitually resident in that Member State pursuant to Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000.

(1) OJ C 364, 18.12.2000.
(2) European Court of Human Rights, Johnston and Others v. Ireland (Appl. No 9697/82), judgment of 18 December 1986, Ser. A, No 112.
(3) Council Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 of 29 May 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility for children of both spouses, OJ L 160, 30.6.2000.

Last updated: 17 January 2007 Legal notice

 

DEAR FRANCO FRATTINI - IS THIS DEMOCRACY

 

THAT MALTA DOES NOT HAVE A DIVORCE LAW????

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION WON BY PN

After an arrogant election campaign by the big Maltese

political parties against each other and more against

the small parties the PN won by only 1,580 votes.

The effect of the small parties although not large

was enough to hold the big parties from getting

the 50% plus 1 vote for the necessary majority

according to the Maltese Constitution.

The results are:

Party Name

             Votes Polled  

     % Of Total

Alpha Liberali Demokratiku

21

0.01%

Alternattiva Demokratika, The

3810

1.31%

Azzjoni Nazzjonali

1461

0.50%

Forza Malta

8

0.00%

Gozitan Party

37

0.01%

Imperium Europa

84

0.03%

Independents

22

0.01%

Malta Labour Party

141888

48.79%

Nationalist Party

143468

49.34%

Total:                                                                                           290799           100.00%

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SMALL POLITICAL PARTIES

The spare seat should have been given to Alternattiva who got more than a full quota of 3,810 and not to the PN who got 1,580 votes

more than the MLP. The constitution is wrong if interpreted this way. This is not democracy, but dictatorship. The PN does not have

the right to govern and there should be a national government with this result.

 

I congratulate the small political parties and wish them more success in the future and tell them to continue the fight for true democracy.

Dr. John Zammit - Leader of Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta (ALDM)


FROM ELDR IN BRUSSELS

*Dear John,

Thank you very much for the results. I see that the smaller parties in
Malta need to continue to address the electorate that there are other
political choices as well. But with these numbers that will not be easy
I am afraid.

Kind regards,

Daniel Tanahatoe
Political Advisor,
ELDR
Brussels*

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MALTA'S GENERAL ELECTION

ON SATURDAY 8TH MARCH 2008

Elections Special

 

- The Party Leaders' Statements

We appeal to all Maltese and Gozitans alike so that for the coming general
 elections they free their minds and vote as if they are in the European
 Parliament where there are several groupings and if they elect a Liberal
 member of Parliament in the Maltese Parliament they will have support of
 the third largest political group after the Conservatives EPP and the
 Socialists PES.

 With this in mind and with a liberal member of parliament we in Malta for
 the first time will have diversity in thinking and more liberal policies
 so much so that we will get rid of the two party system which brought
 frustration to everybody, be it a Nationalist or a Labour Government which
 always end the same...people grambling and frustration!!!

 Dr. John Zammit - Leader Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika
 www.freewebs.com/liberalalliance

Go to Malta Surveys further down where you will find a message from all the leaders of Malta's Political Parties:

>Elections Special<  -  The Party Leaders' Statements

Dr. Laurence Gonzi - PN, Dr. Alfred Sant - MLP, Dr. Harry Vassallo - Alternattiva, Dr. Josie Muscat - Azzjoni Nazzjonali, Mr. Norman Lowell - Imperium Ewropa, Dr. Emmy Bezzina - Alpha Partit Liberali, Dr. John Zammit - Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika.

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2008�s Terinu could be a foetus

by Noel Grima

Sunday Independent - 24 February 2008

The watch had been out for some time: this time around there could well be a Terinu.

(For those to whom the term is a mystery, Terinu was a man who came forward on the eve of an election in the 1930s claiming to have seen Lord Gerald Strickland among the Freemasons. It was a lie, and Lord Strickland still won the election).

This time around it could have been a letter sent to this paper. In the letter, the writer bitterly attacked Labour leader Alfred Sant for not signing the Gift of Life petition that would have led to increased pressure to ensure a two-thirds majority backing the ban on abortion and inscribing such a ban in the Constitution.

The letter carried a gmail identification and an address in Mgarr, together with a telephone number. But when this paper called the number, the elderly lady who replied said she did not have that surname, did not live in that street and had not sent any such letter to the paper.

FREE YOUR MIND

 

VOTE FOR DIVORCE

 

AND TRUE DEMOCRACY

 

THE ALDM DID NOT NOMINATE ANY CANDIDATES

AS WE WERE GOING TO SUPPORT

 

DOM MINTOFF

 

he went to the Electoral Office

 

but did not register his nomination

 

so there is no other way now but to

 

VOTE FOR CHANGE

VOTE FIRST FOR LIBERAL CANDIDATES

LIKE DR. EMMY BEZZINA AND OTHER

PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES

AND AFTER FOR ALL THE OTHER PARTIES

AND CANDIDATES

EXCEPT FOR THE NATIONALIST PARTY

 

leave the Nationalist

 

Party totally out.

 

Maltese Church interfiering

 

in politics as usual

 

OSCE please note!

 

The  Maltese Church wants to see political parties collaborating together as 'servants of one nation', especially in matters that affect society's core, irrespective of who wins the election.

In a pastoral letter, Archbishop Paul Cremona and Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said both sides should promise to work together on issues such as the drug problem, young people and their future, usury, stability in marriage and protection of the family, the environment, and historical heritage.

The bishops suggested that political parties make known from now what kind of attitude they planned to adopt after the election.

The bishops said that the political reality, motivated by love towards the country, should overcome political partisanship. They also called on candidates and members of political parties, who considered themselves to be committed Christians, to influence their party from the inside.

"It should be these persons who purify their own party from any attitude that goes against the values of the Gospel, such as words that hurt, disrespect for any person whether or not involved in politics, and similar attitudes," they said.

The bishops also encouraged the Maltese to choose in a way that co-ordinated the traditional values of society, many of which had their origins in Christian heritage, with the exigencies of modern society. It should be a choice of values, as well as principles and projects.

"This has to be done without losing our basic values, such as the dignity of every person, whatever the nationality, from conception till death, and the practical protection of the values of marriage and the family. The citizen has the duty to vote with these values in mind," the bishops said.

An electoral campaign should not degenerate into attacks, even if only verbal, against persons or into a kind of behaviour that created obstacles for freedom of expression.

"It is our wish that, also after the elections, we see our people united in the search for the welfare of the country."

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John Zammit and Emmy Bezzina

on Malta Today

Issue 1 - 25 February 2008

Updated: Mintoff leaves Electoral Office

 

without submitting nomination

 

Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff stayed in retirement today after failing to submit his nomination for the general election by the 7 p.m. closing time.

Mr Mintoff was at the Electoral Office between 1.15 and 2.30p.m. but was told he could not submit his nomination between 1-3 p.m., when the offices were closed.

He had been driven to the Electoral Office by a PBS reporter who explained he was invited by Mr Mintoff to go to his house and had expected an interview, only to be asked by the former Labour leader for a lift to Valletta.

Upon his arrival Mr Mintoff protested at the presence of journalists, waving them away with his walking stick.

Asked by a reporter whether he had submitted his nomination, Mr Mintoff said xejn, xejn and told the reporter to turn up when he held a press conference.

Mintoff successfully contested 14 general elections between 1945 and 1996 and retired almost 10 years ago after helping bring down the Sant Labour government.

Picture: Mr Mintoff entering the Electoral Office early this afternoon (Darrin Zammit Lupi).

See the film: Dom Mintoff - General Election 2008

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Dom Mintoff to stand for election?

 

Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff "may" contest the general election as an independent candidate, PBS reported tonight.

It said the 91-year-old former MLP leader would not confirm or deny the possibility.

Mr Mintoff successfully contested 14 elections since 1945 and was a member of parliament until 1998 when he did not stand for the general election of that year. He also did not stand in 2003.

Josie Muscat , leader of Azzjoni Nazzjonali said that Mr Mintoff would not stand with Azzjoni Nazzjonali, although he confirmed having had meetings with him, finding him to be 'energetic.'

Mr Mintoff's last foray in political life was to oppose EU membership.

NOTE: I can vouch for what Dr. Josie Muscat has said on TVM news about Mr. Dom Mintoff as myself was in negotiations with him about the Liberal Democratic Alliance and he also wanted me to meet Dr. Josie Muscat at the same time at his house at Tarxien. I in fact told him first he must discuss with Dr. Josie Muscat and I come the day after. And that is what we did. For me Dom Mintoff at the age of 92 years is still a very genius man and if one has to call at his house every day one finds all the Maltese and English newspapers with also The Herald and Tribune and others on which he keeps up to date on current affairs so much so that what he says is up to date more than me. So while many persons ask me if it is true that Dom Mintoff is in an old person's house at Mosta, I always tell them that Dom Mintoff surely will not do that as he is always on the go. - Dr. John Zammit - Leader, Liberal Democratic Alliance Malta (ALDM).

DISCUSSIONS WITH

DOM MINTOFF

Dr. John Zammit on different days during the year 2007 and as recent as on Friday 11th January 2008 held discussions with the former Prime Minister of Malta the Hon. Dr. Dom Mintoff about the coming General Elections, the policies and aims of the Liberal Alliance of Malta which was founded by Dr. John Zammit in November of 2006, after Dr. Emmy Bezzina decided to go it alone with his Alpha Partit Politiku. Dr. Dom Mintoff praised John Zammit for his venture and augered success to the new liberal alliance formed from several NGOs, including members from Dom Mintoff's own Maltese Arise Front, like Charles Aquilina, Vince Arnaud and others. More things are happening......

Dom Mintoff signed the photo above wishing good health and best wishes to John Zammit "of the Liberal Alliance" on 11th January 2008.

ALDM DELEGATION TO THE

ELDR IN BRUSSELS

A delegation from ALDM made up from Dr. John Zammit, Charles Aquilina, Jean-Pierre Sammut and Ms Rita Sacco in December 2007 visited Brussels for discussions with the ELDR (see news page), especially with their Political Advisor about Malta's coming General Elections and the political and economic situation in Malta after Malta became a member of the European Union and about cooperation between the Maltese Liberal Democratic Party and the European Liberal Democratic Reform Parties of Europe.

It must be noted that the ELDR are the third largest group in the European Parliament after the Conservatives EPP and the Socialists PES. Discussions were also held with a LYMEC official on further cooperation and to prepare activities which include Malta.

The courtesy visit by ALDE/ELDR Leader Mr. Graham Watson to Malta last October 2007 was also on the agenda.

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WELCOME GRAHAM WATSON

 GRAHAM WATSON on The ALDE Group

� Graham's Videoblog

On the occasion of the first visit to Malta by the Hon. Graham Watson MEP, Leader of the Alliance of Liberal Democrats of Europe in the European Parliament the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta (ALDM) wish to welcome him to our islands and also hopes that his visit will bring the Maltese Authorities more to their senses regarding discrimination, freedoms and rights of those who do not believe in the Catholic faith and who wish to be able to live a life free from religious dictatorship as we have in Malta.

On this occasion the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta is organizing an exhibition (click to see video) liberalalliance  about the Maltese and European Liberal Parties. The venue is the hall at 60A, Strait Street (corner with Old Theatre Street) Valletta. On Monday 8th and 9th October from 10.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. Everybody is welcome and the entrance is free.

Dr. John Zammit, Leader of Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta (Liberal Democratic Alliance Malta) together with Charles Aquilina - Deputy Leader, Jean-Pierre Sammut - General Secretary and Ms Rita Sacco - President of the Women's Section and member of the executive committee held a half hour meeting with Hon. Graham Watson at the office of the European Parliament Representation Office at Valletta where they were met also by Dr. Julian Vassallo, Malta's European Parliament representative in Malta. Discussions were held about the Malta Liberal Party formation and what part ALDM is playing in the Maltese political scene, how we are being boycotted by the media, about the problem of not having a divorce law in Malta and also about Dr. Rebecca Gomperts visit to Malta and the shortage of democracy in Malta that is affecting liberal and progressive persons. He also told ALDM Leader to concentrate on the candidateship of the European Parliament Election of 2009 as the ALDE wish that Malta will elect at least one Liberal MEP in the coming European Parliament election when now Malta is going to have six seats.

Hon. Graham Watson gave Dr. John Zammit a copy of his recently published book THE POWER OF SPEECH. Mr. Watson thanked our delegation also for the information book about Malta and souvenirs given to him and his secretary. (click to see video)  Meeting Graham Watson

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

MEP predicts a more liberal Malta

The thrust for increased civil liberties in matters such as divorce must come from within, Liberal Democrat MEP Graham Watson told a business breakfast with editors and journalists yesterday.

Fielding questions, Mr Watson said social attitudes may become more liberal at a faster rate as a result of EU membership, but change still had to come from within.

He was replying to questions a day before an ideological clash between pro-abortion campaigner Rebecca Gomperts and the pro-life movement, who will be protesting against her speech in Valletta tonight. "It's not up to me as a liberal constitutionalist to change social attitudes here... but it would surprise me if over an extended period Malta would not have moved in a more liberal direction," he said.

Briefed about the anti-abortion law entrenchment debate, he said, without placing himself in the pro or against camp, that he does not believe abortion laws have any place in a Constitution.

"Its simply not the kind of thing that should be in the Constitution".



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Abortion, divorce for voters
feedback@maltastar.com Sat, 04 August 2007
On reading Graziella Bugeja's Comment Abortion: Should women be free to decide?, Dr John Zammit wrote:

For the first time in Malta we have a political party, the ALLEANZA LIBERAL-DEMOKRATIKA MALTA (ALDM), that is not afraid to bring forward divorce, abortion, gay rights and other progressive rights that come up as time progresses.

This, combined with other progressive non-government organisations like the Malta Abortion Rights
www.freewebs.com/maltaabortionrights, we are putting these rights up for grabs in front of progressive voters in the coming general election. We are appealing to those who believe in these rights to come forward and contact us by e-mail: mensra@maltanet.net, mobile: 9945 9714 or to write to Dr John Zammit, Alleanza Liberali, 60A, 2nd Floor, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 1436.


1 - Dr. John Zammit meeting Hon. Graham Watson MEP, Leader Alde with Charles Aquilina, Jean-Pierre Sammut and Rita Sacco.

2 - Dr. John Zammit opening the Exhibition with Jean-Pierre Sammut, Charles Aquilina and Rita Sacco - Malta and European Liberal Parties.

3 - Dr. John Zammit meeting Dr. Rebecca Gomperts.

THE HON. GRAHAM WATSON MET ALSO DR. ALFRED SANT LEADER OF THE MALTA LABOUR PARTY (pes) AND 

The Prime Minister, the Hon. Lawrence Gonzi receives a courtesy visit by HON. Graham Watson MEP, Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) at the European Parliament.

SEE ALSO JOHN ZAMMIT ON YOU TUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-HAKQogfc8

and blogspot on http://johnzammit.blogspot.com

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"The Maltese Liberal" the official publication of the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta. Published since January 2007and is bi-lingual in Maltese and English. Editor: Dr. John Zammit. Can be found also at the National Library of Malta and at the Gozo Library.For more information contact the Editor or come over to our Valletta office.

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On the 26th of November 2007 was the first anniversary of the founding of the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta by Dr. John Zammit and Charles Aquilina. Since then we have organized our political party much better and have a full committee.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW BRITISH LIBERAL LEADER

Real action on the environment

New leader for UK Liberals

Law and order spokesman Nick Clegg, aged 40, is the party's third leader in two years. His predecessor, the 66-year-old Menzies Campbell, presided over a slide in poll ratings and quit under an avalanche of criticism of his age and leadership style.

The LibDems could hold the balance of power if - as many analysts expect - neither the ruling Labour Party nor the main opposition Conservatives wins an absolute majority at the next general election, due by 2010.

We in Malta congratulate the new Lib Dems Leader Mr. Nick Clegg (seen with Hon.Graham Watson) who was elected leader in 2007 in the United Kingdom.

The Power of the Liberals

 

in the European Parliament

 

European Union lawmakers have agreed a deal to make it easier for the bloc's 490 million consumers to obtain cheaper personal loans for goods such as a washing machine or car.

The final step came when the EU assembly's biggest party, the centre right European People's Party, threw its weight behind a compromise reached last Friday by the socialists and liberals.

"The EPP will not vote against but in favour of this compromise package with the socialists and the liberals," an EPP party official told Reuters. Under the measure, consumers would have to be given standardised information about loans so they could compare offers easily.

People would also have a right to withdraw from a loan within 14 days, a new feature in many EU states, and to repay the loan early.

The rules cover personal loans worth between 200 euros and 75,000 euros ($297 to $111,500) and are intended to open up the market across national borders, but discussions have been bogged down since 2002. That is why a Liberal Party is needed in Malta, who will be represented in the Maltese Parliament and in the European Parliament.

ELDR influence grows

The European Liberal Democrat political family is continuously growing and right now counts six Prime Ministers in Europe: Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Denmark, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu in Romania, Pintat Albert in Andorra, Matti Vanhanen in Finland, Guy Verhofstadt in Belgium, Andrus Ansip in Estonia and Ivars Godmanis in Latvia.
ELDR has 8 of 27 European Commissioners, 84 MEP in ALDE, and 100 liberal members participate in governments in 13 European countries: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

Plenary sessionsEuropean Parliament calls for more transparency on lobbying08-05-2008 - 13:07

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PETITION AGAINST THE MALTA BROADCASTING AUTHORITY

TELETUBI MALTA: PETITION AGAINST BROADCASTING AUTHORITY!!

THE MALTA BROADCASTING AUTHORITY IS CONTROLLED BY THE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES AND FOR US IT IS NOT DEMOCRATIC

 

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2008

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

PREPARATION FOR THE EUROPEAN

PARLIAMENT ELECTION JUNE 2014

CANDIDATE: JEAN-PIERRE SAMMUT

AND NATIONAL ELECTION

 

THOSE WHO WISH TO HELP IN THE ELECTION

CAMPAIGN PLEASE COME FORWARD

 

FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY

FROM 10.00 A.M. ONWARDS

WE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU

AT OUR HEAD OFFICE AT VALLETTA

phone or sms (mobile) to be sure:

21690365, 99459714, 99449157

 

or e-mail: mail@john-zammit.eu

 

and mensra@maltanet.net

 

MEMBERSHIP IS ALSO OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS

 

DONATIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED

AT BOV ACCOUNT 40016205286

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European National Anthem

Beethoven - Ode to Joy

extract: Anthem & final

The Treaty of Lisbon

WHY THE ALLEANZA LIBERAL-DEMOKRATIKA?

 The Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika (Malta) - in English - The Liberal Democratic Alliance (Malta) is formed from a group of Liberal Democratic persons, male, female and youths for the bringing of liberal and progressive laws such as DIVORCE to Malta and its islands and to be in defence of progressive persons' ideas and teachings to be introduced to our islands. As Malta now is a member of the European Union it is important that we have such an organisation and most important to be affiliated with the other Liberal Parties and groups from all the member states of the European Union. The Liberal ALDE group (the third largest in the EP) is now composed of 106 Members of the European Parliament after Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union. Our political party is a centre left party and if one day we have elected members of parliament we will side with political parties of centre left leanings, although certain topics will be considered according to the situation. 

We have been in contact with other European Liberal Democratic Reform Political Parties and for the first time we have introduced an individual members group both for adults over 35 years and for youths under 35 years. The Liberal Democratic Alliance (Malta) was founded in Brussels on Sunday 26th November 2006 by Dr. John Zammit (the Chairman of ALD - Malta) during a visit to Brussels, the European Parliament and the ELDR/ALDE Head Office whilst also registering for the first time a number of Maltese persons (adults and youths) as Individual Members and so formed the first ever Maltese group of  persons who became members with the European Liberal Democratic Reform Party and with LYMEC Liberal Youths. Those who wish to become members can either come personally at our Valletta office or send for an application form by post. The membership for Malta is only Euros 5.  

Those who want to contact the Alleanza Liberali Demokratika should write to: Dr. John Zammit (Leader), Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika - Malta, 60A, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 1436, Malta - Europe. Tel/Fax: (356) 21690365, Cellular: (356) 99459714. E-mail: mensra@maltanet.net . Membership is accepted for both local membership in the ALD or the ELDR or LYMEC as individual membership through our Valletta office. Mr. Charles Aquilina, Deputy Leader, can also be contacted at the same office. Other committee members are: Jean-Pierre Sammut General Secretary.

We have to do more for Malta, we have to do more for democracy and liberty, our motto is: FREE YOUR MIND and that is what we want the Maltese and Gozitan people to do. So do something to difend liberty, diversity and democracy, don't just leave the politicians do what they like.

 L'ALLEANCE DEMOCRATIQUE LIBERALE (MALTE)

Le Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika - Malta - dans Francais - L'Alliance Démocratique Libérale (Malte) est formé d'un groupe de personnes Démocratiques Libérales, le mâle, la femelle et les jeunesses pour l'amener de libéral et de lois progressives telles que DIVORCE à Malte et ses îles et être dans la défense d'idées des personnes progressif et d'enseignements être introduit à nos îles. Comme la Malte est maintenant membre de l'Union européenne c'est important que nous ayons telle une organisation et le plus important être affilié avec les autres Partis et les groupes Libéraux de tous les états de membre de l'Union européenne. Le groupe Libéral de ALDE (les tiers plus grands dans le EP) est maintenant composé de 106 Membres du Parlement européen après Bulgarie et de Roumanie a joint l'Union européenne. Notre parti politique est un centre est parti le parti et si un jour nous avons élu des députés que nous prendrons parti avec les partis politiques de centre sont partis se penchent, bien que les certains sujets seront considérés selon la situation.

Nous avons été dans le contact avec l'autre Réforme Démocratique, Libérale et européenne Partis Politiques et pour la première fois nous avons introduit un membres individuels groupent les deux pour les adultes par-dessus 35 années et pour les jeunesses sous 35 années. L'Alliance Démocratique Libérale (Malte) était fondé dans Bruxelles dimanche 26e le 2006 novembre par Dr. John Zammit (le Président de ALD - Malte) pendant une visite à Bruxelles, le Parlement européen et le Siège d'ELDR/ALDE pendant qu'enregistrant aussi pour la première fois plusieurs personnes maltaises (les adultes et les jeunesses) comme les Membres Individuels et a formé si le groupe premièrement jamais maltais de personnes qui sont devenues des membres avec l'Européen Le Parti de Réforme Démocratique libéral et avec LYMEC les Jeunesses Libérales. Ceux qui souhaitent devenir des membres peuvent ou viennent personnellement à notre bureau de Valletta ou commandent un formulaire de demande par la poste. L'adhésion pour Malte est seulement Euros 5.

Ceux qui veulent contacter le Alleanza Liberali Demokratika doit écrire à : Dr. John Zammit, le Libéral-Demokratika de Alleanza - Malte, 60A, lStrait Street (a Rue d'Etroit), Valletta VLT 1436, Malte - Europe. Téléphone/fax : (356) 21690365, Cellulaire : (356) 99459714. E-mail : mensra@maltanet.net. L'adhésion est acceptée pour les deux adhésion locale dans le ALD ou le ELDR ou LYMEC comme l'adhésion individuelle par notre bureau de Valletta. M. Charles Aquilina, le Vice-président, peut être aussi contacté au même bureau. Les autres membres de committe seront nommés plus tard.

Nous avons à faire plus pour la Malte, nous avons à faire plus pour la démocratie et la liberté, notre devise est : LIBERER VOTRE ESPRIT et cela est que nous voulons que les gens de Maltais et Gozitan pour aient fait. Donc quelque chose à la liberté de difend, la diversité et la démocratie, ne pas juste partir les politiciens font qu'ils aiment.

 DER LIBERALE DEMOKRATISCHE BUND (MALTA) 

Der Alleanza-Liberal Demokratika (Malta) - auf Deutsch - Der Liberale Demokratische Bund (Malta) ist von einer Gruppe Liberaler Demokratischer Personen, Mannes, Frau und Jugend für das bringt von Liberalen und fortschrittlichen Gesetzen wie zum Beispiel SCHEIDUNG zu Malta und seinen Inseln und gebildet in Verteidigung der fortschrittlichen Personen die Ideen zu sein, und Lehre, zu unseren Inseln eingeführt zu werden. Als Malta jetzt ein Mitglied von der Europaïschen Union es ist, ist wichtig, dass wir so eine Organisation und am wichtigsten haben, mit den anderen Liberalen Parteien und den Gruppen von den ganzen Mitgliedsstaaten von der Europaïschen Union angeschlossen zu werden. Der Liberal ALDE Gruppe (die dritten die am größten sind im EP) jetzt ist zusammengesetzt von 106 Mitgliedern vom europäischen Parlament nach Bulgarien und Rumäniens hat angeschlossen die Europaïsche Union. Unsere politische Partei ist eine Mitte links Partei, und wenn eines Tages wir haben gewählt Parlamentsmitglieder die wir mit politischen Parteien von Mitte links lehnt unterstützen werden, obwohl gewisse Themen gemäß der Lage bedacht werden werden.

Wir sind in Kontakt mit anderer europäischer Liberaler Demokratischer Reform Politischen Parteien gewesen und zum erstem Mal wir haben eine einzelnen Mitglieder gruppieren beide für Erwachsenen über 35 Jahren und für Jugend unter 35 Jahren eingeführt. Der Liberale Demokratische Bund (Malta) wurde in Brüssel am 26. Sonntag November 2006 durch Dr. John Zammit (der Vorsitzende von ALD - Malta) während eines Besuchs nach Brüssel, das europäische Parlament und der ELDR/ALDE Zentrale gegründet, während auch zum erstem Mal eine Anzahl von Maltese Personen (Erwachsenen und Jugend) als Einzelne Mitglieder registrierend, und hat deswegen den ersten je Maltese Gruppe der Personen gebildet, die Mitglieder mit dem Europäer geworden ist Liberale Demokratische Reformpartei und mit LYMEC Liberaler Jugend. Die, die wünschen, Mitglieder zu werden, entweder kann persönlich an unser Valletta Büro kommen oder kann für ein Anmeldeformular durch Posten schicken. Die Mitgliedschaft für Malta ist nur Euros 5.

Die, die der Alleanza Liberali Demokratika kontaktieren wollen, sollten an schreiben: Dr. John Zammit, Alleanza Liberal Demokratika - Malta, 60A, Strait Street (Meerengenstraße), Valletta VLT 1436, Malta - Europa. Tel/faxen Sie: (356) 21690365, Zellular: (356) 99459714. E-Mail: mensra@maltanet.net. Mitgliedschaft ist für sowohl örtlichen Mitgliedschaften im ALD als die ELDR oder die LYMEC als einzelne Mitgliedschaft durch unser Valletta Büro angenommen. Herr Charles Aquilina, Zweiter Vorsitzender, kann auch am gleichen Büro kontaktiert werden. Andere committe Mitglieder werden später genannt werden.

Wir müssen mehr für Malta machen, müssen wir mehr für Demokratie und Freiheit machen, ist unsere Devise: BEFREIEN Sie IHR GEMÜT und das ist, was wir den Maltese und den Gozitan Leute wollen, zu machen. Machen Sie so etwas difend Freiheit, Verschiedenheit und Demokratie, machen nicht nur die Politiker verlässt, was sie mögen.

 L'ALLEANZA LIBERALE DEMOCRATICA (MALTA) 

L-Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika (Malta) - in Italiano - L'Alleanza Liberale Democratica (Malta) è formato da un gruppo di persone Liberali Democratiche, il maschio, la femmina e le gioventù per il portare di leggi come il DIVORZIO liberali e progressive a Malta e le sue isole ed essere nella difesa di idee delle persone progressivi e negli insegnamenti di essere introdotto alle nostre isole. Come Malta è adesso membro dell'Unione Europea è importante che abbiamo tale organizzazione e più importante essersi affiliato con gli altri Partiti e con i gruppi Liberali da tutto gli stati di membro dell'Unione Europea. Il gruppo di ALDE Liberale (i terzi i più grandi nell'EP) è adesso composto di 106 Membri del Parlamento Europeo dopo Bulgaria e di Romania ha unito l'Unione Europea. Il nostro partito politico è un centro un partito lasciato e se un giorno abbiamo eletto dei deputati prenderemo le parti di dei partiti politici di centro lasciato si inclina, sebbene i certi soggetti saranno considerati secondo la situazione.

Siamo stati nel contatto con l'altra Riforma Europea, Liberale Democratica Partiti Politici e per la prima volta abbiamo introdotto uni membri individuali raggruppano entrambi il per gli adulti sopra 35 anni e per le gioventù sotto 35 anni. L'Alleanza Liberale Democratica (Malta) è stato founded in Bruxelles domenica 26 il 2006 novembre da Dott. John Zammit (il Presidente di ALD - Malta) durante una visita a Bruxelles, il Parlamento Europeo e la Sede Legale di ELDR/ALDE sebbene si iscrivendo anche per la prima volta un numero di persone maltesi (gli adulti e le gioventù) i Membri come Individuali e ha formato cosí il gruppo dapprima mai maltese di persone che è diventato i membri con l'Europeo Il Partito di Riforma liberale Democratico e con LYMEC le Gioventù Liberali. Quelli che desiderano diventare i membri possono sia vengono personalmente al nostro ufficio di Valletta o mandano a chiamare un modulo di domanda dal palo. L'appartenenza per Malta è soltanto Euro 5.

Quelli che vogliono contattare l'Alleanza Liberali Demokratika dovrebbe scrivere a: Dott. John Zammit, l'Alleanza Liberale-Demokratika - Malta, 60A, Strada  Stretta, Valletta VLT 1436, Malta - Europa. Il telefono/fax: (356) 21690365, Cellulare: (356) 99459714. L'e-mail: mensra@maltanet.net   L'appartenenza è accettata per entramba l'appartenenza locale nell'ALD o l'ELDR o LYMEC l'appartenenza come individuale attraverso il nostro ufficio di Valletta. Sig. Charles Aquilina, il Vicepresidente, può essere contattato anche allo stesso ufficio. Gli altri membri di committe saranno dopo nominato.

Dobbiamo fare più per Malta, dobbiamo fare più per la democrazia e per la libertà, il nostro motto è: LIBERARE LA SUA MENTE e ciò è che vogliamo le persone di maltese e Gozitan di fare. Dunque fa qualcosa alla libertà di difend, la diversità e la democrazia, fa non appena il congedo che i politici fanno che amano.

 LA ALIANZA LIBERAL DEMOCRATA (MALTA) 

El Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika (Malta) - en español - La Alianza demócrata Liberal (Malta) es formado de un grupo de personas demócratas Liberales, masculino, femenino y los jóvenes para el traer de lberal y leyes progresivas tales como DIVORCIA a Malta y sus islas y para estar en la defensa de ideas progresivas de personas y enseñanzas para ser introducido a nuestras islas. Cuando Malta ahora es un miembro de la Unión Europea era importante que tengamos tal organización y muy importante ser afiliado con los otros Partidos y grupos Liberales de todos los paises miembros de la Unión Europea. El grupo Liberal de ALDE (los terceros más grandes en el EP) ahora es compuesto de 106 eurodiputados después de Bulgaria y Rumania unió la Unión Europea. Nuestro partido es un centro dejó el partido y si un día nosotros hemos elegido a diputados nosotros hacemos el lado con partidos del centro dejó las inclinaciones, aunque ciertos temas serán considerados según la situación.

Hemos estado en el contacto con otros Partidos demócratas, Liberales y europeos de la Reforma y por primera vez nosotros hemos introducido a un miembros individuales agrupan para adultos más de 35 años y para jóvenes bajo 35 años. La Alianza demócrata Liberal (Malta) fue fundado en Bruselas noviembre el domingo vigésimo sexto 2006 por Dr. John Zammit (el Presidente de ALD - Malta) durante una visita a Bruselas, el Parlamento Europeo y la Central de ELDR/ALDE mientras registrando también por primera vez varias personas maltesas (los adultos y los jóvenes) Miembros como Individuales y tan formara el primer grupo jamás maltés de personas que llegaron a ser miembros con el europeo El Partido demócrata liberal de la Reforma y con LYMEC Jóvenes Liberales. Los que desean llegar a ser miembros pueden o vienen personalmente en nuestra oficina de La Valeta o llaman un formulario de solicitud por correo. La asociación para Malta es sólo euros 5.

Los que quieren contactar el Alleanza Liberali Demokratika debe escribir a: Dr. John Zammit, Liberal-Demokratika de Alleanza - Malta, 60A, la Calle de Estrecho, La Valeta VLT 1436, Malta - Europa. El teléfono/fax: (356) 21690365, Celular: (356) 99459714. Correo electrónico: Mensra@maltanet.net. La asociación es aceptada para ambas asociación local en el ALD o el ELDR o en LYMEC la asociación como individual por nuestra oficina de La Valeta. Sr. Charles Aquilina, el vicepresidente, puede ser contactado también en la misma oficina. Otros miembros de committe serán denominados más tarde.

Tenemos para hacer más para Malta, nosotros tenemos para hacer más para democracia y libertad, nuestro lema es: LIBERTE SU MENTE y eso es lo que queremos que el maltés y personas de Gozitan para hacer. De modo que hace algo a la libertad del difend, la diversidad y la democracia, no salen apenas a los políticos hacen lo que ellos quieren.

 DE LIBERALE DEMOCRATISCHE ALLIANTIE (MALTA) 

De Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika (Malta) - in Nederlands - De Liberale democratische Alliantie (Malta) is van een groep van vrouw, man, Liberale democratische mensen en de jeugd voor het om van lberal en progressieve wetten zoals SCHEIDING naar Malta en zijn eilanden te brengen en gevormd om in de verdediging van progressieve idee van mensen en leerstellingen voor te zijn om naar onze eilanden voorgesteld te worden. Wanneer Malta nu is was een lid van de Europese Unie belangrijk dat wij zo'n organisatie en heel belangrijk hebben bij de andere Partijen aangesluiten te worden en Liberale groepen van alle lidstaat van de Europese Unie. De Liberale groep van ALDE (de grootste derde partijen in de EP) is nu samengesteld van 106 Eurodeputies na Bulgarije en Roemenië verenigde de Europese Unie. De vane ons scheidden is een centrum-links de partij en indien een dag wij vertegenwoordiger hebben gekozen die wij de zijde met partijen van het centrum-links doen de neigingen, hoewel zekere thema's u zullen zijn die volgens de toestand beschouwd wordt.

Wij zijn geweest in het contact met andere Liberale, democratische Partijen en Europeanen van de Hervorming en voor de eerste keer wij hebben aan een individuele leden voorgesteld die zij groeperen voor volwassenen meer dan 35 jaren en voor jeugd onder 35 jaren. De Liberale democratische Alliantie (Malta) werd gebaseerd op Brussel november zondag twintigste zesde 2006 door Dr. John Zammit (de President van ALD - Malta) tijdens een bezoek naar Brussel, het Europese Parlement en het Hoofdkantoor van ELDR/ALDE terwijl inschrijven ook voor de eerste keer enkele Maltese mensen (de volwassenen en de jeugd) het Lid toen het Individu en zo vormde de eerste nooit Maltese groep van mensen die kwam, is leden met De Europeaan De Partij democratische liberale van de Hervorming en met LYMEC Jonge Liberale. Het degene die wensen te komen om leden te zijn of om persoonlijk in ons kantoor van De Valeta te komen of zij roepen een aanmeldingsformulier door post. De vereniging voor Malta is enkel Euro 5.

Degenen die willen de Alleanza Liberali Demokratika zou moeten schrijven aan contacteren: Dr. John Zammit, Alleanza Liberaal-Demokratika - Malta, 60A, de Straat van Zeeëngte, De Valletta VLT 1436, Malta - Europa. Het telefoon/faxapparaat: (356) 21690365, de Cel: (356) 99459714. De e-mail: mensra@maltanet.net  De vereniging wordt door ons kantoor van De Valeta voor beide plaatselijke verenigingen in de ALD of de ELDR of in LYMEC de vereniging als individu aangenomen. Dhr. Praatje Aquilina, de vice-president, kan ook in het zelfde kantoor gecontacteerd worden. Andere leden van committe zullen later geroepen worden.

Wij moeten meer voor Malta doen, wij hebben voor doe meer voor democratie en vrijheid, ons devies is: BEVRIJD UW GEEST en dat is wat wij willen dat de Maltees een en mensen van Gozitan te doen. Bijgevolg dat iets naar de vrijheid van de difend doet, de verscheidenheid en de democratie, verlaat nauwelijks de politici niet doen welke nood.

 

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TIMES OF MALTA - Friday, 16th May 2008

EU law expert to head revived MEUSAC

Mark Micallef

The former president of the Church's commission on EU matters, * Vanni Xuereb (former priest), has been appointed chairman of the Malta-EU Steering Action Committee (Meusac), which will be revived in the coming months after it laid dormant following accession.

The composition of the committee and its mechanics still have to be fleshed out but it is understood that the body should be up and running by the end of June.

Meusac had served as an important consultative forum in the run up to EU accession. It stopped functioning in 2004, a move that attracted criticism from quite a few quarters.

Besides having a consultative function, the committee will now also take over the role of the Forum Malta Fl-Ewropa, which itself took over from the Malta EU Information Centre (MIC), as the main information outlet on matters relating to the EU after accession. The new Meusec will also be focusing on the union's funding opportunities.

Dr Xuereb, a lawyer who specialises in EU law, headed the Church In Malta And Europe Commission between 1999 and 2008 and was the Curia's main consultant on EU affairs.

He was among the first Maltese to study at the European College in Bruges, Belgium in the late 1980s and served in the legal office of Malta's then Permanent Representation to the European Communities in Brussels.

Contacted yesterday, Dr Xuereb confirmed his appointment. "I see this as a challenge," he said. "Besides my specialisation in European studies, I have been working in this sphere for a number of years, so I think that I have acquired a valued experience... plus, I hope I have something new to offer".

The challenge will be that of harnessing and coordinating the effort of civil society vis-à-vis the EU, he said, describing lack of synchronisation as something of a post-accession syndrome. "My mandate in particular is to harness all the different energies, primarily for civil society to own the process of accession in the sense that it is not only the government to be doing the business..."

Asked to comment on the potential conflict with the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development, which has now established itself as the main consultative body in the country, Dr Xuereb said he looks at the MCESD as a model to learn from. "The MCESD focuses very much on the local issues, at Meusac we're going to do very similar work but vis-à-vis the European Union," he said.

* Reverend Dr Vanni Xuereb started his career as a lawyer. He practised law from 1989 to 1992, specialising in the financial sector. He was a legal consultant to the Malta External Trade Corporation – now incorporated into Malta Enterprise. In 1992, he entered the Seminary and was ordained deacon in 1997 and subsequently ordained as a priest in 1998.The following year, he was appointed to head the Commission for the Church in Malta and Europe within the Maltese Episcopal Conference. Since 2000 he has also been a Visiting Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta. In 2004 the Prime Minister of Malta appointed him as a member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality between Men and Women. Dr Xuereb is also a member of the EU’s Programme Committee for Community Action to Combat Discrimination.

ALLEANZA LIBERAL-DEMOKRATIKA OPPOSES DR (REVEREND) VANNI XUEREB BEING CEO OF MEUSEC 

On behalf of the Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta www.freewebs.com/liberalalliance we oppose the appointment of Dr. Vanni Xuereb (a former priest who is one of the many who are "escaping from the convent") as chairman of MEUSAC and we are going to take the necessary steps even in the European Parliament so that priests or religious persons will stay out of committees or commissions which have nothing to do with religion but with politics. In 2006 when I took part in the European Parliament's committee about the separation of religion and politics in the EU Constitution, I enfasized what was happening in Malta and the committee under the chairmanship of Liberal Democrat Sophie Int' Veld MEP agreed with me and it also was put in the declaration to leave christianity and religion out of the European Constitution. It seems that the Maltese Government never seems to learn and want to keep Malta in the middle ages. - Dr. John Zammit - Leader Alleanza Liberal Demokratika Malta

18-5-2008 Sunday Times - He should be the new speaker instead (sic), Dr. Gonzi said that there is going to be a change in policy on appointments on boards and commissions and are not all going to be from the nationalist party side. A priest or former priest that "ran away from the convent" has no place in a secular committee like MEUSAC. (not published in The Times).

I wonder if "The Times" is democratic any more or not, after my comments were removed and replaced by this:

Comments

John Schembri (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Dr Vanni Xuereb is a highly valid person , he is the right man for the job.

* I sent this on Monday 19th May 2008 at 10.55 a.m.

JOHN ZAMMIT’S COMMENTS TO TIMES OF MALTA

 

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VANNI XUEREB APPOINTED HEAD OF THE MALTA-EU STEERING ACTION COMMITTEE (MEUSAC)

 

The Government today appointed Dr Vanni Xuereb Head of the Malta – EU Steering Action Committee commonly known as MEUSAC.

MEUSAC now will be an evolution of the concepts of MEUSAC pre-accession, the Malta-EU Information Centre and the present Forum Malta fl-Ewropa. It shall be providing a wide consultation on all proposed legislative measures by the EU. In this process of consultation a wide representation of civil society will be invited to take part in the various structures responsible for information on EU matters and funding opportunities. This forms part of the electoral promise to consult on a regular and structured way with the civil society.

Whilst visiting the premises in Republic Street, Valletta, where the offices of the Forum Malta fl-Ewropa are housed and where the offices of MEUSAC will be, the Hon. Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary for Public Dialogue and Information, said that MEUSAC in the pre-accession stage was instrumental in engaging our civil society in Malta’s membership of the EU, particularly in enabling the active participation by fully explaining the rights and obligations arising from membership. It also had a key role in making recommendations to the EU Cabinet Committee on all aspects of Malta’s membership in the EU, including the method of implementation of the acquis.

Dr Said stated that Dr Vanni Xuereb has ample experience in European matters. Dr Xuereb was a legal officer at the Permanent Delegation of Malta to the European Communities in 1989. He was Legal Consultant on EU affairs to the METCo. Between 1999 and 2007 he was President of the Commission for the Church in Malta and Europe and was chief advisor to the Bishops of Malta and Gozo on European Affairs. Dr Xuereb is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta and member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality.

 

DOI – 19.05.2008

 

 

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

20-May-2008

Correspondence with Citizens: description of request

* You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt as soon as your request has been registered by the European Parliament

Your request - brief description of subject : In Malta we have a committe called MEUSAC (Malta European Union Steering Action Committee). All of a sudden the Government of Malta appointed as CEO a certain former priest.

Your request : In Malta we have a committe called MEUSEC (Malta European Union Steering Action Committee). All of a sudden the Government of Malta appointed as CEO a certain former priest and representative of the Arcedioces of Malta and the Archbishop and was also CEO of COMICE the Maltese Catholic Church committee in the EU Constitution emendments committee about the mentioning of God and Christianity in the European Constitution. We oppose his post as appointed by the Maltese Government and want you to intervene so that a more adequate person who is neutral in politics and not part of the Catholic church will be appointed. Thanks

Dr. John Zammit

Leader

Liberal Democratic Alliance Malta

Tel/Fax: (356) 21690365, 99459714

e-mail: jpzammit@di-ve.com , mensra@maltanet.net

www.freewebs.com/liberalalliance

Requester : Dr. Zammit John

E-mail address : mensra@maltanet.net

Organisation : LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE MALTA

Profession : Politician

Postal address : 60A, Strait Street

VLT 1436 Valletta

Malta

ANSWER FROM THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

23rd May 2008

Dear Sir,
 
I refer to your message on the subject of an appointment of a former clergyman to the head of the MEUSEC committee  in Malta.
 
Please be advised that, owing to the restrictions imposed upon it by the European Treaties, the European Parliament has no authority to intervene in the internal affairs of member states.
 
Consequently, we cannot take position in the above matter .
 
Best regards,
 
 

Gianmarco ADDIMANDO
Principal Administrator
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European Parliament
General Directorate for Information
Correspondance with Citizens Unit

 
SO WHY DO YOU NOT ACCEPT TURKEY TO BECOME MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ARE SAYING THAT TURKEY IS NOT SECULAR, BECAUSE IT IS A MUSLIM COUNTRY AND MALTA AS IT IS A CATHOLIC COUNTRY CAN DO WHAT IT LIKES?!?
 
ALSO: WHY DID YOU STOP SPRING HUNTING IN MALTA?!? BECAUSE AS YOU SAID ABOVE YOU HAVE INTERVENED IN THE AFFAIRS OF A MEMBER STATE!!!
 
THIS IS THE PERSON AT THE HELM OF MEUSAC
 
STEERING MALTA UNDER THE INFLUENCE
 
OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
 
     
Fr. Vanni Xuereb and Mgr. Joseph Farrugia who replaced him in COMECE
 
Fr Vanni Xuereb, the President of the Curia’s Commission for the Church in Malta and Europe, the Church’s European arm, has said that although the bishops’ ...
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I have no wish to cross swords with Fr Vanni Xuereb over the issue of the reference to Christianity in the EU Constitution (‘Christianity - a 'dirty' word’ ...
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Leading church thinker Fr Vanni Xuereb expressed himself “not surprised” by the published statistics, though he expected them to be much lower than 50 per ...
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Fr Vanni Xuereb first graduated as a lawyer in European law and then converted to the priesthood. MATTHEW VELLA speaks to him on the ongoing development of ...
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Fr Vanni Xuereb President - Commission for the Church in Malta & Europe Maltese Episcopal Conference FlorianaWhy is it that the word ‘Christianity’ has ...
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... of the Churches in Malta and Gozo in much the same manner that other bishops do so in other modern and democratic EU States. Fr Vanni Xuereb President ...
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The Prime Minister, the Hon. Lawrence Gonzi and the Hon. Chris Said, Parliamentary
Secretary for Public Dialogue and Information receive a courtesy visit
from Dr Vanni Xuereb, Head MEUSAC.
 
WITH THE NUMEROUS old PRIESTS AND NUNS who are dieing and other young ones who are leaving
the priesthood, SUCH AS VANNI XUEREB, DAVID AZZOPARDI,  AND OTHERS WHO leave and ARE HIDING ABROAD,
The fall of the roman catholic church IS IMMINENT
 
 
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Dr. John Zammit (second from left) during the meeting in the European Parliament Building in Brussels for the preparing of the Brussels Declaration

Brussels Declaration launched

European Parliament, 27 February 2007

At a meeting today at the European Parliament, the Vision for Europe campaign launched the Brussels Declaration, a restatement of Europe’s shared values.  Supported by hundreds of national and European politicians, prominent academics and community leaders the Brussels Declaration is the centrepiece of the campaign  to  head off claims by organised religion for even greater involvement in Europe’s political affairs. Attempts to claim the Christian religion as the foundation for the continent’s democratic and ethical values are being strongly contested.

Introducing the Brussels Declaration to a distinguished audience of MEPs and European secularists, Roy Brown, coordinator of the campaign, said:

“The Vision for Europe campaign is a response by Europe’s secularists to increasing polarisation in Europe. Faced with the growing assertiveness of radical Islam, many religious leaders are attempting to reassert Europe’s supposed “Judeo-Christian” identity. We must not confuse our history with our identity. We do not see regression to a Europe in which religions play an increasing and divisive role as the answer to these problems.  Rather we need to concentrate all our efforts on reinforcing those values which unite us while drawing a line against attempts to undermine our cherished freedoms”, said Mr Brown in presenting the first copy of the Brussels Declaration to Dr Max Maldacker, representing the German presidency.

The meeting, hosted by the European Parliament All-Party group on Separation of Religion and Politics was chaired by MEP Sophie in’t Veld, who highlighted the need for all of us to defend our common values.

Dr Maldacker, replying to Mr Brown, welcomed the declaration and undertook to bring it to the attention of the group working on a new attempt to revitalise the stalled European Constitution. He explained that with such a wide divergence of opinion in Europe over not only the content but the very existence of a constitutional document, the drafting process would take several years and involve several future presidencies. He warned however that secularism is not enough, pointing to the Soviet Union as an example of a secular state.

Elfriede Harth, speaking for Catholics for a Free Choice, said: “It is important for all who share our concerns over women’s rights and the dignity and autonomy of the individual to work together”, citing the Brussels Declaration as an example of what can be achieved.  MEP Kathalijne Buitenweg pointed out that the values in the Brussels Declaration are not exclusively European, but universal and shared by all.

Several speakers from the floor emphasised the importance of the resisting attempts by organised religion to claim a greater role in European institutions, and some gave examples from their own countries of abuse of religious privilege. David Pollock, president of the European Humanist Federation, suggested that the German presidency might do worse than base the new constitution on the Brussels Declaration. 

In his concluding remarks, Roy Brown pointed out that the Soviet Union had been an atheistic state, the very antithesis of the secular state that we were seeking to create. He accused the pope and other religious leaders of deliberately confusing secularism with militant atheism in their attempts to portray secularism as amoral. The Brussels Declaration is a restatement not only of our rights and freedoms but of our responsibilities to others and to future generations. He challenged Europe’s political leaders to ensure that any future constitution defended Europe’s liberal, humanitarian and inclusive values: the values still shared by the great majority of our citizens.

The Brussels Declaration is backed by the International Humanist and Ethical Union, Catholics for Free Choice and the European Humanist Federation with support from the European Parliament’s All Party Working Group on Religion and Politics and over 40 European non-governmental organisations amongst them the Liberal Democratic Alliance - Malta, represented by Dr. John Zammit. In his intervention John Zammit mentioned how in Malta there is no divorce law and the Catholic Church is always supporting the Nationalist Party, the years of the 1960s when it was a mortal sin to vote Labour and how the Catholic Church is always interfiering in politics so much so that even the Socialist members of the Maltese Parliament are afraid to mention divorce and abortion and how the Nationalist Government supported by the Malta Catholic Church is trying to impose in the Malta Constitution a clause that abortion will not be allowed in Malta.

Over 400 of Europe’s leading personalities have so far lent their names to the Brussels Declaration including more than 60 MEPs. The signatories include leading conservative, liberal, social democratic and green party politicians, Catholic, Protestant, Humanist, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu leaders, and many leading academics, philosophers and scientists, including several Nobel prize-winners.

Immediately following the launch all eight Hungarian Socialist MEP’s signed the Declaration, joining the 10 out of 15 cross-party Danish MEPs who signed last week.

The Declaration is now open for signature by all European citizens at: www.avisionforeurope.org

The Brussels Declaration can be downloaded from the website in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Latvian and Slovak. More languages will be available shortly. The website also contains a detailed analysis and discussion of each of the values listed in the Brussels Declaration together with a full list of distinguished signatories.

Click here to sign the Brussels Declaration     Enregistrer votre soutien

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Friday, February 2, 2007

Is this Malta 2007 or Taliban philosophy, lawyer asks

Claudia Calleja

Malta is a democracy in which people ought to be allowed to decide whether or not they want to go to an adult club, a lawyer argued yesterday.

"I want to live in a country where a decision whether to frequent or not this type of club it taken by me... and not imposed by the state... This is why Malta signed so many conventions," Joseph Giglio said.

He was one of the lawyers making legal submission in the case of 33 foreign women charged with involvement in the management of clubs for immoral acts.

Magistrate Antonio Mizzi, presiding over the case, first heard legal submissions by the prosecution, conducted by Police Superintendent Peter Paul Zammit.

Mr Zammit said the prosecution had to prove that the women were involved in the management of the clubs and that immoral activities were carried out there.

He argued that it had been proven that the women were paid a pre-established share by the owners and this meant they were involved in the management.

The next thing to prove was that there had been immoral acts. This, he said, revolved around the act of lap dancing - an act that had to be put under the microscope for the purposes of this case.

Although the law did not target private morality, it was concerned with what took place in public places. In the bars, and through the lap dances available, there was an "undue emphasis on sex" in a dance that allowed contact between dancer and client, the prosecuting officer argued.

The magistrate then heard the women's defence lawyers make their case.

Lawyers Robert Abela, Ian Farrugia, Joseph Arrigo and Shazoo Ghaznavi made brief submissions and then gave the floor to Dr Giglio who started his address thus:

"I'm wondering whether we're living in Malta in 2007 or dealing with issues more in line with the philosophy of the (puritanical Islamist movement) Taliban".

The attitude of the police in this case was similar to that adopted by the Taliban as they wanted to impose how mature people ought to behave.

The case had started because the police had been instructed to raid the clubs and arrest any women wearing G-strings.

Speaking about the issue of morality, Dr Giglio said we lived in a society that was in constant evolution, adding that morality was a code of conduct that was accepted by that society. He questioned how it was possible, or logical, that - in a society were we are surrounded with sexual innuendos - the police had arraigned the women.

He also questioned by what logic was it acceptable for a child to see a woman in a G-string on the beach but this was not permitted in a club where the entry age was 21.

Dr Giglio disagreed with the prosecution's thesis that the women were involved in the management of the bars because they were given a share. He noted that, if this were the case, all paid employees would be managers of the companies they worked with. This, he said, was absurd.



THE ABOVE ARTICLES ARE PUBLISHED TO SHOW HOW MALTA ALTHOUGH MEMBER IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IS STILL CENTURIES BACKWARDS

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NEWS FROM ABROAD: CONTACTS AND VISITS

Dr. John Zammit (right) with Mr. Neil Corlett of ELDR/ALDE at his office at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday 28th November 2006. After he was met at the European Parliament by Ms Dalia Venslovaite from LYMEC.

Ms Myriam Cornillet, Mr. Daniel Tanatahoe and Dr. John Zammit presenting them a Maltese flag, a 2007 calendar and a souvenir of Malta.

Dr. John Zammit (right) with Ms Julia Leferman and Mr. Aloys Rigaut, LYMEC officials in Brussels ELDR, Rue Montoyer office on 29th November 2006 after registering for the first time ever Maltese persons as individual members (including himself) in the European Liberal Democratic Party and LYMEC.

Dr. John Zammit with MEP Ms. Sophie in 't Veld [ Sophie in't Veld on fundamental rights  ]  from Netherlands D66 Party of Liberals at the European Parliament, Brussels after having discussions and distributing leaflets for a divorce law for Malta on 28th November 2006. Dr. Zammit met Maltese journalists and officials working at the European Parliament and had the occasion meeting Maltese MEP Dr. Simon Busuttil and brushed by Italian Minister Emma Bonino, took important information to MEPs Hon. Graham Watson and Hon. Lilli Gruber. The five days at the European Parliament were full of hard work and also interesting especially the new contacts I made, by visiting several offices of different political groups and the archive of the European Parliament.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dr. John Zammit - candidate for the Malta General Election and was European Parliament Election of June 2009 is meeting those constituents from Malta and Gozo who are interested in the Liberal Democratic group - the third largest political group in the European Parliament (larger than the Greens). Those interested can visit the Valletta Office (which is centrally positioned so that every body will find easily) at 60A, 2nd floor, Strait Street (corner with Old Theatre Street), Valletta VLT 1436 on Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Other days by appointment on 99459714. On other days John will be at his Kalkara office where he will be dealing with letters and e-mails received from his constituents.

John already, after being a candidate for the 2004 European Parliament Election has met hundreds of constituents and lobbied and passed several information regarding several subjects to MEPs and the European Commission or Committees and also the Ombudsman on behalf of those Maltese and Gozitans who approached him.

DR. JOHN ZAMMIT - CHAMPION FIGHTER FOR YOUR RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY FOR A DIVORCE LAW FOR MALTA AND TRUE DEMOCRACY

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NOTICEBOARD 

Those women who wish to join the Women Section committee or for becoming members in ALDMW  please come forward and contact Ms. Rita Sacco on Saturday mornings.

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Those youths who wish to join the Youth Section committee or wish to become members of ALDMY please come forward and contact Mr. Jean-Pierre Sammut on Saturday mornings.

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Membership is Euro 5 per annum and money contributions and donations of books or other goods (stationery, printing, advertising) are accepted to support ALDM. Change the way you are living at present, become more liberal by joining ALDM

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GBIR TA' FONDI 

Kull nhar ta' Sibt kull min jixtieq jaghti xi donazzjoni kemm ta' flus jew affarijiet ohra, bhal stationery, jew apparat bhal photocopier, xi kompjuter ecc. jista' jigi l-kwartieri tal-Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika u minbarra li jaghti d-donazzjoni tieghu personali ikun jista' jiltaqa' mat-tmexxija tal-partit. Dawk izda li ma jkunux jistghu jaghmlu dan jistghu jew jibghatu cekk indirizzat lil: Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta u dan ikun jista' jigi depozitat fl-account tal-Bank li nfetah f'isem il-partit. Importanti jekk tridu tbiddlu s-sitwazzjoni politika ggammjata li ghandna f'pajjizna li tghinu kif tistghu halli l-partiti l-kbar ma jibqghux jaghmlu li jridu b'kulhadd. F'kaz ta' diffikulta' cemplu fuq 21690365 jew 99459714 u saqsu ghal Alleanza Liberali.

COLLECTION OF FUNDS

Those who wish to donate money or other things like a photocopier, computer, stationery etc. can come personally on Saturdays in the morning or else can send a cheque addressed to Liberal Democratic Alliance Malta (which can be deposited at the Alliance Bank account and should be addressed at the same address as above. In case of any problems phone: 21690365 or 99459714.

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The four key themes of the European Year 2007:

  • rights – ensuring people in Europe know their fundamental rights to equality and freedom from discrimination, as well as changing negative attitudes
  • representation – increasing the participation of all in society
  • recognition – celebrating diversity
  • respect – eliminating stereotypes and the prejudice and violence that often surrounds them

 


On 1st May 2004, Malta joined the European Union (EU) as one of ten ‘enlargement’ countries. Expanding eastwards and southwards, the EU embraced Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Malta is unique among the states of the newly-expanded EU in having a Constitution that formally protects and favours a particular Church — the Roman Catholic: “Chapter 1 (Article 2):

(1)  The religion of Malta is the Roman Catholic Apostolic Religion.
(2)  The authorities of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church have the duty and the right to teach which principles are right and which are wrong.
(3)  Religious teaching of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Faith shall be provided in all State schools as part of compulsory education
“ (Constitution of Malta, 1964; substituted by: LVIII. 1974.4).

Whilst the European Union is making alot of excuses to Turkey not to let them in the European Union because they are saying that they are not secular and because they are MUSLIMS, Malta is a dictatorship of the Catholic Church and those non-government organizations who are secular and are in favour of divorce and abortion are boycotted from everthing being it state aid, from the media, especially the Public Broadcasting Services, the news is edited so that anybody from the Liberal Democratic Alliance or other progressive organizations are cut off even if we squeeze ourselves between Nationalist Party (Govt) members of parliament, we are left out of Government Boards or Corporations etc. Click maltastory to see the truth:

 

CLICK HERE:  maltastory

 

Editorial

Making waves in broadcasting

The Malta Broadcasting Authority has just published its annual report for the year 2007. The document is as important for what it says as it is for what it does not say.

One of the most sad affirmations of the report of the constitutionally set up regulator is that not all is well in the state of public service broadcasting in Malta. From the report it transpires that TVM, for the second year running, has been awarded the most dubious award of being the station that breaks the law more often than any other TV station.

Last year, the Broadcasting Authority found TVM guilty of breaking the law on 25 different occasions: almost every other week. This is just slightly less (four fewer cases) than the infringements by One TV and Net TV put together. The same deplorable situation prevailed during 2006. TVM was found guilty of breaking the law on 29 different occasions! This state of affairs is condemnable and totally unacceptable. It would not be amiss for the national public service broadcaster to explain why it has been reduced to this sorry state of affairs.

The regulator did not mince its words about the editorial situation that characterised PBS during 2007. It recalls that the chairman of the editorial board had resigned in protest and adds that "the advice of the other members of the editorial board was, on several occasions, not accepted by the management of the company, even when this referred to purely editorial issues, and, at least on one occasion, a decision by the former registered editor of the station to grant a right of reply to an aggrieved party in terms of the Press Act was overruled by management". The authority says that such a situation is not acceptable to it. It should be unacceptable to anybody, especially all those who have public service broadcasting at heart.

There is a silver lining. Following the last general election, PBS has been included in the remit of just one ministry, that responsible for education and culture. Minister Dolores Cristina has constituted the editorial board and has promised a review of the National Broadcasting Policy. One hopes that all this will bear fruit.

But there are issues which, unfortunately, the report of the Broadcasting Authority does not address.

The report is mum about the sorry state of affairs resulting from the presence of political stations. These stations do not communicate. They indoctrinate instead. Their news bulletins are an exercise in propaganda not journalism. One would have expected the authority to address this issue and describe the situation as not acceptable. It could be that the authority did not tackle this issue because of the way it is constituted.

The board of the authority is set up in line with the interests of the two main political parties. On many occasions the onus to guard the interests of John Citizen rests mainly (not to say only) on the chairman. This is the root of all that is wrong with the system.

The Times has addressed this grave problem and blemish on the broadcasting scene on more than one occasion. The review of the National Broadcasting Policy, which the minister has referred to on a number of occasions, should include a review of the make-up of the Broadcasting Authority. The citizens of this fair land deserve nothing less.

ANOTHER PROOF THAT MALTA IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY

WE ARE BEING BOYCOTTED FROM ALL MEDIA ESPECIALLY TELEVISION MALTA - THE STATE OWNED TV STATION AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT IF I AS CANDIDATE FOR THE ALLEANZA LIBERALI BE IN ANY ACTIVITY AND THE CAMERAMEN (PLURAL) OF TVM PASS OVER ME WITH THEIR CAMERA, I WILL BE CUT OUT WHEN THEY DO THE EDITING SO THAT I WILL BE NON EXISTANT. WHAT CAN I CALL MALTA...ZIMBABWE...IRAN...TURKEY....WHICH COUNTRY!?!?

IN MALTA THEY SILENCE US BY NOT COVERING OUR ACTVITIES LIKE WE NEVER EXIST AND IF YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS YOU EITHER BE TAKEN TO COURT OR ACCUSED OF BREACH OF PRIVILEGE AS IN THIS PHOTO: 

DR. JOHN ZAMMIT WAS ALSO TAKEN TO THE MALTA PARLIAMENT

AND ACCUSED OF A BREACH OF PRIVILEGE FOR SPEAKING HIS MIND

THIS COULD HAVE SENT HIM FOR TWO YEARS IMPRISONMENT

Dr. John Zammit (right) is seen with his lawyers in the Malta Parliament.

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