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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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 : email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
TIMES OF MALTA - Friday, 16th May 2008
EU law expert to head revived MEUSAC
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 EUs 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:
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 ZAMMITS COMMENTS TO TIMES OF MALTA
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 Maltas 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 Maltas 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.
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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
Liberal Democratic Alliance Malta
Tel/Fax: (356) 21690365, 99459714
e-mail: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Requester : Dr. Zammit John
E-mail address : email@example.com
Organisation : LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE MALTA
Profession : Politician
Postal address : 60A, Strait Street
VLT 1436 Valletta
ANSWER FROM THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
23rd May 2008
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 .
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
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I have no wish to cross swords with Fr Vanni Xuereb
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Leading church thinker Fr Vanni Xuereb
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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
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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
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 Europes 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 Europes political affairs. Attempts to claim the Christian religion as the foundation for the continents 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 Europes secularists to increasing polarisation in Europe. Faced with the growing assertiveness of radical Islam, many religious leaders are attempting to reassert Europes 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 int 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 womens 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 Europes political leaders to ensure that any future constitution defended Europes 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 Parliaments 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 Europes 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 MEPs 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
This is a full list of the people and organizations who have accepted the Brussels Declaration.
Also available are lists of some of the members of the academic community, politicians, community leaders, other well-known people and supporting organizations who have accepted the Brussels Declaration.
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Friday, February 2, 2007
Is this Malta 2007 or Taliban philosophy, lawyer asks
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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):
||The religion of Malta is the Roman Catholic Apostolic Religion. |
||The authorities of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church have the duty and the right to teach which principles are right and which are wrong. |
||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:
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TIMES OF MALTA - Wednesday, 11th June 2008
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.
JOIN THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE - DON'T WAIT FOR TOMOROW - COME AND GIVE YOUR SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY.
without being a Member
of Parliament removed
the impediment of departure
on 1st October 1995
and censorship on adult magazines