Budget 2013 – AD offers its cooperation

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Budget 2013 – AD offers its cooperation

AD – The Green Party joins Government and the Opposition in emphasising that at this difficult hour Malta needs to underline the need for economic and financial stability.

This was stated by Carmel Cacopardo, Acting Chairman of AD – The Green Party when commenting on the budget presented tonight for Parliament’s approval. AD, added Cacopardo, is making this point, notwithstanding that it believes that in the present economic circumstances as a result of which Malta faces a deficit which has exceeded 3.3% of GDP it is not the right time to reduce income tax.

AD – The Green Party reluctantly accepts the decision as it understands the message which Parliament wishes to convey that certainty and stability  are essential values in this critical moment.

The reduction of income tax payable by those whose income is at minimum wage level is a welcome measure about which AD congratulates Government for its introduction. AD has also noted and applauds measures buttressing the creation of work opportunities, education and training.

Ralph Cassar, AD Secretary General added that Government has not yet announced any new incentives for those installing alternative energy sytems such as Photovoltaic panels an area in which Malta lags far behind other countries. AD also appeals to government to announce its plans on The Green Economy. It is the opportune moment to tackle the creation of green jobs with reasonable working conditions. Government’s plans in this respect are awaited.”

AD-The Green Party has noted the proposal of a number of infrastructural projects in respect of which it will comment when the relative details are known.

Cacopardo concluded by stating that in this first political message after the general election AD-The Green Party wants to affirm that it is committed in favour of its political programme emphasising civil rights, environmental protection and social justice.  With this in mind it offers its commitment to a critical cooperation to the political and social forces in the country.

Budget 2013 – Alternattiva toffri l-id ta’ kooperazzjoni

Alternattiva Demokratika tinghaqad mal-Gvern u l-Opposizzjoni biex temfasizza li f’din is-siegha ta’ diffikulta’ f’pajjizna hemm bzonn il-htiega li tkun sottolineata l-istabilita ekonomika u finanzjarja.

Dan qalu Carmel Cacopardo, Agent Chairman ta’ Alternattiva Demokratika huwa u jikkummenta dwar il-budget imressaq il-lejla ghall-approvazzjoni tal-Parlament. Alternattiva Demokratika qed taghmel dan, zied jghid Cacopardo, minkejja li temmen li fic-cirkustanzi ekonomici prezenti tal-pajjiz ta’ deficit finanzjarju li tela ghal 3.3% tal-Prodott Gross Nazzjonali m’huwiex il-mument opportun li jkun hemm tnaqqis fit-taxxa tad-dhul.

Alternattiva Demokratika tbaxxi rasha ghax tifhem il-messagg li jrid jaghti l-Parlament li c-certezza u l-istabilita tal-pajjiz huma valuri mehtieg f’dan il-mument kritiku.

It-tnaqqis tat-taxxa tad-dhul ghal min qieghed fuq paga minima hi mizura f’waqtha li dwarha Alternattiva Demokratika issellem lill-Gvern li ser jintroduci b’dan il-budget. Alternattiva tosserva u tapplawdi ukoll  l-mizuri li qed jigu emfasizzati favur il-holqien tax-xoghol, it-taghlim u t-tahrig.

Ralph Cassar, Segretarju Generali, zied li hemm settur ekonomiku li qed jiffaccja problemi ghax il-Gvern ghadu ma habbar l-ebda incentivi godda ghal min jinstalla sostemi ta’ energija alternattiva bhal pannelli fotovoltajici. Malta ghadha lura ferm f’dal-qasam. AD tappella lill-Gvern biex ihabbar il-pjanijiet tueghu dwar l-ekonomija l-hadra. AD temmen bis-shih fis-settur importanti tal-‘green jobs’, b’kundizzjonijiet xierqa ghall-haddiema.”

Alternattiva Demokratika innotat il-proposta ta’ numru ta’ progetti infrastrutturali li dwarhom tikkummenta meta tkun taf id-dettalji relattivi.

Cacopardo temm jghid li b’dan l-ewwel messagg politiku wara l-elezzjoni generali Alternattiva Demokratika tafferma li ser tibqa’ impenjata favur hidma bla waqfien fuq il-programm politiku taghha favur drittijiet civili, harsien ambjentali u gustizzja socjali. Ghal dan l-iskop toffri l-id tal-kooperazzjoni kritika lill-forzi politici u socjali fil-pajjiz.

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