Pre-grilling Open Letter to Karmenu Vella From BirdLife Malta

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Pre-grilling Open Letter to Karmenu Vella From BirdLife Malta

BirdLife Malta

Friday, 26th September 2014

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BirdLife Malta has today sent an open letter  to Karmenu Vella, proposed Maltese European Commissioner for the Environment,  Martime Affairs and Fisheries, ahead of his grilling by MEPs in Brussels on Monday.

In the letter, BirdLife Malta urges Mr Vella to give clear and unequivocal answers to questions about the Birds Directive and how he will deal with how it is mispplied in Malta and elsewhere.  This  follows comments by departing European Commissioner Potocnik at a conference earlier this week in which he clearly challenged Karmenu Vella to deal with the problems in Malta caused by a “small minority,” and that hunting and illegal killing and trapping are undeniable problems in “several regions in Europe.”

BirdLife Malta Executive Director, Steve Micklewright said, “The out-going Commissioner made veiled comments about the situation in Malta in his…

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