Ngħinu lill-Griegi jiksbu d-dinjità ta’ pajjiżhom lura

Malta-Greece

Il-vot LE tal-Griegi l-bieraħ qabel kollox hu vot ta’pajjiż favur id-dinjità tiegħu. Huwa vot ta’ poplu li qed jara lill-pajjiżu jikkollassa biċċa biċċa. Huwa vot favur il-pensjonijiet li qed jisparixxu. Huwa vot favur l-isptarijiet u l-mediċini, vot favur li fl-aħħar tax-xahar il-gvern Grieg ikun jista’ jħallas il-pagi tiegħu. Huwa vot kontra l-awsterità.

Dan kollu jfisser li hemm bżonn jingħata iktar piz lill-fatt li s-solidarjetà ma kienitx preżenti biżżejjed fit-taħditiet bejn il-Gvern Grieg u t-troika [il-fond Monetarju Internazzjonali, il-Bank Ċentrali Ewropew u l-Kummissjoni Ewropeja]. Il-Greċja waslet fejn hi għax kulħadd għalaq għajnejħ għal snin twal għall-korruzzjoni w it-tberbiq u fl-aħħar wasal iż-żmien tal-kontijiet. Żmien li jasal fuq kulħadd.

Imma sfortunatament il-piz tal-awsterità ma ntrefax minn min berbaq jew minn min ħa sehem fil-korruzzjoni. Dawk kollha, bħal dejjem issa sparixxew.

It-triq il-quddiem hi waħda li twieżen lill-fqir u li tirfed l-istat biex jibqa’ jiffunzjona u jkun jista’ jibqa’ jservi lill-batut u lil min jiddependi mis-solidarjetà soċjali ankè biex sempliċement jeżisti.

Fid-dawl ta’ dan kollu d-deċiżjonijiet m’humiex faċli. L-ovvju hu li d-djun tal-Greċja mhux ser jitħallsu, la fil-futur qarib u probabbilment l-anqas iktar fil-bogħod. L-obbligu tal-Unjoni Ewropeja għaldaqstant (inkluż l-obbligu tal-Gvern Malti) hu li l-Gvern Grieg ikun mgħejjun jibni l-pajjiż mill-ġdid. It-triq m’hiex faċli għax il-prijorità m’għandhomx ikunu l-flus imma n-nies.

Nittamaw li fil-ġranet li ġejjin tinstab soluzzjoni, mibnija fuq is-solidarjetà, mhux fuq l-awsterità.

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Snippets from the EGP Manifesto: (10) Taming the Financial Industry

banking union 

Five years after the outset of the financial crisis, our system remains dominated by banks that are too big or too interconnected to fail and therefore too dangerous. Bank bail-outs have cost billions to the European taxpayers; this should never happen again. We want to ensure a properly sized, diverse and resilient financial sector that serves society and helps mobilise sustainable investments in the real economy. We propose stringent rules for the separation of banking activities into those which are essential to society and those which are not. Greens have contributed strongly to ensuring that financial products and activities which produce no benefit for the real economy and have the potential to destabilise the financial system can be banned and taken off the European market. European authorities should make use of this possibility. Only financial products and activities which demonstrate benefits for society must be authorized. Our initiatives have outlawed naked speculation on sovereign debt; curbed bankers’ bonuses; forced banks to disclose activities in tax havens; submitted the European Central Bank´s banking supervision to more democratic accountability.

Greens are proud of achievements in this domain.

Now we need to build on these successes. We want to ensure consumers receive good, independent advice on all financial services. Financial services legislation must not support further concentration of market power to the detriment of small sustainable banks. We advocate a European Banking Union, combining a strong common oversight of our banks, a common authority and fund to restructure failing banks and a common system of insurance for deposits up to €100,000 or equivalent. EU institutions must also contribute to tackling financial short-termism that limits the level of sustainability ambition in strategic investment decisions.

 

(EGP 2014 Manifesto section entitled  : Bringing Financial Industry under Control)