Malta trip occasion for Martin Schulz to outline common EU immigration policy plan

11/05/2014

Malta

Party of European Socialists candidate for European Commission President, Martin Schulz, used his trip to Malta to outline his detailed proposals for a common EU policy on immigration. Schulz attended a series of events with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, the highlight being a European election rally with over 1000 Partit Laburista supporters.

Speaking to the very receptive crowd, Schulz stated that "the immigration question in the EU was a question for all 500 million Europeans". He emphasised that his policy would fight for more solidarity among EU countries. “As Commission President”, Schulz continued, “I will put forward a system of legal immigration with clear rules. Those who say Europe doesn't need a system enable criminals to continue to exploit desperate people”.

Mr. Schulz also visited the headquarters of the Maltese Labour party (Partit Laburista – PL) to meet the candidates for the European elections and see how the party was faring in its election campaign, entitled Energija Posittiva. Schulz started his visit with a short briefing at the Maltese Prime Ministers official residence.

You can read Schulz´s speech here and  find pictures from the event here.