Creative content and more access for consumers drives further innovation in technology, that finally find its place in people’s homes
Strengthening variety and access to creative content whilst safeguarding the creator’s rights – Comodini Cachia
"Don't let politicians fit you in a box. Let's remove the mentality of you and us, the artists and politicians". Comodini Cachia addresses Forum Valletta
‘Come clean on corruption allegations within your Ministry if you truly want to focus on education’ Comodini Cachia tells Education Minister at the European Parliament
MEP Comodini Cachia raised this question during a ‘presentation of the priorities of the Maltese Presidency by Minister of Education and Employment, Hon. Evarist Bartolo’ during a meeting of the Culture and Education Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels.
During question time, the Maltese shadow Minister for Education and Employment MEP Comodini Cachia told Bartolo “Thank you for taking the time to appear before this committee rather than give yet another bizarre press conference instead of cleaning up your administration from the corruption allegations currently reported in the media”.
Reacting to the answer given by the Minister, Comodini Cachia said that Evarist Bartolo was trying to adopt in Brussels a similar strategy he had adopted in Malta, that to avoid replying to questions and trying to deflect attention. “Truly as the Minister said his actions speak for themselves, so does his inaction on corruption allegations”. Comodini Cachia said that it was cheap for Evarist Bartolo to use the Whistle Blower Act to justify corruption allegations “Instrumental in protecting whistleblowers? That is why for months you covered corruption allegations against your canvasser while the whistleblower was charged with defamation!” she added.
Comodini Cachia said that this was truly a case were talk is cheap. The truth is that Evarist Bartolo
During the meeting, other MEPs including MEP Krystyna ŁYBACKA from the S&D Group raised questions with Minister Bartolo. MEP ŁYBACKA said “Let me remind you that Universities are autonomous, so we cannot impose curricula”.
Comodini Cachia elected EPP Group vice-coordinator for the Committee on Legal Affairs at the European Parliament
MEP Therese Comodini Cachia has been elected vice-coordinator of the EPP Group for the Committee on Legal Affairs at the European Parliament. Commenting following her election, Dr Comodini Cachia said “I am humbled to be elected to this position. I will continue to work closely with all my colleagues to address our citizen’s concerns."
The biggest challenge that the EU needs to address is that of ensuring citizen engagement in EU affairs as well as making the work of the institutions more relevant to the difficulties our citizens encounter. I say this without underestimating the challenges of Brexit and Trump's election.
I wish to see the Maltese presidency play a role in this as well as by making progress in the files relating to the Digital Single Market. Reaching an agreement and concluding files on this respect by ensuring that the EU has a legislative framework and infrastructure to make digital opportunities a reality is a necessary political vision for our citizens.
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