Miriam Dalli is the “best Member of the European Parliament” Malta has had during these past last five years, who has been always there making her arguments solidly whenever Malta was being targeted unfairly, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
Muscat was addressing the launch of Miriam Dalli’s electoral campaign for the European Parliament elections. Having chosen the slogan ‘Malta; il-Livell li Jmiss’ – Malta: the next level – Dr Dalli aims to continue building on five years of making Malta a priority throughout her work.
“To cut a long story short, Miriam Dalli was the best MEP in the last five years. She worked hard and persons like Louis [Grech] and myself know this very well because we understand the context she worked in,” the Prime Minister said.
“As a party we have faced an unprecedented situation where we were faced with situations of unjust criticism and a situation of someone trying to distort the games just because they’re not playing.
“I can openly say that Miriam was always there, together with her colleagues Alfred Sant and Marlene Mizzi.” Dr Muscat went on to thank Miriam Dalli for her work in defending Malta against partisan interests.
Making reference to Dalli’s chosen theme, the Prime Minister said that the next level meant that one kept on working and doing more for the country.
Taking the floor, Louis Grech said that Miriam Dalli worked “strongly and impressively” on matters that impact European citizens whilst never forgetting that Malta was her priority.
“Miriam had the courage to work on controversial issues. Matters which she knew are of benefit to citizens but which are also controversial with strong lobby groups. I know from my own experience that this is not easy to tackle,” Louis Grech added.
“Her quality work was carried out with discipline, commitment and energy on several other issues as well. Miriam had the ability to form connections and networks to push forward her position, and that Malta, within the S&D political group as well as beyond.”
The event was also addressed by sociologist Maria Brown, who described Miriam Dalli as woman who fights stereotypes.
Original article found on The Malta Independent