Change in local politics - Matthias Portelli

Change in local politics - Matthias Portelli

18 May 2021
We need to break free from this streak of conformity in how we see politics. Discussion about hot topics like abortion, immigration, corruption and so
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Since Malta’s independence, our beautiful islands have been operating in a two-party system which has resulted in political apathy as well as creating a loop of political mockery and fruitless arguments.

We need to break free from this streak of conformity in how we see politics. Discussion about hot topics like abortion, immigration, corruption and sovereignty cannot be carried out with an intolerant attitude. 

For instance, we cannot dismiss the idea of further European integration so easily either.

Malta, just like many other European states, is facing the COVID-19 pandemic  as well as the refugee crisis, among other crises, which have impacted us greatly. That being said, we are not just a group of islands anymore, we are part of something larger. We are living in a world where the EU plays a pivotal role in our lives as EU citizens.

What we have learnt with these issues is that we need to formulate a European level solution to tackle them.

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