Interdiocesan Environment Commission with proposal for Maltese candidates to European Parliament
The Interdiocesan Environment Commission has invited Maltese candidates who will be elected to the European Parliament to push the Commission’s proposals for European citizens to have an effective participation in the choice of alternatives for the achievement of objectives of a development proposal which will be financed by the EU.
The Commission stated that it had taken this initiative after sending a proposal to the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament on the need for public participation in preparatory processes for financing by the EU, and which will require analysis under EU regulations.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani had informed the Environment Commission that the European Parliament embraces the same views as the Commission regarding the importance of local communities being consulted at an early stage of projects financed by the EU.
Tajani added that rapporteurs will take into consideration the Commission’s views regarding the drawing up of the European Parliament’s position on the future of cohesion policy.