Peter Agius in the bid for an MEP seat: New energy to represent Maltese interests in a changing Europe
PN spokesperson and EU official Peter Agius today announced his bid to run for an MEP seat in the upcoming European elections which will be held in May 2024.
Agius, a senior EU official, who was previously Head of the European Parliament Office in Malta, was a PN candidate in 2019 where he obtained more than 10,000 first preference votes in a blitz campaign focusing on issues of -bread and butter.
Despite not being elected as an MEP, Agius’ political commitment continued after the election. He was particularly active with initiatives on consumer protection, EU funding, EU opportunities for young people, transport and connectivity, Gozo and food production. Agius was also appointed as a representative of the PN in the European People’s Party in 2000 and then as a spokesperson of the PN last year.
In a statement announcing his submission as a candidate for the Nationalist Party on Facebook, Agius emphasized the imperative to renew the PN’s bond with the people. ‘The upcoming election must be an occasion for the PN to strengthen itself as a force for change in our country. For this we want to give new life to our relationship with the people. We must look for new methods to reach, understand, affirm what we depend on and explain how the continuous abuse of the power of the present labor government is ruining the quality of people’s lives.’
“During the past years I followed the promises made as a candidate for the MEP in the last European election. On several occasions I lobbied the European Commission with concrete results for Maltese consumers, and stopped an export ban of wheat from Hungary. I continued to press the cause. of local food production, with concrete results for fishermen and farmers while striving to further extend the benefits of EU membership for students , the workers and our commercial community,” said Agius.
“While doing my part as a political activist, I also strived to help in concrete ways to all those who made contact, from help with EU funding applications to help with traineeships and job opportunities for various social cases. I believe that no politician should avoid a request for help. Politics after all is a disposition to serve all our countrymen.’ said Agius.
This week, eyes turned on the PN’s initiative to take to the streets with a national protest planned for tomorrow in Valletta. Agius believes that people’s patience for the status quo is slipping. “People are tired of self-centered politicians with a vision that leads only to the nearest election, wasting and abusing our country along the way. The PN initiative that shows our frustration is a good step forward. I I will be there with the people in Valletta. We need to channel our energy in an intelligent way for concrete change. The next European and local council elections will give us an opportunity to bring about that change. I will definitely give it my all myself to be part of that,” concluded Agius.