PN would oppose calls for Malta to lose voting rights in the EU

The Nationalist Party will vehemently oppose any request for the European Union to trigger Article 7 against Malta, wherever it may originate from, party leader Adrian Delia has insisted.

“I believe this would be the worst thing that could happen to Malta,” Delia told MaltaToday. “We would absolutely be against any such move, wherever it may come from, because this would be extremely devastating.”

Under Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty, a country would lose certain rights secured under EU membership, including its voting rights in the European Council.

The European Council may determine that there is a clear risk of a serious breach by a member state of the values referred to in Article 2, including rule of law. The Council would consider any reasoned proposal put forward by one-third of the Member States, by the European Parliament or by the

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