When was the last time you looked at the world map? What do “Malta f’Qalbna” and “Flimkien għal Pajjiżna” matter on the continental scale? We have every reason to care about larger European politics because we are directly affected by it.
Despite having spent a decade in Malta, I still am a guest here—a non-EU resident who cannot afford to purchase Maltese citizenship. I cannot vote either in local council or European Parliament elections. Simply put, I am unrepresented.
The same Union that managed to create a common market with one common currency has the power to achieve much more. What is lacking, unfortunately, is the political will.
Incoming Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will sit for 5 years. Their decisions in that period can swing Europe’s response to imminent climate breakdown.