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SYABLOKO leader meets the leader of Alleanza Liberali, Malta

Press Release

August 30, 2012

On August 28, 2012, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin met with John Zammit, leader and founder of Alleanza Liberali, Malta. The meeting was also attended by Galina Mikhalyova, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO and the Executive Secretary of the Political Committee and Olga Radayeva, YABLOKO International Secretary.

John Zammit spoke about the current political situation in Malta and the activities of Alleanza Liberali. The party was founded in 2006. Today Alleanza Liberali has an observer status in the ELDR and is going to become a full member of the ELDR this year. Alleanza Liberali focuses on fight against corruption, protection of civil rights and freedoms, including fight against restrictions imposed on the citizens of Malta by the Catholic Church (e.g. bans on divorce and abortions). The party has been also active in education and environmental protection.

Despite the fact that Maltese liberals failed to obtain a mandate in the EU elections in 2009, Alleanza Liberali will participate in the elections to the European Parliament in 2014, the main slogan of the party will be the protection of civil rights.

John Zammit also told about his journalistic work and how he had win a libel case launched against him by a Labour MP for criticism.

Sergei Mitrokhin told the leader of Maltese liberals about the YABLOKO party, the current political situation in Russia and YABLOKOs activities in the field of protection of human rights.

In conclusion, YABLOKO leader presented the guest books and brochures published by the party. Expressing his gratitude for the gift, John Zammit noted that all the publications will become exhibits of a large exhibition of liberal publications arranged by Alleanza Liberali in Malta.

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Press Release

August 30, 2012

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