Rachel Collinson, MEP candidate from the British Green party has supported the AGE manifesto:
“I know people who have died due to neglect in healthcare and institutional ageism, including one close family member. This shouldn’t happen in the 21st century. I want Europe to lead the world in providing dignity and respect to all people no matter their age. The Green Party is firmly committed to protecting all life, by our actions as well as our words.”
Rachel Collinson is the co-chair of the Green Party Regional Council in England and Wales. She is former business spokesperson for the Green Party and has run a small business for the last 20 years, creating dozens of jobs for people of diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about reforming the financial system so it works better for the planet and all of humanity.
The European Parliament has released a video on why citizens should vote during the European elections. Under the title ‘chose your future’, the video makes a case for taking part in shaping the future of Europe as a duty between generations, from the perspective of a newborn child
Mr Francis Zammit Dimech, of the Maltese Nationalist Partiy (Partit Nazzjonalista, EPP), supported the AGE manifesto 2019:
‘I believe that the idea of Europe and our European project is to promote at all times a Europe that is for all ages. I support the AGE manifesto 2019, because we need to include the elderly in the social, cultural and democratic life of our society, while providing ample opportunities that promote active and healthy ageing, universal access to goods and services, and ensuring an adequate pension scheme for all.’
Francis Zammit Dimech
Mr Zammit Dimech is member of the European Parliament for the 2014-2019 term (from 2017 on) and member of the Committees on Legal Affairs, Culture and Education and Human Rights. He was co-rapporteur on a resolution on the European Agenda for Culture, globalisation and media pluralism. He also contributed to the debates on revision of the directive governing employment contracts (‘directive on predictable and transparent working conditions’) or on access of women to breast cancer screening.
He has also been a member of the Maltese House of Representatives for 30 years until 2017 and has been minister several times, including for transport, environment, and tourism, and lastly as Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2012-2013. He has a background in law and journalistic activities.