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Matt Carthy is a Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest constituency. He is a native of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan where we lives with his wife Lynn and five children.

Matt sits on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.

There is a widening concern about the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU project and its domination by an austerity agenda which is causing so much hardship to people across the EU member states.

Sinn Féin is working for a different kind of Europe - a Europe of sovereign, independent states working together for the good of all our people, not the EU superstate that many other political leaders are seeking to create.

We want a Europe of solidarity, equality and social inclusion which plays its part in promoting peace and human rights internationally, not an increasingly militarised EU, moving ever closer to NATO.

Above all, Sinn Féin wants a Europe that works in your interests. We do not have that at the moment but myself and my fellow Sinn Féin MEPs are working day and daily for that, fighting for your interests and always seeking the best for Ireland and its citizens.

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