The first-ever Muslim candidate to be fielded for the European elections by a Maltese political party "is in line with Labour policy", Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the press today.

Asked by MaltaToday whether Mario Farrugia Borg, a member of the World Islamic Call Society, was in agreement with Labour's proposed bill to legislate gay unions and also adoption of children by gay couples, Muscat replied that Borg was in line with Labour's stand.

He said that Borg's Islamic faith was "not an issue with regard to civil unions and gay adoption."

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