Edward Zammit Lewis

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Edward Zammit Lewis said : “There was no vacation to France in 2017; the vacation in France happened six years ago in 2014. In the Easter of 2017, I went to Sicily with my family wherein we stayed at Borgo Alveria Agriturismo. This point in itself shows the miscontrued facts and the very idea that the report has been drafted in bad faith,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Unlike others, whose cases have been revealed in the past days, I did not phone anyone from the Fenech family to ask for any favours nor did I ask for suggestions about which hotel to stay in and never gave any gifts to the Fenech family in compensation for any freebies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Unlike others, whose cases have been revealed in the past days, I did not phone anyone from the Fenech family to ask for any favours nor did I ask for suggestions about which hotel to stay in and never gave any gifts to the Fenech family in compensation for any freebies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Unlike others, whose cases have been revealed in the past days, I did not phone anyone from the Fenech family to ask for any favours nor did I ask for suggestions about which hotel to stay in and never gave any gifts to the Fenech family in compensation for any freebies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The termination date was agreed upon in the same agreement that established the inquiry. The judges asked for this to be extended, and the Prime Minister agreed and gave them a reasonable extension and deadline. But we can’t on one side claim that inquiries take too long and then in the same breath allow this to drag on as if it has taken a life of its own,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 6, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis clarified : “Malta was frequently mentioned in the EU rule of law report but never with the adjective ‘best practice.’” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The relevant stakeholders made their opinions known in the public domain, from online media to personal blogs we have taken all of this into account,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 19, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “I was a lawyer and was working as a lawyer again. Whenever I felt that someone could prejudice my work, I cut off contact. I receive 100s of WhatsApp messages every day starting at 6am or 7am,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “When I saw Joseph Muscat leave that way, I felt that he shouldn't have had to leave like he did,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Although he never stood for election, Schembri started to organise the party. He entered the party with Joseph Muscat,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis says : "And events at his hotels were always paid for. I’ve done some research and have the payment receipts here," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis agrees : "There’s no doubt that decisions or lack of them did cause consequences" External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis agrees : "There’s no doubt that decisions or lack of them did cause consequences" External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The changes did not happen by chance. They were a direct result of the Abela administration, which in eight months did what no other administration did in 20 years,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 9, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis saying ( about Peter Grech ) : “I cannot say Peter Grech did not do his duty as attorney general” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “not referring to anyone present today” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 2, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "This is madness and fantasy. I categorically deny this before God and the court," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis remarked : “We should not indulge in public lynching,” “The fact that this committee had endorsed the commissioner’s findings is already a symbolic gesture in itself that matters are not being taken lightly,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 17, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is a principle derived from maritime law where it is possible to institute a case against the ship. In this case, the ARB may have reasonable suspicion that a particular asset is a proceed of crime but its owner cannot be traced or is abroad, and so it will be empowered to act against the asset itself,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Until today, confiscation of assets ordered by the court can only take place after a criminal conviction. The proposed regime allows assets to be confiscated for serious crimes where it may be very difficult, if not outright impossible to proceed criminally,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is a clear commitment on the part of the government to seriously fight organised crime, money laundering and serious cross border crime This is a breakthrough law introducing new concepts within our legal system, such as non-conviction based confiscation and civil actions against objects that are proceeds of crime. I am confident that this will help our jurisdiction pass the Moneyval test,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “There might be those who will criticise the government for having made too many concessions, but I firmly believe this is the way forward to strengthen the rule of law,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “There might be those who will criticise the government for having made too many concessions, but I firmly believe this is the way forward to strengthen the rule of law,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is a major constitutional breakthrough for Malta,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, July 27, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “While noting the absence of any reply from the Opposition, today I read an article from someone who occupied the post of deputy prime minister for eight years and justice minister for five years during which such reforms were never on the agenda, let alone implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is not how a serious opposition should operate and communicate. I remain always open to dialogue. It must be clear however that the issue of two-thirds majority cannot be used as a sort of blackmail by the opposition,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : “This does not at mean government is not seeking a broad agreement on all Bills, rather to the contrary those that called for government to adopt the Venice Commission reports, now seem willing to vote against the same legal concepts and this does not make any political or other sense,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis pointed out : “The existing model makes no sense as the minister does not have the powers to prosecute,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "the decision not to publish the terms of reference was taken and based on legal advice. Publically publishing the terms of reference could prejudice those who could be asked to testify" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "the decision not to publish the terms of reference was taken and based on legal advice. Publically publishing the terms of reference could prejudice those who could be asked to testify" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “I can assure everyone that the terms of reference are wide enough to take on board all the criticism and concerns raised in Malta and abroad,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Consequently, it is not possible to give any indication on the requested date,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This inquiry is being appointed after it was reported that a lawyer, who was employed within the Office of the Attorney General and who, a day after his resignation, joined the defence team of an individual accused with the alleged involvement in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and who is involved in other judicial proceedings,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “However, the decision taken by the said advocate to assume the patronage of Mr Fenech at this early moment is insensitive,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Whilst expressing disappointment, the ministry expected more prudence and caution both from the advocate and the legal firm in question. In the meantime, the government is committed and determined to move ahead and implement the required reforms to further strengthen our democratic institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “However, the decision taken by the said advocate to assume the patronage of Mr Fenech at this early moment is insensitive,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Whilst expressing disappointment, the ministry expected more prudence and caution both from the advocate and the legal firm in question. In the meantime, the government is committed and determined to move ahead and implement the required reforms to further strengthen our democratic institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Government is determined to push reforms in the most expedite way possible,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : "Repubblika filed a judicial protest asking that I consult with it before I continue the judiciary reform process with the Venice Commission. The government has consulted and wants to continue to consult throughout the entire intitutional reform process which it wants to put in place without delay," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “I note and appreciate the interest of Repubblika in this process and will be meeting them in the coming days,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “It is important that we work on this” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis insisted : “The system we have is a good and meritocratic one” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : “We will go to the Venice Commission and get their approval, we will continue discussing with the Opposition, and we will carry out an interface with those NGOs who showed an interest in these matters, because the road ahead is one of national reconciliation” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This would remove the perception of any undue influence by the minister,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The decision is consistent with all other measures adopted by government, and specifically to protect and safeguard the health and safety of all stakeholders involved, namely the judiciary, advocates, staff and all citizens and individuals that attend the law courts for any reason,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 13, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis explained : “Our failures could have either resulted from government entities, from the architect’s judgement, from the contractors and from many others,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “the courts need to be harsh when handing out fines; however the courts have their independence and impartiality” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “the courts need to be harsh when handing out fines; however the courts have their independence and impartiality” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “It is unjust to say that the reason this tragedy happened is simply because of a judicial issue” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The process agreed upon is simple a couple can go before a notary that will draw up a public cohabitation act and the couple declares whether it would engage the community of assets the notary then publishes such an act in the Public Registry and a certificate of cohabitation is issued,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis noting : “development which is allowed to run rampant is destroying people’s lives” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis noting : “development which is allowed to run rampant is destroying people’s lives” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We have zero tolerance towards domestic violence, we will not tolerate those who agree with it or those who make excuses for violence against women in any manner. We need to work to change their mentality for the better,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis explained : “This gender balance contributes to widen diversity in the perspectives and experiences of professionals working in this sphere so that we can strengthen equality and enhance competitiveness,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “At the end of the day we are a democratic country, and we all have an opinion,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The decision not to appeal is also consistent with the direction government has taken under Prime Minister Robert Abela, who, before the court even pronounced itself, had already decided to stop the clearing of the memorial,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis : "I am happy as long as the PL is in government" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "I am happy as long as the PL is in government," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "There comes a moment in political life that you have to forget yourself and think only of the party and the country. Now is that moment," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 6, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis concluded : “These projects are continuously improving our citizens’ quality of life, not only from a traffic point of view, but also from an environmental perspective as the better infrastructure is resulting in less emissions in Malta’s most busy roads. Moreover, this project will further improve the pedestrians’ and the cyclists’ safety and accessibility as more people reap the benefits of a better infrastructure for all” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "There comes a moment in political life that you have to forget yourself and think only of the party and the country. Now is that moment," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 6, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Go to the inquiring magistrate and he will investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We are here to discuss things - we’ve always done so,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 25, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : "What is the point of having a right which can't be enforced? Bill 96 establishes equality as a right, while Bill 97 sets up the Equality Commission which even has the power to award moral damages up to €10,000. This makes Malta one of the best countries in this sector," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : "The laws will sustain our economy by integrating equality into everyday practice, ensuring every citizen feels included in society," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis explained : “We believe in gender mainstreaming, to provide positive measures which are applicable to both men and women,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 1, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We cannot be afraid to discuss the topic of prostitution, and the Labour Women group will be publishing a report on regularisation. There are a number of consultations and proposals provided, and in the end we must take decisions on this issue,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 1, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The motion is a non-sequitur one. It confuses clean air and climate change, for example,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "The drill will be a horizontal one and will cover various departments which need to be prepared," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told ( about Helena Dalli ) : “I think Helena Dalli performed very well and showed that she has an ambitious portfolio,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Helena Dalli ) : “From her comments on equality in the realm of disability to uniform laws on anti-discrimination, gender pay gap, and her call for tougher laws on domestic violence, Dalli has disclosed what an ambitious portfolio she aims to have,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “One can easily describe her as a champion of equality,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “Yes, many MEPs, no doubt, would have made different decisions because of different opinions but, on a political level, the decision taken by the government to keep Konrad Mizzi was ultimately endorsed by the electorate in 2017 when the voters factored this decision in before they gave their vote to the Labour Party,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The challenge before us is to forge a mentality revolution, starting at the grassroots level and addressing the whole Maltese spectrum,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We are studying the possibility at government level and not just within the ministry,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 19, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is not a matter of what is legal or not, but of what is acceptable or not. Such behaviour, filmed and then publicly circulated, against a human being is totally reprehensible,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We have a commitment as a government and I will ensure that we stand by it. I will push for policy decisions that implement our commitment in the best possible way that ensures both the donor’s and patient’s interests are safeguarded effectively and not just on paper,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis insisted ( about Cyrus Engerer ) : “I have talked to Cyrus Engerer and assured him that I will act as catalyst so that policy in this area will focus on the person not sexual orientation. This is not a question of reluctance but we have to also keep in mind expert medical advice. We will be looking at best practice that safeguards donors and recipients,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "It is a privilege for me to be able to serve the country again as part of the Joseph Muscat Cabinet. It has always been my wish since the last election to be able to do so after giving my all in Parliament," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Back in 2018, Delia said that former PN leader Simon Busuttil had made the Egrant frame-up his own and had burdened the PN with claims that Egrant belongs to the Prime Minister. Now Delia is doing the same thing when he filed this case for the AG to be scrutinised and refusing to bow his head to a court decision," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Back in 2018, Delia said that former PN leader Simon Busuttil had made the Egrant frame-up his own and had burdened the PN with claims that Egrant belongs to the Prime Minister. Now Delia is doing the same thing when he filed this case for the AG to be scrutinised and refusing to bow his head to a court decision," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The moment I got to know of Karl Izzo’s nomination, I immediately informed Parliament that I was abstaining because he is a friend of mine and I also provide legal services to the Dizz Group. It never crossed my mind to chair the committee or be present for the scrutiny,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 21, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : “In the government’s first 100 days it did a lot. It managed economic and rhythmic continuity. The general election tends to jam our economy, however the unique selling point of this government is to be able to ensure continuity and trust from the private sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : “In the government’s first 100 days it did a lot. It managed economic and rhythmic continuity. The general election tends to jam our economy, however the unique selling point of this government is to be able to ensure continuity and trust from the private sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This story will not end here, we will be debating, discussing, and there will be further developments,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : "What other businesses are involved in the party structure? Why didn't Simon Busuttil act before?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis asked : "Why did it take so long for Busuttil to realise that de Marco had a conflict of interest when his deputy leader flagged this himself years ago?" External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:27:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : “Simon Busuttil wrote the book on political hypocrisy. He said he was in no one’s pocket, yet yesterday he did not tell people the whole story when he had the chance during an appearance on Net TV,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This collaboration will serve to attract divers and the global diving industry to Malta & Gozo and their waters, not only to explore our submerged attractions and treasures, but also for the opportunity to find the best training location for the safe and effective implementation of diving activities for recreation and tourism, science, technology and industrial scopes” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 27, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told ( about Toni Bezzina ) : "Bezzina had said that his application was regular, legal and according to policies, but there is now serious doubt on whether this was truly the case," External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 27, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “While saying that ODZ is ODZ, one of its own MPSs goes and files this application,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:42:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : “Simon Busuttil said that the most important factor is the legality but in politics it is not acceptable for a person who writes a document on the environment to simultaneously submit an application that goes against what he is writing,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:57:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis asked : “Why did the previous government sit on this? Why is it now talking about local investment?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:00:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “The government has repeatedly stated that no deal will be signed unless it is beneficial to the airline, tourism industry and the Maltese economy at large,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 13, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis noted : “the record-breaking figures in passenger movements registered last year certify, and are aligned with, the success we are currently achieving within the tourism sector. Air connectivity remains a critical component for tourism growth, especially during the winter season which offers great potential that we are determined to exploit, not only in terms of numbers but also in line with our stated objective to attract further quality tourism” External link

gozonews Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:37:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “The government has repeatedly stated that no deal will be signed unless it is beneficial to the airline, tourism industry and the Maltese economy at large,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "The real challenge is in obtaining improved operational and security standards in a harmonized way that is also efficient and environmentally friendly," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 16, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "The real challenge is in obtaining improved operational and security standards in a harmonized way that is also efficient and environmentally friendly," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 16, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These activities enhance our visitors’ experience on the islands and they enrich their experience, making it one of quality and more interesting,” “Activities such as ‘Milied f’Ghawdex’ are unique products which can attract foreign tourists to visit our Islands specifically because of the event itself” External link

gozonews Friday, December 9, 2016 8:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "With planning and the help of stakeholders, we are beating seasonal challenges," External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 2, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "We're not interested in engaging in academic debates," External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 25, 2016 3:23:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The government has nothing to hide when it comes to Air Malta,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 14, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “it is up to the respective governments and tourism authorities to enable an environment in line with the digitised world where any information is at one’s fingertips. More funding opportunities should be available in order to help the tourism industry reach the level expected from our customers” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “it is up to the respective governments and tourism authorities to enable an environment in line with the digitised world where any information is at one’s fingertips. More funding opportunities should be available in order to help the tourism industry reach the level expected from our customers” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Privatisation of airlines abroad took years although we have no intention of prolonging the process, and we do want to close in the coming months, we don’t want to hasten the negotiations. This situation requires one to be cautious,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about On Thursday ) : “On our part, the airline secured an agreement that productivity would increase, which is crucial for it to remain competitive in a very challenging environment,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We are proud to be the homeport of choice for P&O Oceana throughout seasons 2017 and 2018. Malta is a vibrant destination and this is reflected in the port of Valletta and all the ongoing activities around the Grand Harbour region and the capital city,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The government is not considering this option but we will be harsher to address the unacceptable situation in Comino, which is affecting marketing and tourists’ expectations,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : “The MTA will continue its inspections and follow legal action to ensure that the contractual obligations are being honoured. If we see that the operators keep on ignoring our warnings, we will enforce a clause to withdraw the concession,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Malta is experiencing a significant growth in gastro-tourism which is being accompanied by a strong return to the origins of Maltese cuisine, if with strong influences from a much wider range of international cuisines, most significantly from the Mediterranean,” “Malta may not be renowned like its larger Mediterranean neighbours for wine production, but Maltese vintages are more than holding their own on the international market, winning several accolades in France, Italy and further afield” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, August 13, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This situation of abuse simply cannot be tolerated. We are receiving a substantial number of complaints from visitors and are taking this very seriously,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:47:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These initiatives will help the company modernize its resources so as to carry out its work as safely and efficiently as possible,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 5, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Talks between the two parties are moving at a very strong pace. We are exploring different models in the interest of both parties” “As we have stated many times, Government will only do this deal if our long term objectives of having a profitable and commercially viable airline are met. At this stage, I cannot divulge more information for obvious commercially sensitive reasons,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Talks between the two parties are moving at a very strong pace. We are exploring different models in the interest of both parties” “As we have stated many times, Government will only do this deal if our long term objectives of having a profitable and commercially viable airline are met. At this stage, I cannot divulge more information for obvious commercially sensitive reasons,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This warrant is as much a legal action as it is a symbolic one. We need to give a signal that we will defend Air Malta in every possible way, both from a legal perspective and a commercial one, and this warrant is the last action which we can take to exhaust all legal positions that we have at our disposition,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis concluded : “And so we need to keep working together with the private sector to offer a quality product so that the tourism industry - which is the source of income for thousands of families in Malta and Gozo and a man pillar in the economic success of this country - will continue to be strong and even becoming stronger, so that Malta will remain the best in Europe in this sector and supersede results which our Mediterranean competitors have achieved,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The ministry and all national tourism entities are actively engaging with the private sector and parties involved to ensure the least inconvenience for any affected tourists and local hoteliers alike,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "This warrant is as much a legal action as it is a symbolic one. We need to give a signal that we will defend Air Malta in every possible way, both from a legal perspective and a commercial one, and this warrant is the last action which we can take to exhaust all legal positions that we have at our disposition," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The pilots made their demands, Air Malta took them into consideration. They have their numbers and I rely on those numbers,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 27, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 27, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “For May and June, we are expecting to register an increase of more than 14,000 visitors, while more than 250,000 tourists are expected to visit Malta in August alone,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “There have to be limits to everything. The private sector must be allowed to operate while the public has the right to enjoy public land,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 13, 2016 2:45:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This reposition was undertaken without seriously undermining Malta’s traditional presence in the market place,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “There is no doubt that whenever tenders are issued by the government, there is someone who will emerge victorious and someone a loser and, so, in everything you do, you will have some form of criticism. But the solution isn’t that we do nothing but that we try to do things to the best of our abilities and in the most transparent way,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 27, 2016 9:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Government's drive and commitment towards Gozo as a distinct tourist destination is very clear. The industry is on board, reflecting major optimism in the tourism sector, but also underlining the industry's successful performance. The work carried out so far is a clear example of how Government, stakeholders and the private sector can effectively team up to increase the island's visibility and elevate its brand identity on the international market," External link

gozonews Friday, May 27, 2016 8:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “At that point, if a decision to proceed with the talks is taken, a business plan will be prepared and evaluated,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 20, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Ninety-eight per cent of passage traffic happens via air, not via sea. As a government, we will continue improving air connecting activity because air connecting activity gives more flexibility to tourists to come to Malta," "We will continue to increase our air network, not only in Europe, but even out of Europe to continue increase both European tourists to Malta and even new source market, such as the Asian market, which is becoming increasingly important to our tourism sector," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:28:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp0.38%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
labour party mp0.13%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
tourism minister45.11%EN05/24/201724/05/2017
minister34.31%EN05/24/201724/05/2017
minister for tourism5.72%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
environment minister0.51%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
maltese tourism minister0.51%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
minister of tourism0.25%EN12/31/201631/12/2016
education minister0.13%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
spokesman for tourism minister0.25%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
union and tourism minister0.25%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
spokesperson for tourism minister0.38%EN08/01/201601/08/2016
first tourism minister0.13%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
maltese minister for tourism0.25%EN06/18/201618/06/2016
spokeswoman for tourism minister0.25%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
tourism minister0.38%SA09/06/201406/09/2014
secretary9.78%EN04/02/201402/04/2014
secretary for the economy0.38%EN11/15/201315/11/2013
labour candidate0.38%EN12/07/201207/12/2012
candidate0.51%EN11/29/201229/11/2012
Names Lang Count
Edward Zammit LewisEN92.17%
Edward Zammit LewisMT7.47%
Edward Zammit LewisSA0.18%
Edward Zammit LewisFR0.18%


 
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Edward Zammit Lewis said : “There was no vacation to France in 2017; the vacation in France happened six years ago in 2014. In the Easter of 2017, I went to Sicily with my family wherein we stayed at Borgo Alveria Agriturismo. This point in itself shows the miscontrued facts and the very idea that the report has been drafted in bad faith,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Unlike others, whose cases have been revealed in the past days, I did not phone anyone from the Fenech family to ask for any favours nor did I ask for suggestions about which hotel to stay in and never gave any gifts to the Fenech family in compensation for any freebies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Unlike others, whose cases have been revealed in the past days, I did not phone anyone from the Fenech family to ask for any favours nor did I ask for suggestions about which hotel to stay in and never gave any gifts to the Fenech family in compensation for any freebies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Unlike others, whose cases have been revealed in the past days, I did not phone anyone from the Fenech family to ask for any favours nor did I ask for suggestions about which hotel to stay in and never gave any gifts to the Fenech family in compensation for any freebies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The termination date was agreed upon in the same agreement that established the inquiry. The judges asked for this to be extended, and the Prime Minister agreed and gave them a reasonable extension and deadline. But we can’t on one side claim that inquiries take too long and then in the same breath allow this to drag on as if it has taken a life of its own,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 6, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis clarified : “Malta was frequently mentioned in the EU rule of law report but never with the adjective ‘best practice.’” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The relevant stakeholders made their opinions known in the public domain, from online media to personal blogs we have taken all of this into account,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 19, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “I was a lawyer and was working as a lawyer again. Whenever I felt that someone could prejudice my work, I cut off contact. I receive 100s of WhatsApp messages every day starting at 6am or 7am,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “When I saw Joseph Muscat leave that way, I felt that he shouldn't have had to leave like he did,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Although he never stood for election, Schembri started to organise the party. He entered the party with Joseph Muscat,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis says : "And events at his hotels were always paid for. I’ve done some research and have the payment receipts here," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis agrees : "There’s no doubt that decisions or lack of them did cause consequences" External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis agrees : "There’s no doubt that decisions or lack of them did cause consequences" External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The changes did not happen by chance. They were a direct result of the Abela administration, which in eight months did what no other administration did in 20 years,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 9, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis saying ( about Peter Grech ) : “I cannot say Peter Grech did not do his duty as attorney general” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “not referring to anyone present today” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 2, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "This is madness and fantasy. I categorically deny this before God and the court," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis remarked : “We should not indulge in public lynching,” “The fact that this committee had endorsed the commissioner’s findings is already a symbolic gesture in itself that matters are not being taken lightly,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 17, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is a principle derived from maritime law where it is possible to institute a case against the ship. In this case, the ARB may have reasonable suspicion that a particular asset is a proceed of crime but its owner cannot be traced or is abroad, and so it will be empowered to act against the asset itself,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Until today, confiscation of assets ordered by the court can only take place after a criminal conviction. The proposed regime allows assets to be confiscated for serious crimes where it may be very difficult, if not outright impossible to proceed criminally,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is a clear commitment on the part of the government to seriously fight organised crime, money laundering and serious cross border crime This is a breakthrough law introducing new concepts within our legal system, such as non-conviction based confiscation and civil actions against objects that are proceeds of crime. I am confident that this will help our jurisdiction pass the Moneyval test,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “There might be those who will criticise the government for having made too many concessions, but I firmly believe this is the way forward to strengthen the rule of law,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “There might be those who will criticise the government for having made too many concessions, but I firmly believe this is the way forward to strengthen the rule of law,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is a major constitutional breakthrough for Malta,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, July 27, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “While noting the absence of any reply from the Opposition, today I read an article from someone who occupied the post of deputy prime minister for eight years and justice minister for five years during which such reforms were never on the agenda, let alone implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is not how a serious opposition should operate and communicate. I remain always open to dialogue. It must be clear however that the issue of two-thirds majority cannot be used as a sort of blackmail by the opposition,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : “This does not at mean government is not seeking a broad agreement on all Bills, rather to the contrary those that called for government to adopt the Venice Commission reports, now seem willing to vote against the same legal concepts and this does not make any political or other sense,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis pointed out : “The existing model makes no sense as the minister does not have the powers to prosecute,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "the decision not to publish the terms of reference was taken and based on legal advice. Publically publishing the terms of reference could prejudice those who could be asked to testify" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "the decision not to publish the terms of reference was taken and based on legal advice. Publically publishing the terms of reference could prejudice those who could be asked to testify" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “I can assure everyone that the terms of reference are wide enough to take on board all the criticism and concerns raised in Malta and abroad,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Consequently, it is not possible to give any indication on the requested date,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This inquiry is being appointed after it was reported that a lawyer, who was employed within the Office of the Attorney General and who, a day after his resignation, joined the defence team of an individual accused with the alleged involvement in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and who is involved in other judicial proceedings,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “However, the decision taken by the said advocate to assume the patronage of Mr Fenech at this early moment is insensitive,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Whilst expressing disappointment, the ministry expected more prudence and caution both from the advocate and the legal firm in question. In the meantime, the government is committed and determined to move ahead and implement the required reforms to further strengthen our democratic institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “However, the decision taken by the said advocate to assume the patronage of Mr Fenech at this early moment is insensitive,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Whilst expressing disappointment, the ministry expected more prudence and caution both from the advocate and the legal firm in question. In the meantime, the government is committed and determined to move ahead and implement the required reforms to further strengthen our democratic institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Government is determined to push reforms in the most expedite way possible,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : "Repubblika filed a judicial protest asking that I consult with it before I continue the judiciary reform process with the Venice Commission. The government has consulted and wants to continue to consult throughout the entire intitutional reform process which it wants to put in place without delay," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “I note and appreciate the interest of Repubblika in this process and will be meeting them in the coming days,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “It is important that we work on this” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis insisted : “The system we have is a good and meritocratic one” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : “We will go to the Venice Commission and get their approval, we will continue discussing with the Opposition, and we will carry out an interface with those NGOs who showed an interest in these matters, because the road ahead is one of national reconciliation” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This would remove the perception of any undue influence by the minister,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The decision is consistent with all other measures adopted by government, and specifically to protect and safeguard the health and safety of all stakeholders involved, namely the judiciary, advocates, staff and all citizens and individuals that attend the law courts for any reason,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 13, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis explained : “Our failures could have either resulted from government entities, from the architect’s judgement, from the contractors and from many others,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “the courts need to be harsh when handing out fines; however the courts have their independence and impartiality” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “the courts need to be harsh when handing out fines; however the courts have their independence and impartiality” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “It is unjust to say that the reason this tragedy happened is simply because of a judicial issue” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The process agreed upon is simple a couple can go before a notary that will draw up a public cohabitation act and the couple declares whether it would engage the community of assets the notary then publishes such an act in the Public Registry and a certificate of cohabitation is issued,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis noting : “development which is allowed to run rampant is destroying people’s lives” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis noting : “development which is allowed to run rampant is destroying people’s lives” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We have zero tolerance towards domestic violence, we will not tolerate those who agree with it or those who make excuses for violence against women in any manner. We need to work to change their mentality for the better,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis explained : “This gender balance contributes to widen diversity in the perspectives and experiences of professionals working in this sphere so that we can strengthen equality and enhance competitiveness,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “At the end of the day we are a democratic country, and we all have an opinion,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The decision not to appeal is also consistent with the direction government has taken under Prime Minister Robert Abela, who, before the court even pronounced itself, had already decided to stop the clearing of the memorial,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis : "I am happy as long as the PL is in government" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "I am happy as long as the PL is in government," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "There comes a moment in political life that you have to forget yourself and think only of the party and the country. Now is that moment," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 6, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis concluded : “These projects are continuously improving our citizens’ quality of life, not only from a traffic point of view, but also from an environmental perspective as the better infrastructure is resulting in less emissions in Malta’s most busy roads. Moreover, this project will further improve the pedestrians’ and the cyclists’ safety and accessibility as more people reap the benefits of a better infrastructure for all” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "There comes a moment in political life that you have to forget yourself and think only of the party and the country. Now is that moment," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 6, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Go to the inquiring magistrate and he will investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We are here to discuss things - we’ve always done so,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 25, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Commission ) : "What is the point of having a right which can't be enforced? Bill 96 establishes equality as a right, while Bill 97 sets up the Equality Commission which even has the power to award moral damages up to €10,000. This makes Malta one of the best countries in this sector," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : "The laws will sustain our economy by integrating equality into everyday practice, ensuring every citizen feels included in society," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis explained : “We believe in gender mainstreaming, to provide positive measures which are applicable to both men and women,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 1, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We cannot be afraid to discuss the topic of prostitution, and the Labour Women group will be publishing a report on regularisation. There are a number of consultations and proposals provided, and in the end we must take decisions on this issue,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 1, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The motion is a non-sequitur one. It confuses clean air and climate change, for example,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "The drill will be a horizontal one and will cover various departments which need to be prepared," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told ( about Helena Dalli ) : “I think Helena Dalli performed very well and showed that she has an ambitious portfolio,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Helena Dalli ) : “From her comments on equality in the realm of disability to uniform laws on anti-discrimination, gender pay gap, and her call for tougher laws on domestic violence, Dalli has disclosed what an ambitious portfolio she aims to have,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “One can easily describe her as a champion of equality,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “Yes, many MEPs, no doubt, would have made different decisions because of different opinions but, on a political level, the decision taken by the government to keep Konrad Mizzi was ultimately endorsed by the electorate in 2017 when the voters factored this decision in before they gave their vote to the Labour Party,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The challenge before us is to forge a mentality revolution, starting at the grassroots level and addressing the whole Maltese spectrum,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We are studying the possibility at government level and not just within the ministry,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 19, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This is not a matter of what is legal or not, but of what is acceptable or not. Such behaviour, filmed and then publicly circulated, against a human being is totally reprehensible,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We have a commitment as a government and I will ensure that we stand by it. I will push for policy decisions that implement our commitment in the best possible way that ensures both the donor’s and patient’s interests are safeguarded effectively and not just on paper,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis insisted ( about Cyrus Engerer ) : “I have talked to Cyrus Engerer and assured him that I will act as catalyst so that policy in this area will focus on the person not sexual orientation. This is not a question of reluctance but we have to also keep in mind expert medical advice. We will be looking at best practice that safeguards donors and recipients,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "It is a privilege for me to be able to serve the country again as part of the Joseph Muscat Cabinet. It has always been my wish since the last election to be able to do so after giving my all in Parliament," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Back in 2018, Delia said that former PN leader Simon Busuttil had made the Egrant frame-up his own and had burdened the PN with claims that Egrant belongs to the Prime Minister. Now Delia is doing the same thing when he filed this case for the AG to be scrutinised and refusing to bow his head to a court decision," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Back in 2018, Delia said that former PN leader Simon Busuttil had made the Egrant frame-up his own and had burdened the PN with claims that Egrant belongs to the Prime Minister. Now Delia is doing the same thing when he filed this case for the AG to be scrutinised and refusing to bow his head to a court decision," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The moment I got to know of Karl Izzo’s nomination, I immediately informed Parliament that I was abstaining because he is a friend of mine and I also provide legal services to the Dizz Group. It never crossed my mind to chair the committee or be present for the scrutiny,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 21, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : “In the government’s first 100 days it did a lot. It managed economic and rhythmic continuity. The general election tends to jam our economy, however the unique selling point of this government is to be able to ensure continuity and trust from the private sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : “In the government’s first 100 days it did a lot. It managed economic and rhythmic continuity. The general election tends to jam our economy, however the unique selling point of this government is to be able to ensure continuity and trust from the private sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This story will not end here, we will be debating, discussing, and there will be further developments,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : "What other businesses are involved in the party structure? Why didn't Simon Busuttil act before?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis asked : "Why did it take so long for Busuttil to realise that de Marco had a conflict of interest when his deputy leader flagged this himself years ago?" External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:27:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : “Simon Busuttil wrote the book on political hypocrisy. He said he was in no one’s pocket, yet yesterday he did not tell people the whole story when he had the chance during an appearance on Net TV,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This collaboration will serve to attract divers and the global diving industry to Malta & Gozo and their waters, not only to explore our submerged attractions and treasures, but also for the opportunity to find the best training location for the safe and effective implementation of diving activities for recreation and tourism, science, technology and industrial scopes” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 27, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told ( about Toni Bezzina ) : "Bezzina had said that his application was regular, legal and according to policies, but there is now serious doubt on whether this was truly the case," External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 27, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “While saying that ODZ is ODZ, one of its own MPSs goes and files this application,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:42:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : “Simon Busuttil said that the most important factor is the legality but in politics it is not acceptable for a person who writes a document on the environment to simultaneously submit an application that goes against what he is writing,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:57:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis asked : “Why did the previous government sit on this? Why is it now talking about local investment?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:00:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “The government has repeatedly stated that no deal will be signed unless it is beneficial to the airline, tourism industry and the Maltese economy at large,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 13, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis noted : “the record-breaking figures in passenger movements registered last year certify, and are aligned with, the success we are currently achieving within the tourism sector. Air connectivity remains a critical component for tourism growth, especially during the winter season which offers great potential that we are determined to exploit, not only in terms of numbers but also in line with our stated objective to attract further quality tourism” External link

gozonews Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:37:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “The government has repeatedly stated that no deal will be signed unless it is beneficial to the airline, tourism industry and the Maltese economy at large,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "The real challenge is in obtaining improved operational and security standards in a harmonized way that is also efficient and environmentally friendly," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 16, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "The real challenge is in obtaining improved operational and security standards in a harmonized way that is also efficient and environmentally friendly," External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 16, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These activities enhance our visitors’ experience on the islands and they enrich their experience, making it one of quality and more interesting,” “Activities such as ‘Milied f’Ghawdex’ are unique products which can attract foreign tourists to visit our Islands specifically because of the event itself” External link

gozonews Friday, December 9, 2016 8:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "With planning and the help of stakeholders, we are beating seasonal challenges," External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 2, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "We're not interested in engaging in academic debates," External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 25, 2016 3:23:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The government has nothing to hide when it comes to Air Malta,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 14, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “it is up to the respective governments and tourism authorities to enable an environment in line with the digitised world where any information is at one’s fingertips. More funding opportunities should be available in order to help the tourism industry reach the level expected from our customers” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “it is up to the respective governments and tourism authorities to enable an environment in line with the digitised world where any information is at one’s fingertips. More funding opportunities should be available in order to help the tourism industry reach the level expected from our customers” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “Privatisation of airlines abroad took years although we have no intention of prolonging the process, and we do want to close in the coming months, we don’t want to hasten the negotiations. This situation requires one to be cautious,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about On Thursday ) : “On our part, the airline secured an agreement that productivity would increase, which is crucial for it to remain competitive in a very challenging environment,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “We are proud to be the homeport of choice for P&O Oceana throughout seasons 2017 and 2018. Malta is a vibrant destination and this is reflected in the port of Valletta and all the ongoing activities around the Grand Harbour region and the capital city,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The government is not considering this option but we will be harsher to address the unacceptable situation in Comino, which is affecting marketing and tourists’ expectations,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis added : “The MTA will continue its inspections and follow legal action to ensure that the contractual obligations are being honoured. If we see that the operators keep on ignoring our warnings, we will enforce a clause to withdraw the concession,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Malta is experiencing a significant growth in gastro-tourism which is being accompanied by a strong return to the origins of Maltese cuisine, if with strong influences from a much wider range of international cuisines, most significantly from the Mediterranean,” “Malta may not be renowned like its larger Mediterranean neighbours for wine production, but Maltese vintages are more than holding their own on the international market, winning several accolades in France, Italy and further afield” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, August 13, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This situation of abuse simply cannot be tolerated. We are receiving a substantial number of complaints from visitors and are taking this very seriously,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:47:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These initiatives will help the company modernize its resources so as to carry out its work as safely and efficiently as possible,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 5, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Talks between the two parties are moving at a very strong pace. We are exploring different models in the interest of both parties” “As we have stated many times, Government will only do this deal if our long term objectives of having a profitable and commercially viable airline are met. At this stage, I cannot divulge more information for obvious commercially sensitive reasons,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “Talks between the two parties are moving at a very strong pace. We are exploring different models in the interest of both parties” “As we have stated many times, Government will only do this deal if our long term objectives of having a profitable and commercially viable airline are met. At this stage, I cannot divulge more information for obvious commercially sensitive reasons,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This warrant is as much a legal action as it is a symbolic one. We need to give a signal that we will defend Air Malta in every possible way, both from a legal perspective and a commercial one, and this warrant is the last action which we can take to exhaust all legal positions that we have at our disposition,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis concluded : “And so we need to keep working together with the private sector to offer a quality product so that the tourism industry - which is the source of income for thousands of families in Malta and Gozo and a man pillar in the economic success of this country - will continue to be strong and even becoming stronger, so that Malta will remain the best in Europe in this sector and supersede results which our Mediterranean competitors have achieved,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The ministry and all national tourism entities are actively engaging with the private sector and parties involved to ensure the least inconvenience for any affected tourists and local hoteliers alike,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "This warrant is as much a legal action as it is a symbolic one. We need to give a signal that we will defend Air Malta in every possible way, both from a legal perspective and a commercial one, and this warrant is the last action which we can take to exhaust all legal positions that we have at our disposition," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “The pilots made their demands, Air Malta took them into consideration. They have their numbers and I rely on those numbers,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 27, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 27, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “For May and June, we are expecting to register an increase of more than 14,000 visitors, while more than 250,000 tourists are expected to visit Malta in August alone,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “There have to be limits to everything. The private sector must be allowed to operate while the public has the right to enjoy public land,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 13, 2016 2:45:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “This reposition was undertaken without seriously undermining Malta’s traditional presence in the market place,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : “There is no doubt that whenever tenders are issued by the government, there is someone who will emerge victorious and someone a loser and, so, in everything you do, you will have some form of criticism. But the solution isn’t that we do nothing but that we try to do things to the best of our abilities and in the most transparent way,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 27, 2016 9:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Government's drive and commitment towards Gozo as a distinct tourist destination is very clear. The industry is on board, reflecting major optimism in the tourism sector, but also underlining the industry's successful performance. The work carried out so far is a clear example of how Government, stakeholders and the private sector can effectively team up to increase the island's visibility and elevate its brand identity on the international market," External link

gozonews Friday, May 27, 2016 8:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis told : “At that point, if a decision to proceed with the talks is taken, a business plan will be prepared and evaluated,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 20, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said : "Ninety-eight per cent of passage traffic happens via air, not via sea. As a government, we will continue improving air connecting activity because air connecting activity gives more flexibility to tourists to come to Malta," "We will continue to increase our air network, not only in Europe, but even out of Europe to continue increase both European tourists to Malta and even new source market, such as the Asian market, which is becoming increasingly important to our tourism sector," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:28:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp0.38%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
labour party mp0.13%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
tourism minister45.11%EN05/24/201724/05/2017
minister34.31%EN05/24/201724/05/2017
minister for tourism5.72%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
environment minister0.51%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
maltese tourism minister0.51%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
minister of tourism0.25%EN12/31/201631/12/2016
education minister0.13%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
spokesman for tourism minister0.25%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
union and tourism minister0.25%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
spokesperson for tourism minister0.38%EN08/01/201601/08/2016
first tourism minister0.13%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
maltese minister for tourism0.25%EN06/18/201618/06/2016
spokeswoman for tourism minister0.25%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
tourism minister0.38%SA09/06/201406/09/2014
secretary9.78%EN04/02/201402/04/2014
secretary for the economy0.38%EN11/15/201315/11/2013
labour candidate0.38%EN12/07/201207/12/2012
candidate0.51%EN11/29/201229/11/2012
Names Lang Count
Edward Zammit LewisEN92.17%
Edward Zammit LewisMT7.47%
Edward Zammit LewisSA0.18%
Edward Zammit LewisFR0.18%


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