Carmelo Abela

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Carmelo Abela said : “It is important that before we push for any policies we need to take stock of what the situation is like in our workforce and how we can move forward,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The audit found that both the MTA and PBS worked within their own respective procurement regulations,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 26, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed : “I don’t know who built the verandah at my house” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied : “I have to check as I don’t know who did the work,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “While it is well within their remit, as is stated in the Programme Statement of Intent (PSI), I do feel that 15 days is exaggerated,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “To exercise this responsibility, the PBS has to have the right for information before the programme is aired, as is explained clearly in the statement of intent,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Through the reform, not only did we reduce the number of news programmes, but we increased them, and I am sorry to say this is fake criticism from the PN,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 4, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “The implementation of a strong economic vision occurs through clear messages, initiatives and clear incentives from the government, but also depends on the will and intelligence of entrepreneurs, businesses and workers that you represent. The regeneration of this country is influenced from the cultures and attitudes at the place of work. We have reached a point where to effect the ambitious realties we need to be ready for a cultural change” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 21, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “These alleged killers use the same tactics frequently adopted by the Nationalists, which confirms what I have already stated that the criminals and the PN are in cahoots, intending to attain their respective goals,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela wrote : “If we don’t pay attention, platforms that increase commerce can end up being used for exploitation,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “But if this happens, it shows that these alleged killers use the same tactics frequently adopted by the Nationalists, which confirms what I have already stated that the criminals and the PN are in cahoots, intending to attain their respective goals,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Erm, I don’t know, I don’t remember” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “Azzopardi and Bernard Grech have shown themselves willing to associate with criminals just to reach their political aims. It is evident they are collaborating with them,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I have answered all questions and I have nothing to hide. I want the whole truth to emerge,” “But I will take all steps to fight this lie,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela wrote : "from my own verifications, it has emerged that when I had testified in court years ago, it was not because the police had brought charges against me but because of charges against the bank's representative and I had testified on behalf of the bank. " External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I have answered all questions and I have nothing to hide. I want the whole truth to emerge,” “But I will take all steps to fight this lie,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “Azzopardi and Bernard Grech have shown themselves willing to associate with criminals just to reach their political aims. It is evident they are collaborating with them,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Police never investigated or interrogated me since the HSBC heist in 2010 and from verifications I have carried out, it results that the prosecution had generically asked for an HSBC representative to testify and not for me specifically. Eventually, as insurance manager at that time, I represented the bank in court, and it appears that I was only asked to confirm some technical details,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Police never investigated or interrogated me since the HSBC heist in 2010 and from verifications I have carried out, it results that the prosecution had generically asked for an HSBC representative to testify and not for me specifically. Eventually, as insurance manager at that time, I represented the bank in court, and it appears that I was only asked to confirm some technical details,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “The police are obliged to investigate the allegations made by Azzopardi but I am not a suspect. I also gave the police a copy of the sworn statement I had already presented in court in the libel case against Jason Azzopardi, who, despite having until Monday to file his reply, failed to do so,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela insisted : “It is very evident that the PN’s and the criminals' strategies have converged with the two parties, assisting each other to achieve different aims. Some want to buy their freedom; others want to buy power at all costs,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “I also gave the police a copy of the sworn statement I had already presented in court in the libel case against Jason Azzopardi, who despite having until today to give his reply, has refused to do so,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 17, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : "In the past weeks, not only have I strongly denied these false allegations which I believe are the result of a conspiracy between PN Member of Parliament Jason Azzopardi and criminals who want to get away with murder, but I have also instituted libel proceedings. I believe that the police are obliged to investigate allegations, which are being made over 10 years after the mentioned case, at a moment when criminals started lobbying for a presidential pardon. However, I also expect the politician making these allegations to assume responsibility and resign, evident that he has been pushing fabricated lies" External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 17, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We were a small department, we all helped each other,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Hyzler wanted to find me guilty a priori, and came up with arguments so as to come to a conclusion,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I hope we’ll be seeing each other in court soon over the libel case, to see what other lies he has been spreading,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "I hope we'll be seeing each other in court soon over the libel case, to see what other lies he has been spreading," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Hyzler wanted to find me guilty a priori, and came up with arguments so as to come to a conclusion," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This government is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect and strengthen our workers’ working conditions because they and their employers are the basis of our economy and its successes,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela insisted : “These are false and frivolous allegations. Jason Azzopardi represents the interests of the Daphne Caruana Galizia family but he is also in bed with criminals we do not know on whose side he is and he is a danger to politics,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This government believes in standards, so much so that it created the Standards Commissioner,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “He [Hyzler] may have seen the light on the road to Damascus,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : "In light of the baseless allegations by [PN MP] Jason Azzopardi, and the ensuing libel proceedings, the minister decided to recuse himself. " External link

timesofmalta Monday, April 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I am completely extraneous to these major crimes,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "I have categorically denied this the first time it was mentioned and will keep on denying that I had any involvement in the case you mentioned," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "There were multiple times in which I challenged certain colleagues to mention names publicly without using parliamentary privilege, and the challenge is still there," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The investigation started towards the end of last year and it is ongoing it is an issue of compliance in some instances but also of trying to safeguard a work model that developed over the past year as a result of the pandemic,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As to certain points that came from John Bundy’s testimony in front of the industrial tribunal, I think it’s up to the (PBS) board to see whether there was justification for these occurrences or not, and whether that testimony can be corroborated with factual evidence that may be in PBS’s possession,” “So I will leave it to PBS to see whether the allegations raised during Mr Bundy’s testimony merit further investigation or not” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Today we have come together, to discuss the obligation of public broadcasters; to discuss how a balance can be struck between quality, public obligations and the commercial aspect; the potential to create content with an international appeal both for foreigners living among us, as well as the Maltese,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “When we launched the PSI for the year 2020-2021, I had announced several changes made to the document. These were aimed at providing more clarity and transparency to tenderers,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I want to see content that reflects the society we live in, but at the same time I want to see content that inspires our youth to achieve great things and that entertains those who watch and follow the programmes broadcast on PBS stations,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "with courage there is also hope. This is gifted through the vaccine and other measures, such as the ones introduced by the DIER" External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This is of particular importance at a time when more than 4 billion people use social media, with an average of nearly 2 million new users joining every day,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “There are ongoing discussions on the first draft of a legislative framework that regulates these two areas. This is a win-win situation for all and for the country’s aspirations for the coming years that goes beyond this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. These legal regulations will introduce more flexibility for employers and workers themselves while also benefiting our country’s economic competitiveness,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed : “the recall had nothing to do with his mother’s journalism” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This while putting tools, infrastructure and funds in the hands of young people and even established Gozitan entrepreneurs to be able to move to new niches,” External link

gozonews Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "To fulfil the role of the PBS, which offers the best service to the public, all the necessary tools must be provided," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela concluded : "As a government, we look forward to the implementation of the reform needed within PBS. Both in relation to the organisation and in relation to the quality and variety of content proposed, with a schedule which addresses a wide audience. All of this is underway and will continue to intensify in the coming weeks so that finally the Maltese and Gozitan people will enjoy a better and more professional service" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela explained : “In the coming weeks we will begin focusing on the basic Living Income concept. Everyone is entitled to more decent income,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “All of this is under way and will continue to intensify in the coming weeks so that finally the Maltese and Gozitan people will enjoy a better and more professional service” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela concluded : “I believe that these initiatives have been successful, but we have not achieved our aims yet. We want to see women have access to more important roles that naturally pay more. Therefore, we are here also proposing that there be another committee to address this issue,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela remarked : “The aim behind the study focusing on the concept of basic living income is to ensure a more decent income for everyone,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 31, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The aim behind the study focusing on the concept of basic living income is to ensure a more decent income for everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 31, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We are giving workers another day a year to spend as they please. In this way, we will be giving our workers a new lease of life to focus on life away from work; with their family or in environments that relax them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Ultimately, we are obliged to take care of the world we live in today and, most importantly, to pass on a better world to future generations,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, July 25, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We believe that we should be supportive of all families, in their diversity, and also of individuals who are willing to give their children the opportunity to grow up in the love and affection they deserve,” “Whoever wants to have a family with children, we as a Government have always been willing to help - and we will always continue to be there to help, not to hinder” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This government is committed to ensure equality among all citizens and to improve working conditions. We also believe that we should be supportive of all families, in their diversity, and also of individuals who want their children to grow up in the love and affection they deserve,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We were all in this together, and we will successfully emerge from the situation together” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela concluded : “The government has kept an open channel of communication and has based all decisions on national interest, including employees’ interests” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I made it clear that all employees had to report to work but now we are at the next juncture of our economic response and I will now see that the improved reality also reflects itself in what is experienced by our employees. Now is the time for all those shops that have re-opened to give employees their full pay,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 8, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela insisted : “We will clamp down on abuse. This government will not stand idle in the face of a cunning few who believe they can play around with caveats and loopholes. On the contrary this government was elected on a platform of granting more rights to workers and we will see not only that salaries and working conditions return to pre-COVID levels wherever possible, but we will also stay committed to our call for further employee rights,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 8, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “If employers have re-opened their business because restrictions have been lifted and all safety precautions are being taken as advised by the public health authorities, employees cannot take the law into their hands and refuse to work,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I urge employers to stick to their part of the deal but there are very valid reasons which do not permit workplaces to give the top up and enshrining this at law would have complicated matters,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Inclusion means that we understand each other and what is happening around us and to do so we also have to speak in a language others understand we need to break down language barriers but we gradually changed since the start of the pandemic by including English parts in press conferences organised by the health authorities and the Prime Minister,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : "Malta continued to consolidate its active commitment in maritime affairs and it is a vote of confidence in Malta and to the work in the maritime sector" External link

mondaq Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We have a stronger and honest social dialogue,” External link

gozonews Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela explained : “This meeting shows the work I will put out in order to see that there is more cooperation between the two councils. I will be looking into what model can be used so that MCESD and MEUSAC become even more efficient and have access to the right tools and resources that will better their operation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “To make this a success, we need to be part of the narrative of growth and opportunity in Africa” External link

africanbrains Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “To make this a success, we need to be part of the narrative of growth and opportunity in Africa” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela noted : “The message from the Government of Malta to the expats in our country is clear: We want you to understand our culture, we want you to understand our way of life, and most importantly we want you to feel at home. It is also very important to note that learning another language will not only give you a stronger insight into the life of those who speak it” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “There is no us and them, our interests and theirs, but a common interest to boost Malta’s uniqueness” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : "This is yet another tangible evidence of the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Holy See. Over the past years, our bilateral ties have gone from strength to strength. We have had several high-level visits and exchanges of views that have gone beyond the photo opportunities to produce concrete results such as the one we are announcing today in education," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “this is yet another tangible evidence of the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Holy See” External link

gozonews Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This is tangible evidence of the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Holy See. Over the past years, our bilateral ties have gone from strength to strength,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Khalifa Haftar ) : “There are other realities on the ground that have to play an important role in any eventual solution. They cannot be ignored. This was going to happen in April this year but the effort was disrupted by General Khalifa Haftar when he attacked Tripoli and continues to besiege the capital,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The international actors supplying Libyan stakeholders with weapons should act responsibly, and adhere to and sustain the arms embargo in place” External link

ahram-EN Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela remarked : “We are against military solutions and actually there is no military solution for Libya. We have to go to the discussion table and find a political solution for the well-being people of Libya, first and foremost” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela noted : “The international actors supplying Libyan stakeholders with weapons should act responsibly, and adhere to and sustain the arms embargo in place” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Malta will support his and the UN’s work during this difficult situation, in a country which is so close to Malta,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Our position is clear there can never be a military solution,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated ( about Ghassan Salamé ) : “We hope to continue in our contribution towards helping Salame’s work in facilitating peace in Libya,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Our presence here today attests to our commitment to our oceans, that sustain our livelihood in many ways” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The Sanctions Monitoring Board works on reports that they receive, both locally and internationally it may have worked on this particular case now based on new information it may have received recently,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I don’t know, maybe one can ask this question to the Russians, as they are the ones who took the decision to raise questions,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As the driving force in modern-day technology, you as young people, can most able promote renewable energy sources, climate change education and awareness and the protection of the environment while calling for just and inclusive societies” External link

africanbrains Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As the driving force in modern-day technology, you as young people, can most able promote renewable energy sources, climate change education and awareness and the protection of the environment while calling for just and inclusive societies” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Neville Gafa ) : “Gafa is not an employee of my ministry, he is a government employee. But the most important thing for us is the results we want to achieve vis-a-vis the relationship between Malta and Libya. What is important as well is that Libya be stable country, where one can work inside the country. We know what the situation is. Our interest as Malta goes away from individuals as in fact there were a number of people who formed part of this delegation. Our aim is to see results in our relations as a country with a neighbouring country, Libya, and that finally there be stability in the region” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied : “The delegation was led by the ambassador and so it was the ambassador who was on the front leading the delegation, but he had input from the whole delegation. More than someone speaking individually it was the whole delegation led by the ambassador who moved these discussions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The most important thing is for us to have results away from who is employed with whom. He is a government employee. As a ministry we sent this delegation made up of a number of members led by our ambassador to Libya. The most important thing for us are the results we achieve in the relations between Malta and Libya, and even to speak on specific issues and how we can face these specific issues together” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As a delegation it was composed of a number of members representing their fields. He is a government employee who gives his contribution even in this field, and so our interest was to have people who can contribute, not only on relations, but as well as on the challenges we have and how we can face them better” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "In tandem with the statement issued by the High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Dimitris Avramopoulos, we call on the United Nations to carry an immediate investigation to ensure that those responsible for this blatant violation of human rights are held accountable for their actions," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “When it comes to re-opening, we have to determine whether we should keep the embassy in its coming place, since the area it is located in might no longer be secure,” External link

libyanexpress Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “When it comes to re-opening, we have to determine whether we should keep the embassy in its coming place, since the area it is located in might no longer be secure,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 1, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “we are ready to provide assistance” External link

news-am Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Maybe it will launch next year. It took from us a day to get to Armenia. But in reality, the flight to here would last just 4 hours” External link

armenpress Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The fact of ratification of the agreement is a practical proof of this intention,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Charles Saliba is [was] still in the process of being appointed Ambassador, and the next step is the issuing of the agrément by the Libyan authorities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied ( about Neville Gafa ) : “At no point did Gafà make any claim he was representing the government or the Prime Minister. There are no official documents or communications between the Maltese Government and the Libyan authorities about this visit” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “It is always a matter of pride for me and my ministry to see Maltese youth registering this kind of success” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Following the signing of an MoU on cooperation among diplomats, I am pleased to note that this is already being implemented” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Whether it’s the tourism sector, financial services, manufacturing or technology sectors, we are blessed that we can offer a variety of solutions to the world. For history lovers, Malta is the place to be; in a very small place you can see pre-historic sites to the present-day monuments,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We are living in a positive period and investors are coming to Malta,” “We have a diverse economy, an economy that is nor dependent on one sector. A number of years ago, one would say tourism is the backbone of our economy, but it’s not so any more. Today, though tourism remains an important part of the economy, we have services, gaming, manufacturing, IT, Blockchain, etc. that constitute significant portions of the economy” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We are a neutral country and we believe in dialogue. It’s the best way to tackle problems. Today, trade wars are becoming frequent. But we don’t believe that by engaging in such trade wars we are going to have winners. In the medium to long term, there will be only losers, even though some may benefit in the short-term. Promoting dialogue and by working together we can solve many issues. Cooperation is the best way forward” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Irrespective of the countries and issues, it’s important for all to sit down and talk. The escalation of the situation will not solve any issue; it will only create new ones” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "The aerial operations being conducted as part of Operation SOPHIA are relatively ineffective to break the smugglers' models. We are noticing a surge in the number of crossings, therefore an increase in human trafficking - we are risking more tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Our system is at times very difficult for mainland Europeans to understand because it is based on the Anglo-Saxon model. So we have local investigators but you have also the magistrate leading the investigation. So it is an independent investigation where the magistrate is given all the resources he requires" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As a short-term objective, we call for a comprehensive and durable ceasefire, followed by an agreement on modalities to return to the negotiating table. In the long-term, diplomacy is the only way forward,” “Malta will continue to unwaveringly support the UN-facilitated process in Libya, and we call upon all parties to do the same. Relations with Libya have always been pivotal for peace, stability, and security in the Mediterranean region, and will remain so for years to come. In this context, Malta will continue to take every opportunity to ensure that Libya remains high on the political agenda of the European Union” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "We strongly condemn the perpetrators and we stand in solidarity with Sri Lanka; our thoughts are with the families of victims and all those affected," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Together with other personalities from the nine other Mediterranean countries, these participants will have the opportunity to propose a number of initiatives which will be presented to the heads of State and Governments in Marseille for their endorsement. These will then be translated into real and tangible projects," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : "The intention ... is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy," External link

4-traders Monday, February 4, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Many European leaders are mulling over the possibility of reopening negotiations. Others have remained steadfast against this possibility," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Annual calls for projects in support of development and capacity-building projects are an expression of partnership and commitment to change in line with Malta’s international commitments. NGOs are valued partners. Their people-to-people approach through local partnerships ensures that these funds can make a real difference to local communities” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela souligné : "La Méditerranée reste au cœur de notre dossier des relations extérieures, avec l'objectif global de ramener la paix, la stabilité et une croissance durable dans la région" External link

cridem Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela souligné : "La Méditerranée reste au cœur de notre dossier des relations extérieures, avec l'objectif global de ramener la paix, la stabilité et une croissance durable dans la région" External link

french-news Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela souligné : "La Méditerranée reste au cœur de notre dossier des relations extérieures, avec l'objectif global de ramener la paix, la stabilité et une croissance durable dans la région" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The Mediterranean remains at the essence of our external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 18, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The Mediterranean remains at the essence of our external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 18, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Mediterranean remains at the essence of our external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 11, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The meeting will provide an opportunity for a frank exchange of views on important regional matters that are of mutual and common interest such as the situation in Libya, the Middle East peace process, and the Sahel, as well as issues such as migration and climate change,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 11, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The reason for this could either be because the ambassador was changed without Malta having been informed, or because the person in question [Jo Song-gil] has not yet been accredited to our country,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “We align ourselves with the EU’s position, which not only condemns what happened but insists that the full truth emerges on who was involved in the journalist’s murder,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 21, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : “I’m a firm believer in dialogue and any problems or challenges should be resolved through talks, not other means,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 21, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "We appreciate the effort Turkey shows for refugees," External link

haberler-en Friday, December 21, 2018 6:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "The convention underlines the active role that Malta plays in the development and implementation of international standards in taxation, good governance, together with the government’s determination to effectively fight all types of abuse of tax systems," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:08:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Charles Saliba is still in the process of being appointed Ambassador, and the next step is the issuing of the agrément by the Libyan authorities," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied ( about Neville Gafa ) : "At no point did Gafà make any claim he was representing the government or the Prime Minister. There are no official documents or communications between the Maltese Government and the Libyan authorities about this visit" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “One cannot underestimate the value of a global agreement on the subject. As a frontline state, Malta has experienced first-hand the benefits of a regional approach towards migration, as opposed to a unilateral one. We are confident that a global approach, to further assist us in managing migration in a safe and orderly way, is an important step in the right direction” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:26:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Although it is unfortunate that it shall not be adopted universally, I would like to point out that the migration compact is not legally binding,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 10, 2018 12:23:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Malta has been calling for a comprehensive approach to address migration related challenges and we can build on the global compact going forward,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 10, 2018 12:23:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Our proposal rests on our conviction that the OSCE security dimension should be focused on a unified region," "Diverse security threats affect all participating states as well as our Mediterranean partners. Building confidence and commitment towards regional security is the way forward. Indeed, this could prove to be the spark to retract the current wave of scepticism, which is clearly perceivable across the entire OSCE spectrum" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "It is our duty to ensure that the arts are not the property of the few" "They belong to us all. Everybody should have the possibility to develop creativity and to expand horizons. Culture is essential in creating lasting partnerships with neighbours and beyond" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “by signing this instrument, Malta is contributing to the collective effort by joining other countries at a United Nations level in a bid to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases caused by anthropogenic activity which are contributing to climate change” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : "We believe that the current crisis has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain respecting the Spanish Constitution and the fundamental rights of all citizens," External link

china.org.cn Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela remarked : "Along with my official visit to Warsaw, this agreement is the first of its kind between Poland and Malta" "It is another important milestone in our relations and, as such, heralds a new impetus for bilateral cooperation. Building on the history of the friendly ties between Malta and Poland, such cooperation is most certainly a testament to our excellent bilateral relations" External link

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

Carmelo Abela said ( about Amber Alert ) : “Facebook’s partnership is a valuable addition to the recently launched AMBER Alert System in Malta, an effective way to use the power of our community in a bid to save children’s lives. The earlier the search begins and the bigger the number of people alerted, the better the chance of finding a missing, endangered child increases. Facebook’s decision, being the most popular social networking site in Malta, to team up with our Police Force, means that, in the eventuality of a missing endangered child, more people will be able to get involved in the search in those crucial first hours” External link

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

Carmelo Abela said : “These missions are important for peacekeeping but also for security in the region,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:57:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Visa liberalisation brings great advantages to the EU and third countries. At the same time, the EU must be able to respond effectively in cases where the rules are not being respected. The revision of the suspension mechanism adopted today makes it easier to tackle abuse of the system," External link

ansamed Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:43:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : "It follows the completion of the necessary reforms by Georgia, addressing document security, border management, migration and asylum. In addition, the recent adaption of the suspension mechanism has made this agreement possible," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, February 27, 2017 9:14:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This fear that a migrant will be sent back immediately if he or she doesn’t present the necessary documents is baseless, because documentation has to come from both ends,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I can sympathise with these persons, but my sympathy alone won’t lead anywhere,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We have to be wary of regularising failed asylum seekers, because it could send the wrong message and cause more problems,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We have already started allocating resources to the security forces and we will continue to do so, including human resources,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “While some cases are still pending, in the cases that were decided the accused received prison sentences, suspended sentences, probation, combination orders and fines, while others were freed or freed conditionally,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:41:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The number of policemen that left the force in the past four years is consistent with the numbers of previous years and is monstly due to people profiting from the corps’ retirement scheme,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
home affairs minister42.24%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister40.99%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
former home affairs minister0.21%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
foreign affairs minister0.21%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
foreign minister0.52%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
minister for foreign affairs0.10%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
minister for home affairs2.10%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
maltese minister for home affairs1.15%EN05/11/201711/05/2017
interior minister2.41%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
maltese interior minister0.42%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
maltese home affairs minister0.10%EN03/20/201720/03/2017
national security minister1.36%EN03/17/201717/03/2017
security minister1.05%EN03/17/201717/03/2017
internal affairs minister0.10%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
police superintendent0.10%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
home and security minister0.10%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
maltese home and security minister0.10%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
mp0.73%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
labour mp0.52%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
ministre de l' intérieur maltais0.94%FR01/27/201727/01/2017
colleague0.10%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
minister for internal affairs0.10%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
ceo of the malta0.63%EN01/08/201708/01/2017
home minister0.63%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
owner0.10%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
commissioner0.10%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
labour whip0.31%EN06/23/201423/06/2014
government spokesman0.52%EN06/13/201413/06/2014
government whip1.89%EN04/17/201417/04/2014
spokesperson0.10%EN09/12/200512/09/2005
Names Lang Count
Carmelo AbelaEN87.63%
Carmelo AbelaMT8.20%
Carmelo AbelaPT2.28%
Carmelo AbelaFR1.61%
Carmelo AbelaSA0.13%
Carmelo AbelaIS0.13%
Carmelo AbelaES0.00%


 
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Jason Azzopardi said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “Let me just say, for correctness’ sake that that last line of my post did not apply to the applicant [Abela],” “That sentence refers to a former politician,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi asked ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “Why hasn’t Minister Carmelo Abela opened criminal proceedings against Degiorgio for calumny?” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi concluded ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “If he opens these procedures, Minister Abela will be able to appear in court in front of Degiorgio. Or is he bothered about something? This time, in court, Degiorgio will not be wearing a balaclava (for argument’s sake),” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Beppe Fenech Adami said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “We are saying that Carmelo Abela is part of the executive, who is part of cabinet, who take the most important decisions... I think you understand the difference between having such an important role, and being an MP,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 17, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Jose Herrera stated ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “I am also pleased that together with my colleague Carmelo Abela we are collaborating together to continue to deliver in these times and in the future cultural projects also on the public broadcasting PBS” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Musumeci said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “I was surprised that Carmelo Abela is no longer foreign minister, which means a lot of relationships one builds in this role are no longer there. But I feel all new ministers must be given their chance” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Simon Busuttil said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “If you [Carmelo Abela] cannot say no to the prime minister, then for honesty’s sake, resign,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:14:00 PM EAT

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Carmelo Abela said : “It is important that before we push for any policies we need to take stock of what the situation is like in our workforce and how we can move forward,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The audit found that both the MTA and PBS worked within their own respective procurement regulations,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 26, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed : “I don’t know who built the verandah at my house” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied : “I have to check as I don’t know who did the work,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “While it is well within their remit, as is stated in the Programme Statement of Intent (PSI), I do feel that 15 days is exaggerated,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “To exercise this responsibility, the PBS has to have the right for information before the programme is aired, as is explained clearly in the statement of intent,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Through the reform, not only did we reduce the number of news programmes, but we increased them, and I am sorry to say this is fake criticism from the PN,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 4, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “The implementation of a strong economic vision occurs through clear messages, initiatives and clear incentives from the government, but also depends on the will and intelligence of entrepreneurs, businesses and workers that you represent. The regeneration of this country is influenced from the cultures and attitudes at the place of work. We have reached a point where to effect the ambitious realties we need to be ready for a cultural change” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 21, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “These alleged killers use the same tactics frequently adopted by the Nationalists, which confirms what I have already stated that the criminals and the PN are in cahoots, intending to attain their respective goals,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela wrote : “If we don’t pay attention, platforms that increase commerce can end up being used for exploitation,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “But if this happens, it shows that these alleged killers use the same tactics frequently adopted by the Nationalists, which confirms what I have already stated that the criminals and the PN are in cahoots, intending to attain their respective goals,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Erm, I don’t know, I don’t remember” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “Azzopardi and Bernard Grech have shown themselves willing to associate with criminals just to reach their political aims. It is evident they are collaborating with them,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I have answered all questions and I have nothing to hide. I want the whole truth to emerge,” “But I will take all steps to fight this lie,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela wrote : "from my own verifications, it has emerged that when I had testified in court years ago, it was not because the police had brought charges against me but because of charges against the bank's representative and I had testified on behalf of the bank. " External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I have answered all questions and I have nothing to hide. I want the whole truth to emerge,” “But I will take all steps to fight this lie,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “Azzopardi and Bernard Grech have shown themselves willing to associate with criminals just to reach their political aims. It is evident they are collaborating with them,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Police never investigated or interrogated me since the HSBC heist in 2010 and from verifications I have carried out, it results that the prosecution had generically asked for an HSBC representative to testify and not for me specifically. Eventually, as insurance manager at that time, I represented the bank in court, and it appears that I was only asked to confirm some technical details,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Police never investigated or interrogated me since the HSBC heist in 2010 and from verifications I have carried out, it results that the prosecution had generically asked for an HSBC representative to testify and not for me specifically. Eventually, as insurance manager at that time, I represented the bank in court, and it appears that I was only asked to confirm some technical details,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “The police are obliged to investigate the allegations made by Azzopardi but I am not a suspect. I also gave the police a copy of the sworn statement I had already presented in court in the libel case against Jason Azzopardi, who, despite having until Monday to file his reply, failed to do so,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela insisted : “It is very evident that the PN’s and the criminals' strategies have converged with the two parties, assisting each other to achieve different aims. Some want to buy their freedom; others want to buy power at all costs,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “I also gave the police a copy of the sworn statement I had already presented in court in the libel case against Jason Azzopardi, who despite having until today to give his reply, has refused to do so,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 17, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : "In the past weeks, not only have I strongly denied these false allegations which I believe are the result of a conspiracy between PN Member of Parliament Jason Azzopardi and criminals who want to get away with murder, but I have also instituted libel proceedings. I believe that the police are obliged to investigate allegations, which are being made over 10 years after the mentioned case, at a moment when criminals started lobbying for a presidential pardon. However, I also expect the politician making these allegations to assume responsibility and resign, evident that he has been pushing fabricated lies" External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 17, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We were a small department, we all helped each other,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Hyzler wanted to find me guilty a priori, and came up with arguments so as to come to a conclusion,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I hope we’ll be seeing each other in court soon over the libel case, to see what other lies he has been spreading,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "I hope we'll be seeing each other in court soon over the libel case, to see what other lies he has been spreading," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Hyzler wanted to find me guilty a priori, and came up with arguments so as to come to a conclusion," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This government is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect and strengthen our workers’ working conditions because they and their employers are the basis of our economy and its successes,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela insisted : “These are false and frivolous allegations. Jason Azzopardi represents the interests of the Daphne Caruana Galizia family but he is also in bed with criminals we do not know on whose side he is and he is a danger to politics,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This government believes in standards, so much so that it created the Standards Commissioner,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “He [Hyzler] may have seen the light on the road to Damascus,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : "In light of the baseless allegations by [PN MP] Jason Azzopardi, and the ensuing libel proceedings, the minister decided to recuse himself. " External link

timesofmalta Monday, April 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I am completely extraneous to these major crimes,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "I have categorically denied this the first time it was mentioned and will keep on denying that I had any involvement in the case you mentioned," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "There were multiple times in which I challenged certain colleagues to mention names publicly without using parliamentary privilege, and the challenge is still there," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The investigation started towards the end of last year and it is ongoing it is an issue of compliance in some instances but also of trying to safeguard a work model that developed over the past year as a result of the pandemic,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As to certain points that came from John Bundy’s testimony in front of the industrial tribunal, I think it’s up to the (PBS) board to see whether there was justification for these occurrences or not, and whether that testimony can be corroborated with factual evidence that may be in PBS’s possession,” “So I will leave it to PBS to see whether the allegations raised during Mr Bundy’s testimony merit further investigation or not” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Today we have come together, to discuss the obligation of public broadcasters; to discuss how a balance can be struck between quality, public obligations and the commercial aspect; the potential to create content with an international appeal both for foreigners living among us, as well as the Maltese,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “When we launched the PSI for the year 2020-2021, I had announced several changes made to the document. These were aimed at providing more clarity and transparency to tenderers,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I want to see content that reflects the society we live in, but at the same time I want to see content that inspires our youth to achieve great things and that entertains those who watch and follow the programmes broadcast on PBS stations,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "with courage there is also hope. This is gifted through the vaccine and other measures, such as the ones introduced by the DIER" External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This is of particular importance at a time when more than 4 billion people use social media, with an average of nearly 2 million new users joining every day,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “There are ongoing discussions on the first draft of a legislative framework that regulates these two areas. This is a win-win situation for all and for the country’s aspirations for the coming years that goes beyond this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. These legal regulations will introduce more flexibility for employers and workers themselves while also benefiting our country’s economic competitiveness,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela claimed : “the recall had nothing to do with his mother’s journalism” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This while putting tools, infrastructure and funds in the hands of young people and even established Gozitan entrepreneurs to be able to move to new niches,” External link

gozonews Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "To fulfil the role of the PBS, which offers the best service to the public, all the necessary tools must be provided," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela concluded : "As a government, we look forward to the implementation of the reform needed within PBS. Both in relation to the organisation and in relation to the quality and variety of content proposed, with a schedule which addresses a wide audience. All of this is underway and will continue to intensify in the coming weeks so that finally the Maltese and Gozitan people will enjoy a better and more professional service" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela explained : “In the coming weeks we will begin focusing on the basic Living Income concept. Everyone is entitled to more decent income,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “All of this is under way and will continue to intensify in the coming weeks so that finally the Maltese and Gozitan people will enjoy a better and more professional service” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela concluded : “I believe that these initiatives have been successful, but we have not achieved our aims yet. We want to see women have access to more important roles that naturally pay more. Therefore, we are here also proposing that there be another committee to address this issue,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela remarked : “The aim behind the study focusing on the concept of basic living income is to ensure a more decent income for everyone,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 31, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The aim behind the study focusing on the concept of basic living income is to ensure a more decent income for everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 31, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We are giving workers another day a year to spend as they please. In this way, we will be giving our workers a new lease of life to focus on life away from work; with their family or in environments that relax them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Ultimately, we are obliged to take care of the world we live in today and, most importantly, to pass on a better world to future generations,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, July 25, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We believe that we should be supportive of all families, in their diversity, and also of individuals who are willing to give their children the opportunity to grow up in the love and affection they deserve,” “Whoever wants to have a family with children, we as a Government have always been willing to help - and we will always continue to be there to help, not to hinder” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This government is committed to ensure equality among all citizens and to improve working conditions. We also believe that we should be supportive of all families, in their diversity, and also of individuals who want their children to grow up in the love and affection they deserve,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We were all in this together, and we will successfully emerge from the situation together” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela concluded : “The government has kept an open channel of communication and has based all decisions on national interest, including employees’ interests” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I made it clear that all employees had to report to work but now we are at the next juncture of our economic response and I will now see that the improved reality also reflects itself in what is experienced by our employees. Now is the time for all those shops that have re-opened to give employees their full pay,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 8, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela insisted : “We will clamp down on abuse. This government will not stand idle in the face of a cunning few who believe they can play around with caveats and loopholes. On the contrary this government was elected on a platform of granting more rights to workers and we will see not only that salaries and working conditions return to pre-COVID levels wherever possible, but we will also stay committed to our call for further employee rights,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 8, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “If employers have re-opened their business because restrictions have been lifted and all safety precautions are being taken as advised by the public health authorities, employees cannot take the law into their hands and refuse to work,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I urge employers to stick to their part of the deal but there are very valid reasons which do not permit workplaces to give the top up and enshrining this at law would have complicated matters,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Inclusion means that we understand each other and what is happening around us and to do so we also have to speak in a language others understand we need to break down language barriers but we gradually changed since the start of the pandemic by including English parts in press conferences organised by the health authorities and the Prime Minister,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : "Malta continued to consolidate its active commitment in maritime affairs and it is a vote of confidence in Malta and to the work in the maritime sector" External link

mondaq Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We have a stronger and honest social dialogue,” External link

gozonews Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela explained : “This meeting shows the work I will put out in order to see that there is more cooperation between the two councils. I will be looking into what model can be used so that MCESD and MEUSAC become even more efficient and have access to the right tools and resources that will better their operation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “To make this a success, we need to be part of the narrative of growth and opportunity in Africa” External link

africanbrains Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “To make this a success, we need to be part of the narrative of growth and opportunity in Africa” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela noted : “The message from the Government of Malta to the expats in our country is clear: We want you to understand our culture, we want you to understand our way of life, and most importantly we want you to feel at home. It is also very important to note that learning another language will not only give you a stronger insight into the life of those who speak it” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “There is no us and them, our interests and theirs, but a common interest to boost Malta’s uniqueness” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : "This is yet another tangible evidence of the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Holy See. Over the past years, our bilateral ties have gone from strength to strength. We have had several high-level visits and exchanges of views that have gone beyond the photo opportunities to produce concrete results such as the one we are announcing today in education," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “this is yet another tangible evidence of the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Holy See” External link

gozonews Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This is tangible evidence of the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Holy See. Over the past years, our bilateral ties have gone from strength to strength,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Khalifa Haftar ) : “There are other realities on the ground that have to play an important role in any eventual solution. They cannot be ignored. This was going to happen in April this year but the effort was disrupted by General Khalifa Haftar when he attacked Tripoli and continues to besiege the capital,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The international actors supplying Libyan stakeholders with weapons should act responsibly, and adhere to and sustain the arms embargo in place” External link

ahram-EN Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela remarked : “We are against military solutions and actually there is no military solution for Libya. We have to go to the discussion table and find a political solution for the well-being people of Libya, first and foremost” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela noted : “The international actors supplying Libyan stakeholders with weapons should act responsibly, and adhere to and sustain the arms embargo in place” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Malta will support his and the UN’s work during this difficult situation, in a country which is so close to Malta,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Our position is clear there can never be a military solution,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated ( about Ghassan Salamé ) : “We hope to continue in our contribution towards helping Salame’s work in facilitating peace in Libya,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Our presence here today attests to our commitment to our oceans, that sustain our livelihood in many ways” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The Sanctions Monitoring Board works on reports that they receive, both locally and internationally it may have worked on this particular case now based on new information it may have received recently,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I don’t know, maybe one can ask this question to the Russians, as they are the ones who took the decision to raise questions,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As the driving force in modern-day technology, you as young people, can most able promote renewable energy sources, climate change education and awareness and the protection of the environment while calling for just and inclusive societies” External link

africanbrains Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As the driving force in modern-day technology, you as young people, can most able promote renewable energy sources, climate change education and awareness and the protection of the environment while calling for just and inclusive societies” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said ( about Neville Gafa ) : “Gafa is not an employee of my ministry, he is a government employee. But the most important thing for us is the results we want to achieve vis-a-vis the relationship between Malta and Libya. What is important as well is that Libya be stable country, where one can work inside the country. We know what the situation is. Our interest as Malta goes away from individuals as in fact there were a number of people who formed part of this delegation. Our aim is to see results in our relations as a country with a neighbouring country, Libya, and that finally there be stability in the region” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied : “The delegation was led by the ambassador and so it was the ambassador who was on the front leading the delegation, but he had input from the whole delegation. More than someone speaking individually it was the whole delegation led by the ambassador who moved these discussions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The most important thing is for us to have results away from who is employed with whom. He is a government employee. As a ministry we sent this delegation made up of a number of members led by our ambassador to Libya. The most important thing for us are the results we achieve in the relations between Malta and Libya, and even to speak on specific issues and how we can face these specific issues together” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As a delegation it was composed of a number of members representing their fields. He is a government employee who gives his contribution even in this field, and so our interest was to have people who can contribute, not only on relations, but as well as on the challenges we have and how we can face them better” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "In tandem with the statement issued by the High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Dimitris Avramopoulos, we call on the United Nations to carry an immediate investigation to ensure that those responsible for this blatant violation of human rights are held accountable for their actions," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “When it comes to re-opening, we have to determine whether we should keep the embassy in its coming place, since the area it is located in might no longer be secure,” External link

libyanexpress Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “When it comes to re-opening, we have to determine whether we should keep the embassy in its coming place, since the area it is located in might no longer be secure,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 1, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “we are ready to provide assistance” External link

news-am Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Maybe it will launch next year. It took from us a day to get to Armenia. But in reality, the flight to here would last just 4 hours” External link

armenpress Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The fact of ratification of the agreement is a practical proof of this intention,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Charles Saliba is [was] still in the process of being appointed Ambassador, and the next step is the issuing of the agrément by the Libyan authorities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied ( about Neville Gafa ) : “At no point did Gafà make any claim he was representing the government or the Prime Minister. There are no official documents or communications between the Maltese Government and the Libyan authorities about this visit” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “It is always a matter of pride for me and my ministry to see Maltese youth registering this kind of success” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Following the signing of an MoU on cooperation among diplomats, I am pleased to note that this is already being implemented” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Whether it’s the tourism sector, financial services, manufacturing or technology sectors, we are blessed that we can offer a variety of solutions to the world. For history lovers, Malta is the place to be; in a very small place you can see pre-historic sites to the present-day monuments,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We are living in a positive period and investors are coming to Malta,” “We have a diverse economy, an economy that is nor dependent on one sector. A number of years ago, one would say tourism is the backbone of our economy, but it’s not so any more. Today, though tourism remains an important part of the economy, we have services, gaming, manufacturing, IT, Blockchain, etc. that constitute significant portions of the economy” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We are a neutral country and we believe in dialogue. It’s the best way to tackle problems. Today, trade wars are becoming frequent. But we don’t believe that by engaging in such trade wars we are going to have winners. In the medium to long term, there will be only losers, even though some may benefit in the short-term. Promoting dialogue and by working together we can solve many issues. Cooperation is the best way forward” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Irrespective of the countries and issues, it’s important for all to sit down and talk. The escalation of the situation will not solve any issue; it will only create new ones” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "The aerial operations being conducted as part of Operation SOPHIA are relatively ineffective to break the smugglers' models. We are noticing a surge in the number of crossings, therefore an increase in human trafficking - we are risking more tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Our system is at times very difficult for mainland Europeans to understand because it is based on the Anglo-Saxon model. So we have local investigators but you have also the magistrate leading the investigation. So it is an independent investigation where the magistrate is given all the resources he requires" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “As a short-term objective, we call for a comprehensive and durable ceasefire, followed by an agreement on modalities to return to the negotiating table. In the long-term, diplomacy is the only way forward,” “Malta will continue to unwaveringly support the UN-facilitated process in Libya, and we call upon all parties to do the same. Relations with Libya have always been pivotal for peace, stability, and security in the Mediterranean region, and will remain so for years to come. In this context, Malta will continue to take every opportunity to ensure that Libya remains high on the political agenda of the European Union” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "We strongly condemn the perpetrators and we stand in solidarity with Sri Lanka; our thoughts are with the families of victims and all those affected," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Together with other personalities from the nine other Mediterranean countries, these participants will have the opportunity to propose a number of initiatives which will be presented to the heads of State and Governments in Marseille for their endorsement. These will then be translated into real and tangible projects," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “The intention … is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy,” External link

yalibnan Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : "The intention ... is that sanctions can be possible on certain individuals rather than on issues that might have an effect on an already weakened economy," External link

4-traders Monday, February 4, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Many European leaders are mulling over the possibility of reopening negotiations. Others have remained steadfast against this possibility," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Annual calls for projects in support of development and capacity-building projects are an expression of partnership and commitment to change in line with Malta’s international commitments. NGOs are valued partners. Their people-to-people approach through local partnerships ensures that these funds can make a real difference to local communities” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela souligné : "La Méditerranée reste au cœur de notre dossier des relations extérieures, avec l'objectif global de ramener la paix, la stabilité et une croissance durable dans la région" External link

cridem Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela souligné : "La Méditerranée reste au cœur de notre dossier des relations extérieures, avec l'objectif global de ramener la paix, la stabilité et une croissance durable dans la région" External link

french-news Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela souligné : "La Méditerranée reste au cœur de notre dossier des relations extérieures, avec l'objectif global de ramener la paix, la stabilité et une croissance durable dans la région" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The Mediterranean remains at the essence of our external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 18, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The Mediterranean remains at the essence of our external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 18, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Mediterranean remains at the essence of our external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 11, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The meeting will provide an opportunity for a frank exchange of views on important regional matters that are of mutual and common interest such as the situation in Libya, the Middle East peace process, and the Sahel, as well as issues such as migration and climate change,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 11, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The reason for this could either be because the ambassador was changed without Malta having been informed, or because the person in question [Jo Song-gil] has not yet been accredited to our country,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela told : “We align ourselves with the EU’s position, which not only condemns what happened but insists that the full truth emerges on who was involved in the journalist’s murder,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 21, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : “I’m a firm believer in dialogue and any problems or challenges should be resolved through talks, not other means,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 21, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "We appreciate the effort Turkey shows for refugees," External link

haberler-en Friday, December 21, 2018 6:58:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "The convention underlines the active role that Malta plays in the development and implementation of international standards in taxation, good governance, together with the government’s determination to effectively fight all types of abuse of tax systems," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:08:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Charles Saliba is still in the process of being appointed Ambassador, and the next step is the issuing of the agrément by the Libyan authorities," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela replied ( about Neville Gafa ) : "At no point did Gafà make any claim he was representing the government or the Prime Minister. There are no official documents or communications between the Maltese Government and the Libyan authorities about this visit" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “One cannot underestimate the value of a global agreement on the subject. As a frontline state, Malta has experienced first-hand the benefits of a regional approach towards migration, as opposed to a unilateral one. We are confident that a global approach, to further assist us in managing migration in a safe and orderly way, is an important step in the right direction” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:26:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Although it is unfortunate that it shall not be adopted universally, I would like to point out that the migration compact is not legally binding,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 10, 2018 12:23:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “Malta has been calling for a comprehensive approach to address migration related challenges and we can build on the global compact going forward,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 10, 2018 12:23:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Our proposal rests on our conviction that the OSCE security dimension should be focused on a unified region," "Diverse security threats affect all participating states as well as our Mediterranean partners. Building confidence and commitment towards regional security is the way forward. Indeed, this could prove to be the spark to retract the current wave of scepticism, which is clearly perceivable across the entire OSCE spectrum" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "It is our duty to ensure that the arts are not the property of the few" "They belong to us all. Everybody should have the possibility to develop creativity and to expand horizons. Culture is essential in creating lasting partnerships with neighbours and beyond" External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : “by signing this instrument, Malta is contributing to the collective effort by joining other countries at a United Nations level in a bid to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases caused by anthropogenic activity which are contributing to climate change” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela stated : "We believe that the current crisis has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain respecting the Spanish Constitution and the fundamental rights of all citizens," External link

china.org.cn Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela remarked : "Along with my official visit to Warsaw, this agreement is the first of its kind between Poland and Malta" "It is another important milestone in our relations and, as such, heralds a new impetus for bilateral cooperation. Building on the history of the friendly ties between Malta and Poland, such cooperation is most certainly a testament to our excellent bilateral relations" External link

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

Carmelo Abela said ( about Amber Alert ) : “Facebook’s partnership is a valuable addition to the recently launched AMBER Alert System in Malta, an effective way to use the power of our community in a bid to save children’s lives. The earlier the search begins and the bigger the number of people alerted, the better the chance of finding a missing, endangered child increases. Facebook’s decision, being the most popular social networking site in Malta, to team up with our Police Force, means that, in the eventuality of a missing endangered child, more people will be able to get involved in the search in those crucial first hours” External link

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

Carmelo Abela said : “These missions are important for peacekeeping but also for security in the region,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:57:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : "Visa liberalisation brings great advantages to the EU and third countries. At the same time, the EU must be able to respond effectively in cases where the rules are not being respected. The revision of the suspension mechanism adopted today makes it easier to tackle abuse of the system," External link

ansamed Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:43:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela added : "It follows the completion of the necessary reforms by Georgia, addressing document security, border management, migration and asylum. In addition, the recent adaption of the suspension mechanism has made this agreement possible," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, February 27, 2017 9:14:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “This fear that a migrant will be sent back immediately if he or she doesn’t present the necessary documents is baseless, because documentation has to come from both ends,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “I can sympathise with these persons, but my sympathy alone won’t lead anywhere,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We have to be wary of regularising failed asylum seekers, because it could send the wrong message and cause more problems,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:33:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “We have already started allocating resources to the security forces and we will continue to do so, including human resources,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “While some cases are still pending, in the cases that were decided the accused received prison sentences, suspended sentences, probation, combination orders and fines, while others were freed or freed conditionally,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:41:00 AM EAT

Carmelo Abela said : “The number of policemen that left the force in the past four years is consistent with the numbers of previous years and is monstly due to people profiting from the corps’ retirement scheme,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
home affairs minister42.24%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister40.99%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
former home affairs minister0.21%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
foreign affairs minister0.21%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
foreign minister0.52%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
minister for foreign affairs0.10%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
minister for home affairs2.10%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
maltese minister for home affairs1.15%EN05/11/201711/05/2017
interior minister2.41%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
maltese interior minister0.42%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
maltese home affairs minister0.10%EN03/20/201720/03/2017
national security minister1.36%EN03/17/201717/03/2017
security minister1.05%EN03/17/201717/03/2017
internal affairs minister0.10%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
police superintendent0.10%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
home and security minister0.10%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
maltese home and security minister0.10%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
mp0.73%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
labour mp0.52%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
ministre de l' intérieur maltais0.94%FR01/27/201727/01/2017
colleague0.10%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
minister for internal affairs0.10%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
ceo of the malta0.63%EN01/08/201708/01/2017
home minister0.63%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
owner0.10%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
commissioner0.10%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
labour whip0.31%EN06/23/201423/06/2014
government spokesman0.52%EN06/13/201413/06/2014
government whip1.89%EN04/17/201417/04/2014
spokesperson0.10%EN09/12/200512/09/2005
Names Lang Count
Carmelo AbelaEN87.63%
Carmelo AbelaMT8.20%
Carmelo AbelaPT2.28%
Carmelo AbelaFR1.61%
Carmelo AbelaSA0.13%
Carmelo AbelaIS0.13%
Carmelo AbelaES0.00%


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Jason Azzopardi said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “Let me just say, for correctness’ sake that that last line of my post did not apply to the applicant [Abela],” “That sentence refers to a former politician,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi asked ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “Why hasn’t Minister Carmelo Abela opened criminal proceedings against Degiorgio for calumny?” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi concluded ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “If he opens these procedures, Minister Abela will be able to appear in court in front of Degiorgio. Or is he bothered about something? This time, in court, Degiorgio will not be wearing a balaclava (for argument’s sake),” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Beppe Fenech Adami said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “We are saying that Carmelo Abela is part of the executive, who is part of cabinet, who take the most important decisions... I think you understand the difference between having such an important role, and being an MP,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 17, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Jose Herrera stated ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “I am also pleased that together with my colleague Carmelo Abela we are collaborating together to continue to deliver in these times and in the future cultural projects also on the public broadcasting PBS” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Musumeci said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “I was surprised that Carmelo Abela is no longer foreign minister, which means a lot of relationships one builds in this role are no longer there. But I feel all new ministers must be given their chance” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Simon Busuttil said ( about Carmelo Abela ) : “If you [Carmelo Abela] cannot say no to the prime minister, then for honesty’s sake, resign,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:14:00 PM EAT