Robert Abela

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Robert Abela said : “They are representative of the new Cabinet elected for the first time and instantly given a portfolio,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The country then had a second challenge. The Moneyval report spoke of deficiencies in anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing structures. The report was damning,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded : “It is easy to put the challenges of rule of law on the side. The temptation might be to put it on the back burner, but the rule of law must remain a priority. It is a catalyst,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The reforms were many and in my opinion we brought about a change in attitude and culture. A robust rule of law attracts investment to the country,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "In my opinion, I humbly believe that the biggest change since 2020 was the shift in attitude and cultural approach towards the rule of law. We want to attract serious investment and this can be done with a robust rule of law," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “They are representative of the new Cabinet elected for the first time and instantly given a portfolio,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The country then had a second challenge. The Moneyval report spoke of deficiencies in anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing structures. The report was damning,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded : “It is easy to put the challenges of rule of law on the side. The temptation might be to put it on the back burner, but the rule of law must remain a priority. It is a catalyst,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The reforms were many and in my opinion we brought about a change in attitude and culture. A robust rule of law attracts investment to the country,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The role of the newspaper as an integral part of contemporary media, and its key role as a strong instrument of democracy, were also discussed. In view of this crucial role, government will be stepping in and assisting the sector accordingly,” “The government will be providing financial assistance to newspaper publishers, as they currently face significant challenges due to the substantial increase in the price of paper” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “instead of offering couples the opportunity to become parents, you asked for their vote and told them to work for a better future for other children” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 16, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela stated : “while the PN and Grech continue with their crusade as if it’s business as usual, blatantly ignoring the vote of no confidence of the people, this government is only concerned with improving the quality of life of the people” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 16, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela claimed : “there will be no development in Wied Żnuber” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 15, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela stated : "The sentence talks about a point that we had already corrected before the judgement was given," "Our amendments we tabled this week do not talk about this sentence, but instead address new realities" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "The private sector has shown interest in developing this place," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We will speak where and when it matters, within international fora and the European Union," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 10, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the Opposition Leader has unfortunately always taken a stance where it is either his decision or no decision” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 9, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not take a confrontational approach, not in the appointing of the Ombudsman nor in the Standards Commissioner post, which will become vacant in the coming weeks. Instead, the PL in government has a strong mandate to reach a compromise when possible, and so we will extend the same hand of friendship to reach a compromise over these decisions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 9, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “A compromise does not necessarily mean that the Opposition’s decisions are the only ones taken, but rather I believe that the principle should be one of solidarity with the persons occupying these roles, as well as solidarity towards the major reforms we have made in the good governance sector,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 9, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not take a confrontational approach... I believe that the PL's strong mandate imposes on us a duty to reach a compromise whenever possible. So we will extend the same hand of friendship to reach a compromise over these decisions,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 6, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When we speak of state funding, this would mean that through taxes, the public would be financing the operations of the political parties,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 6, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The operations of political parties should follow a sustainability model. I believe that the current regulations related to party financing provide an adequate framework, but they should move towards sustainability. This is achievable through the commercialising of party clubs,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 6, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “besides the celebration of workers who contribute to this society and to this country, Workers’ Day is an occasion where we reflect on the achievements we would like to achieve, the challenges that surround us, and how these can be changed into opportunities” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whilst others focused on the country’s deficit, the government focused on having the lowest rate of unemployment and inflation, whilst ensuring that financial sustainability is withheld. Malta has the highest employment rate than ever before. As a result, we can be proud that with the decisions taken, we are approaching 1 May, with the peace of mind that work has been protected,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will also make sure that new job opportunities will be created, including in sectors with a higher and better wage,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The government will not shy away from facing the existing realities and challenges that exist in this country, such as the cost of living,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We need to make sure that the economic wheel continues to turn. We are optimistic for the future of this country. We need to create a better balance between work and life because this is how we guarantee better social mobility,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have been clear that while we are going to do everything necessary to take care of the nation’s health, we also want to give people their lives back; we want tourists to come back, businesses not to be hindered, and people to enjoy time spent outside with their family,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Those who in the past found closed doors now have the chance to improve their quality of life,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This will be the first time since you trusted me to serve as Labour leader that we will be able to properly celebrate Labour Day and we are ready to send a strong message that we will continue to work together for a bright future for this country," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 29, 2022 9:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The moment Malta’s entities start ignoring the sentences of courts, we would have anarchy and a regression in the rule of law,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The moment Malta’s entities start ignoring the sentences of courts, we would have anarchy and a regression in the rule of law,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are dissuading people from smoking cannabis, while not treating those who choose to do so as criminals. Drug trafficking will remain illegal," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Robert Abela ) : “That is an allegation made by the Times , so feel free to hand over any information you have. It is something which happened before January 2020 [when Abela became PM],” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have no time to waste in reaching our targets, although we are not very far from getting there,” “We are looking towards the IIP and European funds to sustain our efforts, although we believe that the path to success is found in partnership with the private sector” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Our forefathers stood up for their rights When the Labour Party was born, it fought for the rights of those who struggled and suffered," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “it’s time to lift all COVID restrictions” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We gave the public more than that, we gave them €70 million worth of tax refund cheques as well as those addressing the higher cost of living,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 28, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "If you remain at home on Saturday, the politics of division will grow, as those who work it will think that they can follow the path they have drawn out for themselves. With me, you know where you stand," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 28, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "But, I will never come before you with something which I know cannot be done," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 28, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "The public decided that Malta must continue moving forward," External link

ibtimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "We have a clear indication that the Labour Party will have an absolute majority," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, March 27, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The strong trust we received must be translated into more work and more humility,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will convince them that the country needs them,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded : “Work must start immediately and together we will reach the new targets,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "The public decided that Malta must continue moving forward" "It is a result which brings a greater responsibility, and which we must translate into greater humility," External link

afp-en Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We have a clear indication that the Labour Party will have an absolute majority,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We have a clear indication that the Labour Party will have an absolute majority,” External link

ABCnews Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I know what people want because I met you every day. I was there with you, knocking on doors to listen to you at home, at workplaces and at educational institutions. This is where I see what we have achieved together and how we can address better your concerns,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 25, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whatever your choice, the lessons I’ve learnt in these years will never leave me,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 25, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “A Labour victory will mean continued economic growth for Malta rather than a return to austerity,” External link

wsau Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “A strong mandate will help Labour carry out the reforms needed to take the country forward,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “How can people believe PN, when it left Malta in an excessive deficit procedure?” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “To those that are determined not to vote or are in doubt whether to stay at home on 26 March, I tell them that staying at home is no solution. To those that are hurt, I tell them to come to us, as we will listen and we will offer solutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “PN only seeks to bring divide and instability whilst the Labour Party showed competency, ability and stability,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “you know where you stand with us” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The Opposition does not even have a spokesperson for the economy, whilst the team I was leading is tried and tested,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The time of Gozo at the periphery is over. Gozo will be at the centre of all our decisions and unlike the PN, we will never take it for granted,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I humbly ask you to trust us. There are those that want you to stay at home and I know there are those that are telling you there is no need for a strong mandate,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “They only want to weaken you, say Gozo is theirs and take you for granted. Do not let anyone weaken your convictions. You know where you stand with us, are you ready to lose all this?” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Continue believing in yourselves and continue believing in us,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “But let’s understand the requirements of the public. While these inquiries and their findings need to happen, we cannot allow a number of hours to pass for them to get underway,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The electoral process falls under the responsibility of the Electoral Commission, which includes people from both parties. I have complete faith in the electoral process,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I hope the PN will respect the democratic process,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The more trust you place in us, the humbler we will be. It will provide us with the strength and courage to undertake reforms. The Opposition opposes every single change and reform. Therefore, I will need a strong parliamentary group to carry out these reforms,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Every lost vote is a vote that takes us back to the past. Let’s send a clear message that this country is doing away with the politics of the past and want to move forward,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The bigger the mandate we receive on 26 March, the humbler we will be and the more strength and courage we will have to complete reforms,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We need your trust so that our 1,000 proposals become 1,000 achievements for our country. We started releasing them from the first moments of the election campaign, and whenever we did so everyone would remark on how strong they are,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded ( about Robert Abela ) : “The movement is not Robert Abela, nor the ministers and the candidates but all of us,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Robert Abela ) : “The choice is between Bernard Grech and Robert Abela those are the names people will have to choose from,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 22, 2022 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I looked for consensus from the Opposition leader at the time, and the Chief Justice was given a stamp of approval by parliament,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:32:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If a situation occurred in which someone was given a favour, I condemn such behaviour,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Just over two years ago, the PL chose me to lead the party. These two years were full of challenges and decisions, where together we gave all our energy for our country. In six days’ time, I will ask the people to place their trust in me as the PL members did,” “There is one common theme between the 2019 internal campaign and now, unity. When the PL members elected me, my first challenge was to keep the party united. I understood that we had to be united to keep the country united” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Others were calling for a total lockdown at the time, wanting to spend all the money at once. Instead, we discussed, planned and took decisions with the social partners and experts. Time proved us right” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We inherited a system where a cabinet member Francis Zammit Dimech got two termination packages. I will not refer to the past. We must see how we can do things better. We will be carrying out changes as I feel that, in circumstances like these, it is not compatible that one receives a termination package” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "There is no rise in taxes contemplated if the PL is elected to govern," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We must see how to make things better,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Since we’ve been in government, we didn’t implement any policies which increased development,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “But still, I must say that the authorities concerned need to apply their policies in such a manner that it is within the context of the government’s new environmental priorities. We cannot continue to stretch our policies beyond the realms of reason,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Do not wash your hands of this choice on Saturday. It is a choice about the future you will offer your children. We will work tirelessly for them. This election campaign has been a mission for us. A mission not in the name of Labour, but in the name of all Maltese families” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “They are trying to say your vote is not important. It is not true. You have to vote to determine the future of your country You have to vote for the Labour Party,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have shown we are competent to lead the country. We know how much our plan will cost and how it will be carried out. Others have five versions of their plan, with no sign of the final version,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela states : “This manifesto is the plan (no more road map now) on which we will design the Malta we want for our children,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We offered the necessary liquidity so that the importers could provide the required food supply. We also provided a storage facility at the Kordin Grain Terminal to prevent staple food products like milk and bread from spiking,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In contrast, you don’t know where you stand with the PN, whose leader said they would not be handing out tax refunds in government and whose proposals are full of terms and conditions,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have taken the necessary steps to ensure security of supply for basic food products for the months ahead,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is why it is so important to have a government that knows what it is doing, that has the experience, and the proven track record where it counts,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We offered the necessary liquidity so that the importers could provide the required food supply. We also provided a storage facility at the Kordin Grain Terminal to prevent staple food products like milk and bread from spiking,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In contrast you don’t know where you stand with the PN, whose leader said they would not be handing out tax refunds in government and whose proposals are full of terms and conditions,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I categorically deny having entered into business with them, and I have already denied when replying to media questions sent on the matter” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We aim to carry out the biggest environment project with an investment of €700 million over seven years, will reduce taxes for workers and businesses, we will increase pensions and assist first-time buyers. These are just a few of the 1,000 proposals which cover all sectors of the Maltese society and economy and with your vote, they will become 1,000 achievements,” “The March 26 election is the only survey that counts,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “It means we have to remain humble, and I will personally ensure we remain so. The bigger the margin, the humbler we will remain,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I contested the general election for the first time in 2017. What happened in 2019, led to my decision to contest the leadership of the Labour Party," "The choice me and Mr Fearne had, was to build on what had been done right and implement changes wherever necessary. Everyone in the party was aware that certain changes had to be made" External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 18, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We gave a clear guarantee in March 2020 that prices would remain stable and I will keep on pledging it now and in future. The prices of electricity, petrol, diesel and LPG will remain stable - meaning they will not rise," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 18, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I categorically deny the Opposition leader's allegations that I was somewhat involved in the permit grant of the property," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 18, 2022 6:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When we listened to the people, we realised they feared the marina would take away their recreation spaces” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We did not hand out the cheques because the election is incoming, as we strengthened them every year. If the electorate entrusts us again to govern, you will keep on receiving them every year,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is irresponsible, coming from the Opposition leader during a period of recovery, where stability is much needed. He put businesses under a lot of pressure,” “You know where you stand with us but you don’t know where you stand with the Nationalist Party” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We will continue speaking with concerned persons to explain that no development will take place in Wied Żnuber,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "We will continue speaking with concerned persons to explain that no development will take place in Wied Żnuber," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Mistakes will surely be made... but rectitude must be the guiding principle. I won’t instil fear in ministers to take decisions, but integrity and rectitude has to guide us in our daily work. There are standards that I will insist on them following, and I am convinced we will reach these standards,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 5:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Mistakes will surely be made... but rectitude must be the guiding principle. I won’t instil fear in ministers to take decisions, but integrity and rectitude has to guide us in our daily work. There are standards that I will insist on them following, and I am convinced we will reach these standards,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “What we gave to business and workers, is theirs and will remain theirs,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Portelli ) : “Every day I meet people from commercial entities, as I meet people from all walks of life. The encounter with Portelli, occurred publically, when I met commercial entities in Gozo. I categorically deny receiving any donations from him and that the permit in question was ever mentioned,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 15, 2022 4:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “What was a concrete factory and a dumping site will now be transformed into a space, hosting a mecca of activities,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 15, 2022 4:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I know first hand that the smoke and stink from this sort of activity can be unbearable, and we are addressing this,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When we had to restrict events we did, now we have to keep going with the relaxation of restrictive measures. I urge everyone to get their booster and vaccine. But feasts will be happening, and I am very clear on this point,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The choice in this election is whether or not you want these cheques and more for the years to come” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Band clubs have been facing eviction for years, and court decisions were clear owners had to either pay up, or leave. That is why government has introduced schemes to buy the premises from the owners, and is lending it back to associations,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 14, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Other said the cheque was a gimmick. The decision is clear if we want this to be the last cheque we ever receive, or if we want to go down the same path,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 14, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Other said the cheque was a gimmick. The decision is clear if we want this to be the last cheque we ever receive, or if we want to go down the same path,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 14, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “However, it is interesting for one to look at planning application 499 from 2019,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “However, it is interesting for one to look at planning application 499 from 2019,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about The UK ) : "The first young girl with cancer will arrive this week," External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Some thought that this was just electoral discourse, but with every passing day it becomes clearer and clearer. I knew straight away that it was the case, because I could see it in Parliament where they tried to interfere with or block every reform we made," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 13, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "These cheques will be the last if you trust Bernard Grech and the PN to govern the country... do not risk it! We will strengthen these cheques and widen tax bands," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 13, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "You cannot stay at home and approve of these shameful ideas," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 13, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “With just 13 days left, you can expect more attacks from those who are panicked. That is the old type of politics that the desperate resort to,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Their proposals have hidden terms and conditions that seem to never end,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "These cheques might be the last you receive if you trust Bernard Grech and the Nationalist Party," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We made a promise. Energy prices will remain stable. We kept our word about stable energy prices, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and now” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 13, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Although the conflict is not close to our shores, it is still in Europe and the repercussions are of concern to everyone,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe in the effectivity of sanctions [against Russia] but I insisted with the European counterparts that we must protect our citizens from the effects of sanctions,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We should train more youths to have a career in the agricultural industry. I believe education should prepare the students for the needs of the industry, not only creating quality jobs but train enough youths to occupy them. We should talk about creating careers not just jobs,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I want to understand people who do abortions. I don’t want to stigmatise them or or kick them out,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 10, 2022 5:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela disse : "Nas próximas horas, irei reunir-me com o Presidente e aconselhá-lo a dissolver o parlamento, para que possamos realizar eleições gerais em 26 de março" External link

sol Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Au cours des prochaines heures, je vais me rendre auprès du président et lui conseiller de dissoudre le parlement, afin de tenir des élections générales le 26 mars" External link

lnc Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Au cours des prochaines heures, je vais me rendre auprès du président et lui conseiller de dissoudre le parlement, afin de tenir des élections générales le 26 mars" External link

francetvinfo Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Au cours des prochaines heures, je vais me rendre auprès du président et lui conseiller de dissoudre le parlement, afin de tenir des élections générales le 26 mars" External link

afp-fr Sunday, February 20, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT



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Robert Abela said : “They are representative of the new Cabinet elected for the first time and instantly given a portfolio,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The country then had a second challenge. The Moneyval report spoke of deficiencies in anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing structures. The report was damning,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded : “It is easy to put the challenges of rule of law on the side. The temptation might be to put it on the back burner, but the rule of law must remain a priority. It is a catalyst,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The reforms were many and in my opinion we brought about a change in attitude and culture. A robust rule of law attracts investment to the country,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "In my opinion, I humbly believe that the biggest change since 2020 was the shift in attitude and cultural approach towards the rule of law. We want to attract serious investment and this can be done with a robust rule of law," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “They are representative of the new Cabinet elected for the first time and instantly given a portfolio,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The country then had a second challenge. The Moneyval report spoke of deficiencies in anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing structures. The report was damning,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded : “It is easy to put the challenges of rule of law on the side. The temptation might be to put it on the back burner, but the rule of law must remain a priority. It is a catalyst,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The reforms were many and in my opinion we brought about a change in attitude and culture. A robust rule of law attracts investment to the country,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The role of the newspaper as an integral part of contemporary media, and its key role as a strong instrument of democracy, were also discussed. In view of this crucial role, government will be stepping in and assisting the sector accordingly,” “The government will be providing financial assistance to newspaper publishers, as they currently face significant challenges due to the substantial increase in the price of paper” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “instead of offering couples the opportunity to become parents, you asked for their vote and told them to work for a better future for other children” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 16, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela stated : “while the PN and Grech continue with their crusade as if it’s business as usual, blatantly ignoring the vote of no confidence of the people, this government is only concerned with improving the quality of life of the people” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 16, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela claimed : “there will be no development in Wied Żnuber” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 15, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela stated : "The sentence talks about a point that we had already corrected before the judgement was given," "Our amendments we tabled this week do not talk about this sentence, but instead address new realities" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "The private sector has shown interest in developing this place," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We will speak where and when it matters, within international fora and the European Union," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 10, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the Opposition Leader has unfortunately always taken a stance where it is either his decision or no decision” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 9, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not take a confrontational approach, not in the appointing of the Ombudsman nor in the Standards Commissioner post, which will become vacant in the coming weeks. Instead, the PL in government has a strong mandate to reach a compromise when possible, and so we will extend the same hand of friendship to reach a compromise over these decisions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 9, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “A compromise does not necessarily mean that the Opposition’s decisions are the only ones taken, but rather I believe that the principle should be one of solidarity with the persons occupying these roles, as well as solidarity towards the major reforms we have made in the good governance sector,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 9, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not take a confrontational approach... I believe that the PL's strong mandate imposes on us a duty to reach a compromise whenever possible. So we will extend the same hand of friendship to reach a compromise over these decisions,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 6, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When we speak of state funding, this would mean that through taxes, the public would be financing the operations of the political parties,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 6, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The operations of political parties should follow a sustainability model. I believe that the current regulations related to party financing provide an adequate framework, but they should move towards sustainability. This is achievable through the commercialising of party clubs,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 6, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “besides the celebration of workers who contribute to this society and to this country, Workers’ Day is an occasion where we reflect on the achievements we would like to achieve, the challenges that surround us, and how these can be changed into opportunities” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whilst others focused on the country’s deficit, the government focused on having the lowest rate of unemployment and inflation, whilst ensuring that financial sustainability is withheld. Malta has the highest employment rate than ever before. As a result, we can be proud that with the decisions taken, we are approaching 1 May, with the peace of mind that work has been protected,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will also make sure that new job opportunities will be created, including in sectors with a higher and better wage,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The government will not shy away from facing the existing realities and challenges that exist in this country, such as the cost of living,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We need to make sure that the economic wheel continues to turn. We are optimistic for the future of this country. We need to create a better balance between work and life because this is how we guarantee better social mobility,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have been clear that while we are going to do everything necessary to take care of the nation’s health, we also want to give people their lives back; we want tourists to come back, businesses not to be hindered, and people to enjoy time spent outside with their family,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Those who in the past found closed doors now have the chance to improve their quality of life,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This will be the first time since you trusted me to serve as Labour leader that we will be able to properly celebrate Labour Day and we are ready to send a strong message that we will continue to work together for a bright future for this country," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 29, 2022 9:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The moment Malta’s entities start ignoring the sentences of courts, we would have anarchy and a regression in the rule of law,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The moment Malta’s entities start ignoring the sentences of courts, we would have anarchy and a regression in the rule of law,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are dissuading people from smoking cannabis, while not treating those who choose to do so as criminals. Drug trafficking will remain illegal," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Robert Abela ) : “That is an allegation made by the Times , so feel free to hand over any information you have. It is something which happened before January 2020 [when Abela became PM],” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have no time to waste in reaching our targets, although we are not very far from getting there,” “We are looking towards the IIP and European funds to sustain our efforts, although we believe that the path to success is found in partnership with the private sector” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Our forefathers stood up for their rights When the Labour Party was born, it fought for the rights of those who struggled and suffered," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “it’s time to lift all COVID restrictions” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We gave the public more than that, we gave them €70 million worth of tax refund cheques as well as those addressing the higher cost of living,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 28, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "If you remain at home on Saturday, the politics of division will grow, as those who work it will think that they can follow the path they have drawn out for themselves. With me, you know where you stand," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 28, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "But, I will never come before you with something which I know cannot be done," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 28, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "The public decided that Malta must continue moving forward," External link

ibtimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "We have a clear indication that the Labour Party will have an absolute majority," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, March 27, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The strong trust we received must be translated into more work and more humility,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will convince them that the country needs them,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded : “Work must start immediately and together we will reach the new targets,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "The public decided that Malta must continue moving forward" "It is a result which brings a greater responsibility, and which we must translate into greater humility," External link

afp-en Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We have a clear indication that the Labour Party will have an absolute majority,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We have a clear indication that the Labour Party will have an absolute majority,” External link

ABCnews Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I know what people want because I met you every day. I was there with you, knocking on doors to listen to you at home, at workplaces and at educational institutions. This is where I see what we have achieved together and how we can address better your concerns,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 25, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whatever your choice, the lessons I’ve learnt in these years will never leave me,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 25, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “A Labour victory will mean continued economic growth for Malta rather than a return to austerity,” External link

wsau Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “A strong mandate will help Labour carry out the reforms needed to take the country forward,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “How can people believe PN, when it left Malta in an excessive deficit procedure?” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “To those that are determined not to vote or are in doubt whether to stay at home on 26 March, I tell them that staying at home is no solution. To those that are hurt, I tell them to come to us, as we will listen and we will offer solutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “PN only seeks to bring divide and instability whilst the Labour Party showed competency, ability and stability,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “you know where you stand with us” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The Opposition does not even have a spokesperson for the economy, whilst the team I was leading is tried and tested,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The time of Gozo at the periphery is over. Gozo will be at the centre of all our decisions and unlike the PN, we will never take it for granted,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I humbly ask you to trust us. There are those that want you to stay at home and I know there are those that are telling you there is no need for a strong mandate,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “They only want to weaken you, say Gozo is theirs and take you for granted. Do not let anyone weaken your convictions. You know where you stand with us, are you ready to lose all this?” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Continue believing in yourselves and continue believing in us,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “But let’s understand the requirements of the public. While these inquiries and their findings need to happen, we cannot allow a number of hours to pass for them to get underway,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The electoral process falls under the responsibility of the Electoral Commission, which includes people from both parties. I have complete faith in the electoral process,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I hope the PN will respect the democratic process,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The more trust you place in us, the humbler we will be. It will provide us with the strength and courage to undertake reforms. The Opposition opposes every single change and reform. Therefore, I will need a strong parliamentary group to carry out these reforms,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Every lost vote is a vote that takes us back to the past. Let’s send a clear message that this country is doing away with the politics of the past and want to move forward,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The bigger the mandate we receive on 26 March, the humbler we will be and the more strength and courage we will have to complete reforms,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We need your trust so that our 1,000 proposals become 1,000 achievements for our country. We started releasing them from the first moments of the election campaign, and whenever we did so everyone would remark on how strong they are,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela concluded ( about Robert Abela ) : “The movement is not Robert Abela, nor the ministers and the candidates but all of us,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Robert Abela ) : “The choice is between Bernard Grech and Robert Abela those are the names people will have to choose from,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 22, 2022 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I looked for consensus from the Opposition leader at the time, and the Chief Justice was given a stamp of approval by parliament,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:32:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If a situation occurred in which someone was given a favour, I condemn such behaviour,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Just over two years ago, the PL chose me to lead the party. These two years were full of challenges and decisions, where together we gave all our energy for our country. In six days’ time, I will ask the people to place their trust in me as the PL members did,” “There is one common theme between the 2019 internal campaign and now, unity. When the PL members elected me, my first challenge was to keep the party united. I understood that we had to be united to keep the country united” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Others were calling for a total lockdown at the time, wanting to spend all the money at once. Instead, we discussed, planned and took decisions with the social partners and experts. Time proved us right” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We inherited a system where a cabinet member Francis Zammit Dimech got two termination packages. I will not refer to the past. We must see how we can do things better. We will be carrying out changes as I feel that, in circumstances like these, it is not compatible that one receives a termination package” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "There is no rise in taxes contemplated if the PL is elected to govern," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We must see how to make things better,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Since we’ve been in government, we didn’t implement any policies which increased development,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “But still, I must say that the authorities concerned need to apply their policies in such a manner that it is within the context of the government’s new environmental priorities. We cannot continue to stretch our policies beyond the realms of reason,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 21, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Do not wash your hands of this choice on Saturday. It is a choice about the future you will offer your children. We will work tirelessly for them. This election campaign has been a mission for us. A mission not in the name of Labour, but in the name of all Maltese families” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “They are trying to say your vote is not important. It is not true. You have to vote to determine the future of your country You have to vote for the Labour Party,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have shown we are competent to lead the country. We know how much our plan will cost and how it will be carried out. Others have five versions of their plan, with no sign of the final version,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela states : “This manifesto is the plan (no more road map now) on which we will design the Malta we want for our children,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We offered the necessary liquidity so that the importers could provide the required food supply. We also provided a storage facility at the Kordin Grain Terminal to prevent staple food products like milk and bread from spiking,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In contrast, you don’t know where you stand with the PN, whose leader said they would not be handing out tax refunds in government and whose proposals are full of terms and conditions,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have taken the necessary steps to ensure security of supply for basic food products for the months ahead,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is why it is so important to have a government that knows what it is doing, that has the experience, and the proven track record where it counts,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We offered the necessary liquidity so that the importers could provide the required food supply. We also provided a storage facility at the Kordin Grain Terminal to prevent staple food products like milk and bread from spiking,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In contrast you don’t know where you stand with the PN, whose leader said they would not be handing out tax refunds in government and whose proposals are full of terms and conditions,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I categorically deny having entered into business with them, and I have already denied when replying to media questions sent on the matter” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We aim to carry out the biggest environment project with an investment of €700 million over seven years, will reduce taxes for workers and businesses, we will increase pensions and assist first-time buyers. These are just a few of the 1,000 proposals which cover all sectors of the Maltese society and economy and with your vote, they will become 1,000 achievements,” “The March 26 election is the only survey that counts,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “It means we have to remain humble, and I will personally ensure we remain so. The bigger the margin, the humbler we will remain,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I contested the general election for the first time in 2017. What happened in 2019, led to my decision to contest the leadership of the Labour Party," "The choice me and Mr Fearne had, was to build on what had been done right and implement changes wherever necessary. Everyone in the party was aware that certain changes had to be made" External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 18, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We gave a clear guarantee in March 2020 that prices would remain stable and I will keep on pledging it now and in future. The prices of electricity, petrol, diesel and LPG will remain stable - meaning they will not rise," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 18, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I categorically deny the Opposition leader's allegations that I was somewhat involved in the permit grant of the property," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 18, 2022 6:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When we listened to the people, we realised they feared the marina would take away their recreation spaces” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We did not hand out the cheques because the election is incoming, as we strengthened them every year. If the electorate entrusts us again to govern, you will keep on receiving them every year,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is irresponsible, coming from the Opposition leader during a period of recovery, where stability is much needed. He put businesses under a lot of pressure,” “You know where you stand with us but you don’t know where you stand with the Nationalist Party” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “We will continue speaking with concerned persons to explain that no development will take place in Wied Żnuber,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "We will continue speaking with concerned persons to explain that no development will take place in Wied Żnuber," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Mistakes will surely be made... but rectitude must be the guiding principle. I won’t instil fear in ministers to take decisions, but integrity and rectitude has to guide us in our daily work. There are standards that I will insist on them following, and I am convinced we will reach these standards,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 5:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Mistakes will surely be made... but rectitude must be the guiding principle. I won’t instil fear in ministers to take decisions, but integrity and rectitude has to guide us in our daily work. There are standards that I will insist on them following, and I am convinced we will reach these standards,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “What we gave to business and workers, is theirs and will remain theirs,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Portelli ) : “Every day I meet people from commercial entities, as I meet people from all walks of life. The encounter with Portelli, occurred publically, when I met commercial entities in Gozo. I categorically deny receiving any donations from him and that the permit in question was ever mentioned,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 15, 2022 4:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “What was a concrete factory and a dumping site will now be transformed into a space, hosting a mecca of activities,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 15, 2022 4:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I know first hand that the smoke and stink from this sort of activity can be unbearable, and we are addressing this,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When we had to restrict events we did, now we have to keep going with the relaxation of restrictive measures. I urge everyone to get their booster and vaccine. But feasts will be happening, and I am very clear on this point,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The choice in this election is whether or not you want these cheques and more for the years to come” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Band clubs have been facing eviction for years, and court decisions were clear owners had to either pay up, or leave. That is why government has introduced schemes to buy the premises from the owners, and is lending it back to associations,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 14, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Other said the cheque was a gimmick. The decision is clear if we want this to be the last cheque we ever receive, or if we want to go down the same path,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 14, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Other said the cheque was a gimmick. The decision is clear if we want this to be the last cheque we ever receive, or if we want to go down the same path,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 14, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “However, it is interesting for one to look at planning application 499 from 2019,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “However, it is interesting for one to look at planning application 499 from 2019,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about The UK ) : "The first young girl with cancer will arrive this week," External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 14, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Some thought that this was just electoral discourse, but with every passing day it becomes clearer and clearer. I knew straight away that it was the case, because I could see it in Parliament where they tried to interfere with or block every reform we made," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 13, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "These cheques will be the last if you trust Bernard Grech and the PN to govern the country... do not risk it! We will strengthen these cheques and widen tax bands," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 13, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "You cannot stay at home and approve of these shameful ideas," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 13, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “With just 13 days left, you can expect more attacks from those who are panicked. That is the old type of politics that the desperate resort to,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Their proposals have hidden terms and conditions that seem to never end,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "These cheques might be the last you receive if you trust Bernard Grech and the Nationalist Party," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We made a promise. Energy prices will remain stable. We kept our word about stable energy prices, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and now” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 13, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Although the conflict is not close to our shores, it is still in Europe and the repercussions are of concern to everyone,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe in the effectivity of sanctions [against Russia] but I insisted with the European counterparts that we must protect our citizens from the effects of sanctions,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We should train more youths to have a career in the agricultural industry. I believe education should prepare the students for the needs of the industry, not only creating quality jobs but train enough youths to occupy them. We should talk about creating careers not just jobs,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I want to understand people who do abortions. I don’t want to stigmatise them or or kick them out,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 10, 2022 5:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela disse : "Nas próximas horas, irei reunir-me com o Presidente e aconselhá-lo a dissolver o parlamento, para que possamos realizar eleições gerais em 26 de março" External link

sol Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Au cours des prochaines heures, je vais me rendre auprès du président et lui conseiller de dissoudre le parlement, afin de tenir des élections générales le 26 mars" External link

lnc Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Au cours des prochaines heures, je vais me rendre auprès du président et lui conseiller de dissoudre le parlement, afin de tenir des élections générales le 26 mars" External link

francetvinfo Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Au cours des prochaines heures, je vais me rendre auprès du président et lui conseiller de dissoudre le parlement, afin de tenir des élections générales le 26 mars" External link

afp-fr Sunday, February 20, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp9.38%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
lawyer75.00%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
directeur6.25%FR09/22/201622/09/2016
chairman9.38%EN05/23/200623/05/2006
Names Lang Count
Robert AbelaEN71.21%
Robert AbelaFR15.15%
Robert AbeleEN12.12%
Robert AbelaMT1.52%


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