Robert Abela

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Robert Abela declared : “I was honest, like the government I lead was,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “I do not abdicate my duties. There was no reason for my recusal,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “That is the most anti-democratic move - trying to pressure a new parliamentarian to change allegiance,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The co-option will be discussed in the Labour parliamentary group today and the executive, although I am not obliged to do so,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 15, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela argued : “The mechanism is set out in the law,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 15, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I find no reason why we should go for an early election it would be irresponsible to go for an election in the middle of a pandemic and likewise it would be irresponsible to do so in the middle of a recovery,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "we managed to keep schools open despite the pandemic and the result of this will be felt years down the line where the children will feel the benefits of this" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This week we will mark a year from when I was gifted this privilege to serve you as the Prime Minister of our country. This first year was one full of challenges, but I am and will stay positive and optimistic,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela remarked : “I was honest, like the government I lead was, and that’s the way we will stay. This was a decisive year, where we took a number of crucial decisions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This week I will spend it close to you; in the communities where you live and work. Above all, I will see that as long as you have faith in me serving, I will be with you. With me, you know where you stand,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela stated : "Next May I want a recovered economy complemented by a country with strong institutions, good governance, functioning law enforcement institutions, and authorities that work as they should," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela stated : “by March, I want our country to have recovered extensively. By May, I want our country to be business as usual” External link

gozonews Friday, January 1, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Even in the worse moments of the pandemic, I refused to do anything to lower morale or kill hope with words such as a lockdown,” “I have always resisted those who wanted to go in that direction” External link

gozonews Friday, January 1, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “With every day that passes, the sacrifices will ease. But it’s important to follow directions from the health authorities so that we don’t lose what we managed to achieve together,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Even in the worse moments of the pandemic, I refused to do anything to lower morale or kill hope with words such as a lockdown I will not say that our decisions have been vindicated. I will leave that judgement to the people. But I’m proud, very proud, that today, at the beginning of the end of the pandemic we have managed to keep the country safe medically, economically and socially,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I’m proud of all the people of Malta and Gozo, the people of the George Cross, for their gallantry,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I’m looking at 2021 with optimism and positivity. Have courage. What we managed to do in the past months should fill us all with courage that this pandemic will soon be consigned to the history books. We will emerge much stronger than we started,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "What we managed to do in the past months should fill us all with courage that this pandemic will soon be consigned to the history books. We will emerge much stronger than we started. We need just a little more time to get there. With every day that passes, the sacrifices will ease. But it’s important to follow directions from the health authorities so that we don’t lose what we managed to achieve together," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It’s not worth taking the risk to compromise health services when the vaccine is around the corner,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Bernard Grech clearly does not know tax legislation, as my tax returns are already in the Speaker’s possession and Grech as an MP already can access my tax returns, as can media houses,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Karin Grech ) : “I did not discuss Bernard Grech’s tax issues I received information from a source within the PN that Bernard Grech had not paid his taxes for many years and I passed it on to [Tax Commissioner] Marvin Gaerty,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is my duty to report wrongdoing,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Today we can start looking at a return to normality,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Konrad Mizzi had a connection with the Panama Papers and 17 Black. Joseph Muscat had no such accusations and his mistake was not to remove Mizzi and Keith Schembri in 2016 when the Panama connection came to the fore. For that he already paid a political price,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If she received the money something, from what I read yesterday, she is denying then that would be one matter. This will be determined by the commissioner for standards. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am informed that the commissioner for standards in public life shall be investigating and so when the commissioner arrives at his conclusion I will be in a better position to take decisions If she received the money - something, from what I read yesterday, she is denying - then that would be one matter. This will be determined by the commissioner for standards. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am informed that the commissioner for standards in public life shall be investigating and so when the commissioner arrives at his conclusion I will be in a better position to take decisions If she received the money - something, from what I read yesterday, she is denying - then that would be one matter. This will be determined by the commissioner for standards. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Why haven’t they dropped a case dealing with a former system of appointment? The case is closed... This is the damage that they are trying to cause Malta away from our shores,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe the inquiry has already had enough time to fulfil its work and I have not received any request to extend,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela claimed : “with certain restrictions we’re managing to live a relatively normal life” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is a mess that was created back when divorce was introduced under a past administration,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 7, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If you were to ask what the PN’s position is on this today, nobody knows,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In 2013 they took a clear stance on the project - everyone agreed that the project needs to happen,” “Now that Bernard Grech entered the scene certain maneuvres began from party factions, and in one week they turned everything upside down” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “His name will be remembered and such a monument will give him the thanks he deserves,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a very difficult decision but given the current situation we feel it is more prudent that these establishments remain closed for the time being,” “We remain sympathetic and supportive of everyone impacted by these difficult measures but safeguarding public health remains a priority” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will be irresponsible to tell you that all restrictions will be lifted at one go. But by March I want to see an economy that has recovered and by May I want to see that we are back to business as usual and speak of COVID as something in the past,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will start inoculating people the day after the vaccine arrives,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Projects of this nature indicate the level of confidence that private companies have in the government’s work, as they are not only increasing local investment, but also actually yielding economic growth of the best quality, while ensuring transparency and professionalism in your work,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "His name will be remembered, and I feel that this memorial will offer the appreciation that such a remarkable Maltese citizen deserves," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “so we have controlled pandemic well, not perfectly but well,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “After all, who are the clients? The people. They are at the centre of our politics, and the decisions we make,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I understand Silvio, whom I consider as a friend, and who has been very loyal over the past months, and so have I; I appeal so that no hurts Silvio He gave all he could it was not an easy period. He worked and worked well but in my view, I felt the need to do a reshuffle and elevate the sectors to ministries,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Silvio Valletta ) : “Whatever Silvio Valletta was accused of she was not involved,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our clients are you the people, whom as a government we not only hold dear but strive to keep at the centre of our policies,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “she’s capable and she deserves it” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It’s not worth taking the risk to compromise the health services when a COVID-19 vaccine is around the corner,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a very difficult decision but given the current situation we feel it is more prudent that these establishments remain closed for the time being,” “We remain sympathetic and supportive of everyone impacted by these difficult measures but safeguarding public health remains a priority” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It is important that we remain a society of solidarity and unity... When finalised, the vaccine will arrive in a country that did not need to go into lockdown because we made clinical and specific decisions that worked," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 23, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “God forbid we ever see a year like this,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the most difficult time our country has faced, it was you the front-liners who protected us,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We’re not only celebrating this structure for strengthening pedestrian measures. This project will also be connecting families living in Corradino to Raħal Gdid. This is why we will be calling this the unity bridge,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 16, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We will be among the first to receive a vaccine. We will not be stuck behind a list of other countries," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 16, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The day we get a vaccine is getting closeThe light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be among the first to receive a vaccine. We will not be stuck behind a list of other countries” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have reversed this trend. We did this because we are not afraid of change. We realised that regeneration is vital for the government and for the party” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I want the most talented cabinet in our history” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We had always seen governments fare worse during their second legislature we reversed that trend,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The commission has told us it will be available soon, and at a high success rate. The light at the of the tunnel is glowing brighter,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Gozo was, is, and will remain a priority for this government” External link

gozonews Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Up until a few days ago, everything was still up in the air but, together with Puttinu, we said we owed the people this so we made it happen,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “While they talk about what is right today, we remember how they acted when they were in power,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When analysing this situation, I understand that there are people who are insisting against my participation in this decision because they know that I will decide on the basis of common good and justice,” “Whatever my decision, I'm going to decide on the basis of the common good without favouring any individual and it could very well be that this fact is bothering some people” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not contradict Charmaine Gauci and my colleague Chris Fearne. But it is important that we understand where we are. The world is heading towards total lockdowns. We are living with restrictions but continuing with our life. But we must be careful not to relax on our measures. We have to evaluate what happens if we lift some restrictions and whether this will result in stricter measures having to be introduced in the following weeks. This is something we do not want to do,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “What Jason Azzopardi is saying is not necessarily what has been told to me. I will take action when the police commissioner advises so - I will not be making decisions on the composition of my Cabinet based on what a member of parliament says on a radio programme involving allegations made by a criminal,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 2, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “What Jason Azzopardi is saying is not necessarily what has been told to me. I will take action when the police commissioner advises so - I will not be making decisions on the composition of my Cabinet based on what a member of parliament says on a radio programme involving allegations made by a criminal,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 2, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Why haven’t they dropped a case dealing with a former system of appointment? The case is closed... This is the damage that they are trying to cause Malta away from our shores,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whoever is embarrassed to identify as Maltese and say they are Greek, I tell them, the rate of unemployment in Greece is four times higher than that in Malta,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not accept that an authority head also has his personal business to deal with when in their position,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I remember a certain TM chairman who not only continued his private practice, but government tenders where granted to commercial entities he had a say in,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Every authority CEO is paid well, twice his minister’s salary, and so their sole focus should be on the authority they are heading,” “During the time of the nationalists, it was not the heads of the authority who travelled with businessmen, they were the businessmen” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I find no reason why we should go for an early election it would be irresponsible to go for an election in the middle of a pandemic and likewise it would be irresponsible to do so in the middle of a recovery,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I find no reason why we should go for an early election it would be irresponsible to go for an election in the middle of a pandemic and likewise it would be irresponsible to do so in the middle of a recovery,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that I personally, not my law firm, but I personally, represented the Agius brothers is not a secret,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “The two instances where I had appeared on the Agius brothers’ behalf have nothing at all to do with the allegations being made by [Vince Muscat],” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a budget with no new taxes, which took nothing but gave a lot. This was the best budget ever made,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “First, he told us that he fully believes in Charmaine Gauci, then he said that we should launch a board which oversees her work. Can he decide?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a budget with no new taxes, which took nothing but gave a lot. This was the best budget ever made,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “First, he told us that he fully believes in Charmaine Gauci, then he said that we should launch a board which oversees her work. Can he decide?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This is my first budget speech but the fourth budget in nine months. No other government faced such struggles. Others thought the pandemic would be our knockout punch and yet we saved 100,000 jobs and we continued to give to the people," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela declared : “I am against any public inquiry on any subject” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that I personally, not my law firm, but I personally, represented the Agius brothers is not a secret,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 26, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our message of personal responsibility is not being received by everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Chris Fearne ) : “In February and March [Health Minister] Chris Fearne was a catalyst on a European level to ensure Malta get’s this vaccine. That is the vision this government has for the country,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “this is a government that believes in sport, and will continue to invest in Gozo, our Gozitans and our youth with the aim of helping them to meet their aspirations” External link

gozonews Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our message of personal responsibility is not being received by everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Chris Fearne ) : “In February and March [Health Minister] Chris Fearne was a catalyst on a European level to ensure Malta get’s this vaccine. That is the vision this government has for the country,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that I personally, not my law firm, but I personally, represented the Agius brothers is not a secret,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The two instances where I had appeared on the Agius brothers’ behalf have nothing at all to do with the allegations being made by [Vince Muscat],” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I have absolute and blind faith in our justice system. I do not agree with using public inquiries to go around the courts - there is a system in place which works and that is what should be used,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 23, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “if we do not adopt this approach EU members will simply not listen,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Had it not been for the contributions from that program, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Had it not been for the contributions from that program, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be defending Malta. Had it not been for the contributions from that programme, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be defending Malta. Had it not been for the contributions from that programme, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be defending Malta. Had it not been for the contributions from that programme, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are safeguarding what we have, but we also want to get even stronger,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 19, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Normally the Budget includes around €35 million in tangible measures which leave money in people’s pockets, but this time this will be trebled to €100 million. These funds will towards social measures, to stimulate consumption and to lay people’s mind to rest,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The budget will serve to bring courage, hope and reassurance, while incentivizing consumption,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Could we have done things better? Yes, but no country had a manual on how to approach this situation,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "The situation is still under control but we all need to be more responsible. We are seeing that people are not respecting the rules so we need to be stricter on enforcing them so that we can really continue to keep tabs on the pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have to take action to protect not only the lives, especially of the vulnerable, but also the livelihood of people whose jobs are at stake if the economy crumbles. Everyone must do their bit," "Life must go on. But to do so, we have to be responsible towards each other," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Health was and will remain a priority, but life has to go on," External link

msn-uk Friday, October 16, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Health was and will remain a priority, but life has to go on," External link

trust2 Friday, October 16, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Life must go on but to do so we have to be responsible towards each other," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As a government we are working on all fronts to reach optimal solutions for these challenges” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe that we have already began to earn the trust of our international partners” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am convinced that with the changes we are making, the future of our financial services sector will be bright” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This does not mean that we will kill off one sector or another, but on the contrary, it means that the increased enforcement will translate into allowing sectors to remain open and lead to us being able to get out of this period successfully” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Although our system is working well, it can still be improved through testing of passengers coming to Malta,” “We do not want to go to extremes, but create a balanced situation. These measures will not stifle the country, but will better preserve economic sectors” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This does not mean that we are going to choke any particular sector. On the contrary, additional enforcement will allow us to keep sectors open and successfully overcome this period," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, October 12, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “It is crucial that we introduce rapid testing as well as increasing the number of tests carried out on people arriving to the country,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 12, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This doesn’t mean that we are going to choke any particular sector. On the contrary, additional enforcement will allow us to keep sectors open and successfully overcome this period,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "There will be a need for stricter enforcement. We will not choke off any sector, but enforcement will allow us to keep all sectors open while going through this period successfully," External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We cannot have the Opposition and civil society instigating anything about the difficult stands we are having to take. One has to understand that this is the only way we started being heard," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I would never say something like that when we have so many things across the board to be proud of. My main philosophy is being proud of being Maltese which is how I approach each discussion I have internationally,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela explained : “Despite what is reported in the media all out of speculation, there has been no signing on the SOFA agreement,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : “If you know of corruption, you have a duty not just to write about it on social media but report it to the police or adopt the route of your predecessor Simon Busuttil and ask for a magisterial inquiry 24 hours have already passed since you made the allegation, you are already 24 hours late,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I do not agree with you when you said Malta was not full-up because it hindered my work at the European Council when I made the point that Malta was full-up,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If he does not do so, he would have made an invitation that he himself has turned down,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 5, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Je suis déterminé à garder ce qui est bon et à changer ce qui est mauvais. Je promets de travailler avec ce parlement pour continuer à renforcer l'État de droit et la bonne gouvernance" External link

msn-fr Monday, January 13, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Je suis déterminé à garder ce qui est bon et à changer ce qui est mauvais. Je promets de travailler avec ce parlement pour continuer à renforcer l'État de droit et la bonne gouvernance" External link

lexpress Monday, January 13, 2020 2:50:00 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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Alfred Sant declared ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela was right to criticise those interested in undermining the government of the day” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Said said ( about Robert Abela ) : “It should have been incumbent upon Abela to talk about the government’s strategy and initiatives to attract more direct investment to Gozo, particularly to the Innovation Hub so that it does lie disused. Nothing of this was mentioned, and instead more Gozitans have to find work on the Maltese mainland every day,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Fenech Adami said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The announcement of the death of another person in the Corradino Correctional Facility reminds us that the government led by Prime Minister Robert Abela has failed in tending to the administration and reform of Malta’s prison,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Fenech Adami said ( about Robert Abela ) : “History teaches us that you reap what you sow Today Robert Abela is talking about Malta being full up, but Robert Abela forms part of a government that until a few weeks ago had a different leader who was trying to convince people that we needed immigrants for the economy and to pay our pensions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Claudio Grech said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela told us the waves are at sea, but now waves have completely overrun the country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

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Robert Abela declared : “I was honest, like the government I lead was,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “I do not abdicate my duties. There was no reason for my recusal,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “That is the most anti-democratic move - trying to pressure a new parliamentarian to change allegiance,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The co-option will be discussed in the Labour parliamentary group today and the executive, although I am not obliged to do so,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 15, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela argued : “The mechanism is set out in the law,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 15, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I find no reason why we should go for an early election it would be irresponsible to go for an election in the middle of a pandemic and likewise it would be irresponsible to do so in the middle of a recovery,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "we managed to keep schools open despite the pandemic and the result of this will be felt years down the line where the children will feel the benefits of this" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This week we will mark a year from when I was gifted this privilege to serve you as the Prime Minister of our country. This first year was one full of challenges, but I am and will stay positive and optimistic,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela remarked : “I was honest, like the government I lead was, and that’s the way we will stay. This was a decisive year, where we took a number of crucial decisions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This week I will spend it close to you; in the communities where you live and work. Above all, I will see that as long as you have faith in me serving, I will be with you. With me, you know where you stand,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela stated : "Next May I want a recovered economy complemented by a country with strong institutions, good governance, functioning law enforcement institutions, and authorities that work as they should," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela stated : “by March, I want our country to have recovered extensively. By May, I want our country to be business as usual” External link

gozonews Friday, January 1, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Even in the worse moments of the pandemic, I refused to do anything to lower morale or kill hope with words such as a lockdown,” “I have always resisted those who wanted to go in that direction” External link

gozonews Friday, January 1, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “With every day that passes, the sacrifices will ease. But it’s important to follow directions from the health authorities so that we don’t lose what we managed to achieve together,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Even in the worse moments of the pandemic, I refused to do anything to lower morale or kill hope with words such as a lockdown I will not say that our decisions have been vindicated. I will leave that judgement to the people. But I’m proud, very proud, that today, at the beginning of the end of the pandemic we have managed to keep the country safe medically, economically and socially,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I’m proud of all the people of Malta and Gozo, the people of the George Cross, for their gallantry,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I’m looking at 2021 with optimism and positivity. Have courage. What we managed to do in the past months should fill us all with courage that this pandemic will soon be consigned to the history books. We will emerge much stronger than we started,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "What we managed to do in the past months should fill us all with courage that this pandemic will soon be consigned to the history books. We will emerge much stronger than we started. We need just a little more time to get there. With every day that passes, the sacrifices will ease. But it’s important to follow directions from the health authorities so that we don’t lose what we managed to achieve together," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It’s not worth taking the risk to compromise health services when the vaccine is around the corner,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Bernard Grech clearly does not know tax legislation, as my tax returns are already in the Speaker’s possession and Grech as an MP already can access my tax returns, as can media houses,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Karin Grech ) : “I did not discuss Bernard Grech’s tax issues I received information from a source within the PN that Bernard Grech had not paid his taxes for many years and I passed it on to [Tax Commissioner] Marvin Gaerty,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is my duty to report wrongdoing,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Today we can start looking at a return to normality,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Konrad Mizzi had a connection with the Panama Papers and 17 Black. Joseph Muscat had no such accusations and his mistake was not to remove Mizzi and Keith Schembri in 2016 when the Panama connection came to the fore. For that he already paid a political price,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If she received the money something, from what I read yesterday, she is denying then that would be one matter. This will be determined by the commissioner for standards. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am informed that the commissioner for standards in public life shall be investigating and so when the commissioner arrives at his conclusion I will be in a better position to take decisions If she received the money - something, from what I read yesterday, she is denying - then that would be one matter. This will be determined by the commissioner for standards. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am informed that the commissioner for standards in public life shall be investigating and so when the commissioner arrives at his conclusion I will be in a better position to take decisions If she received the money - something, from what I read yesterday, she is denying - then that would be one matter. This will be determined by the commissioner for standards. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Why haven’t they dropped a case dealing with a former system of appointment? The case is closed... This is the damage that they are trying to cause Malta away from our shores,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe the inquiry has already had enough time to fulfil its work and I have not received any request to extend,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela claimed : “with certain restrictions we’re managing to live a relatively normal life” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is a mess that was created back when divorce was introduced under a past administration,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 7, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If you were to ask what the PN’s position is on this today, nobody knows,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In 2013 they took a clear stance on the project - everyone agreed that the project needs to happen,” “Now that Bernard Grech entered the scene certain maneuvres began from party factions, and in one week they turned everything upside down” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “His name will be remembered and such a monument will give him the thanks he deserves,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a very difficult decision but given the current situation we feel it is more prudent that these establishments remain closed for the time being,” “We remain sympathetic and supportive of everyone impacted by these difficult measures but safeguarding public health remains a priority” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will be irresponsible to tell you that all restrictions will be lifted at one go. But by March I want to see an economy that has recovered and by May I want to see that we are back to business as usual and speak of COVID as something in the past,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will start inoculating people the day after the vaccine arrives,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Projects of this nature indicate the level of confidence that private companies have in the government’s work, as they are not only increasing local investment, but also actually yielding economic growth of the best quality, while ensuring transparency and professionalism in your work,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "His name will be remembered, and I feel that this memorial will offer the appreciation that such a remarkable Maltese citizen deserves," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “so we have controlled pandemic well, not perfectly but well,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “After all, who are the clients? The people. They are at the centre of our politics, and the decisions we make,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I understand Silvio, whom I consider as a friend, and who has been very loyal over the past months, and so have I; I appeal so that no hurts Silvio He gave all he could it was not an easy period. He worked and worked well but in my view, I felt the need to do a reshuffle and elevate the sectors to ministries,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Silvio Valletta ) : “Whatever Silvio Valletta was accused of she was not involved,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our clients are you the people, whom as a government we not only hold dear but strive to keep at the centre of our policies,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “she’s capable and she deserves it” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It’s not worth taking the risk to compromise the health services when a COVID-19 vaccine is around the corner,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a very difficult decision but given the current situation we feel it is more prudent that these establishments remain closed for the time being,” “We remain sympathetic and supportive of everyone impacted by these difficult measures but safeguarding public health remains a priority” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It is important that we remain a society of solidarity and unity... When finalised, the vaccine will arrive in a country that did not need to go into lockdown because we made clinical and specific decisions that worked," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 23, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “God forbid we ever see a year like this,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the most difficult time our country has faced, it was you the front-liners who protected us,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We’re not only celebrating this structure for strengthening pedestrian measures. This project will also be connecting families living in Corradino to Raħal Gdid. This is why we will be calling this the unity bridge,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 16, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We will be among the first to receive a vaccine. We will not be stuck behind a list of other countries," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 16, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The day we get a vaccine is getting closeThe light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be among the first to receive a vaccine. We will not be stuck behind a list of other countries” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have reversed this trend. We did this because we are not afraid of change. We realised that regeneration is vital for the government and for the party” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I want the most talented cabinet in our history” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We had always seen governments fare worse during their second legislature we reversed that trend,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The commission has told us it will be available soon, and at a high success rate. The light at the of the tunnel is glowing brighter,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Gozo was, is, and will remain a priority for this government” External link

gozonews Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Up until a few days ago, everything was still up in the air but, together with Puttinu, we said we owed the people this so we made it happen,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “While they talk about what is right today, we remember how they acted when they were in power,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When analysing this situation, I understand that there are people who are insisting against my participation in this decision because they know that I will decide on the basis of common good and justice,” “Whatever my decision, I'm going to decide on the basis of the common good without favouring any individual and it could very well be that this fact is bothering some people” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not contradict Charmaine Gauci and my colleague Chris Fearne. But it is important that we understand where we are. The world is heading towards total lockdowns. We are living with restrictions but continuing with our life. But we must be careful not to relax on our measures. We have to evaluate what happens if we lift some restrictions and whether this will result in stricter measures having to be introduced in the following weeks. This is something we do not want to do,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “What Jason Azzopardi is saying is not necessarily what has been told to me. I will take action when the police commissioner advises so - I will not be making decisions on the composition of my Cabinet based on what a member of parliament says on a radio programme involving allegations made by a criminal,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 2, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “What Jason Azzopardi is saying is not necessarily what has been told to me. I will take action when the police commissioner advises so - I will not be making decisions on the composition of my Cabinet based on what a member of parliament says on a radio programme involving allegations made by a criminal,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 2, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Why haven’t they dropped a case dealing with a former system of appointment? The case is closed... This is the damage that they are trying to cause Malta away from our shores,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whoever is embarrassed to identify as Maltese and say they are Greek, I tell them, the rate of unemployment in Greece is four times higher than that in Malta,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not accept that an authority head also has his personal business to deal with when in their position,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I remember a certain TM chairman who not only continued his private practice, but government tenders where granted to commercial entities he had a say in,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Every authority CEO is paid well, twice his minister’s salary, and so their sole focus should be on the authority they are heading,” “During the time of the nationalists, it was not the heads of the authority who travelled with businessmen, they were the businessmen” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I find no reason why we should go for an early election it would be irresponsible to go for an election in the middle of a pandemic and likewise it would be irresponsible to do so in the middle of a recovery,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I find no reason why we should go for an early election it would be irresponsible to go for an election in the middle of a pandemic and likewise it would be irresponsible to do so in the middle of a recovery,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that I personally, not my law firm, but I personally, represented the Agius brothers is not a secret,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “The two instances where I had appeared on the Agius brothers’ behalf have nothing at all to do with the allegations being made by [Vince Muscat],” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a budget with no new taxes, which took nothing but gave a lot. This was the best budget ever made,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “First, he told us that he fully believes in Charmaine Gauci, then he said that we should launch a board which oversees her work. Can he decide?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This was a budget with no new taxes, which took nothing but gave a lot. This was the best budget ever made,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “First, he told us that he fully believes in Charmaine Gauci, then he said that we should launch a board which oversees her work. Can he decide?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This is my first budget speech but the fourth budget in nine months. No other government faced such struggles. Others thought the pandemic would be our knockout punch and yet we saved 100,000 jobs and we continued to give to the people," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela declared : “I am against any public inquiry on any subject” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that I personally, not my law firm, but I personally, represented the Agius brothers is not a secret,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 26, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our message of personal responsibility is not being received by everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Chris Fearne ) : “In February and March [Health Minister] Chris Fearne was a catalyst on a European level to ensure Malta get’s this vaccine. That is the vision this government has for the country,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “this is a government that believes in sport, and will continue to invest in Gozo, our Gozitans and our youth with the aim of helping them to meet their aspirations” External link

gozonews Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our message of personal responsibility is not being received by everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Chris Fearne ) : “In February and March [Health Minister] Chris Fearne was a catalyst on a European level to ensure Malta get’s this vaccine. That is the vision this government has for the country,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that I personally, not my law firm, but I personally, represented the Agius brothers is not a secret,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The two instances where I had appeared on the Agius brothers’ behalf have nothing at all to do with the allegations being made by [Vince Muscat],” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I have absolute and blind faith in our justice system. I do not agree with using public inquiries to go around the courts - there is a system in place which works and that is what should be used,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 23, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “if we do not adopt this approach EU members will simply not listen,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Had it not been for the contributions from that program, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Had it not been for the contributions from that program, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be defending Malta. Had it not been for the contributions from that programme, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be defending Malta. Had it not been for the contributions from that programme, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will be defending Malta. Had it not been for the contributions from that programme, which we are in the process of winding down, we would probably not have been in a position to present a budget of this scale,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are safeguarding what we have, but we also want to get even stronger,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 19, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Normally the Budget includes around €35 million in tangible measures which leave money in people’s pockets, but this time this will be trebled to €100 million. These funds will towards social measures, to stimulate consumption and to lay people’s mind to rest,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The budget will serve to bring courage, hope and reassurance, while incentivizing consumption,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Could we have done things better? Yes, but no country had a manual on how to approach this situation,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "The situation is still under control but we all need to be more responsible. We are seeing that people are not respecting the rules so we need to be stricter on enforcing them so that we can really continue to keep tabs on the pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have to take action to protect not only the lives, especially of the vulnerable, but also the livelihood of people whose jobs are at stake if the economy crumbles. Everyone must do their bit," "Life must go on. But to do so, we have to be responsible towards each other," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Health was and will remain a priority, but life has to go on," External link

msn-uk Friday, October 16, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Health was and will remain a priority, but life has to go on," External link

trust2 Friday, October 16, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Life must go on but to do so we have to be responsible towards each other," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As a government we are working on all fronts to reach optimal solutions for these challenges” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe that we have already began to earn the trust of our international partners” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am convinced that with the changes we are making, the future of our financial services sector will be bright” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This does not mean that we will kill off one sector or another, but on the contrary, it means that the increased enforcement will translate into allowing sectors to remain open and lead to us being able to get out of this period successfully” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Although our system is working well, it can still be improved through testing of passengers coming to Malta,” “We do not want to go to extremes, but create a balanced situation. These measures will not stifle the country, but will better preserve economic sectors” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This does not mean that we are going to choke any particular sector. On the contrary, additional enforcement will allow us to keep sectors open and successfully overcome this period," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, October 12, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “It is crucial that we introduce rapid testing as well as increasing the number of tests carried out on people arriving to the country,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 12, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This doesn’t mean that we are going to choke any particular sector. On the contrary, additional enforcement will allow us to keep sectors open and successfully overcome this period,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "There will be a need for stricter enforcement. We will not choke off any sector, but enforcement will allow us to keep all sectors open while going through this period successfully," External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We cannot have the Opposition and civil society instigating anything about the difficult stands we are having to take. One has to understand that this is the only way we started being heard," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I would never say something like that when we have so many things across the board to be proud of. My main philosophy is being proud of being Maltese which is how I approach each discussion I have internationally,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela explained : “Despite what is reported in the media all out of speculation, there has been no signing on the SOFA agreement,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Simon Busuttil ) : “If you know of corruption, you have a duty not just to write about it on social media but report it to the police or adopt the route of your predecessor Simon Busuttil and ask for a magisterial inquiry 24 hours have already passed since you made the allegation, you are already 24 hours late,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I do not agree with you when you said Malta was not full-up because it hindered my work at the European Council when I made the point that Malta was full-up,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If he does not do so, he would have made an invitation that he himself has turned down,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 5, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Je suis déterminé à garder ce qui est bon et à changer ce qui est mauvais. Je promets de travailler avec ce parlement pour continuer à renforcer l'État de droit et la bonne gouvernance" External link

msn-fr Monday, January 13, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela déclaré : "Je suis déterminé à garder ce qui est bon et à changer ce qui est mauvais. Je promets de travailler avec ce parlement pour continuer à renforcer l'État de droit et la bonne gouvernance" External link

lexpress Monday, January 13, 2020 2:50:00 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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Alfred Sant declared ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela was right to criticise those interested in undermining the government of the day” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Said said ( about Robert Abela ) : “It should have been incumbent upon Abela to talk about the government’s strategy and initiatives to attract more direct investment to Gozo, particularly to the Innovation Hub so that it does lie disused. Nothing of this was mentioned, and instead more Gozitans have to find work on the Maltese mainland every day,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Fenech Adami said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The announcement of the death of another person in the Corradino Correctional Facility reminds us that the government led by Prime Minister Robert Abela has failed in tending to the administration and reform of Malta’s prison,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Fenech Adami said ( about Robert Abela ) : “History teaches us that you reap what you sow Today Robert Abela is talking about Malta being full up, but Robert Abela forms part of a government that until a few weeks ago had a different leader who was trying to convince people that we needed immigrants for the economy and to pay our pensions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Claudio Grech said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela told us the waves are at sea, but now waves have completely overrun the country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 16, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT