Robert Abela

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Robert Abela said : "If you analyse the Opposition leader's letter, the last paragraph effectively means that Bernard Grech is inviting the FATF to grey-list our country. If he's doing that on purpose or he just doesn't know how the process works is not up to me to judge; but if you read the last paragraph of that letter - that's what it means" External link

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

Robert Abela said : "We are changing systems and regulations which have been in place long before 2013, problems which those before us pushed under the carpet - even just based on that they should be supporting us!" External link

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

Robert Abela said : "It could be that the project is in line with all the policies but, when you see it in the context of the road, there is no visual harmony whatsoever" External link

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

Robert Abela said : “I ask myself why that letter was sent, and why would a politician be willing to do such damage to the country?” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “I believe the environment and development sectors can live together in synergy and complement each other,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The new construction authority will be very effective in further improving the standard in this sector,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are on the forefront in infrastructure and it is important that such a sector changes and adapts to the needs of the island and the world," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Today, we launch the economic vision for this next decade. The last 10 years saw us bridge the gap between us and the EU. Now, the next decade will see us become a centre of excellence," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Everyone knows the toll end of life care can have on people at the most difficult period in their lives, this project will seek to strengthen Hospice’s invaluable work in the field,” “While our healthcare is robust, this project will change the face of palliative care as we know it” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Commission ) : “We know what the concerns of the Commission are,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Grech said they will buy Hondoq if they are elected. Then he was asked how much it would cost, and couldn’t answer. Is this seriousness? We are talking about millions of euros here” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It’s the same person who was part of that 2006 local plan exercise. Is there an ulterior motive behind this person advising the party to buy this piece of land? Does the PN leader have a different scope when suggesting this?” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You can’t make promises based on a couple of sentences out of a leaked report” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the coming days we will have the opportunity to show what we want for the next 10 years and beyond that, particularly in the environmental sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The next 10 years must be the ones which take us to being a centre of excellence” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The next 10 years must be the ones which take us to being a centre of excellence” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “He was just negative about everything,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The PN makes promises it can’t deliver on. I think the people know who can be trusted to deliver and who cannot,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I said this not to be egoistic but I said it in a situation when we don't know if we would need booster doses, whether we will be vaccinating children, and when we still need to vaccinate everyone," External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 31, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the next step is to implement the report. You will be the students who certify the work we have done in the Auberge Castille” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The theme of sustainable development is one that is being given priority by this government and we want students like you to be the catalysts for change while showing your abilities in favour of the Maltese society,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When it comes to higher risk activities, we had two options: either not allowing them and watching the respective sectors close down, or devise safe ways to attend such activities. The vaccine certificate is one such way” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “People won’t forget what [former Prime Minister Lawrence] Gonzi said, and what Tonio Fenech said and they won’t forget the huge changes we implemented after them” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have to strike a balance between the economy and the people’s health,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The next step is the implementation of the report. You will then be invited to certify our work,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is a measure which will affect everyone, businesses, families and workers," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is a measure which will affect everyone, businesses, families and workers," External link

bordermail Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is a measure which will affect everyone, businesses, families and workers," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are now analysing the submissions, so we can lay out a bill which truly reflects the sometimes contrasting views of the suggestions made,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “People don’t want a politics characterised by hate they want a government which invests in them, in their infrastructure, and in their quality of life” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 10, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Others today are having to deal with the fruits of the politics that they sowed” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 10, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Over the next few days we will announce how these vouchers will be distributed, but the target remains that from 7 June, those vouchers will start being utilised," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This naturally means that we have started to observe a period of quarantine," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have announced €20 million in business aid, both in terms of assistance as well as incentives. Applications have been re-issued to further repair the injustice of the past with a value of €10 million. We have also announced a new collective agreement for more workers of disciplined bodies, but this time for prison officers. We have also alleviated burdens on businesses hit hard by the pandemic, as the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has wavered the payment of licenses and contributions for this year," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela added : "we have strengthened our workforce and created more jobs" External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our success during this pandemic was also thanks to all businesses which sacrificed a lot and are still thinking positively about the coming months” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have to continue abiding by regulation issued by health authorities, but I am optimistic we are headed towards the right direction for a successful summer,” “I understand that people are tired, but we have to make the final effort” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have employers who understand that success for their business comes from investment and respect to their workers,” “Our role is to continue investing in these business for the benefit of the country” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In these 15 months of the pandemic we have kept the quality of life good and the numbers of those struggling or lacking material goods has lessened. Our families have remained in a good state and when we compare ourselves to other companies we realise just how good we have it,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I too feel the hurt of the people,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I never understood the logic of this divorce law,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have to agree that this programme is a must and that it has created a lot of wealth in the country. Naturally, I understand that there needs to be surveillance, and this will continue to be strengthened," External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is a pro-market government which does not forget about its social soul” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I understand the disappointment of those who want their commercial activity to reopen after these months but my appeal is that we cannot sprint off too quickly” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are looking at secure tourism and we are looking at creating more work, more quality work, and more investment” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The IIP had due diligence measures in place, and we are going to continue strengthening it. Let’s not use populist terms like the Passport Papers what we heard in recent days is the same old story simply told from a different viewpoint” “This scheme got us 1.5 billion, so let’s not damage it when this is unnecessary” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about The UK ) : “The COVID-19 situation is under control and the situation at the hospital is very good,” External link

wsau Monday, April 26, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Because of this fund, we could support various entities during the pandemic. Let's agree that this programme is needed and is has done a lot of good. We need to keep it running, with all the checks in place," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We need to decide whether we destroy this or try to keep it running with the safeguards in place to ensure we keep generating wealth," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:31:00 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

bbc Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is the principle of social justice which enlightens us to make such decision. It is of no use of identifying the problem without giving a solution,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I only found out about the case on Monday following the reports made by the media,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, April 19, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “For sure it’s not a ‘spaghetti junction’ as said by the faction supporting Bernard Grech. It is also ironic coming from someone whose idea of upgrading the country’s transport system is that of having busses which can’t pass through our village cores and catching fire,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “His statements reflect the true feelings of the Nationalist Party, who had no other choice but to vote in favour, because they knew they would be criticised,” “He could have raised his concerns at committee level” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Restrictions will be eased gradually, but children cannot afford to lose more of their education experience in the classroom," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Adrian Hillman ) : “The process has started to repatriate Hillman and start the judicial process in his regard as it has already started in other cases,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela warned : “I understand that many would like the country to reopen as soon as possible but let's remain cautious,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It will not be an aggressive reopening but one where we’re very cautious and with education being given priority," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It will not be an aggressive reopening but one where we’re very cautious and with education being given priority," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Oil-rich Libya ) : “We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, April 5, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Air links will also be restored,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, April 5, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will work alongside the prime minister so his country regains its strength,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, April 5, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 5, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Oil-rich Libya ) : “We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Air links will also be restored,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will work alongside the prime minister so his country regains its strength,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Oil-rich Libya ) : “We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Air links will also be restored,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will work alongside the prime minister so his country regains its strength,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela affirmé : "Nous allons rouvrir notre ambassade et notre consulat en Libye dans les prochains jours" External link

lorientlejour Monday, April 5, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela affirmé : "Nous allons rouvrir notre ambassade et notre consulat en Libye dans les prochains jours" External link

afp-fr Monday, April 5, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela replied ( about Keith Schembri ) : “Today Keith Schembri is facing criminal proceedings, which followed a magisterial inquiry... this government’s philosophy is that justice shows no favour to anyone,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about error ) : “We could say that was an error that brought the justice system to its feet,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Dom Mintoff ) : "The Labour Party never had an easy life - but it always delivered," "Dom Mintoff and the Labour Party faced a storm against all those who didn't want to let go from power" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Dom Mintoff ) : "The Labour Party never had an easy life - but it always delivered," "Dom Mintoff and the Labour Party faced a storm against all those who didn't want to let go from power" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Anyone who is involved in any wrongdoing in any project will pay before the country’s institutions which are showing, without a doubt, that they are working effectively," External link

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

Robert Abela said : “I have always been clear about this: it is unacceptable that a person caught with a joint for personal use ends up at the police headquarters under arrest and then is charged in court,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We want a regulated source where people can buy cannabis and its seeds. I believe this will be key to eradicating the black market, together with continued enforcement of existing laws,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela wrote : “If all of the contents of these articles are not already being investigated by the police force and does not form part of an inquiry or magisterial inquiry, I am requesting that you ensure that all the allegations mentioned in the said articles are investigated immediately” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The importance of an accelerated vaccine production and distribution process cannot be understated: the vaccine will pave the road to normality and freedom of movement of people” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If the inquiry’s conclusions are to their liking that’s ok. But if not, they start casting doubts... You’re only interested in sending people to prison,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You want to speak to us about functioning institutions? Your government liberated a convicted drug dealer,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You refuse to speak about what is relevant to people. We are different. We will continue to do big changes in the country, because we have the courage to be a force for good,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "If the inquiry's conclusions are to their liking that’s ok. But if not, they start casting doubts... You’re only interested in sending people to prison," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "You want to speak to us about functioning institutions? Your government liberated a convicted drug dealer," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "You refuse to speak about what is relevant to people. We are different. We will continue to do big changes in the country, because we have the courage to be a force for good," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "If that was the case, he should do his duty, go to the Commissioner of Police and tell him what he knows," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela asked : "Why do you want some people involved in organised crime to be given a pardon? What is your enthusiasm for a pardon?" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Somebody else met criminals in the dead of night, I am standing up to them," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Tell us who you are referring to," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela asked : "If we are a corrupt government what were you when, without a pandemic, you brought the country to its knees?" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not do the same as others and meet up with criminals in the middle of the night,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not base my judgment on what criminals tell me, I will act as required by the rule of law and as required by the constitution, and the three pending request for pardon will be processed in this manner,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : "This was mentioned last November where a PN MP made the allegation on a radio programme. Then everyone knows he started backtracking. Last week, incidentally the same MP (Jason Azzopardi) wore his lawyer's hat and began questioning Muscat, who mentioned the same allegation that Azzoaprdi had made in November. I ask you all, what was the logical question everyone expected to be asked after Muscat mentioned that? The follow up question, who Muscat was referring to, was not asked" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Keith Schembri ) : “Keith Schembri under my leadership is not even a PL member. I categorically deny he is an integral part of Labour” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will defend the institutions, I will not let anyone undermine their integrity,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The biggest criticism levelled against Malta is that we received too many vaccine doses I admit we were ambitious when it came to procuring vaccines, but we negotiated strongly within the EU framework” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “I remember our discussion well and you raised this issue on behalf of other people. I really admired that, despite your own suffering you came to me to advocate on behalf of other people,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 19, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "When asked by the commissioner about this, I am informed that the witness kept insisting that he wouldn't say any names," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When the witness reveals who he is referring to, I’ll be able to go through that exercise,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We knew this wasn’t going to be a sprint, but a marathon” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We need to be hopeful and not spread doom and gloom. At the same time, we also need to be realistic while being optimistic," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The economic wheel needs to continue, because that leads to quality of life,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the expert advice did not take us in that direction but, nonetheless, we are stepping up measures to restrict measures to essentials only” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The economic wheel needs to continue, because that leads to quality of life,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We took measures according to what was happening. There were times when we increased and removed measures, but we let science guide us and we did what was in the interest of the public,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about The UK ) : “The aim of these measures is first and foremost to ease the pressure on the health services, reduce the spread of infection and increase the rate of vaccination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "In January we said that schools would be the last to close and that is what we did today when we also closed all non-essential services and shops," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It is understandable that people got tired... we are all human after all and refraining from doing the things we have always been accustomed to is not easy," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We were not perfect but we took decisions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The aim of these measures is first and foremost to ease the pressure on the health services, reduce the spread of infection and increase the rate of vaccination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We were not perfect but we took decisions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The aim of these measures is first and foremost to ease the pressure on the health services, reduce the spread of infection and increase the rate of vaccination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We were not perfect but we took decisions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela admitted : “This enormous pressure has broken me in these last few months,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As a government, we are introducing a new mentality,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 8, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I urge people to act responsibly and follow protocols," External link

wsau Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am very proud of every single one of you," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am very proud of every single one of you," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:36:00 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. The commissioner for standards will determine this. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The government’s decisions have consistently been that we don’t opt for a lockdown, despite the pressure we had from various factors,” “I still believe that the most prudent decision is not to go into lockdown and to keep a balance between the protection of lives and the livelihoods. Let us remember that people’s lives also depend on their businesses” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “this administration is committed to creating a permanent link between the two islands” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “With this ambitious project, our country will serve as a model for other European countries, because the Government is committed to being one of the first to embrace a broad environmental policy,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “One out of every 7kW produced in our nation from solar panels comes from Gozo, already. We want to invest €9 million a year for schemes that further promote alternative energy,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “In the next hours, he will face a serious problem,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As I announced yesterday during the debate we had in Parliament, one of the measures we are looking at is to increase fines for breach of existing regulations,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe this is important to ensure that rules are observed. We will continue discussing the measures we will be announcing in a few hours to ensure that the situation from a medical angle remains stable,” “I believe that the decision should be to avoid going into lockdown and that we maintain a balance between protection of lives and protection of livelihoods,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I invited the opposition leader (on Tuesday) to tell me what he would have done differently had he been in my place as prime minister. I have not received any answers,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “He knows that there is a serious story that is about to emerge about him, and what he did yesterday was a contemptible attempt with which he was trying to deviate attention away from himself,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “In the next few hours, Malta and Gozo will continue to learn about how Jason Azzopardi is the biggest hypocrite the country has ever seen,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "The government reaffirms its commitment to getting the permanent link done, and not just publishing studies," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will continue to listen to the advice given to me by public health officials,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “One has to take into consideration the context in which other countries find themselves in. I am satisfied that in Malta we managed to control the pandemic,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that the police have charged more people in connection with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia confirms that the institutions did not rest in their search for justice,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 AM 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



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%
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David Agius said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Although the Labour Party leader has changed, PM Abela has still not done anything on this matter but continues stealing from the people. Stolen money which many do not know where this is going,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Fenech Adami said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Should he not do that, Prime Minister Robert Abela must step in, shoulder political responsibility and remove him,” External link

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

Ivan Bartolo insisted ( about Robert Abela ) : "The way forward is the PN. The people realise that the members of the party today, the people within Robert Abela's Cabinet, were there in 2013; they were there when the decisions were being taken," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Sultana stated ( about Robert Abela ) : “One notices that Prime Minister Robert Abela continues to appease the hunting lobby. Yet we remind him that he is still responsible to ensure that the law is respected. The lack of participation by hunters in declaring their catches is once again a symptom of the wrong message Government is transmitting to hunting organisations who have no control of their members” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi asked ( about Robert Abela ) : “Can you give us peace of mind and tell us the last time you were in contact, even on Signal or Messenger, with Robert and Adrian Agius? Why do they reportedly have the power to bring down the government?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Sultana said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Once again this is proof of the rampant illegal hunting taking place across our islands which unfortunately is not an exception but has become the norm. This is a symptom of pampered hunters and trappers that in the past years have seen all they demanded come true. Prime Minister Robert Abela has been bending over backwards in more ways than one to appease the hunting lobby, including with trapping and hunting derogations that will land Malta at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) once again ” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

David Thake said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Mandy said that back in November she met with Prime Minister Robert Abela about her situation, and since then has not received any replies,” “You read one appeal after the other of these families and friends in need of this medication, and it tears your heart” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

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Robert Abela said : "If you analyse the Opposition leader's letter, the last paragraph effectively means that Bernard Grech is inviting the FATF to grey-list our country. If he's doing that on purpose or he just doesn't know how the process works is not up to me to judge; but if you read the last paragraph of that letter - that's what it means" External link

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

Robert Abela said : "We are changing systems and regulations which have been in place long before 2013, problems which those before us pushed under the carpet - even just based on that they should be supporting us!" External link

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

Robert Abela said : "It could be that the project is in line with all the policies but, when you see it in the context of the road, there is no visual harmony whatsoever" External link

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

Robert Abela said : “I ask myself why that letter was sent, and why would a politician be willing to do such damage to the country?” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “I believe the environment and development sectors can live together in synergy and complement each other,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The new construction authority will be very effective in further improving the standard in this sector,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are on the forefront in infrastructure and it is important that such a sector changes and adapts to the needs of the island and the world," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Today, we launch the economic vision for this next decade. The last 10 years saw us bridge the gap between us and the EU. Now, the next decade will see us become a centre of excellence," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Everyone knows the toll end of life care can have on people at the most difficult period in their lives, this project will seek to strengthen Hospice’s invaluable work in the field,” “While our healthcare is robust, this project will change the face of palliative care as we know it” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Commission ) : “We know what the concerns of the Commission are,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Grech said they will buy Hondoq if they are elected. Then he was asked how much it would cost, and couldn’t answer. Is this seriousness? We are talking about millions of euros here” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It’s the same person who was part of that 2006 local plan exercise. Is there an ulterior motive behind this person advising the party to buy this piece of land? Does the PN leader have a different scope when suggesting this?” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You can’t make promises based on a couple of sentences out of a leaked report” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the coming days we will have the opportunity to show what we want for the next 10 years and beyond that, particularly in the environmental sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The next 10 years must be the ones which take us to being a centre of excellence” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The next 10 years must be the ones which take us to being a centre of excellence” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “He was just negative about everything,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The PN makes promises it can’t deliver on. I think the people know who can be trusted to deliver and who cannot,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I said this not to be egoistic but I said it in a situation when we don't know if we would need booster doses, whether we will be vaccinating children, and when we still need to vaccinate everyone," External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 31, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the next step is to implement the report. You will be the students who certify the work we have done in the Auberge Castille” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The theme of sustainable development is one that is being given priority by this government and we want students like you to be the catalysts for change while showing your abilities in favour of the Maltese society,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When it comes to higher risk activities, we had two options: either not allowing them and watching the respective sectors close down, or devise safe ways to attend such activities. The vaccine certificate is one such way” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “People won’t forget what [former Prime Minister Lawrence] Gonzi said, and what Tonio Fenech said and they won’t forget the huge changes we implemented after them” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have to strike a balance between the economy and the people’s health,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “The next step is the implementation of the report. You will then be invited to certify our work,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is a measure which will affect everyone, businesses, families and workers," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is a measure which will affect everyone, businesses, families and workers," External link

bordermail Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is a measure which will affect everyone, businesses, families and workers," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are now analysing the submissions, so we can lay out a bill which truly reflects the sometimes contrasting views of the suggestions made,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “People don’t want a politics characterised by hate they want a government which invests in them, in their infrastructure, and in their quality of life” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 10, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Others today are having to deal with the fruits of the politics that they sowed” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 10, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Over the next few days we will announce how these vouchers will be distributed, but the target remains that from 7 June, those vouchers will start being utilised," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This naturally means that we have started to observe a period of quarantine," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have announced €20 million in business aid, both in terms of assistance as well as incentives. Applications have been re-issued to further repair the injustice of the past with a value of €10 million. We have also announced a new collective agreement for more workers of disciplined bodies, but this time for prison officers. We have also alleviated burdens on businesses hit hard by the pandemic, as the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has wavered the payment of licenses and contributions for this year," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela added : "we have strengthened our workforce and created more jobs" External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our success during this pandemic was also thanks to all businesses which sacrificed a lot and are still thinking positively about the coming months” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have to continue abiding by regulation issued by health authorities, but I am optimistic we are headed towards the right direction for a successful summer,” “I understand that people are tired, but we have to make the final effort” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have employers who understand that success for their business comes from investment and respect to their workers,” “Our role is to continue investing in these business for the benefit of the country” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In these 15 months of the pandemic we have kept the quality of life good and the numbers of those struggling or lacking material goods has lessened. Our families have remained in a good state and when we compare ourselves to other companies we realise just how good we have it,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I too feel the hurt of the people,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I never understood the logic of this divorce law,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have to agree that this programme is a must and that it has created a lot of wealth in the country. Naturally, I understand that there needs to be surveillance, and this will continue to be strengthened," External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is a pro-market government which does not forget about its social soul” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I understand the disappointment of those who want their commercial activity to reopen after these months but my appeal is that we cannot sprint off too quickly” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are looking at secure tourism and we are looking at creating more work, more quality work, and more investment” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The IIP had due diligence measures in place, and we are going to continue strengthening it. Let’s not use populist terms like the Passport Papers what we heard in recent days is the same old story simply told from a different viewpoint” “This scheme got us 1.5 billion, so let’s not damage it when this is unnecessary” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about The UK ) : “The COVID-19 situation is under control and the situation at the hospital is very good,” External link

wsau Monday, April 26, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Because of this fund, we could support various entities during the pandemic. Let's agree that this programme is needed and is has done a lot of good. We need to keep it running, with all the checks in place," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We need to decide whether we destroy this or try to keep it running with the safeguards in place to ensure we keep generating wealth," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:31:00 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

bbc Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is the principle of social justice which enlightens us to make such decision. It is of no use of identifying the problem without giving a solution,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I only found out about the case on Monday following the reports made by the media,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, April 19, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “For sure it’s not a ‘spaghetti junction’ as said by the faction supporting Bernard Grech. It is also ironic coming from someone whose idea of upgrading the country’s transport system is that of having busses which can’t pass through our village cores and catching fire,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “His statements reflect the true feelings of the Nationalist Party, who had no other choice but to vote in favour, because they knew they would be criticised,” “He could have raised his concerns at committee level” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Restrictions will be eased gradually, but children cannot afford to lose more of their education experience in the classroom," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Adrian Hillman ) : “The process has started to repatriate Hillman and start the judicial process in his regard as it has already started in other cases,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela warned : “I understand that many would like the country to reopen as soon as possible but let's remain cautious,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It will not be an aggressive reopening but one where we’re very cautious and with education being given priority," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It will not be an aggressive reopening but one where we’re very cautious and with education being given priority," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Oil-rich Libya ) : “We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, April 5, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Air links will also be restored,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, April 5, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will work alongside the prime minister so his country regains its strength,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, April 5, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 5, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Oil-rich Libya ) : “We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Air links will also be restored,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will work alongside the prime minister so his country regains its strength,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Oil-rich Libya ) : “We are going to reopen our embassy and our consulate in Libya in the coming days,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Air links will also be restored,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will work alongside the prime minister so his country regains its strength,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela affirmé : "Nous allons rouvrir notre ambassade et notre consulat en Libye dans les prochains jours" External link

lorientlejour Monday, April 5, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela affirmé : "Nous allons rouvrir notre ambassade et notre consulat en Libye dans les prochains jours" External link

afp-fr Monday, April 5, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela replied ( about Keith Schembri ) : “Today Keith Schembri is facing criminal proceedings, which followed a magisterial inquiry... this government’s philosophy is that justice shows no favour to anyone,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about error ) : “We could say that was an error that brought the justice system to its feet,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Dom Mintoff ) : "The Labour Party never had an easy life - but it always delivered," "Dom Mintoff and the Labour Party faced a storm against all those who didn't want to let go from power" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Dom Mintoff ) : "The Labour Party never had an easy life - but it always delivered," "Dom Mintoff and the Labour Party faced a storm against all those who didn't want to let go from power" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Anyone who is involved in any wrongdoing in any project will pay before the country’s institutions which are showing, without a doubt, that they are working effectively," External link

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

Robert Abela said : “I have always been clear about this: it is unacceptable that a person caught with a joint for personal use ends up at the police headquarters under arrest and then is charged in court,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We want a regulated source where people can buy cannabis and its seeds. I believe this will be key to eradicating the black market, together with continued enforcement of existing laws,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela wrote : “If all of the contents of these articles are not already being investigated by the police force and does not form part of an inquiry or magisterial inquiry, I am requesting that you ensure that all the allegations mentioned in the said articles are investigated immediately” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The importance of an accelerated vaccine production and distribution process cannot be understated: the vaccine will pave the road to normality and freedom of movement of people” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If the inquiry’s conclusions are to their liking that’s ok. But if not, they start casting doubts... You’re only interested in sending people to prison,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You want to speak to us about functioning institutions? Your government liberated a convicted drug dealer,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You refuse to speak about what is relevant to people. We are different. We will continue to do big changes in the country, because we have the courage to be a force for good,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "If the inquiry's conclusions are to their liking that’s ok. But if not, they start casting doubts... You’re only interested in sending people to prison," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "You want to speak to us about functioning institutions? Your government liberated a convicted drug dealer," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "You refuse to speak about what is relevant to people. We are different. We will continue to do big changes in the country, because we have the courage to be a force for good," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "If that was the case, he should do his duty, go to the Commissioner of Police and tell him what he knows," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela asked : "Why do you want some people involved in organised crime to be given a pardon? What is your enthusiasm for a pardon?" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Somebody else met criminals in the dead of night, I am standing up to them," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Tell us who you are referring to," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela asked : "If we are a corrupt government what were you when, without a pandemic, you brought the country to its knees?" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not do the same as others and meet up with criminals in the middle of the night,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will not base my judgment on what criminals tell me, I will act as required by the rule of law and as required by the constitution, and the three pending request for pardon will be processed in this manner,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : "This was mentioned last November where a PN MP made the allegation on a radio programme. Then everyone knows he started backtracking. Last week, incidentally the same MP (Jason Azzopardi) wore his lawyer's hat and began questioning Muscat, who mentioned the same allegation that Azzoaprdi had made in November. I ask you all, what was the logical question everyone expected to be asked after Muscat mentioned that? The follow up question, who Muscat was referring to, was not asked" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Keith Schembri ) : “Keith Schembri under my leadership is not even a PL member. I categorically deny he is an integral part of Labour” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will defend the institutions, I will not let anyone undermine their integrity,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The biggest criticism levelled against Malta is that we received too many vaccine doses I admit we were ambitious when it came to procuring vaccines, but we negotiated strongly within the EU framework” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “I remember our discussion well and you raised this issue on behalf of other people. I really admired that, despite your own suffering you came to me to advocate on behalf of other people,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 19, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "When asked by the commissioner about this, I am informed that the witness kept insisting that he wouldn't say any names," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “When the witness reveals who he is referring to, I’ll be able to go through that exercise,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We knew this wasn’t going to be a sprint, but a marathon” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We need to be hopeful and not spread doom and gloom. At the same time, we also need to be realistic while being optimistic," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The economic wheel needs to continue, because that leads to quality of life,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the expert advice did not take us in that direction but, nonetheless, we are stepping up measures to restrict measures to essentials only” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The economic wheel needs to continue, because that leads to quality of life,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We took measures according to what was happening. There were times when we increased and removed measures, but we let science guide us and we did what was in the interest of the public,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about The UK ) : “The aim of these measures is first and foremost to ease the pressure on the health services, reduce the spread of infection and increase the rate of vaccination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "In January we said that schools would be the last to close and that is what we did today when we also closed all non-essential services and shops," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It is understandable that people got tired... we are all human after all and refraining from doing the things we have always been accustomed to is not easy," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We were not perfect but we took decisions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The aim of these measures is first and foremost to ease the pressure on the health services, reduce the spread of infection and increase the rate of vaccination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We were not perfect but we took decisions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The aim of these measures is first and foremost to ease the pressure on the health services, reduce the spread of infection and increase the rate of vaccination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We were not perfect but we took decisions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela admitted : “This enormous pressure has broken me in these last few months,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As a government, we are introducing a new mentality,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 8, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I urge people to act responsibly and follow protocols," External link

wsau Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am very proud of every single one of you," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am very proud of every single one of you," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:36:00 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. The commissioner for standards will determine this. We respect the decisions of institutions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The government’s decisions have consistently been that we don’t opt for a lockdown, despite the pressure we had from various factors,” “I still believe that the most prudent decision is not to go into lockdown and to keep a balance between the protection of lives and the livelihoods. Let us remember that people’s lives also depend on their businesses” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “this administration is committed to creating a permanent link between the two islands” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “With this ambitious project, our country will serve as a model for other European countries, because the Government is committed to being one of the first to embrace a broad environmental policy,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “One out of every 7kW produced in our nation from solar panels comes from Gozo, already. We want to invest €9 million a year for schemes that further promote alternative energy,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “In the next hours, he will face a serious problem,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As I announced yesterday during the debate we had in Parliament, one of the measures we are looking at is to increase fines for breach of existing regulations,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I believe this is important to ensure that rules are observed. We will continue discussing the measures we will be announcing in a few hours to ensure that the situation from a medical angle remains stable,” “I believe that the decision should be to avoid going into lockdown and that we maintain a balance between protection of lives and protection of livelihoods,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I invited the opposition leader (on Tuesday) to tell me what he would have done differently had he been in my place as prime minister. I have not received any answers,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “He knows that there is a serious story that is about to emerge about him, and what he did yesterday was a contemptible attempt with which he was trying to deviate attention away from himself,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “In the next few hours, Malta and Gozo will continue to learn about how Jason Azzopardi is the biggest hypocrite the country has ever seen,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "The government reaffirms its commitment to getting the permanent link done, and not just publishing studies," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will continue to listen to the advice given to me by public health officials,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “One has to take into consideration the context in which other countries find themselves in. I am satisfied that in Malta we managed to control the pandemic,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The fact that the police have charged more people in connection with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia confirms that the institutions did not rest in their search for justice,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 AM 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



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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David Agius said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Although the Labour Party leader has changed, PM Abela has still not done anything on this matter but continues stealing from the people. Stolen money which many do not know where this is going,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Fenech Adami said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Should he not do that, Prime Minister Robert Abela must step in, shoulder political responsibility and remove him,” External link

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

Ivan Bartolo insisted ( about Robert Abela ) : "The way forward is the PN. The people realise that the members of the party today, the people within Robert Abela's Cabinet, were there in 2013; they were there when the decisions were being taken," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Sultana stated ( about Robert Abela ) : “One notices that Prime Minister Robert Abela continues to appease the hunting lobby. Yet we remind him that he is still responsible to ensure that the law is respected. The lack of participation by hunters in declaring their catches is once again a symptom of the wrong message Government is transmitting to hunting organisations who have no control of their members” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi asked ( about Robert Abela ) : “Can you give us peace of mind and tell us the last time you were in contact, even on Signal or Messenger, with Robert and Adrian Agius? Why do they reportedly have the power to bring down the government?” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Sultana said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Once again this is proof of the rampant illegal hunting taking place across our islands which unfortunately is not an exception but has become the norm. This is a symptom of pampered hunters and trappers that in the past years have seen all they demanded come true. Prime Minister Robert Abela has been bending over backwards in more ways than one to appease the hunting lobby, including with trapping and hunting derogations that will land Malta at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) once again ” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

David Thake said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Mandy said that back in November she met with Prime Minister Robert Abela about her situation, and since then has not received any replies,” “You read one appeal after the other of these families and friends in need of this medication, and it tears your heart” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT