Robert Abela

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Robert Abela said : "In fact, in the last six years, there has been an increase of 10 employees each week. This shows how the government is delivering on its promise for work in Gozo for Gozitans" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This government's vision for Gozo is for it to be a key driver of our country's economic growth. This does not mean that the island will lose those features that make it so particular and beautiful. Gozo's economic growth will be digitally and environmentally sustainable" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are facing situations every day, and we do not have space to receive more migrants,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We do not believe the problem will be solved by throwing more money at it," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Our armed forces have saved thousands of lives, but unfortunately we cannot simply speak of solidarity anymore - we need concrete action,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the Union left those migrants there” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The vision of this Government is that Gozo will be a key driver of our country’s economic growth without losing the characteristics that make it so particular and beautiful,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Gozo gives us the greatest opportunity to show how the economy and the environment complement each other” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Many people have passed through social problems and saw prostitution as an opportunity to make money. I have always asked myself what sense does it make to throw these people in jail when they are living difficult social realities,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “One of our missions is to be the voice of the voiceless,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "although the place is not perfect, the treatment of prisoners and prison conditions are not horrible, rather they are in a good condition" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela replied : “I am fully aware of the need to keep improving, to rebuild our reputation. We have been successful but more needs to be done. It’s an ongoing process. It’s a fluid process where one needs to keep adjusting. It is not an easy issue to tackle but I believe we have been successful so far,” “It’s not really about Moneyval or GRECO but rather we need to set the tone and make these changes because we truly believe in them” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I understand the pain of some people,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

middleeasteye Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Hundreds of thousands of people in Libya want to cross the Mediterranean to Italy or Malta" "We will be firm in our commitment not to open our ports," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

thenational Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It ships under a Danish flag and was not in our SAR area when the rescue happened, why should Malta bear the brunt?" External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 7, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The Prime Minister is not an investigator and a prosecutor in this country. God forbid that happens” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It boils down to a lack of authenticity. They are the opposite of what they project. With me, you know where you stand” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The decision to call a general election will come at a time when the country needs it,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am not competent in answering questions on the investigation,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Joseph Muscat occupies no role in this government,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will be closely following court proceedings and take decisions accordingly if there are further developments,” External link

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

Robert Abela said : "This shows that the aid we provided, through schemes like the wage supplement, really helped preserve employment and businesses themselves," External link

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

Robert Abela said : “This woman only knew this type of life, and I do not agree that this mother was treated in this way and sentenced to prison,” External link

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

Robert Abela said : “Many see and look at this period of Covid-19 as the hardest episode for our economy and the world, but we will be turning this challenge into an opportunity to show that this is a government that able to continue to drive more success not only in good times but even in challenging times,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela commented : “My principle is that I leave the authorities of this country, most especially investigative authorities such as the police, to do their work without any involvement of mine. This has been the case with since January, and this is what will continue to happen irrespective of the person involved,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I honestly question what would have happened if the Nationalist Party were leading the country today, what would happen to our country and our people,” “It’s surreal for the opposition to decide to go for a leadership race in the middle of a pandemic. Instead of an opposition that is working with the government on viable proposals, we have an opposition that is completely absent and preoccupied by internal conflict on whether to back one candidate or another” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “What I find worrying is seeing two people step up to the play with a complete lack of vision for social policy, for civil liberties or for the environment,” “What stands out from their arguments is the superficiality of it all that shows you a lack of profound thinking and authenticity in their message to the people” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whoever is elected Nationalist leader is not our interest but they will be surrounded by the same people who believe in destruction if things do not go their way,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “These are the choices we have in the coming months,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is in line with our political disposition to be authentic, honest and transparent with people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela insisted : “The PBS reform had to be done, needs to be done and I will do it if elected leader the reform will be done to strengthen PBS and make it neutral, effective and independent,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It was inevitable that numbers would be rising with the opening the of airport and arrival of tourists, what is important is that the country has adopted the necessary measures to retain control of the spread in the country,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The decision came from the Public Broadcasting Service’s editorial board,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "His humility, wisdom and determination will undoubtedly serve Gozo well in these challenging times," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “New measures will be announced tomorrow to limit the rate of infections while ensuring that matters remain under control,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “New measures will be announced tomorrow to limit the rate of infections while ensuring that matters remain under control,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “New measures will be announced tomorrow to limit the rate of infections while ensuring that matters remain under control,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have had an increase in infection but not an increase in the number of critically ill people and we have managed to keep the rate of deaths low," "We must not ignore the numbers. We must reduce the infection rate through clinical measures," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The clusters from both events amounted to 54 cases and these have now recovered We could have done without events, discos, nightclubs, without bars, without tourists, no language schools, no festas but this would have meant we don’t get tourists to Malta. Not everything was done perfectly but we had the disadvantage of acting in a situation where leaders all over the world had no manuals to go by,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela insisted : “We must not ignore the numbers. We have to reduce the infection rate through clinical measures. Aggressive measures will damage people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is crucial that our schools open. We cannot afford to lose a generation in our educational system but we have to ensure schools open with safety protocols in place,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “There is no point in economic growth if society isn’t living a better life as a result” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is very important that our children are able to attend school in person. It is for this reason that the health authorities are drawing up the protocols to create a safe environment. It is very important that we keep education at the forefront because we’ll end up without a pandemic but a catastrophe within our education system,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is very important that our children are able to attend school in person. It is for this reason that the health authorities are drawing up the protocols to create a safe environment. It is very important that we keep education at the forefront because we’ll end up without a pandemic but a catastrophe within our education system,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Our dedicated hospital wards for COVID-19 patients are empty as the new cases are mild,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “For some reason the overwhelming majority of cases we have are very mild, which is a different reality from other countries, possibly due to the fact that we have a strong healthcare system,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela insisted : “All resources will be made available to them,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “It is useless to have economic growth if our quality of life does not improve,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is not a time to point the finger of blame," External link

wsau Friday, August 7, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is not a time to point the finger of blame," External link

ibtimes-sg Friday, August 7, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela remarked : “almost half of the people who are positive for COVID-19 are migrants who are not in the community but are being kept in isolation . This was done to safeguard the lives of Maltese and Gozitan citizens” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela remarked : “there is no complete solution to this problem” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela replied : “It is not right for the country to have its prime minister, the army commander and the army subjected to continuous inquiries because of decisions taken,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am sensitive to people’s concerns and I share them myself, but we have to keep in mind that this is a complex problem for which we will never find a whole solution,” “I urge people to compare statistics, for this time last year, the number is already substantially less. Meanwhile Lampedusa is in a crisis, while thousands of boats continue to leave Libyan shores every day. This isn’t a coincidence, we anticipated a problem and worked to find a solution” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 3, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “European solidarity related to migration is laughable. No one comes out to rescue except the Italians, whose problems are bigger than ours,” “People talk a big game about saving lives but we receive no help in practice. We value lives, but we are going to insist on solidarity, with more work on relocations and having less boats in distress in Maltese waters” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 3, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We want to strike a balance between safeguarding lives and safeguarding people’s livelihoods. We have always put people’s health first but we have to consider our responsibility to make good economic decisions,” “That being said, while unemployment in other countries is shooting up, we have not only managed to save people’s jobs but reduce unemployment rates” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 3, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela saying : “panic should not be allowed to replace rational decisions” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will remain open for business,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the same way we have received praise for our reform in the country’s rule of law, I am positive we will come out on top,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The easiest thing for me would be to retain my powers as PM, and go the Venice Commission and tell them the reforms were not carried out due to the opposition. But no we respect the rule of law and want the reforms to be carried out,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Those fomenting fears whenever there is a new case, stand no chance of creating panic,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “We will be very tough with those who will not leave Maltese living in peace,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If they can be so mean among themselves, I cannot even imaging what they would resort to doing to their political rivals,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am pleased that we have shown that we are capable of convincing with strong arguments in order to achieve a fair and honourable package for our country. The government's commitment is that now this investment in Malta and Gozo will be translated into concrete projects so that Maltese and Gozitans can benefit from this allocation," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “So far, Malta is expected to be the best performer coming out the pandemic in 2021, but the commission will not reward us for this, but instead penalise us for being successful,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You can see the difference of respect, even when compared back in February. This is why it is important to address these matters head on,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is not easy because the numbers are against us, but we will persevere,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “This is just a proposal by the European Commission and Malta’s objection against such measure has not changed,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Despite Malta’s strong economic performance in recent years, this excellent package means that Malta’s net balance from the EU budget will also remain significantly positive for the coming years,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is equally important that the recovery package helps other countries to recover because these have a direct impact on our economy as well,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 20, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Things don't seem to be going very well in terms of the [overall] success of the discussions. In terms of the package for Malta, we will get to the arrangement we want. But, when it comes to the seven-year budget and the COVID recovery fund, discussions have stalled. The biggest issue is related to the coronavirus fund and its architecture," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We will for sure not allow these things to dishearten us from getting the best budget for our country. We will remain forceful in our arguments," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The EU Commission is noting our efforts to achieve more and carry out the changes needed, so we can continue to offer stability and peace of mind,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “After the report was published, I immediately ordered that the document needed to be found... my position is clear, I have given them a deadline of today to find the missing document,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “After the report was published, I immediately ordered that the document needed to be found... my position is clear, I have given them a deadline of today to find the missing document,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 13, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “For us, whether it’s Delia, or his alternate or (Therese) Comodini Cachia, it doesn’t make much difference because we’re going to keep winning,” “I don’t say this out of arrogance or superiority, but because I know we have the trust of the people and they are on our side” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “While the government took on board criticism by the Venice Commission, for example, and made changes to relinquish some of its powers, the opposition is trying to force the president into a decision that reflects its own will rather than his judgement,” “This is a hole that you’ve dug yourselves into and it’s up to you to dig yourselves out. Members of the opposition, or at least some of them, are trying to undermine a democratic process. It would be prudent to remind them that those who wish harm on their neighbours might find it in their own home” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We came out on top in a test of resilience the likes of which the world will hopefully never see again,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We do not believe in a trickle-down of wealth, where those at the table have a feast and those at the bottom have to be satisfied with crumbs,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will never forget the poor and the small at the bottom because we are a socialist government, and we can never forget that these are the roots of the Labour Party. That’s what is fundamental, because when you love your country you love all of your people,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Music is multicolour, and it can bring people together, in a sense of serenity and peace,” External link

bay Friday, July 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Historically our countries always had excellent relationships which translated in investments, investments which have brought profit to both countries” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is not just our problem but a European problem. I insist on the point of having a mechanism of relocation that would kick in automatically. Today, we do not have such a concrete mechanism,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the worst part of the pandemic, it was Libya that helped us. We speak of Libyans as our trusted friends,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is not just our problem but a European problem. I insist on the point of having a mechanism of relocation that would kick in automatically. Today, we do not have such a concrete mechanism,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : "This is our vision: better protection, less human smuggling, less criminal activity, and most importantly, less loss of lives," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela added : "This is our vision: better protection, less human smuggling, less criminal activity, and most importantly, less loss of lives," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Everyone recognises the importance of better border control across Europe and the Mediterranean,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 6, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This is our vision: better protection, less human smuggling, less criminal activity, and most importantly, less loss of lives," External link

timesofmalta Monday, July 6, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “Just like we passed the Venice Commission [rule of law reforms] test, we will pass this test too because we know what we are doing and we are focussed on our efforts” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela warned : “If you take us in that direction, you can rest assure we can play that game too, and well” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about George Fenech ) : “It depends whether the friendship or intimate relationship was before or after Yorgen Fenech was implicated in the [murder] case. To me that is the demarcation line It is not right that you and some are trying to give the impression that just because a person had ever spoken to or had a friendship with Yorgen Fenech it is wrong,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela asked : "Are you treating him differently due to possible political backlash given he won elections by such large margins?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela responded ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "You were Cabinet's lawyer when Joseph Muscat pledged code of ethics on this subject, which hasn't been seen yet. At that time did any PL Ministers or MPs ask if what they were doing was acceptable?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It depends whether the friendship or intimate relationship was before or after Yorgen Fenech was implicated in the [murder] case. To me that is the demarcation line It is not right that you and some are trying to give the impression that just because a person had ever spoken to or had a friendship with Yorgen Fenech it is wrong,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It [an early election] would be pulling the rug out from businesses feet. An early election would have been easier, but I took the difficult decisions. They are necessary decisions to facilitate the country and economy” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The only mistake Joseph Muscat made was to not take the decision when he had to, and he paid the highest political price for it," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Had I been prime minister in 2016 one of my first decisions would have been to throw out [former OPM chief of staff] Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela stated : “If it is true, I am disgusted,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela stated ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “If Konrad Mizzi is shown to be involved at all in this case,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : "If Konrad Mizzi has any involvement in this case, he either has to decide for himself, or else I will be the one to take the decision" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela declared : "If the investigation leads to criminal responsibility, prosecution should start in our courts immediately," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This scheme is inspired directly by discussions with your Council” “It is emblematic of the positive spirit of our business community,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our business community, faced by this unexpected and formidable challenge, instead of cowering and retreating, has shown incredible resilience, and ingenuity. Business leaders, did not panic, but instead quickly found ways to operate as optimally as possible, in the circumstances” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “In reality you did the exact opposite” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If he is involved, he must either decide to resign, or else I will have to take the decision myself as I did in another case,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If what is reported is true, I am disgusted. Malta’s law enforcement officers must investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If what is reported is true, I am disgusted. Malta’s law enforcement officers must investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela written : “I tell them that we [the government] do not need biased counsel from them... It would have been better if they talked to us on their mission to disrupt investigations. Instead, they have the audacity to talk about government’s hostility towards them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I admit that Facebook post was a mistake and I retract it,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The reforms we are embarking on through the Venice Commission’s recommendations would be just a reform on paper law enforcement must ensure full justice on this case, by investigating anyone connected to this case, whoever they are. The truth must prevail,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela declared : “If the investigation leads to criminal responsibility, prosecution should start in our courts immediately,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If what is reported is true, I am disgusted. Malta’s law enforcement officers must investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Chris Cardona ) : “I have been informed that Chris Cardona has handed in his resignation to the Labour Party and the process has already started to tentatively have a new deputy leader by July,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “That decision was taken on the basis of facts as we knew them that day,” “With the benefit of hindsight, the decision to give him a consultancy would certainly not have been taken” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "That decision was taken on the basis of facts as we knew them that day," "With the benefit of hindsight, the decision to give him a consultancy would certainly not have been taken" External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Chris Cardona ) : “Over the past few hours I talked to Chris Cardona and communicated my wish that he no longer remains Labour Party deputy leader. He will be resigning in the coming hours and subsequently a contest for deputy leader will take place,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "then they have made a mistake because they don't know him as he is a person who will investigate and will not look at any faces" External link

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

Robert Abela said : "We have instilled confidence in the public and given them faith that tomorrow will be a better day," External link

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

Robert Abela said ( about Angelo Gafa ) : "You should face Gafa in the Public Appointments Committee, and ask whatever you want. Grill him, and vote against him if you feel that you should," External link

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

Robert Abela said : “The fear raised by some sectors that the R Factor is going up is unjust,” External link

bay Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “While there will be no legal obligation, as it was before, I recommend people keep on abiding by such guidelines for now,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We listened and discussed with a number of stakeholders from all walks of life, some of the former PM’s suggestions were implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:10:00 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



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Robert AbelaEN71.21%
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Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “We should have known, because Robert Abela had told us that he wasn't satisfied with the ‘imbalance’ at PBS that favours the government. It’s clear that he wanted more control to stamp out critics and control the expression of divergent thoughts,” “This is classic Labour Party thinking from the '70s and '80s: that the media and information should be controlled exclusively by the government. But what are the repercussions? PBS is not simply the state broadcaster, it is the national broadcaster. This is not some dictatorship or regime where the state can constantly twist the truth to fit its narratives” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela cannot keep saying that waves are at sea just because he wants to enjoy his summer,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia asked ( about Robert Abela ) : “The honeymoon period is over, and Abela keeps telling us that they will investigate into the deal, but what more is there to investigate?,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela is not taking any decisions. He would have fired the police commissioner on the spot in January if he wanted to act. But he did not and then he actually made him consultant,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela tried to take the people for a ride. When the scandal was revealed this week, he said he knew nothing about it. But, six months ago, he knew," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Evarist Bartolo said ( about Robert Abela ) : "We are in a political eclipse," "The light that has started shining through since Robert Abela became prime minister is still being masked by ugly political and business affairs that took place between 2013 and 2019" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela, instead of giving to the small and the weak, continues to give only to the giants” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

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Robert Abela said : "In fact, in the last six years, there has been an increase of 10 employees each week. This shows how the government is delivering on its promise for work in Gozo for Gozitans" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This government's vision for Gozo is for it to be a key driver of our country's economic growth. This does not mean that the island will lose those features that make it so particular and beautiful. Gozo's economic growth will be digitally and environmentally sustainable" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are facing situations every day, and we do not have space to receive more migrants,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We do not believe the problem will be solved by throwing more money at it," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “Our armed forces have saved thousands of lives, but unfortunately we cannot simply speak of solidarity anymore - we need concrete action,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “the Union left those migrants there” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The vision of this Government is that Gozo will be a key driver of our country’s economic growth without losing the characteristics that make it so particular and beautiful,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Gozo gives us the greatest opportunity to show how the economy and the environment complement each other” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Many people have passed through social problems and saw prostitution as an opportunity to make money. I have always asked myself what sense does it make to throw these people in jail when they are living difficult social realities,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “One of our missions is to be the voice of the voiceless,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "although the place is not perfect, the treatment of prisoners and prison conditions are not horrible, rather they are in a good condition" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela replied : “I am fully aware of the need to keep improving, to rebuild our reputation. We have been successful but more needs to be done. It’s an ongoing process. It’s a fluid process where one needs to keep adjusting. It is not an easy issue to tackle but I believe we have been successful so far,” “It’s not really about Moneyval or GRECO but rather we need to set the tone and make these changes because we truly believe in them” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I understand the pain of some people,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

middleeasteye Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Hundreds of thousands of people in Libya want to cross the Mediterranean to Italy or Malta" "We will be firm in our commitment not to open our ports," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

thenational Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "While I understand the humanitarian aspect of migration, I have to understand the interests of the Maltese," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It ships under a Danish flag and was not in our SAR area when the rescue happened, why should Malta bear the brunt?" External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 7, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The Prime Minister is not an investigator and a prosecutor in this country. God forbid that happens” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It boils down to a lack of authenticity. They are the opposite of what they project. With me, you know where you stand” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The decision to call a general election will come at a time when the country needs it,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am not competent in answering questions on the investigation,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Joseph Muscat occupies no role in this government,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will be closely following court proceedings and take decisions accordingly if there are further developments,” External link

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

Robert Abela said : "This shows that the aid we provided, through schemes like the wage supplement, really helped preserve employment and businesses themselves," External link

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

Robert Abela said : “This woman only knew this type of life, and I do not agree that this mother was treated in this way and sentenced to prison,” External link

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

Robert Abela said : “Many see and look at this period of Covid-19 as the hardest episode for our economy and the world, but we will be turning this challenge into an opportunity to show that this is a government that able to continue to drive more success not only in good times but even in challenging times,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela commented : “My principle is that I leave the authorities of this country, most especially investigative authorities such as the police, to do their work without any involvement of mine. This has been the case with since January, and this is what will continue to happen irrespective of the person involved,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I honestly question what would have happened if the Nationalist Party were leading the country today, what would happen to our country and our people,” “It’s surreal for the opposition to decide to go for a leadership race in the middle of a pandemic. Instead of an opposition that is working with the government on viable proposals, we have an opposition that is completely absent and preoccupied by internal conflict on whether to back one candidate or another” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “What I find worrying is seeing two people step up to the play with a complete lack of vision for social policy, for civil liberties or for the environment,” “What stands out from their arguments is the superficiality of it all that shows you a lack of profound thinking and authenticity in their message to the people” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Whoever is elected Nationalist leader is not our interest but they will be surrounded by the same people who believe in destruction if things do not go their way,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “These are the choices we have in the coming months,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This is in line with our political disposition to be authentic, honest and transparent with people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela insisted : “The PBS reform had to be done, needs to be done and I will do it if elected leader the reform will be done to strengthen PBS and make it neutral, effective and independent,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It was inevitable that numbers would be rising with the opening the of airport and arrival of tourists, what is important is that the country has adopted the necessary measures to retain control of the spread in the country,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The decision came from the Public Broadcasting Service’s editorial board,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "His humility, wisdom and determination will undoubtedly serve Gozo well in these challenging times," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “New measures will be announced tomorrow to limit the rate of infections while ensuring that matters remain under control,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “New measures will be announced tomorrow to limit the rate of infections while ensuring that matters remain under control,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “New measures will be announced tomorrow to limit the rate of infections while ensuring that matters remain under control,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have had an increase in infection but not an increase in the number of critically ill people and we have managed to keep the rate of deaths low," "We must not ignore the numbers. We must reduce the infection rate through clinical measures," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The clusters from both events amounted to 54 cases and these have now recovered We could have done without events, discos, nightclubs, without bars, without tourists, no language schools, no festas but this would have meant we don’t get tourists to Malta. Not everything was done perfectly but we had the disadvantage of acting in a situation where leaders all over the world had no manuals to go by,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela insisted : “We must not ignore the numbers. We have to reduce the infection rate through clinical measures. Aggressive measures will damage people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is crucial that our schools open. We cannot afford to lose a generation in our educational system but we have to ensure schools open with safety protocols in place,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “There is no point in economic growth if society isn’t living a better life as a result” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is very important that our children are able to attend school in person. It is for this reason that the health authorities are drawing up the protocols to create a safe environment. It is very important that we keep education at the forefront because we’ll end up without a pandemic but a catastrophe within our education system,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is very important that our children are able to attend school in person. It is for this reason that the health authorities are drawing up the protocols to create a safe environment. It is very important that we keep education at the forefront because we’ll end up without a pandemic but a catastrophe within our education system,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Our dedicated hospital wards for COVID-19 patients are empty as the new cases are mild,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “For some reason the overwhelming majority of cases we have are very mild, which is a different reality from other countries, possibly due to the fact that we have a strong healthcare system,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela insisted : “All resources will be made available to them,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “It is useless to have economic growth if our quality of life does not improve,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is not a time to point the finger of blame," External link

wsau Friday, August 7, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "This is not a time to point the finger of blame," External link

ibtimes-sg Friday, August 7, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela remarked : “almost half of the people who are positive for COVID-19 are migrants who are not in the community but are being kept in isolation . This was done to safeguard the lives of Maltese and Gozitan citizens” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela remarked : “there is no complete solution to this problem” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela replied : “It is not right for the country to have its prime minister, the army commander and the army subjected to continuous inquiries because of decisions taken,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I am sensitive to people’s concerns and I share them myself, but we have to keep in mind that this is a complex problem for which we will never find a whole solution,” “I urge people to compare statistics, for this time last year, the number is already substantially less. Meanwhile Lampedusa is in a crisis, while thousands of boats continue to leave Libyan shores every day. This isn’t a coincidence, we anticipated a problem and worked to find a solution” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 3, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “European solidarity related to migration is laughable. No one comes out to rescue except the Italians, whose problems are bigger than ours,” “People talk a big game about saving lives but we receive no help in practice. We value lives, but we are going to insist on solidarity, with more work on relocations and having less boats in distress in Maltese waters” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 3, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We want to strike a balance between safeguarding lives and safeguarding people’s livelihoods. We have always put people’s health first but we have to consider our responsibility to make good economic decisions,” “That being said, while unemployment in other countries is shooting up, we have not only managed to save people’s jobs but reduce unemployment rates” External link

timesofmalta Monday, August 3, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela saying : “panic should not be allowed to replace rational decisions” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will remain open for business,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the same way we have received praise for our reform in the country’s rule of law, I am positive we will come out on top,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The easiest thing for me would be to retain my powers as PM, and go the Venice Commission and tell them the reforms were not carried out due to the opposition. But no we respect the rule of law and want the reforms to be carried out,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Those fomenting fears whenever there is a new case, stand no chance of creating panic,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “We will be very tough with those who will not leave Maltese living in peace,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If they can be so mean among themselves, I cannot even imaging what they would resort to doing to their political rivals,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am pleased that we have shown that we are capable of convincing with strong arguments in order to achieve a fair and honourable package for our country. The government's commitment is that now this investment in Malta and Gozo will be translated into concrete projects so that Maltese and Gozitans can benefit from this allocation," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “So far, Malta is expected to be the best performer coming out the pandemic in 2021, but the commission will not reward us for this, but instead penalise us for being successful,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “You can see the difference of respect, even when compared back in February. This is why it is important to address these matters head on,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is not easy because the numbers are against us, but we will persevere,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “This is just a proposal by the European Commission and Malta’s objection against such measure has not changed,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Despite Malta’s strong economic performance in recent years, this excellent package means that Malta’s net balance from the EU budget will also remain significantly positive for the coming years,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is equally important that the recovery package helps other countries to recover because these have a direct impact on our economy as well,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 20, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Things don't seem to be going very well in terms of the [overall] success of the discussions. In terms of the package for Malta, we will get to the arrangement we want. But, when it comes to the seven-year budget and the COVID recovery fund, discussions have stalled. The biggest issue is related to the coronavirus fund and its architecture," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We will for sure not allow these things to dishearten us from getting the best budget for our country. We will remain forceful in our arguments," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The EU Commission is noting our efforts to achieve more and carry out the changes needed, so we can continue to offer stability and peace of mind,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “After the report was published, I immediately ordered that the document needed to be found... my position is clear, I have given them a deadline of today to find the missing document,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “After the report was published, I immediately ordered that the document needed to be found... my position is clear, I have given them a deadline of today to find the missing document,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 13, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “For us, whether it’s Delia, or his alternate or (Therese) Comodini Cachia, it doesn’t make much difference because we’re going to keep winning,” “I don’t say this out of arrogance or superiority, but because I know we have the trust of the people and they are on our side” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “While the government took on board criticism by the Venice Commission, for example, and made changes to relinquish some of its powers, the opposition is trying to force the president into a decision that reflects its own will rather than his judgement,” “This is a hole that you’ve dug yourselves into and it’s up to you to dig yourselves out. Members of the opposition, or at least some of them, are trying to undermine a democratic process. It would be prudent to remind them that those who wish harm on their neighbours might find it in their own home” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We came out on top in a test of resilience the likes of which the world will hopefully never see again,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We do not believe in a trickle-down of wealth, where those at the table have a feast and those at the bottom have to be satisfied with crumbs,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We will never forget the poor and the small at the bottom because we are a socialist government, and we can never forget that these are the roots of the Labour Party. That’s what is fundamental, because when you love your country you love all of your people,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Music is multicolour, and it can bring people together, in a sense of serenity and peace,” External link

bay Friday, July 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Historically our countries always had excellent relationships which translated in investments, investments which have brought profit to both countries” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is not just our problem but a European problem. I insist on the point of having a mechanism of relocation that would kick in automatically. Today, we do not have such a concrete mechanism,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “In the worst part of the pandemic, it was Libya that helped us. We speak of Libyans as our trusted friends,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It is not just our problem but a European problem. I insist on the point of having a mechanism of relocation that would kick in automatically. Today, we do not have such a concrete mechanism,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : "This is our vision: better protection, less human smuggling, less criminal activity, and most importantly, less loss of lives," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela added : "This is our vision: better protection, less human smuggling, less criminal activity, and most importantly, less loss of lives," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Everyone recognises the importance of better border control across Europe and the Mediterranean,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 6, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "This is our vision: better protection, less human smuggling, less criminal activity, and most importantly, less loss of lives," External link

timesofmalta Monday, July 6, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “Just like we passed the Venice Commission [rule of law reforms] test, we will pass this test too because we know what we are doing and we are focussed on our efforts” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela warned : “If you take us in that direction, you can rest assure we can play that game too, and well” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about George Fenech ) : “It depends whether the friendship or intimate relationship was before or after Yorgen Fenech was implicated in the [murder] case. To me that is the demarcation line It is not right that you and some are trying to give the impression that just because a person had ever spoken to or had a friendship with Yorgen Fenech it is wrong,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela asked : "Are you treating him differently due to possible political backlash given he won elections by such large margins?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela responded ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "You were Cabinet's lawyer when Joseph Muscat pledged code of ethics on this subject, which hasn't been seen yet. At that time did any PL Ministers or MPs ask if what they were doing was acceptable?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It depends whether the friendship or intimate relationship was before or after Yorgen Fenech was implicated in the [murder] case. To me that is the demarcation line It is not right that you and some are trying to give the impression that just because a person had ever spoken to or had a friendship with Yorgen Fenech it is wrong,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “It [an early election] would be pulling the rug out from businesses feet. An early election would have been easier, but I took the difficult decisions. They are necessary decisions to facilitate the country and economy” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The only mistake Joseph Muscat made was to not take the decision when he had to, and he paid the highest political price for it," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Had I been prime minister in 2016 one of my first decisions would have been to throw out [former OPM chief of staff] Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela stated : “If it is true, I am disgusted,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela stated ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “If Konrad Mizzi is shown to be involved at all in this case,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : "If Konrad Mizzi has any involvement in this case, he either has to decide for himself, or else I will be the one to take the decision" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela declared : "If the investigation leads to criminal responsibility, prosecution should start in our courts immediately," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This scheme is inspired directly by discussions with your Council” “It is emblematic of the positive spirit of our business community,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Our business community, faced by this unexpected and formidable challenge, instead of cowering and retreating, has shown incredible resilience, and ingenuity. Business leaders, did not panic, but instead quickly found ways to operate as optimally as possible, in the circumstances” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “In reality you did the exact opposite” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If he is involved, he must either decide to resign, or else I will have to take the decision myself as I did in another case,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If what is reported is true, I am disgusted. Malta’s law enforcement officers must investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If what is reported is true, I am disgusted. Malta’s law enforcement officers must investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela written : “I tell them that we [the government] do not need biased counsel from them... It would have been better if they talked to us on their mission to disrupt investigations. Instead, they have the audacity to talk about government’s hostility towards them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I admit that Facebook post was a mistake and I retract it,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The reforms we are embarking on through the Venice Commission’s recommendations would be just a reform on paper law enforcement must ensure full justice on this case, by investigating anyone connected to this case, whoever they are. The truth must prevail,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela declared : “If the investigation leads to criminal responsibility, prosecution should start in our courts immediately,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 19, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If what is reported is true, I am disgusted. Malta’s law enforcement officers must investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Chris Cardona ) : “I have been informed that Chris Cardona has handed in his resignation to the Labour Party and the process has already started to tentatively have a new deputy leader by July,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “That decision was taken on the basis of facts as we knew them that day,” “With the benefit of hindsight, the decision to give him a consultancy would certainly not have been taken” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "That decision was taken on the basis of facts as we knew them that day," "With the benefit of hindsight, the decision to give him a consultancy would certainly not have been taken" External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Chris Cardona ) : “Over the past few hours I talked to Chris Cardona and communicated my wish that he no longer remains Labour Party deputy leader. He will be resigning in the coming hours and subsequently a contest for deputy leader will take place,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "then they have made a mistake because they don't know him as he is a person who will investigate and will not look at any faces" External link

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

Robert Abela said : "We have instilled confidence in the public and given them faith that tomorrow will be a better day," External link

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

Robert Abela said ( about Angelo Gafa ) : "You should face Gafa in the Public Appointments Committee, and ask whatever you want. Grill him, and vote against him if you feel that you should," External link

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

Robert Abela said : “The fear raised by some sectors that the R Factor is going up is unjust,” External link

bay Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “While there will be no legal obligation, as it was before, I recommend people keep on abiding by such guidelines for now,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We listened and discussed with a number of stakeholders from all walks of life, some of the former PM’s suggestions were implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:10:00 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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Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “We should have known, because Robert Abela had told us that he wasn't satisfied with the ‘imbalance’ at PBS that favours the government. It’s clear that he wanted more control to stamp out critics and control the expression of divergent thoughts,” “This is classic Labour Party thinking from the '70s and '80s: that the media and information should be controlled exclusively by the government. But what are the repercussions? PBS is not simply the state broadcaster, it is the national broadcaster. This is not some dictatorship or regime where the state can constantly twist the truth to fit its narratives” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela cannot keep saying that waves are at sea just because he wants to enjoy his summer,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia asked ( about Robert Abela ) : “The honeymoon period is over, and Abela keeps telling us that they will investigate into the deal, but what more is there to investigate?,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela is not taking any decisions. He would have fired the police commissioner on the spot in January if he wanted to act. But he did not and then he actually made him consultant,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela tried to take the people for a ride. When the scandal was revealed this week, he said he knew nothing about it. But, six months ago, he knew," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Evarist Bartolo said ( about Robert Abela ) : "We are in a political eclipse," "The light that has started shining through since Robert Abela became prime minister is still being masked by ugly political and business affairs that took place between 2013 and 2019" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela, instead of giving to the small and the weak, continues to give only to the giants” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT