Robert Abela

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Robert Abela said : “It is a question of priority, and we have started working on it straight away. I also believe that the country’s employers are on board,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are eager to do it for the sake and love of our country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “People inside the party feared that newcomers would come and take their place. For every circumstance when this happened, I apologise, but we have to remain an open party. We have to be open to diversity, without having people side-lined,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “My government will not tolerate such behaviour,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If they are ready to undermine their own in this way, just imagine what they are ready to do to those who do not agree with them. This is why we have to remain united,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I acknowledge we had issued which tainted our reputation," External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 14, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are doing what we are doing in good faith, as we are convinced we need a good rule of law system and a state based on good governance to complement a robust economy, " External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 14, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have a situation where the force is investigating its own members which shows there is integrity in the way it operates. But there is still more that needs to be done,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 14, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have a situation where the force is investigating its own members, which shows there is integrity in the way it operates. But there is still more that needs to be done," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The force did what it had to do. There will also be no political interference when it comes to choosing a new police commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “But there is still more that needs to be done and I am now looking forward to having a new way of appointing a new commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "But I understand your point. I promise there will be transparency and accountability with every public contract. I guarantee this will be the case and I take responsibility for this," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The force did what it had to do. There will also be no political interference when it comes to choosing a new police commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “But there is still more that needs to be done and I am now looking forward to having a new way of appointing a new commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This confirms that we have a functioning police force,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “This confirms that we have a functioning police force. If these investigations lead to people being taken to court or to disciplinary action being taken, then that is what will happen,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This confirms that we have a functioning police force. If these investigations lead to people being taken to court or to disciplinary action being taken, then that is what will happen,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We believe in the talents of young people. As a country, we should continue to promote such talent. It makes us very proud to see young people with so much enthusiasm,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Adrian Delia ) : “We have no fixed appointment yet but I’m always ready to dialogue with Adrian Delia as Opposition leader,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It is not the government on its own which has pushed the country forward, but it is the people," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela explained : "We are a government which focuses on leading the country and following the nation's interests," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Domestic violence is a difficult problem to fight, as much of the violence happens behinds closed doors in people's homes," "I have seen it myself in my work as a lawyer, and the hardest thing is for victims to speak up, as this can be humiliating for victims. But we need to address the situation" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela explained : "In four years, cruise liners will be able to hook up to an onshore supply, instead of burning heavy fuel oil," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela explained : "We already have a positive situation in Malta, as we already have 80% of people who are homeowners; but that means we have 20% who are struggling," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Providing social housing doesn’t just mean building new homes. It also involves finding dilapidated places and regenerating them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This the way things are carried out in a serious country,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Normality has been restored, and this can be shown in our trust ratings,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Joseph Muscat, together with Chris Fearne, introduced me to them. There was an introductory meeting that only lasted for a few minutes there might be negotiations to revisit the contract, there might be various changes, whether the contract will remain in place, whether it will be revoked by government or by Steward or whether the conditions of said contract will be renegotiated,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “It’s not true that Joseph Muscat was representing Steward because otherwise I would not have accepted to be present for that meeting I don’t feel comfortable with someone who was prime minister and now a backbencher being present for a meeting of this kind in fact, he wasn’t his involvement was simply as a way of introducing me,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have taken decisions and will continue doing so to ensure good governance," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have taken decisions and will continue doing so to ensure good governance," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “At this moment in time I believe the protest is unnecessary but I respect the right of those attending and organising it. However, I also believe that the protest is out of place,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Joseph Muscat, together with Chris Fearne, introduced me to them. There was an introductory meeting that only lasted for a few minutes there might be negotiations to revisit the contract, there might be various changes, whether the contract will remain in place, whether it will be revoked by government or by Steward or whether the conditions of said contract will be renegotiated,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “It’s not true that Joseph Muscat was representing Steward because otherwise I would not have accepted to be present for that meeting I don’t feel comfortable with someone who was prime minister and now a backbencher being present for a meeting of this kind in fact, he wasn’t his involvement was simply as a way of introducing me,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela replied : “It’s not a question of eliminating people I want to work with individuals who I have faith in and, naturally, there are good people who have every right to keep working. The judgement on the relationship between Schembri and Muscat the decisions which needed to be taken were taken. Now, we look to the future” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “There should also be every possible remedy to ensure the inconvenience is minimised as much as possible,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “the opposition’s proposal is definitely not conforming to the Venice Commission (recommendations) as nothing is mentioned in the commission's report about there being a need for 2/3 of the parliament, as the opposition is saying. The Venice Commission says that there needs to be a public call and the opposition’s proposition leaves this criteria out and in reality leaves it only up to politicians to appoint the new police commissioner” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “What we said was that there are situations where the local community is involved that require for further discussion so that there is a more level playing field,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It [the termination] was a decision on which I was consulted and one which I and parliamentary secretary [Clayton Bartolo] felt had to be taken," External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 24, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Where shortcomings are identified, I will be the first to push for these to be addressed," External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 24, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “That was the instance where I was most misquoted throughout the whole [leadership] campaign,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The plan for the future is that we go back to being classified as a ‘full democracy’, by continuing to put in place the necessary changes,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This process will increase the scrutiny carried out by independent organisations,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The Venice Commission had proposed ‘public competition’ for this role, and we feel that a two-thirds majority vote was not in line with such a recommendation,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I acted when I had the complete picture,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 20, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Byron Camilleri ) : “As I understand it there are already ongoing procedures - minister Byron Camilleri mentioned it yesterday,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 20, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “This has been a week which filled me with enthusiasm. It was a hard week in which we worked a lot, but the results were good. I asked for a few weeks to bring back stability to the country. Today I won’t ask for more time to do this, but for less time,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are the government, we will lead the country and we will take the decisions,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am so proud that I will be working closely with him," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Last election a prime minister was elected from that district and in the next general election they will have a prime minister who will again contest that district,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the [police] force could start taking place," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr. Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the [police] force could start taking place," External link

voanews Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the [police] force could start taking place," External link

dw-en Friday, January 17, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : “In his resignation letter, Mr. Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 17, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place," External link

wsau Friday, January 17, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 17, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am against abortion and in favour of life. Abortion is not legal in our country, and as long as I am Prime Minister, abortion will remain illegal" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 17, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place," External link

trust2 Friday, January 17, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Malta’s central position in the Mediterranean has always served to make us bridge-builders between countries,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As a country whose aspirations are that of promoting peace, prosperity and equality, Malta is seeking election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations security council for the term 2023-2024,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : “I want to thank Cutajar for his contribution at the police corps during his time in charge,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Malta is a secular state, but the constitution also affords a strong, fundamental freedom that everyone is entitled to his religion of choice,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “While I believe in a secular society, where there is a distinction between the State and religion, and the autonomies are respected, we share common values and I wanted to send a message,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will tell them that Malta is a stable country where the rule of law is strong but with humility I will admit that we did mistakes that could have damaged our reputation and these will not be repeated,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Keith Schembri ) : “I do not communicate with Keith Schembri,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We need to ensure a strong economy and more employment," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Everyone should have equal opportunity to reach his or her aspirations. People want unity and we will provide it, this has always won over fear. We should do away with whatever divides us," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Robert Abela has not won and Chris Fearne has not lost. This is a win for the Labour Party" External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 13, 2020 6:56:00 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

Robert Abela said : “From now on I do not want to hear of Chris’s people, or Robert’s people. We are all children of the same party,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, January 13, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 13, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 13, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 13, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

pulse Monday, January 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 13, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger," External link

trust2 Monday, January 13, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger," External link

firstpost Monday, January 13, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger," External link

trust Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have a winning recipe, a recipe that not only has brought us electoral victories, but improved the lives of thousands of people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We accept that we may have been mistaken at times, but that’s what happens when you work,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “To the business community, I tell you to pluck up courage. I will do everything to help you make more profits, invest and succeed. I only ask you one thing; do not forget workers,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Robert Abela did not win, Chris Fearne did not lose. The Labour Party won,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “There is the only winner today; it is the Labour Party. We now need to work harder to unite the country,” External link

aa-en Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "The important thing now is to pull the same rope. This is not a victory for me, nor is it a loss to the other candidate. It is a win for the Labour Party" External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT



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Robert AbelaEN71.21%
Robert AbelaFR15.15%
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Stephen Spiteri said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Is this a serious way of going about Maltese healthcare Robert Abela says he wants a stock-take on the situation, but what has been reported so far is enough of a stock-take. Even the health minister himself is concerned about the way this project is taking shape,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Simon Busuttil said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Our democracy is in a coma; it is on life support. This is not a state of normality as Robert Abela wants us to believe,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Simon Busuttil said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Unlike what Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday , we have yet to return to normality,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “It doesn’t take a lawyer or a judge to understand immediately that these people were on this deal to rob us but Robert Abela does not seem to have realised this yet,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The onus of this chaos in the police force is on Robert Abela. The lack of discipline has allowed everyone to do what they want and as a result it is the people that suffer,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The decision not to appeal is also consistent with the direction government has taken under Prime Minister Robert Abela, who, before the court even pronounced itself, had already decided to stop the clearing of the memorial,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “When Abela was a backbencher and was supposed to scrutinise the government, he kept his mouth shut, because backbenchers, including him were being given contracts and direct order. He has to tell us which contracts and direct orders he was given,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela deserves a chance, but scepticism is appropriate," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Abela deserves a chance, but scepticism is appropriate,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, January 13, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela deserves a chance, but skepticism is appropriate," External link

CBC Monday, January 13, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela deserves a chance, but scepticism is appropriate," External link

wsau Monday, January 13, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Pieter Omtzigt said ( about Robert Abela ) : “I congratulate Mr Abela on his appointment as Prime Minister of Malta,” “With a new government, there is hope that Malta can bring an end to the damaging recent tensions and start to rebuild its reputation abroad” External link

assembly Monday, January 13, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela should make sure that no executive post within the public sector should be filled without a public call for application, that is free of any political intrusion” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Robert Abela ) : “This was not a general election, and I have no doubt that Abela can continue carrying out this administration’s work,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Abela needs to change any aspects that may have been wrong, including mistakes made by myself, and I will be the first one to support him and motivate him to carry out these changes,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Cardona wrote ( about Robert Abela ) : "Congratulations Robert Abela, prime minister and Labour Party leader," "Now let us work together to ensure the country continues to move forward" External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

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Robert Abela

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Robert Abela said : “It is a question of priority, and we have started working on it straight away. I also believe that the country’s employers are on board,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are eager to do it for the sake and love of our country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “People inside the party feared that newcomers would come and take their place. For every circumstance when this happened, I apologise, but we have to remain an open party. We have to be open to diversity, without having people side-lined,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “My government will not tolerate such behaviour,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “If they are ready to undermine their own in this way, just imagine what they are ready to do to those who do not agree with them. This is why we have to remain united,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I acknowledge we had issued which tainted our reputation," External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 14, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We are doing what we are doing in good faith, as we are convinced we need a good rule of law system and a state based on good governance to complement a robust economy, " External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 14, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have a situation where the force is investigating its own members which shows there is integrity in the way it operates. But there is still more that needs to be done,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 14, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have a situation where the force is investigating its own members, which shows there is integrity in the way it operates. But there is still more that needs to be done," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The force did what it had to do. There will also be no political interference when it comes to choosing a new police commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “But there is still more that needs to be done and I am now looking forward to having a new way of appointing a new commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "But I understand your point. I promise there will be transparency and accountability with every public contract. I guarantee this will be the case and I take responsibility for this," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The force did what it had to do. There will also be no political interference when it comes to choosing a new police commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “But there is still more that needs to be done and I am now looking forward to having a new way of appointing a new commissioner,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This confirms that we have a functioning police force,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela added : “This confirms that we have a functioning police force. If these investigations lead to people being taken to court or to disciplinary action being taken, then that is what will happen,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This confirms that we have a functioning police force. If these investigations lead to people being taken to court or to disciplinary action being taken, then that is what will happen,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We believe in the talents of young people. As a country, we should continue to promote such talent. It makes us very proud to see young people with so much enthusiasm,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Adrian Delia ) : “We have no fixed appointment yet but I’m always ready to dialogue with Adrian Delia as Opposition leader,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It is not the government on its own which has pushed the country forward, but it is the people," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela explained : "We are a government which focuses on leading the country and following the nation's interests," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Domestic violence is a difficult problem to fight, as much of the violence happens behinds closed doors in people's homes," "I have seen it myself in my work as a lawyer, and the hardest thing is for victims to speak up, as this can be humiliating for victims. But we need to address the situation" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela explained : "In four years, cruise liners will be able to hook up to an onshore supply, instead of burning heavy fuel oil," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela explained : "We already have a positive situation in Malta, as we already have 80% of people who are homeowners; but that means we have 20% who are struggling," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Providing social housing doesn’t just mean building new homes. It also involves finding dilapidated places and regenerating them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This the way things are carried out in a serious country,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Normality has been restored, and this can be shown in our trust ratings,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Joseph Muscat, together with Chris Fearne, introduced me to them. There was an introductory meeting that only lasted for a few minutes there might be negotiations to revisit the contract, there might be various changes, whether the contract will remain in place, whether it will be revoked by government or by Steward or whether the conditions of said contract will be renegotiated,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “It’s not true that Joseph Muscat was representing Steward because otherwise I would not have accepted to be present for that meeting I don’t feel comfortable with someone who was prime minister and now a backbencher being present for a meeting of this kind in fact, he wasn’t his involvement was simply as a way of introducing me,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have taken decisions and will continue doing so to ensure good governance," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We have taken decisions and will continue doing so to ensure good governance," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “At this moment in time I believe the protest is unnecessary but I respect the right of those attending and organising it. However, I also believe that the protest is out of place,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Joseph Muscat, together with Chris Fearne, introduced me to them. There was an introductory meeting that only lasted for a few minutes there might be negotiations to revisit the contract, there might be various changes, whether the contract will remain in place, whether it will be revoked by government or by Steward or whether the conditions of said contract will be renegotiated,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “It’s not true that Joseph Muscat was representing Steward because otherwise I would not have accepted to be present for that meeting I don’t feel comfortable with someone who was prime minister and now a backbencher being present for a meeting of this kind in fact, he wasn’t his involvement was simply as a way of introducing me,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela replied : “It’s not a question of eliminating people I want to work with individuals who I have faith in and, naturally, there are good people who have every right to keep working. The judgement on the relationship between Schembri and Muscat the decisions which needed to be taken were taken. Now, we look to the future” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “There should also be every possible remedy to ensure the inconvenience is minimised as much as possible,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “the opposition’s proposal is definitely not conforming to the Venice Commission (recommendations) as nothing is mentioned in the commission's report about there being a need for 2/3 of the parliament, as the opposition is saying. The Venice Commission says that there needs to be a public call and the opposition’s proposition leaves this criteria out and in reality leaves it only up to politicians to appoint the new police commissioner” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “What we said was that there are situations where the local community is involved that require for further discussion so that there is a more level playing field,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "It [the termination] was a decision on which I was consulted and one which I and parliamentary secretary [Clayton Bartolo] felt had to be taken," External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 24, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Where shortcomings are identified, I will be the first to push for these to be addressed," External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 24, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “That was the instance where I was most misquoted throughout the whole [leadership] campaign,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “The plan for the future is that we go back to being classified as a ‘full democracy’, by continuing to put in place the necessary changes,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “This process will increase the scrutiny carried out by independent organisations,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Commission ) : “The Venice Commission had proposed ‘public competition’ for this role, and we feel that a two-thirds majority vote was not in line with such a recommendation,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I acted when I had the complete picture,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 20, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Byron Camilleri ) : “As I understand it there are already ongoing procedures - minister Byron Camilleri mentioned it yesterday,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 20, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “This has been a week which filled me with enthusiasm. It was a hard week in which we worked a lot, but the results were good. I asked for a few weeks to bring back stability to the country. Today I won’t ask for more time to do this, but for less time,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We are the government, we will lead the country and we will take the decisions,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am so proud that I will be working closely with him," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Last election a prime minister was elected from that district and in the next general election they will have a prime minister who will again contest that district,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the [police] force could start taking place," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr. Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the [police] force could start taking place," External link

voanews Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the [police] force could start taking place," External link

dw-en Friday, January 17, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : “In his resignation letter, Mr. Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 17, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place," External link

wsau Friday, January 17, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 17, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "I am against abortion and in favour of life. Abortion is not legal in our country, and as long as I am Prime Minister, abortion will remain illegal" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 17, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : "In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place," External link

trust2 Friday, January 17, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Malta’s central position in the Mediterranean has always served to make us bridge-builders between countries,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “As a country whose aspirations are that of promoting peace, prosperity and equality, Malta is seeking election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations security council for the term 2023-2024,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said ( about Lawrence Cutajar ) : “I want to thank Cutajar for his contribution at the police corps during his time in charge,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 17, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Malta is a secular state, but the constitution also affords a strong, fundamental freedom that everyone is entitled to his religion of choice,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “While I believe in a secular society, where there is a distinction between the State and religion, and the autonomies are respected, we share common values and I wanted to send a message,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “I will tell them that Malta is a stable country where the rule of law is strong but with humility I will admit that we did mistakes that could have damaged our reputation and these will not be repeated,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told ( about Keith Schembri ) : “I do not communicate with Keith Schembri,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "We need to ensure a strong economy and more employment," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Everyone should have equal opportunity to reach his or her aspirations. People want unity and we will provide it, this has always won over fear. We should do away with whatever divides us," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela said : "Robert Abela has not won and Chris Fearne has not lost. This is a win for the Labour Party" External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 13, 2020 6:56:00 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

Robert Abela said : “From now on I do not want to hear of Chris’s people, or Robert’s people. We are all children of the same party,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, January 13, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 13, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 13, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : “Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 13, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

pulse Monday, January 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 13, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger," External link

trust2 Monday, January 13, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "I am determined to keep what is good and change what is bad," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger," External link

firstpost Monday, January 13, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Abela told : "Malta is not going through any tragedy, but it is going through a sensitive time from which it will emerge stronger," External link

trust Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We have a winning recipe, a recipe that not only has brought us electoral victories, but improved the lives of thousands of people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “We accept that we may have been mistaken at times, but that’s what happens when you work,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “To the business community, I tell you to pluck up courage. I will do everything to help you make more profits, invest and succeed. I only ask you one thing; do not forget workers,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “Robert Abela did not win, Chris Fearne did not lose. The Labour Party won,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : “There is the only winner today; it is the Labour Party. We now need to work harder to unite the country,” External link

aa-en Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Abela said : "The important thing now is to pull the same rope. This is not a victory for me, nor is it a loss to the other candidate. It is a win for the Labour Party" External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT



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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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Stephen Spiteri said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Is this a serious way of going about Maltese healthcare Robert Abela says he wants a stock-take on the situation, but what has been reported so far is enough of a stock-take. Even the health minister himself is concerned about the way this project is taking shape,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Simon Busuttil said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Our democracy is in a coma; it is on life support. This is not a state of normality as Robert Abela wants us to believe,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Simon Busuttil said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Unlike what Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday , we have yet to return to normality,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “It doesn’t take a lawyer or a judge to understand immediately that these people were on this deal to rob us but Robert Abela does not seem to have realised this yet,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The onus of this chaos in the police force is on Robert Abela. The lack of discipline has allowed everyone to do what they want and as a result it is the people that suffer,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Robert Abela ) : “The decision not to appeal is also consistent with the direction government has taken under Prime Minister Robert Abela, who, before the court even pronounced itself, had already decided to stop the clearing of the memorial,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “When Abela was a backbencher and was supposed to scrutinise the government, he kept his mouth shut, because backbenchers, including him were being given contracts and direct order. He has to tell us which contracts and direct orders he was given,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela deserves a chance, but scepticism is appropriate," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Abela deserves a chance, but scepticism is appropriate,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, January 13, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela deserves a chance, but skepticism is appropriate," External link

CBC Monday, January 13, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sven Giegold said ( about Robert Abela ) : "Abela deserves a chance, but scepticism is appropriate," External link

wsau Monday, January 13, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Pieter Omtzigt said ( about Robert Abela ) : “I congratulate Mr Abela on his appointment as Prime Minister of Malta,” “With a new government, there is hope that Malta can bring an end to the damaging recent tensions and start to rebuild its reputation abroad” External link

assembly Monday, January 13, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Robert Abela should make sure that no executive post within the public sector should be filled without a public call for application, that is free of any political intrusion” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Robert Abela ) : “This was not a general election, and I have no doubt that Abela can continue carrying out this administration’s work,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Robert Abela ) : “Abela needs to change any aspects that may have been wrong, including mistakes made by myself, and I will be the first one to support him and motivate him to carry out these changes,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Cardona wrote ( about Robert Abela ) : "Congratulations Robert Abela, prime minister and Labour Party leader," "Now let us work together to ensure the country continues to move forward" External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT