Michael Falzon

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Michael Falzon said : “This is not just a first in the country, but in Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 11, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Discussions need to be had, and the outcome, will as always been in the best interests of all those involved and society,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The law needs to regulate such access and needs to provide safeguards in case this contact does not remain in the best interest of the adopted child. The law needs to provide recourse for all the stakeholders involved to enforce their rights," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Let us work together in this sector and understand that addiction is not the solution but is part of a much bigger problem,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The Maltese are known for their generous hearts and I’m sure that these children’s wishes will be fulfilled in no time,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 19, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained ( about Mark Gaffarena ) : “Mark Gaffarena happened to be one of them and that was much earlier,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The Ministry has already carried out more than 80% of the electoral manifesto, a clear testament to the work which is being done,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Tens of thousands were taken out of material deprivation, while dignity and new opportunities were afforded to many families, especially those who could go out and work,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : “While they were being paid €5 million in COVID-19’s profits, we still maintained the provision of every existing pension and benefit, including to new applicants,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "This is an agreement that has already existed between the ministry and the foundation but is now being extended for another three years," External link

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

Michael Falzon concluded : "If one looks at the NGOs one can see that most of the operational side of things are financed by government funds, showing how the government truly appreciates their work," External link

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

Michael Falzon remarked : “The biggest challenge we are facing is the mentality among young people that it’s okay to take drugs once a week on Saturday night, just to have a good time,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "There were parts in which the report said I should have interfered and other parts where it states I should have kept my distance" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "I will definitely not be the one to judge the situation," "What I can say for sure is that I have always been and will always be loyal to the PL, I served under multiple leaders and I will keep on doing the same" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “We owe it to the children to do our best to implement these rules,” “While this is a good first step, there’s more that can be done, and it’s vital that we continue to update the law according to the needs of our children” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The two measures related to medical conditions and disability will come to an end on Friday. These vulnerable people had been asked to stay at home but are now being asked to return to work," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “In the world you can lose everything except for what you have learnt” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 22, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Above all, it is important to say that those who needed us, found us,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I hope this number increases because it means that less help is needed,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon concluded : "All of this is a testament of good governance from a government that understand and aids those who are truly in need," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “That’s why we are going to keep offering these services even after the pandemic, while coming up with other new initiatives and services to combat loneliness,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "In the given circumstance, it might be more difficult to file a report," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “This reflects what a cosmopolitan country we have become and how far-reaching and non-discriminatory these benefits are,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “While on the one hand it is good to know that people are making use of the service, on the other, it is worrying there are so many people calling because they are lonely,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 24, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "We must remember that we are not looking at 7,215 individuals, but actually 7,215 families," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "There is a mix of people who have called, one person commented that the phone call was the 'highlight of her day', so yes this virus is affecting a lot of people," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I form part of the cabinet, and I am foursquare behind the decision,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon insisted ( about Alfred Grixti ) : "I discussed the matter with Grixti. He clarified and apologised for his statement... let us continue doing good work, let us move on," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about Vincent de Paul ) : “We have received a number of calls regarding yesterday’s 52 cases, as one of them is a woman from an elderly home. I can confirm this now, that no residents at St Vincent De Paul has been tested positive for COVID-19. The same applies for other residents at the other state run elderly homes,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "Whilst this is a large number, we can see that the lowest number of applications is for unemployment benefits, which is a good sign," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about Vincent de Paul ) : “I have been inundated by phone calls of concern but I want to make it clear that until 11am this morning, just before coming to this press conference, none of the residents at government homes, including St Vincent de Paul, were infected with coronavirus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Despite the difficult times we are going through, the government will remain committed to see through the successes of these last seven years; after we get through this difficult period, we will continue to build on the successes in the social sector,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “This financial measure will offer help to mothers at a time when they face rising expenses and other problems,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "It is the Prime Minister's discretion to choose his Cabinet," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The humane aspect is also there, and we help as much as we can, but obviously we also have to make sure that our communities are sustainable," External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 6, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The means testing that was used, it's crucial benchmark was the poverty line. We have make sure that they’re not literally living in poverty," "If there are going to be revisions, I don't see any reason why anybody should be against that, but our existing regulations are in line with directives set by the EU.If we need to go further than that, sure, we have to be humane as well" External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 6, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I have no problem with being hit by eggs, what truly worries me is that those throwing eggs and plastic bags full of urine are also members of parliament with us in the same chamber,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "We will let the institutions do their job and then we'll see," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Let us raise above partisan politics. Throwing eggs and urine bags is not the way to defend the national interest, ” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I am not here to judge anyone,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 29, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I appeal for solidarity, not just around the Christmas period, but for people to show continuous support to those around them, and hold out a helping hand to those in need,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Moving forward, we need to ensure that standards are of a high level everywhere, in all homes and residences,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “We must ensure that we match economic advancement with steps forward in this field as well,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “You sometimes sign a care order and notice that the child’s mother also had a care order issued. It’s the same with drugs,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The topic of adoption is an extremely controversial topic, and brings about many heated debates as it is not easy to discuss complex and personal issues dealing with people,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The process will also decrease children’s time in foster care, decrease the adoption age from 10 to five years, and in exceptional cases the adoptions authority could also authorise adoption of a foster child before the lapse of five years” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "Adoption is a hot subject, mainly because it deals with people," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “We have the best laws, an excellent judiciary and good lawyers but we tend to lack enforcement,” “Breathalyser tests should become obligatory when there is serious injury involved. Police officers should also make use of random breathalyser tests as deterrents to ensure adhesion to the law” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 12, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "Luckily enough, 80% of Maltese citizens are homeowners. 15% are renting based on the old renting law and between three and five percent are renting based on new regulations where tenants are not as protected. The difficulties lie in the latter," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "If you move on in life, if you're no longer in desperate need, you should make way for people on the lowest rung of the ladder," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "There are several criterias that would make someone ineligible for social housing. The applicant, first and foremost, cannot have a house in their name. If you have a certain income, this too prevents you from eligibility. We're not just looking at income but at the percentage of that income being spent on rent. The government is currently going through a process of profiling," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "17% of Malta's stamp duty is owed to foreign workers for example. Foreign workers are helping the government have more available funds to distribute as social benefits," "A vibrant economy is always preferable" External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “This can be seen as a major step forward, which will allow us to connect with young people of all ages, and thus help them reform themselves,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 15, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : “The Commissioner for Children was contacted by an individual as well as the Broadcasting Authority regarding the programme in question,” “The commissioner has expressed concern at certain comments made by member of the programme’s panel. The commissioner also did not agree with the programme’s setup, particularly the broad range of ages of the participants” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 21, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon stated : “The scope is educateand avoid waste,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon concluded : “Of course Christmas is there to be enjoyed and ‘to be merry’. Our message, however, is a simple one: be merry but also be financially responsible. Campaign also prods people to make a New Year’s resolution to start saving and, thus, make a start to take care of their retirement nest or other dreams they wish to pursue,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "All children have their dreams, aspirations and a vision for a bright future but not all children have the same opportunities and easy living, and for this purpose such projects as Children's Dreams makes a difference and turns their dream into reality " External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon concluded : "Let's not forget that every effort is a big thing in the lives of these children, which ensures that they live a normal life without feeling isolated, stigmatized and without courage" External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "I am not the social policy minister. He is and I am asking him to explain how he will address this issue. I think we can all agree this is a social plague. I didn't suggest anything. I just asked what his policy is to tackle this social plague?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about House ) : "It seems nobody learnt anything from the last election, certainly not those from the other side of the House. To come here and say the same thing and not propose anything... I invite you to wait for Monday and you will see the way forward" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon pointed out : “In Malta, we have a nominally free press, but also a libel law and relevant case law loaded against this freedom” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : “Is it acceptable for a NAO official to travel with someone his office is supposed to be investigating?” “The Auditor General is supposed to be the guarantor of transparency for the entire country, but where it pleases him he hides behind the Constitution and cites confidentiality” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Never since 2008 has the NAO compiled more than one case into the same report,” “There is an obvious agenda at play here. Some people were offended when I compared certain local newspapers to Der Sturmer [the Nazi Party’s propaganda paper], but it is clear that certain individuals within the NAO are dictated by the dirt that is written by certain papers and journalists” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : “Is it acceptable for a NAO official to travel with someone his office is supposed to be investigating?” “The Auditor General is supposed to be the guarantor of transparency for the entire country, but where it pleases him he hides behind the Constitution and cites confidentiality” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Never since 2008 has the NAO compiled more than one case into the same report,” “There is an obvious agenda at play here. Some people were offended when I compared certain local newspapers to Der Sturmer [the Nazi Party’s propaganda paper], but it is clear that certain individuals within the NAO are dictated by the dirt that is written by certain papers and journalists” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about Evarist Bartolo ) : “If the Prime Minister were to sack Mr Bartolo it could be interpreted as a tit-for-tat move which in turn would fuel internal dissent within the party,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : "What kind of transparency is this?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "These people should not even be allowed a position in the civil service, let alone at the National Audit Office," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : "What kind of transparency is this?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about National Auditor ) : "These people should not even be allowed a position in the civil service, let alone at the National Audit Office," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon writes : "I only hope that if an investigation is launched, it is conducted by independent individuals and not by people who are politically motivated," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon writes : “I only hope that if an investigation is launched, it is conducted by independent individuals and not by people who are politically motivated,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I confirm [that I am employed with GHRC]. You should be ashamed,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Is there anything wrong in working? Does this mean that one cannot work if he is an MP? I thought you called me to tell me something about the obscenities that are coming out on the National Audit Office and not whether I can work. Aren’t you ashamed?” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I confirm [that I am employed with GHRC]. You should be ashamed,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Is there anything wrong in working? Does this mean that one cannot work if he is an MP? I thought you called me to tell me something about the obscenities that are coming out on the National Audit Office and not whether I can work. Aren’t you ashamed?” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “In view of this, I unconditionally apologise for my failures,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Let me be clear: those that do not make use of this scheme will face action,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister11.42%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
social solidarity minister1.83%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
solidarity minister1.83%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
mp3.20%EN06/06/201706/06/2017
labour mp8.68%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
secretary for planning4.11%EN05/22/201722/05/2017
secretary54.34%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
architect1.83%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
predecessor0.46%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
commentator0.46%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
speaker0.46%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
manager0.91%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
pn cabinet minister1.37%EN03/09/201509/03/2015
successor1.37%EN03/07/201507/03/2015
developers association president1.37%EN01/13/201413/01/2014
president1.83%EN12/03/201303/12/2013
malta developers association president1.37%EN11/19/201319/11/2013
shadow minister for home affairs1.37%EN01/04/201304/01/2013
chairman0.91%EN08/23/200723/08/2007
former minister0.91%EN01/29/200729/01/2007
Names Lang Count
Michael FalzonEN74.44%
Michael FalzonEU22.36%
Michael FalzonMT3.19%


 
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Michael Falzon said : “This is not just a first in the country, but in Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 11, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Discussions need to be had, and the outcome, will as always been in the best interests of all those involved and society,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The law needs to regulate such access and needs to provide safeguards in case this contact does not remain in the best interest of the adopted child. The law needs to provide recourse for all the stakeholders involved to enforce their rights," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Let us work together in this sector and understand that addiction is not the solution but is part of a much bigger problem,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The Maltese are known for their generous hearts and I’m sure that these children’s wishes will be fulfilled in no time,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 19, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained ( about Mark Gaffarena ) : “Mark Gaffarena happened to be one of them and that was much earlier,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The Ministry has already carried out more than 80% of the electoral manifesto, a clear testament to the work which is being done,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Tens of thousands were taken out of material deprivation, while dignity and new opportunities were afforded to many families, especially those who could go out and work,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : “While they were being paid €5 million in COVID-19’s profits, we still maintained the provision of every existing pension and benefit, including to new applicants,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "This is an agreement that has already existed between the ministry and the foundation but is now being extended for another three years," External link

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

Michael Falzon concluded : "If one looks at the NGOs one can see that most of the operational side of things are financed by government funds, showing how the government truly appreciates their work," External link

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

Michael Falzon remarked : “The biggest challenge we are facing is the mentality among young people that it’s okay to take drugs once a week on Saturday night, just to have a good time,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "There were parts in which the report said I should have interfered and other parts where it states I should have kept my distance" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "I will definitely not be the one to judge the situation," "What I can say for sure is that I have always been and will always be loyal to the PL, I served under multiple leaders and I will keep on doing the same" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “We owe it to the children to do our best to implement these rules,” “While this is a good first step, there’s more that can be done, and it’s vital that we continue to update the law according to the needs of our children” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The two measures related to medical conditions and disability will come to an end on Friday. These vulnerable people had been asked to stay at home but are now being asked to return to work," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “In the world you can lose everything except for what you have learnt” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 22, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Above all, it is important to say that those who needed us, found us,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I hope this number increases because it means that less help is needed,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon concluded : "All of this is a testament of good governance from a government that understand and aids those who are truly in need," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “That’s why we are going to keep offering these services even after the pandemic, while coming up with other new initiatives and services to combat loneliness,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "In the given circumstance, it might be more difficult to file a report," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “This reflects what a cosmopolitan country we have become and how far-reaching and non-discriminatory these benefits are,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “While on the one hand it is good to know that people are making use of the service, on the other, it is worrying there are so many people calling because they are lonely,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 24, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "We must remember that we are not looking at 7,215 individuals, but actually 7,215 families," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : "There is a mix of people who have called, one person commented that the phone call was the 'highlight of her day', so yes this virus is affecting a lot of people," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I form part of the cabinet, and I am foursquare behind the decision,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon insisted ( about Alfred Grixti ) : "I discussed the matter with Grixti. He clarified and apologised for his statement... let us continue doing good work, let us move on," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about Vincent de Paul ) : “We have received a number of calls regarding yesterday’s 52 cases, as one of them is a woman from an elderly home. I can confirm this now, that no residents at St Vincent De Paul has been tested positive for COVID-19. The same applies for other residents at the other state run elderly homes,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "Whilst this is a large number, we can see that the lowest number of applications is for unemployment benefits, which is a good sign," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about Vincent de Paul ) : “I have been inundated by phone calls of concern but I want to make it clear that until 11am this morning, just before coming to this press conference, none of the residents at government homes, including St Vincent de Paul, were infected with coronavirus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Despite the difficult times we are going through, the government will remain committed to see through the successes of these last seven years; after we get through this difficult period, we will continue to build on the successes in the social sector,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “This financial measure will offer help to mothers at a time when they face rising expenses and other problems,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "It is the Prime Minister's discretion to choose his Cabinet," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The humane aspect is also there, and we help as much as we can, but obviously we also have to make sure that our communities are sustainable," External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 6, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "The means testing that was used, it's crucial benchmark was the poverty line. We have make sure that they’re not literally living in poverty," "If there are going to be revisions, I don't see any reason why anybody should be against that, but our existing regulations are in line with directives set by the EU.If we need to go further than that, sure, we have to be humane as well" External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 6, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I have no problem with being hit by eggs, what truly worries me is that those throwing eggs and plastic bags full of urine are also members of parliament with us in the same chamber,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "We will let the institutions do their job and then we'll see," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Let us raise above partisan politics. Throwing eggs and urine bags is not the way to defend the national interest, ” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I am not here to judge anyone,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 29, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I appeal for solidarity, not just around the Christmas period, but for people to show continuous support to those around them, and hold out a helping hand to those in need,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Moving forward, we need to ensure that standards are of a high level everywhere, in all homes and residences,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “We must ensure that we match economic advancement with steps forward in this field as well,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “You sometimes sign a care order and notice that the child’s mother also had a care order issued. It’s the same with drugs,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The topic of adoption is an extremely controversial topic, and brings about many heated debates as it is not easy to discuss complex and personal issues dealing with people,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “The process will also decrease children’s time in foster care, decrease the adoption age from 10 to five years, and in exceptional cases the adoptions authority could also authorise adoption of a foster child before the lapse of five years” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "Adoption is a hot subject, mainly because it deals with people," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “We have the best laws, an excellent judiciary and good lawyers but we tend to lack enforcement,” “Breathalyser tests should become obligatory when there is serious injury involved. Police officers should also make use of random breathalyser tests as deterrents to ensure adhesion to the law” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 12, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "Luckily enough, 80% of Maltese citizens are homeowners. 15% are renting based on the old renting law and between three and five percent are renting based on new regulations where tenants are not as protected. The difficulties lie in the latter," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "If you move on in life, if you're no longer in desperate need, you should make way for people on the lowest rung of the ladder," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "There are several criterias that would make someone ineligible for social housing. The applicant, first and foremost, cannot have a house in their name. If you have a certain income, this too prevents you from eligibility. We're not just looking at income but at the percentage of that income being spent on rent. The government is currently going through a process of profiling," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "17% of Malta's stamp duty is owed to foreign workers for example. Foreign workers are helping the government have more available funds to distribute as social benefits," "A vibrant economy is always preferable" External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “This can be seen as a major step forward, which will allow us to connect with young people of all ages, and thus help them reform themselves,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 15, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon explained : “The Commissioner for Children was contacted by an individual as well as the Broadcasting Authority regarding the programme in question,” “The commissioner has expressed concern at certain comments made by member of the programme’s panel. The commissioner also did not agree with the programme’s setup, particularly the broad range of ages of the participants” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 21, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon stated : “The scope is educateand avoid waste,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon concluded : “Of course Christmas is there to be enjoyed and ‘to be merry’. Our message, however, is a simple one: be merry but also be financially responsible. Campaign also prods people to make a New Year’s resolution to start saving and, thus, make a start to take care of their retirement nest or other dreams they wish to pursue,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "All children have their dreams, aspirations and a vision for a bright future but not all children have the same opportunities and easy living, and for this purpose such projects as Children's Dreams makes a difference and turns their dream into reality " External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon concluded : "Let's not forget that every effort is a big thing in the lives of these children, which ensures that they live a normal life without feeling isolated, stigmatized and without courage" External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "I am not the social policy minister. He is and I am asking him to explain how he will address this issue. I think we can all agree this is a social plague. I didn't suggest anything. I just asked what his policy is to tackle this social plague?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about House ) : "It seems nobody learnt anything from the last election, certainly not those from the other side of the House. To come here and say the same thing and not propose anything... I invite you to wait for Monday and you will see the way forward" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon pointed out : “In Malta, we have a nominally free press, but also a libel law and relevant case law loaded against this freedom” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : “Is it acceptable for a NAO official to travel with someone his office is supposed to be investigating?” “The Auditor General is supposed to be the guarantor of transparency for the entire country, but where it pleases him he hides behind the Constitution and cites confidentiality” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Never since 2008 has the NAO compiled more than one case into the same report,” “There is an obvious agenda at play here. Some people were offended when I compared certain local newspapers to Der Sturmer [the Nazi Party’s propaganda paper], but it is clear that certain individuals within the NAO are dictated by the dirt that is written by certain papers and journalists” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : “Is it acceptable for a NAO official to travel with someone his office is supposed to be investigating?” “The Auditor General is supposed to be the guarantor of transparency for the entire country, but where it pleases him he hides behind the Constitution and cites confidentiality” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Never since 2008 has the NAO compiled more than one case into the same report,” “There is an obvious agenda at play here. Some people were offended when I compared certain local newspapers to Der Sturmer [the Nazi Party’s propaganda paper], but it is clear that certain individuals within the NAO are dictated by the dirt that is written by certain papers and journalists” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about Evarist Bartolo ) : “If the Prime Minister were to sack Mr Bartolo it could be interpreted as a tit-for-tat move which in turn would fuel internal dissent within the party,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : "What kind of transparency is this?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : "These people should not even be allowed a position in the civil service, let alone at the National Audit Office," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon asked : "What kind of transparency is this?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said ( about National Auditor ) : "These people should not even be allowed a position in the civil service, let alone at the National Audit Office," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon writes : "I only hope that if an investigation is launched, it is conducted by independent individuals and not by people who are politically motivated," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon writes : “I only hope that if an investigation is launched, it is conducted by independent individuals and not by people who are politically motivated,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I confirm [that I am employed with GHRC]. You should be ashamed,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Is there anything wrong in working? Does this mean that one cannot work if he is an MP? I thought you called me to tell me something about the obscenities that are coming out on the National Audit Office and not whether I can work. Aren’t you ashamed?” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “I confirm [that I am employed with GHRC]. You should be ashamed,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Is there anything wrong in working? Does this mean that one cannot work if he is an MP? I thought you called me to tell me something about the obscenities that are coming out on the National Audit Office and not whether I can work. Aren’t you ashamed?” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 1, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “In view of this, I unconditionally apologise for my failures,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Falzon said : “Let me be clear: those that do not make use of this scheme will face action,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister11.42%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
social solidarity minister1.83%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
solidarity minister1.83%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
mp3.20%EN06/06/201706/06/2017
labour mp8.68%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
secretary for planning4.11%EN05/22/201722/05/2017
secretary54.34%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
architect1.83%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
predecessor0.46%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
commentator0.46%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
speaker0.46%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
manager0.91%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
pn cabinet minister1.37%EN03/09/201509/03/2015
successor1.37%EN03/07/201507/03/2015
developers association president1.37%EN01/13/201413/01/2014
president1.83%EN12/03/201303/12/2013
malta developers association president1.37%EN11/19/201319/11/2013
shadow minister for home affairs1.37%EN01/04/201304/01/2013
chairman0.91%EN08/23/200723/08/2007
former minister0.91%EN01/29/200729/01/2007
Names Lang Count
Michael FalzonEN74.44%
Michael FalzonEU22.36%
Michael FalzonMT3.19%


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