Joseph Muscat

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Joseph Muscat said : “Tough decisions will always be taken. That’s the job you entrusted me with” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Schembri was asked to give testimony. He argued that he had already given testimony on the matter [in the magisterial inquiry] and that he couldn’t do so again because the law says that if you are a witness in an inquiry you cannot speak about the case in a public hearing,” “He (Schembri) was in a situation where, if he replied to the questions in court, the ongoing inquiry could have been prejudiced and undermined in some way” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "At a time when new tensions are re-emerging, it is time to remind people of this journey" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We all use aircraft to travel, yet few of us know how to drive a plane and simply go on board trusting the technology. It is a matter of trust in the systems. Trust is what is needed right now with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat stated : “I have one practical suggestion lower the voting age and let 16-year-olds take decisions as to who should govern their countries” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Keith Schembri ) : “I am being taken to task on my handling of Mr [Keith] Schembri by somebody who at the first available possibility withdrew libel proceedings which he had instituted, in the wake of allegations that he had been involved in money laundering,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I have no idea. You should ask the owner or whoever has that information,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Yes, if it is so...I don't know who owns it" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I'm not sure. Or two years ago. What's today's date? I think it was a year ago...like a meet all people in business. I meet everyone" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “They first tell us that the institutions were hijacked by the government, and then members from the Opposition in the said institutions, who are responsible of keeping the government in check, resign from their position,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This doesn’t create a problem for the country’s institutions, but rather creates a problem for the opposition’s credibility,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Prime ministers before me could enact any judge they saw fit, but I choose to stand by the recommendations of an independent commission who are responsible of ensuring that the individuals who take up the role of judge, are suitable for the job,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “People were justly enraged over the decision, myself included, because they could not understand how such a decision could be taken. It was technically correct because the permit followed the legislation and the application ticked all the marks on the checklist, but then this means that the 2014 reform itself was illogical,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "People were justly enraged over the decision, myself included, because they could not understand how such a decision could be taken. It was technically correct because the permit followed the legislation and the application ticked all the marks on the checklist, but then this means that the 2014 reform itself was illogical," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I talked to the Infrastructure Minister [Ian Borg] so that the reform that allowed this to happen is changed but he informed me that he had already asked for a change over a year ago," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "This should serve as a lesson for the regulatory authorities. It's not just about checking the right boxes but it's also important to be sensitive to the complaints and voices of the people out there. We should be constantly listening to them," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I thank the archbishop for showing sensitivity. The relation between the church and Labour is always taken in the historical context of the 60s. In time, the wound is always changing but never fully closed," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "We recognise that this is a brave act. The people interred here never did anything wrong, they believed in civil rights, in the equal rights for women, they believed in what we believe," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This isn’t going to be exclusive to any one company, anyone will be welcome to join in on this new industry. We believe that through this first agreement, which we will hopefully reach and can announce in the coming weeks, we will be able to start creating a market,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I’m sorry but you knew about this, or else I won’t be answering to anymore of your questions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is a sign of the company preparing itself for future needs,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Apart from buying a home, the biggest expense people face is usually purchasing a car. We have a big second-hand car market in Malta, because this is what people afford,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is us putting our money where our mouth is,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 25, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The ways to solve this are by increasing female participation in the workforce, bettering education and training provided to cater for the labour market, and attracting foreign workers,” “Yes, there is a talent shortage The level of female participation in the labour market was astonishingly low five or six years ago, at 40%. With in-work benefits and other policies, this has risen to 63%, which is still way below the European average. So, the first solution is having gender mainstreaming within the context of labour market policy” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I disagree with the idea the economy is growing because foreigners are coming to Malta. Foreigners are coming to Malta because the economy is growing,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “There is a very delicate balance which needs to be struck here, since this will most likely hit the most vulnerable in society who consume such products the most,” “But it’s unfair that Europeans have such high standards on the environment and climate and that such products are then dumped on us” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is us putting our money where our mouth is,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 25, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will start taking the PN’s plans seriously when they can properly plan a mass meeting or flower planting ceremony” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Lassana Cisse ) : "Like I said when Lassana [Cisse] was killed, and I will say it again - in order to defend our country we need to learn from other country's mistakes" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "With the Opposition's logic, since the number had gone up like this, then the economy would have exploded - instead it did nothing of the sort," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "not to leave any bills for our children and their children," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "In real terms we are over €185 less in debt," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Yesterday, it seems everyone wanted to kill blacks” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “may be too angry at times” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “I made a mistake and admitted it, do not make the same one” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will lose everything if we fan the flames [of these tensions]” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We are moving in the right direction. Everyone has understood this, apart from the Opposition” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We have recycled the third budget without any taxesWe have recycled the surplus for a fifth time in a row” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Adrian Delia ) : “According to Opposition Leader Adrian Delia, not one license was issued in terms of blockchain firms. First of all, he doesn’t understand the difference between cryptocurrency and blockchain, and secondly, 17 Virtual Financial Assets licenses were issued to blockchain companies and these are already in operation. A further five licenses have been issued for system auditors,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “With regards to the gaming sector, in one year, employment has increased in this sector by 10%,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “As a statistical fact, six out of ten people coming into the country are from the EU. Only 18% of foreigners do elementary work. Most have managerial jobs due to the fact that there is a skills gap. We do not have enough people who are capable of working in certain sectors so it’s not the case that foreigners are taking our jobs,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Let’s think things through before we open our mouths,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is the biggest social issue facing us today. Nobody has a magic wand,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will start taking the PN’s plans seriously when they can plan a mass meeting or flower planting ceremony” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Lassana Cisse ) : "Like I said when Lassana [Cisse] was killed, and I will say it again - in order to defend our country we need to learn from other country's mistakes" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "With the Opposition's logic, since the number had gone up like this, then the economy would have exploded - instead it did nothing of the sort," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "not to leave any bills for our children and their children," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "In real terms we are over €185 less in debt," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It was disappointing to see that the leader of the opposition did not mention the big increase in pensions, or find the time to mention that the government has increased workers' days of vacation leave, or the biggest environment measure which we proposed... our plastic ban," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This government spent its first years in power creating a firm financial base on which it would be basing its policies, then when it saw that it was sustainable, started rolling out measures and giving back to the people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The third pillar is that of sustainability, so we can ensure that the economic success that the country is enjoying, continues for the years to come,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat stated : “People can rest assured that in the coming budgets they will receive more cheques and money from the government,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “While we must guarantee that it is implemented properly, we must also ensure that it helps those who need it the most,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat stated : “I agree with the PN that it is not enough, and that is why in the years to come we will once again give them a raise,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “What has been given to you today can be given again in the coming years,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This independent inquiry, presided over by a magistrate, had exonerated me and my family from very serious accusations levelled against us by Ms Caruana Galizia and found that the documents that were supposed to prove wrongdoing were forged. The findings were immediately made public by the Attorney General,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "A fundamental point from what the Finance Minister said during the budget speech is the fact that the Maltese economy will have doubled in size next year, compared to seven to eight years ago... we inherited an economy worth €7 billion, but next year it will be worth €14 billion this is something phenomenal," External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Tomorrow's Budget will give the first signal that our economic plan is sustainable even in the sector of climate change. In order to be truly sustainable, this is the way forward. Our biggest polluter is cars and we need to take a brave decision going forward. It will effect our entire economic model," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat explained : “Our mission is to provide a quality and enlightened experience for children in foster care placements,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I have no problem because I have nothing to hide,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "This summit is one of the best opportunities for Malta to showcase our progress, our achievements and our dedication in areas of emerging technology to the world," "We made great strides compared to other countries as we were ambitious in our initiatives" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat asked : "Hyzler said that none of this was true. Who will shoulder responsibility for this lie?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It is the government's role to make people listen and to understand the new challenges," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat insisted : “I respect the fact that the media writes articles that give information but without entering into the merits of the information divulged it is the newspaper and the journalists who shoulder responsibility for that information as Prime Minister I have to be careful not to reflect on any of the content,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I am not privy to police investigations but even if I have details, I won’t speak about them because in situations like these the only persons to benefit from such information are the suspects themselves,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “People say they feel the country is moving forward and in the right direction, and that many problems have been solved, although there are new challenges - but it is only this government and movement which can solve these problems,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The new challenge as a country is for this growth to be managed in a sustainable way. Suitability is the crucial point. Our job is to solve these problems” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Helena Dalli ) : "I think Helena Dalli gave a very good performance. Hers was a legitimate comment. I think everyone would do things differently in their lives if they had another chance. I'm very happy with what she said and the way she acted," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "This [attitude] confirms how the PN says one thing and does another. During the hearing the PN was against Helena Dalli, although Delia said he would be in favour of her nomination," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Helena Dalli ) : "Everyone has their own personal opinion [on the matter]. I can comment only on myself not on others... I thank Helena for her performance, I think it was very good," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Tonio Borg ) : "You might be referring to Tonio Borg when he had said before the European Parliament that he had no issue to be a Commissioner in an area connected with abortion, when he never said anything of the sort in Malta," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It is experts who have to take the decision [on whether it is best for a child to remain with their foster or natural parents]. [...] Only they have the necessary tools to make such a determination," "There is no rule of thumb on this... every story is a world unto itself," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "We are totally against any type of censorship, and it is a witty way of getting their critique across" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Pieter Omtzigt ) : “Omtzigt has a strong deficit in credibility given that in the past it was found that he had invented information about the aircraft which was felled over Ukraine, blaming Ukrainian authorities instead of the Russian authorities. Given the way he acts, writes, and speaks it is clear that he is not interested in the truth but in saying what he thinks” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Before, all the Prime Ministers could get up in the morning and appoint anyone as a magistrate or Judge, no questions asked. So if I have a lot of power, those before me had a lot more; and I am not sorry about [not having that power]” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat maintained : “The people will always take what the Opposition says with a pinch of salt for the simple reason that when they were in government they did not keep their promises,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “DELTA is one of the best opportunities for Malta to showcase its progress and achievements in the area of emerging technologies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Association ) : “This year alone, we stopped the construction industry, a sign of credibility, and the Malta Developers Association and Chamber of Commerce agreed with such a decision,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I do believe, however, that while the economic growth may moderate in the rest of Europe, the situation in Malta will not change. I do not believe in a rollercoaster economy. We will keep growing, it’s not an issue of now being time to slow down,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We have full respect and have engaged and will continue engaging with the Council of Europe. But we have major reservations about PACE, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in connection with its rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt,” “Mr Omtzigt has serious credibility deficits, even because of his past, when it was found he had invented information about the plane which was shot down over Ukraine [MH17]. He had blamed the Ukrainian authorities instead of the Russian authorities, amongst other things. The way he acts, lies and speaks clearly shows he is not interested in the truth emerging but in saying what he thinks. So I am making it clear that we have major reservations about him” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat added ( about Pieter Omtzigt ) : “We said from the outset that we don’t have faith in Mr Omtzigt, who represents the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. So we are not saying anything [contradictory]. They are two different institutions, and the institution we want engage and want to continue to engage with is the Council of Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I think it was a stupid decision I would hazard to say. And I don’t think it was a top down decision from the University, but one taken someone, somewhere. If freedom of expression doesn’t take place at university, then I don’t know where it can take place,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "If there is a word that disappeared from the Opposition's vocabulary bank, it's credibility. Especially in the sector of economic governance, the Opposition has no idea and because they are amateurs, they didn't realise that Malta is getting another surplus," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "The Opposition is amaterish. No wonder they're in the position that they are in, even in terms of their finances," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It's a problem when the government is talking to itself on matters of economic policy because the Opposition simply has no idea," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The future is female, for we need to understand that we cannot succeed when approximately half of our global population is being held back,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat insisted : “The number of those on social assistance in Malta has halved in the last six years Yet this is not enough,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “In this regard and aware of the persistent under-representation of women in Parliament, we launched a reform proposing affirmative action that can help us bridge the gap,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Autonomy and empowerment are values that our legislation and practice seek to mainstream, while ensuring appropriate supports to persons who could find themselves in more vulnerable situations,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Nobody is disputing the ethical compasses and moral fibre of the appointed individuals," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Caruana Galizia ) : “I will listen to what the family of the late Caruana Galizia have to say. I have no problem to meet them and look forward to it,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Since 1997, this area saw absolutely no maintenance, no design. It's fitting that on the 55th anniversary of Malta's independence we are giving a present to the Maltese people," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "The fact that we are here today, ahead of schedule, is testament to how thrilled we are to work with you. At the beginning, there were comments about your arrival which verged on racism, of which I am ashamed. Today, I see this project as a very good blueprint for further collaboration between our two countries," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "He won't rest on his laurels," "The rest of the Marsa Junction Project has to be finished" External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat replied : "The highway between Malta and Sicily is the catamaran. We cannot check every single traveller as we would be breaching the fundamental freedom of movement in accordance with EU regulation," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The service hubs in Malta provide over 250 services. We invested in people, for people over these years and people are being listened to. It’s better for a public official to make a bad decision rather than not take a decision at all. The government believes that it’s important that clients are constantly met with engagement,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I am fully focused on the budget. What I said is very clear; I will be working not only on presenting the budget, but on implementing it" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I am always clear - I will say again - the budget will be done, and I will be here before it and after it" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "They were criticising us for not defending the tenant enough; now because we put in measures to defend the tenant, they are saying we are putting too harsh measures on the landlord" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "We will follow this resolution because we have nothing to hide. We have to make sure, however, that by launching a public inquiry we would not be prejudicing any case. We have almost reached this balance now," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The PA is still studying this possibility because we need to see the capacity of this area, we need to discuss how to regularise it so it wouldn’t be a free-for-all. This isn’t the government’s preferred choice because what we could be potentially dumping there is a resource, the equivalent of money,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Whoever thinks that we are going to build an island and occupy it with skyscrapers is wrong. We have to remember that places like Marsa, Msida and the Freeport are all products of land reclamation. The most ideal place for land reclamation right now would be Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq but unique flora and fauna there necessitate detailed studies,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat warned : “Auto-regulation sustained itself from three to six months in this area but it wasn’t a smooth affair. If the private sector doesn’t regularise itself sustainably, the government will take all the legal action necessary,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I don’t think you’ll be happy with our final decision on this issue,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Let me be very clear: I have no intention of resigning before, during, nor after the next Budget,” “The budget is so important not when it is devised, but also [in terms] of it being implemented. My only concern is to do the work which is needed in the coming months to keep pushing Malta higher” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I will be working on the Budget and will stay on after the Budget,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “When it’s time to make announcements, we will make them,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We have a strong engagement with the Council of Europe while I have strong reservations on the methodology used by the rapporteur of the parliamentary assembly when drawing up the resolution, I have huge respect for the Council of Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will follow this resolution because we have nothing to hide. We have to make sure, however, that by launching a public inquiry we wouldn’t be prejudicing any case. We have almost reached this balance now,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Had we not made the necessary changes to Malta’s energy system, we would be here today discussing how to increase the prices of utility bills. We guaranteed that Malta became future-proof,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Let me be very clear: I have no intention of resigning before, during, nor after the next budget,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Association ) : “I can’t understand how, after the White Paper, the consultation process and all the discussions, the Opposition first seemed to be in agreement [with the rent Bill], but, all of a sudden - because there was a lack of agreement on the proposed laws by the Chamber of Commerce and the Malta Developers’ Association - it has come out against them,” “Because the Opposition saw them [the Chamber and MDA] criticise the new laws, since they were defending the interests of their members, it decided to itself come out against the proposed reform” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Helena Dalli ) : “Helena will be the first European Commissioner for Equality, a historical development, and one of the most visible and politically onerous portfolios ever assigned to a Maltese commissioner,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Three days ago, we celebrated this,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All of the country’s high-ranking officials came to the celebration all dressed up. But who gave the main speech? Dr Abdalla Kablan,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All of this will be in the plans we will lay out in the budget,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This means decisions are being taken, investment is being attracted. What we must do as a government is to never rely on our good results and to keep pushing forward,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “He is employed by the government but I don’t know what his contract says because it’s not available to me at this moment,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to Armed Forces of Malta asset, enter port. German government and EU Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU member states," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All comments and submissions about the infrastructural works of any investment will be considered by the independent planning process. Government is confident that AUM will achieve its targets within the established timeframes as set in the public contract” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We brought in the people from the Ocean Viking to Malta for processing, and they will subsequently be taken to a number of other countries, from which we have the written pledges,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I am proud of how our country is acting in this situation,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : “Tous les migrants à bord du bateau humanitaire des ONG SOS Méditerranée et Médecins sans Frontière vont être transférés sur des bateaux militaires maltais, hors des eaux territoriales de ce pays, et amenés ensuite à terre. Ils seront répartis entre la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie” External link

liberte-algerie Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

corsematin Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

afp-fr Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : «la France, l’Allemagne, l’Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie» External link

lapresse-CA Friday, August 23, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : «la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie» External link

letemps Friday, August 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

ipreunion Friday, August 23, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat announced : “Following discussions with the European Commission and a number of the member states, namely France and Germany, Malta has agreed to be part of the solution in the Ocean Viking stalemate,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, August 23, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All migrants will be relocated to other member states: France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania. None will remain in Malta,” External link

middleeasteye Friday, August 23, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

challenges Friday, August 23, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

afp-fr Friday, August 23, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

la-croix Friday, August 23, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

lepetitjournal Friday, August 23, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "One shouldn't be looking at the absolute statistic but at the rate at which poverty has decreased because the absolute figure is reflective of the increase in population," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Contrary to the previous administration which said that poverty is simply a perception, this government acknowledges that it is a reality and we are fighting it everyday," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat says : “including his esoteric visions, his anti-Judaism,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

dw-en Monday, August 5, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

reuters-en Monday, August 5, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, August 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, August 5, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat explicou : "Quando os membros do governo alemão entraram em contato com Malta, eles se mostraram conscientes de que não era nossa responsabilidade, mas nos ofereceram um acordo" "Permitir aos migrantes um desembarque era uma questão de bom senso. Devemos trabalhar com outros países para salvar vidas humanas" External link

uol Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

trust2 Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

dw-en Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

trust Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 4, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I felt, even because it was a humanitarian issue, that we should accede to Germany’s request,” “If the country will be carrying out a humanitarian act, if it will not be creating any precedent and if another EU country tells us that it acknowledges that the migrants are not our responsibility, but that they would like us to [allow them in] and they would then be relocated then it is common sense that we take them in and show good will, while still protecting the national interest and human life,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “Two courts have now said clearly that Azzopardi has a big political responsibility when it comes to the scandalous act involving the Lowenbrau land,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to Armed Forces of Malta asset, enter port. German government and EU Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU member states,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : "Following request by #Germany, #Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel #AlanKurdi to transfer to @Armed_Forces_MT asset, enter port. German gov & @EU_Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU MemberStates," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to Armed Forces of Malta asset, enter port. German government and EU Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU member states," External link

dw-en Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “It’s like when you’re watching a series and you think everything has passed but then something comes up again and leaves you waiting for the next season,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I think that like me and others, you watch Netflix,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “When you think everything is solved everything, something happens and everything is turned on its head again and the confusion starts again. This is the feeling I get,” “I’m not going to make predictions on what I think will happen, we can wait for the new season to come out. I congratulate Dr Delia for beating Simon Busuttil no big deal, but he beat him and I hope he now gets a grip” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “One issue where we need clear direction from the PN is regarding the reform to increase gender equality in parliament,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The government has listened and will continue to listen” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “Von der Leyen asked for my thoughts about the portfolio that should be given to Helena Dalli and I told her what I think. Helena Dalli also expressed her thoughts with me. I do not feel that that discussion should be made public,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat added ( about Helena Dalli ) : “The profile of the person chosen (Dalli) will have an impact on the portfolio that she might be given,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “Whoever is reading these reports, even if they are leaked reports at this stage, should read them properly because the report has a cut-off date, which was last November, and since then many of the recommendations put forward in that report have been implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “Yes, there are many groups which are very vocal and we must communicate better with these people. But the perception that this project will result in the destruction of the large trees is not the case,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The government did in fact take a step back when it comes to this project. It took a step back from the previous administration’s proposal that would have resulted in the loss of 60% more agricultural land when compared to this government’s plan,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Ursula von der Leyen ) : “It’s a very difficult balancing act for von Der Leyen as she has 26 other roles to cover, 25 if you don’t count the Spanish Commissioner who will be responsible for foreign affairs,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "The Attard main road has been suffering for years. Balzan and Attard residents have been complaining continuously about the traffic issues in their locality. Now that the government is implementing the project, we are still getting stick. You can't please everyone. The government doesn't get any thanks for it," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Moody's credit rating is the latest in a series of credit agency ratings that have recognised our standing. This is the merit of coordinated work and continuous government decisions. The government accounts are strong and to be relied upon but we have achieved this because we remain focused and keep making decisions," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Bank services in Malta are still limited. They are doing very well financially but are facing an intense demand due to these business settling in Malta. Financial regulators tell them to slow down," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat added : “This is reflected in the way people behave and in what they can afford,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat claimed : “parents are again feeling their children will have a better country than the one they had” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “So Malta was part of the solution,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "None of the said immigrants will remain in Malta as this case was not under the responsibility of the Maltese authorities," External link

politico-eu Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Following discussions with the government, the Malta government will transfer 65 rescued immigrants on board the Alan Kurdi to an Armed Forces Malta asset which will then enter a Maltese port,” External link

modernghana Monday, July 8, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Following discussions with the and government, the Malta government will transfer 65 rescued immigrants on board the Alan Kurdi to an Armed Forces Malta asset which will then enter a Maltese port,” External link

rfi-en Monday, July 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "following discussions with the EU Commission and the German government" External link

thenational Monday, July 8, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat adiantou : “Todos os resgatados vão ser imediatamente transferidos para outros países membros da União Europeia” External link

observador Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat adiantou : “Todos os resgatados vão ser imediatamente transferidos para outros países membros da União Europeia” External link

24-sapo Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat adiantou : “Todos os resgatados vão ser imediatamente transferidos para outros países membros da União Europeia” External link

ptjornal Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat afirmou ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Após discussões com a Comissão Europeia e com o governo alemão, o governo de Malta vai transferir 65 migrantes socorridos a bordo do 'Alan Kurdi' para uma unidade das Forças Armadas maltesas, que entrará depois em um porto maltês" External link

uol Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat vysvětlil : "Bylo dosaženo ad hoc dohody. Z 249 migrantů, kteří jsou na Maltě a 49, kteří jsou na palubách Sea-Watch a Sea-Eye, bude 220 osob přerozděleno do jiných členských zemí nebo budou navráceni do zemí jejich původu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat prohlásil : "Malta nikdy neuzavřela své přístavy a zůstává bezpečným přístavem," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat dijo : “Informado de una posible situación de secuestro de un vuelo doméstico de Libia redirigido hacia Malta. Operaciones de seguridad y emergencia en marcha, por -JM” External link

diariolibre-en Friday, December 23, 2016 3:40:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
prime minister43.34%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
minister38.64%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
primeiro-ministro de malta0.75%PT12/06/201706/12/2017
ministre de l' intérieur0.01%FR12/04/201704/12/2017
chief of staff0.12%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
leader1.25%EN11/15/201715/11/2017
labour leader1.24%EN11/15/201715/11/2017
premier ministre de malte0.25%FR11/09/201709/11/2017
ministre de malte0.07%FR11/09/201709/11/2017
premier ministre maltais3.00%FR11/08/201708/11/2017
ministre maltais2.47%FR11/08/201708/11/2017
travailliste0.60%FR11/03/201703/11/2017
premier ministre travailliste0.52%FR11/03/201703/11/2017
ministre travailliste0.49%FR11/03/201703/11/2017
accused0.07%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
premier2.92%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
ministre0.37%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
primeiro-ministro0.05%PT10/27/201727/10/2017
premierminister0.12%DA10/26/201726/10/2017
ministerpräsident0.01%DE10/26/201726/10/2017
prime minister of malta0.48%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
primeiro-ministro maltês0.28%PT10/25/201725/10/2017
labour party leader0.06%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
labour prime minister0.07%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
journaliste0.01%FR10/18/201718/10/2017
leader0.01%FR10/17/201717/10/2017
politician0.01%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
eu foreign affairs chief0.01%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
tourism minister0.01%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
premierminister0.02%DE07/28/201728/07/2017
Names Lang Count
Joseph MuscatEN61.06%
Joseph MuscatFR11.84%
Joseph MuscatPT7.94%
Joseph MuscatMT7.86%
Joseph MuscatDE5.39%
Joseph MuscatEU5.35%
Joseph MuscatES0.13%
Joseph MuscatCS0.09%
Joseph MuscatAR0.08%
JOSEPH MUSCATEN0.05%
Joseph MuscatPL0.05%
Joseph MuscatIS0.05%
Joseph MuscatRO0.04%
Joseph MuscatSA0.03%
Joseph MuscatEL0.01%
Joseph MuscatDA0.01%


 
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Simon Busuttil said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "Joseph Muscat left him there so Muscat is as corrupt as he is. Had he been my chief of staff, I would have fired him immediately: out, out, out!" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Dunja Mijatovic said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "When I speak of these issues, Joseph Muscat's government of Malta tries to paint it as some sort of political party issue, but perhaps they will listen to somebody like you with no interest apart from truth and justice. Can you give us some information as to your assessment of the Maltese government's reaction?" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Kristy Debono said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Something is clearly very wrong on the banking front. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat inherited a flourishing financial services sector, replete with top professionals, an all-encompassing legal regime, a strong regulatory arm and an excellent reputation. Sadly, his government, through its actions and inactions, destroyed the very foundations of this sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “We now know this was not the case because the Council of Europe has criticised the terms of reference and the manner in which Joseph Muscat set up the inquiry,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “We now know this was not the case because the Council of Europe has criticised the terms of reference and the manner in which Joseph Muscat set up the inquiry,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Norman Vella wrote ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “I know what I told and promised those voters on a party and personal level. I know the reasons why they showed confidence in me and why they preferred to vote for me before continuing on other candidates in spite of contesting the election for the first time. These are the same reasons why I challenged Joseph Muscat at a great personal sacrifice, joined the party at the its worst time after the 2013 election, gave four years of work and also contested the European Parliament election, obtaining more than 7,000 first preference votes,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "It is a privilege for me to be able to serve the country again as part of the Joseph Muscat Cabinet. It has always been my wish since the last election to be able to do so after giving my all in Parliament," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "Muscat has lost his control over his minister, so much so that he is allowing a decision that binds the country to 65 years with the result of losing millions of euros," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi asked ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The question we need to ask is this: what is that serious and important for Muscat that made him lose such an opportunity that he himself wanted so desperately? What do the criminals around him know about him?" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dimitris Avramopoulos declarou ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Estou muito agradado que os nossos esforços tenham dado frutos e que todos aqueles que estão a bordo estejam, neste momento, a ser desembarcados. Malta, o nosso Estado-membro mais pequeno, foi quem demonstrou maior solidariedade. Quero agradecer pessoalmente ao primeiro-ministro [Joseph] Muscat por ter permitido o desembarque das pessoas a bordo das embarcações das duas organizações não-governamentais” External link

ptjornal Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Dimitris Avramopoulos declarou ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Estou muito agradado que os nossos esforços tenham dado frutos e que todos aqueles que estão a bordo estejam, neste momento, a ser desembarcados. Malta, o nosso Estado-membro mais pequeno, foi quem demonstrou maior solidariedade. Quero agradecer pessoalmente ao primeiro-ministro [Joseph] Muscat por ter permitido o desembarque das pessoas a bordo das embarcações das duas organizações não-governamentais” External link

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Joseph Muscat said : “Tough decisions will always be taken. That’s the job you entrusted me with” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Schembri was asked to give testimony. He argued that he had already given testimony on the matter [in the magisterial inquiry] and that he couldn’t do so again because the law says that if you are a witness in an inquiry you cannot speak about the case in a public hearing,” “He (Schembri) was in a situation where, if he replied to the questions in court, the ongoing inquiry could have been prejudiced and undermined in some way” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "At a time when new tensions are re-emerging, it is time to remind people of this journey" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We all use aircraft to travel, yet few of us know how to drive a plane and simply go on board trusting the technology. It is a matter of trust in the systems. Trust is what is needed right now with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat stated : “I have one practical suggestion lower the voting age and let 16-year-olds take decisions as to who should govern their countries” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Keith Schembri ) : “I am being taken to task on my handling of Mr [Keith] Schembri by somebody who at the first available possibility withdrew libel proceedings which he had instituted, in the wake of allegations that he had been involved in money laundering,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I have no idea. You should ask the owner or whoever has that information,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Yes, if it is so...I don't know who owns it" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I'm not sure. Or two years ago. What's today's date? I think it was a year ago...like a meet all people in business. I meet everyone" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “They first tell us that the institutions were hijacked by the government, and then members from the Opposition in the said institutions, who are responsible of keeping the government in check, resign from their position,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This doesn’t create a problem for the country’s institutions, but rather creates a problem for the opposition’s credibility,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Prime ministers before me could enact any judge they saw fit, but I choose to stand by the recommendations of an independent commission who are responsible of ensuring that the individuals who take up the role of judge, are suitable for the job,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “People were justly enraged over the decision, myself included, because they could not understand how such a decision could be taken. It was technically correct because the permit followed the legislation and the application ticked all the marks on the checklist, but then this means that the 2014 reform itself was illogical,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "People were justly enraged over the decision, myself included, because they could not understand how such a decision could be taken. It was technically correct because the permit followed the legislation and the application ticked all the marks on the checklist, but then this means that the 2014 reform itself was illogical," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I talked to the Infrastructure Minister [Ian Borg] so that the reform that allowed this to happen is changed but he informed me that he had already asked for a change over a year ago," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "This should serve as a lesson for the regulatory authorities. It's not just about checking the right boxes but it's also important to be sensitive to the complaints and voices of the people out there. We should be constantly listening to them," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I thank the archbishop for showing sensitivity. The relation between the church and Labour is always taken in the historical context of the 60s. In time, the wound is always changing but never fully closed," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "We recognise that this is a brave act. The people interred here never did anything wrong, they believed in civil rights, in the equal rights for women, they believed in what we believe," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This isn’t going to be exclusive to any one company, anyone will be welcome to join in on this new industry. We believe that through this first agreement, which we will hopefully reach and can announce in the coming weeks, we will be able to start creating a market,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I’m sorry but you knew about this, or else I won’t be answering to anymore of your questions,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is a sign of the company preparing itself for future needs,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Apart from buying a home, the biggest expense people face is usually purchasing a car. We have a big second-hand car market in Malta, because this is what people afford,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is us putting our money where our mouth is,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 25, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The ways to solve this are by increasing female participation in the workforce, bettering education and training provided to cater for the labour market, and attracting foreign workers,” “Yes, there is a talent shortage The level of female participation in the labour market was astonishingly low five or six years ago, at 40%. With in-work benefits and other policies, this has risen to 63%, which is still way below the European average. So, the first solution is having gender mainstreaming within the context of labour market policy” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I disagree with the idea the economy is growing because foreigners are coming to Malta. Foreigners are coming to Malta because the economy is growing,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “There is a very delicate balance which needs to be struck here, since this will most likely hit the most vulnerable in society who consume such products the most,” “But it’s unfair that Europeans have such high standards on the environment and climate and that such products are then dumped on us” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is us putting our money where our mouth is,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 25, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will start taking the PN’s plans seriously when they can properly plan a mass meeting or flower planting ceremony” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Lassana Cisse ) : "Like I said when Lassana [Cisse] was killed, and I will say it again - in order to defend our country we need to learn from other country's mistakes" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "With the Opposition's logic, since the number had gone up like this, then the economy would have exploded - instead it did nothing of the sort," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "not to leave any bills for our children and their children," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "In real terms we are over €185 less in debt," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Yesterday, it seems everyone wanted to kill blacks” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “may be too angry at times” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “I made a mistake and admitted it, do not make the same one” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will lose everything if we fan the flames [of these tensions]” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We are moving in the right direction. Everyone has understood this, apart from the Opposition” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We have recycled the third budget without any taxesWe have recycled the surplus for a fifth time in a row” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Adrian Delia ) : “According to Opposition Leader Adrian Delia, not one license was issued in terms of blockchain firms. First of all, he doesn’t understand the difference between cryptocurrency and blockchain, and secondly, 17 Virtual Financial Assets licenses were issued to blockchain companies and these are already in operation. A further five licenses have been issued for system auditors,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “With regards to the gaming sector, in one year, employment has increased in this sector by 10%,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “As a statistical fact, six out of ten people coming into the country are from the EU. Only 18% of foreigners do elementary work. Most have managerial jobs due to the fact that there is a skills gap. We do not have enough people who are capable of working in certain sectors so it’s not the case that foreigners are taking our jobs,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Let’s think things through before we open our mouths,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This is the biggest social issue facing us today. Nobody has a magic wand,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will start taking the PN’s plans seriously when they can plan a mass meeting or flower planting ceremony” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Lassana Cisse ) : "Like I said when Lassana [Cisse] was killed, and I will say it again - in order to defend our country we need to learn from other country's mistakes" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "With the Opposition's logic, since the number had gone up like this, then the economy would have exploded - instead it did nothing of the sort," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "not to leave any bills for our children and their children," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "In real terms we are over €185 less in debt," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It was disappointing to see that the leader of the opposition did not mention the big increase in pensions, or find the time to mention that the government has increased workers' days of vacation leave, or the biggest environment measure which we proposed... our plastic ban," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This government spent its first years in power creating a firm financial base on which it would be basing its policies, then when it saw that it was sustainable, started rolling out measures and giving back to the people,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The third pillar is that of sustainability, so we can ensure that the economic success that the country is enjoying, continues for the years to come,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat stated : “People can rest assured that in the coming budgets they will receive more cheques and money from the government,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “While we must guarantee that it is implemented properly, we must also ensure that it helps those who need it the most,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat stated : “I agree with the PN that it is not enough, and that is why in the years to come we will once again give them a raise,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “What has been given to you today can be given again in the coming years,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This independent inquiry, presided over by a magistrate, had exonerated me and my family from very serious accusations levelled against us by Ms Caruana Galizia and found that the documents that were supposed to prove wrongdoing were forged. The findings were immediately made public by the Attorney General,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "A fundamental point from what the Finance Minister said during the budget speech is the fact that the Maltese economy will have doubled in size next year, compared to seven to eight years ago... we inherited an economy worth €7 billion, but next year it will be worth €14 billion this is something phenomenal," External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Tomorrow's Budget will give the first signal that our economic plan is sustainable even in the sector of climate change. In order to be truly sustainable, this is the way forward. Our biggest polluter is cars and we need to take a brave decision going forward. It will effect our entire economic model," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat explained : “Our mission is to provide a quality and enlightened experience for children in foster care placements,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I have no problem because I have nothing to hide,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "This summit is one of the best opportunities for Malta to showcase our progress, our achievements and our dedication in areas of emerging technology to the world," "We made great strides compared to other countries as we were ambitious in our initiatives" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat asked : "Hyzler said that none of this was true. Who will shoulder responsibility for this lie?" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It is the government's role to make people listen and to understand the new challenges," External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat insisted : “I respect the fact that the media writes articles that give information but without entering into the merits of the information divulged it is the newspaper and the journalists who shoulder responsibility for that information as Prime Minister I have to be careful not to reflect on any of the content,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I am not privy to police investigations but even if I have details, I won’t speak about them because in situations like these the only persons to benefit from such information are the suspects themselves,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “People say they feel the country is moving forward and in the right direction, and that many problems have been solved, although there are new challenges - but it is only this government and movement which can solve these problems,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The new challenge as a country is for this growth to be managed in a sustainable way. Suitability is the crucial point. Our job is to solve these problems” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Helena Dalli ) : "I think Helena Dalli gave a very good performance. Hers was a legitimate comment. I think everyone would do things differently in their lives if they had another chance. I'm very happy with what she said and the way she acted," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "This [attitude] confirms how the PN says one thing and does another. During the hearing the PN was against Helena Dalli, although Delia said he would be in favour of her nomination," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Helena Dalli ) : "Everyone has their own personal opinion [on the matter]. I can comment only on myself not on others... I thank Helena for her performance, I think it was very good," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Tonio Borg ) : "You might be referring to Tonio Borg when he had said before the European Parliament that he had no issue to be a Commissioner in an area connected with abortion, when he never said anything of the sort in Malta," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It is experts who have to take the decision [on whether it is best for a child to remain with their foster or natural parents]. [...] Only they have the necessary tools to make such a determination," "There is no rule of thumb on this... every story is a world unto itself," External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "We are totally against any type of censorship, and it is a witty way of getting their critique across" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Pieter Omtzigt ) : “Omtzigt has a strong deficit in credibility given that in the past it was found that he had invented information about the aircraft which was felled over Ukraine, blaming Ukrainian authorities instead of the Russian authorities. Given the way he acts, writes, and speaks it is clear that he is not interested in the truth but in saying what he thinks” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Before, all the Prime Ministers could get up in the morning and appoint anyone as a magistrate or Judge, no questions asked. So if I have a lot of power, those before me had a lot more; and I am not sorry about [not having that power]” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat maintained : “The people will always take what the Opposition says with a pinch of salt for the simple reason that when they were in government they did not keep their promises,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “DELTA is one of the best opportunities for Malta to showcase its progress and achievements in the area of emerging technologies,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Association ) : “This year alone, we stopped the construction industry, a sign of credibility, and the Malta Developers Association and Chamber of Commerce agreed with such a decision,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I do believe, however, that while the economic growth may moderate in the rest of Europe, the situation in Malta will not change. I do not believe in a rollercoaster economy. We will keep growing, it’s not an issue of now being time to slow down,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We have full respect and have engaged and will continue engaging with the Council of Europe. But we have major reservations about PACE, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in connection with its rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt,” “Mr Omtzigt has serious credibility deficits, even because of his past, when it was found he had invented information about the plane which was shot down over Ukraine [MH17]. He had blamed the Ukrainian authorities instead of the Russian authorities, amongst other things. The way he acts, lies and speaks clearly shows he is not interested in the truth emerging but in saying what he thinks. So I am making it clear that we have major reservations about him” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat added ( about Pieter Omtzigt ) : “We said from the outset that we don’t have faith in Mr Omtzigt, who represents the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. So we are not saying anything [contradictory]. They are two different institutions, and the institution we want engage and want to continue to engage with is the Council of Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I think it was a stupid decision I would hazard to say. And I don’t think it was a top down decision from the University, but one taken someone, somewhere. If freedom of expression doesn’t take place at university, then I don’t know where it can take place,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "If there is a word that disappeared from the Opposition's vocabulary bank, it's credibility. Especially in the sector of economic governance, the Opposition has no idea and because they are amateurs, they didn't realise that Malta is getting another surplus," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "The Opposition is amaterish. No wonder they're in the position that they are in, even in terms of their finances," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "It's a problem when the government is talking to itself on matters of economic policy because the Opposition simply has no idea," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The future is female, for we need to understand that we cannot succeed when approximately half of our global population is being held back,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat insisted : “The number of those on social assistance in Malta has halved in the last six years Yet this is not enough,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “In this regard and aware of the persistent under-representation of women in Parliament, we launched a reform proposing affirmative action that can help us bridge the gap,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Autonomy and empowerment are values that our legislation and practice seek to mainstream, while ensuring appropriate supports to persons who could find themselves in more vulnerable situations,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Nobody is disputing the ethical compasses and moral fibre of the appointed individuals," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Caruana Galizia ) : “I will listen to what the family of the late Caruana Galizia have to say. I have no problem to meet them and look forward to it,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Since 1997, this area saw absolutely no maintenance, no design. It's fitting that on the 55th anniversary of Malta's independence we are giving a present to the Maltese people," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "The fact that we are here today, ahead of schedule, is testament to how thrilled we are to work with you. At the beginning, there were comments about your arrival which verged on racism, of which I am ashamed. Today, I see this project as a very good blueprint for further collaboration between our two countries," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "He won't rest on his laurels," "The rest of the Marsa Junction Project has to be finished" External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat replied : "The highway between Malta and Sicily is the catamaran. We cannot check every single traveller as we would be breaching the fundamental freedom of movement in accordance with EU regulation," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The service hubs in Malta provide over 250 services. We invested in people, for people over these years and people are being listened to. It’s better for a public official to make a bad decision rather than not take a decision at all. The government believes that it’s important that clients are constantly met with engagement,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I am fully focused on the budget. What I said is very clear; I will be working not only on presenting the budget, but on implementing it" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "I am always clear - I will say again - the budget will be done, and I will be here before it and after it" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "They were criticising us for not defending the tenant enough; now because we put in measures to defend the tenant, they are saying we are putting too harsh measures on the landlord" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "We will follow this resolution because we have nothing to hide. We have to make sure, however, that by launching a public inquiry we would not be prejudicing any case. We have almost reached this balance now," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The PA is still studying this possibility because we need to see the capacity of this area, we need to discuss how to regularise it so it wouldn’t be a free-for-all. This isn’t the government’s preferred choice because what we could be potentially dumping there is a resource, the equivalent of money,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Whoever thinks that we are going to build an island and occupy it with skyscrapers is wrong. We have to remember that places like Marsa, Msida and the Freeport are all products of land reclamation. The most ideal place for land reclamation right now would be Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq but unique flora and fauna there necessitate detailed studies,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat warned : “Auto-regulation sustained itself from three to six months in this area but it wasn’t a smooth affair. If the private sector doesn’t regularise itself sustainably, the government will take all the legal action necessary,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I don’t think you’ll be happy with our final decision on this issue,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Let me be very clear: I have no intention of resigning before, during, nor after the next Budget,” “The budget is so important not when it is devised, but also [in terms] of it being implemented. My only concern is to do the work which is needed in the coming months to keep pushing Malta higher” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I will be working on the Budget and will stay on after the Budget,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “When it’s time to make announcements, we will make them,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We have a strong engagement with the Council of Europe while I have strong reservations on the methodology used by the rapporteur of the parliamentary assembly when drawing up the resolution, I have huge respect for the Council of Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We will follow this resolution because we have nothing to hide. We have to make sure, however, that by launching a public inquiry we wouldn’t be prejudicing any case. We have almost reached this balance now,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Had we not made the necessary changes to Malta’s energy system, we would be here today discussing how to increase the prices of utility bills. We guaranteed that Malta became future-proof,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Let me be very clear: I have no intention of resigning before, during, nor after the next budget,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Association ) : “I can’t understand how, after the White Paper, the consultation process and all the discussions, the Opposition first seemed to be in agreement [with the rent Bill], but, all of a sudden - because there was a lack of agreement on the proposed laws by the Chamber of Commerce and the Malta Developers’ Association - it has come out against them,” “Because the Opposition saw them [the Chamber and MDA] criticise the new laws, since they were defending the interests of their members, it decided to itself come out against the proposed reform” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Helena Dalli ) : “Helena will be the first European Commissioner for Equality, a historical development, and one of the most visible and politically onerous portfolios ever assigned to a Maltese commissioner,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “Three days ago, we celebrated this,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All of the country’s high-ranking officials came to the celebration all dressed up. But who gave the main speech? Dr Abdalla Kablan,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All of this will be in the plans we will lay out in the budget,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “This means decisions are being taken, investment is being attracted. What we must do as a government is to never rely on our good results and to keep pushing forward,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “He is employed by the government but I don’t know what his contract says because it’s not available to me at this moment,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to Armed Forces of Malta asset, enter port. German government and EU Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU member states," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All comments and submissions about the infrastructural works of any investment will be considered by the independent planning process. Government is confident that AUM will achieve its targets within the established timeframes as set in the public contract” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “We brought in the people from the Ocean Viking to Malta for processing, and they will subsequently be taken to a number of other countries, from which we have the written pledges,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I am proud of how our country is acting in this situation,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : “Tous les migrants à bord du bateau humanitaire des ONG SOS Méditerranée et Médecins sans Frontière vont être transférés sur des bateaux militaires maltais, hors des eaux territoriales de ce pays, et amenés ensuite à terre. Ils seront répartis entre la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie” External link

liberte-algerie Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

corsematin Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

afp-fr Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : «la France, l’Allemagne, l’Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie» External link

lapresse-CA Friday, August 23, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : «la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie» External link

letemps Friday, August 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

ipreunion Friday, August 23, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat announced : “Following discussions with the European Commission and a number of the member states, namely France and Germany, Malta has agreed to be part of the solution in the Ocean Viking stalemate,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, August 23, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “All migrants will be relocated to other member states: France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania. None will remain in Malta,” External link

middleeasteye Friday, August 23, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

challenges Friday, August 23, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

afp-fr Friday, August 23, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

la-croix Friday, August 23, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat précisé ( about la France ) : "la France, l'Allemagne, l'Irlande, le Luxembourg, le Portugal et la Roumanie" External link

lepetitjournal Friday, August 23, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "One shouldn't be looking at the absolute statistic but at the rate at which poverty has decreased because the absolute figure is reflective of the increase in population," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Contrary to the previous administration which said that poverty is simply a perception, this government acknowledges that it is a reality and we are fighting it everyday," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat says : “including his esoteric visions, his anti-Judaism,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

dw-en Monday, August 5, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

reuters-en Monday, August 5, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, August 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, August 5, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat explicou : "Quando os membros do governo alemão entraram em contato com Malta, eles se mostraram conscientes de que não era nossa responsabilidade, mas nos ofereceram um acordo" "Permitir aos migrantes um desembarque era uma questão de bom senso. Devemos trabalhar com outros países para salvar vidas humanas" External link

uol Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

trust2 Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

dw-en Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

trust Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on board the German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to a Malta Armed Forces asset and enter port," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 4, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I felt, even because it was a humanitarian issue, that we should accede to Germany’s request,” “If the country will be carrying out a humanitarian act, if it will not be creating any precedent and if another EU country tells us that it acknowledges that the migrants are not our responsibility, but that they would like us to [allow them in] and they would then be relocated then it is common sense that we take them in and show good will, while still protecting the national interest and human life,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “Two courts have now said clearly that Azzopardi has a big political responsibility when it comes to the scandalous act involving the Lowenbrau land,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : “Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to Armed Forces of Malta asset, enter port. German government and EU Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU member states,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : "Following request by #Germany, #Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel #AlanKurdi to transfer to @Armed_Forces_MT asset, enter port. German gov & @EU_Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU MemberStates," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat wrote : "Malta will allow 40 migrants on German vessel Alan Kurdi to transfer to Armed Forces of Malta asset, enter port. German government and EU Commission arranged for all persons to be distributed amongst number of EU member states," External link

dw-en Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “It’s like when you’re watching a series and you think everything has passed but then something comes up again and leaves you waiting for the next season,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “I think that like me and others, you watch Netflix,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “When you think everything is solved everything, something happens and everything is turned on its head again and the confusion starts again. This is the feeling I get,” “I’m not going to make predictions on what I think will happen, we can wait for the new season to come out. I congratulate Dr Delia for beating Simon Busuttil no big deal, but he beat him and I hope he now gets a grip” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “One issue where we need clear direction from the PN is regarding the reform to increase gender equality in parliament,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The government has listened and will continue to listen” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “Von der Leyen asked for my thoughts about the portfolio that should be given to Helena Dalli and I told her what I think. Helena Dalli also expressed her thoughts with me. I do not feel that that discussion should be made public,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat added ( about Helena Dalli ) : “The profile of the person chosen (Dalli) will have an impact on the portfolio that she might be given,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “Whoever is reading these reports, even if they are leaked reports at this stage, should read them properly because the report has a cut-off date, which was last November, and since then many of the recommendations put forward in that report have been implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told : “Yes, there are many groups which are very vocal and we must communicate better with these people. But the perception that this project will result in the destruction of the large trees is not the case,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “The government did in fact take a step back when it comes to this project. It took a step back from the previous administration’s proposal that would have resulted in the loss of 60% more agricultural land when compared to this government’s plan,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Ursula von der Leyen ) : “It’s a very difficult balancing act for von Der Leyen as she has 26 other roles to cover, 25 if you don’t count the Spanish Commissioner who will be responsible for foreign affairs,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "The Attard main road has been suffering for years. Balzan and Attard residents have been complaining continuously about the traffic issues in their locality. Now that the government is implementing the project, we are still getting stick. You can't please everyone. The government doesn't get any thanks for it," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Moody's credit rating is the latest in a series of credit agency ratings that have recognised our standing. This is the merit of coordinated work and continuous government decisions. The government accounts are strong and to be relied upon but we have achieved this because we remain focused and keep making decisions," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "Bank services in Malta are still limited. They are doing very well financially but are facing an intense demand due to these business settling in Malta. Financial regulators tell them to slow down," External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat added : “This is reflected in the way people behave and in what they can afford,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat claimed : “parents are again feeling their children will have a better country than the one they had” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : “So Malta was part of the solution,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "None of the said immigrants will remain in Malta as this case was not under the responsibility of the Maltese authorities," External link

politico-eu Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Following discussions with the government, the Malta government will transfer 65 rescued immigrants on board the Alan Kurdi to an Armed Forces Malta asset which will then enter a Maltese port,” External link

modernghana Monday, July 8, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said ( about Alan Kurdi ) : “Following discussions with the and government, the Malta government will transfer 65 rescued immigrants on board the Alan Kurdi to an Armed Forces Malta asset which will then enter a Maltese port,” External link

rfi-en Monday, July 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat said : "following discussions with the EU Commission and the German government" External link

thenational Monday, July 8, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat adiantou : “Todos os resgatados vão ser imediatamente transferidos para outros países membros da União Europeia” External link

observador Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat adiantou : “Todos os resgatados vão ser imediatamente transferidos para outros países membros da União Europeia” External link

24-sapo Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat adiantou : “Todos os resgatados vão ser imediatamente transferidos para outros países membros da União Europeia” External link

ptjornal Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat afirmou ( about Alan Kurdi ) : "Após discussões com a Comissão Europeia e com o governo alemão, o governo de Malta vai transferir 65 migrantes socorridos a bordo do 'Alan Kurdi' para uma unidade das Forças Armadas maltesas, que entrará depois em um porto maltês" External link

uol Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat vysvětlil : "Bylo dosaženo ad hoc dohody. Z 249 migrantů, kteří jsou na Maltě a 49, kteří jsou na palubách Sea-Watch a Sea-Eye, bude 220 osob přerozděleno do jiných členských zemí nebo budou navráceni do zemí jejich původu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat prohlásil : "Malta nikdy neuzavřela své přístavy a zůstává bezpečným přístavem," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat dijo : “Informado de una posible situación de secuestro de un vuelo doméstico de Libia redirigido hacia Malta. Operaciones de seguridad y emergencia en marcha, por -JM” External link

diariolibre-en Friday, December 23, 2016 3:40:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
prime minister43.34%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
minister38.64%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
primeiro-ministro de malta0.75%PT12/06/201706/12/2017
ministre de l' intérieur0.01%FR12/04/201704/12/2017
chief of staff0.12%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
leader1.25%EN11/15/201715/11/2017
labour leader1.24%EN11/15/201715/11/2017
premier ministre de malte0.25%FR11/09/201709/11/2017
ministre de malte0.07%FR11/09/201709/11/2017
premier ministre maltais3.00%FR11/08/201708/11/2017
ministre maltais2.47%FR11/08/201708/11/2017
travailliste0.60%FR11/03/201703/11/2017
premier ministre travailliste0.52%FR11/03/201703/11/2017
ministre travailliste0.49%FR11/03/201703/11/2017
accused0.07%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
premier2.92%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
ministre0.37%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
primeiro-ministro0.05%PT10/27/201727/10/2017
premierminister0.12%DA10/26/201726/10/2017
ministerpräsident0.01%DE10/26/201726/10/2017
prime minister of malta0.48%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
primeiro-ministro maltês0.28%PT10/25/201725/10/2017
labour party leader0.06%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
labour prime minister0.07%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
journaliste0.01%FR10/18/201718/10/2017
leader0.01%FR10/17/201717/10/2017
politician0.01%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
eu foreign affairs chief0.01%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
tourism minister0.01%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
premierminister0.02%DE07/28/201728/07/2017
Names Lang Count
Joseph MuscatEN61.06%
Joseph MuscatFR11.84%
Joseph MuscatPT7.94%
Joseph MuscatMT7.86%
Joseph MuscatDE5.39%
Joseph MuscatEU5.35%
Joseph MuscatES0.13%
Joseph MuscatCS0.09%
Joseph MuscatAR0.08%
JOSEPH MUSCATEN0.05%
Joseph MuscatPL0.05%
Joseph MuscatIS0.05%
Joseph MuscatRO0.04%
Joseph MuscatSA0.03%
Joseph MuscatEL0.01%
Joseph MuscatDA0.01%


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Simon Busuttil said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "Joseph Muscat left him there so Muscat is as corrupt as he is. Had he been my chief of staff, I would have fired him immediately: out, out, out!" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Dunja Mijatovic said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "When I speak of these issues, Joseph Muscat's government of Malta tries to paint it as some sort of political party issue, but perhaps they will listen to somebody like you with no interest apart from truth and justice. Can you give us some information as to your assessment of the Maltese government's reaction?" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Kristy Debono said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Something is clearly very wrong on the banking front. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat inherited a flourishing financial services sector, replete with top professionals, an all-encompassing legal regime, a strong regulatory arm and an excellent reputation. Sadly, his government, through its actions and inactions, destroyed the very foundations of this sector” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “We now know this was not the case because the Council of Europe has criticised the terms of reference and the manner in which Joseph Muscat set up the inquiry,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Adrian Delia said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “We now know this was not the case because the Council of Europe has criticised the terms of reference and the manner in which Joseph Muscat set up the inquiry,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Norman Vella wrote ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “I know what I told and promised those voters on a party and personal level. I know the reasons why they showed confidence in me and why they preferred to vote for me before continuing on other candidates in spite of contesting the election for the first time. These are the same reasons why I challenged Joseph Muscat at a great personal sacrifice, joined the party at the its worst time after the 2013 election, gave four years of work and also contested the European Parliament election, obtaining more than 7,000 first preference votes,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Edward Zammit Lewis said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "It is a privilege for me to be able to serve the country again as part of the Joseph Muscat Cabinet. It has always been my wish since the last election to be able to do so after giving my all in Parliament," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "Muscat has lost his control over his minister, so much so that he is allowing a decision that binds the country to 65 years with the result of losing millions of euros," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Jason Azzopardi asked ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The question we need to ask is this: what is that serious and important for Muscat that made him lose such an opportunity that he himself wanted so desperately? What do the criminals around him know about him?" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dimitris Avramopoulos declarou ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Estou muito agradado que os nossos esforços tenham dado frutos e que todos aqueles que estão a bordo estejam, neste momento, a ser desembarcados. Malta, o nosso Estado-membro mais pequeno, foi quem demonstrou maior solidariedade. Quero agradecer pessoalmente ao primeiro-ministro [Joseph] Muscat por ter permitido o desembarque das pessoas a bordo das embarcações das duas organizações não-governamentais” External link

ptjornal Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Dimitris Avramopoulos declarou ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “Estou muito agradado que os nossos esforços tenham dado frutos e que todos aqueles que estão a bordo estejam, neste momento, a ser desembarcados. Malta, o nosso Estado-membro mais pequeno, foi quem demonstrou maior solidariedade. Quero agradecer pessoalmente ao primeiro-ministro [Joseph] Muscat por ter permitido o desembarque das pessoas a bordo das embarcações das duas organizações não-governamentais” External link

24-sapo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT