Michael Farrugia

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Michael Farrugia said : “Where initially we had thought we would have finished vaccinating residents of this home by the end of April, I am now happy to confirm we are ahead of schedule and the residents will have received both doses of the vaccine by the end of February,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We are aware of the possibility that the vaccine might have some side effects. therefore we have to make sure that there is a plan for the vaccination so that documentation is registered for whoever receives the first vaccination dose" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This will help us determine the scaling of the project and establish a standard charging fee across the board,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 13, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “My role is to give police all the necessary tools, not to investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “There were divergent opinions at the time,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “There were divergent opinions at the time,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia explained : “We are calculating that in the first quarter of 2021 we will finish the tunnels, of course all the piping will have to be finalised too and systems, so we are seeing that by the end of summer 2021 operations would have begun, of course keeping in mind we work within the limits of the pandemic we are facing and affect the project,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia explained : “It’s going to be busy but this is also preparing us for next year We’ll be part of the televised series of XTERRA which will be broadcasted globally, promoting Malta as a sport venue to come and do triathlon, swim-runs, trail running and others so it’s a great opportunity to put Malta on the map,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia admitted : “Because Malta is doing so well in controlling (covid-19) and being disciplined, we felt it was safe for us to open up the race,” “We’re going to monitor the situation but obviously, now we have people who are committing with their flights to Malta, so we’re keeping a close watch to see how it will develop. But we’re confident we’ll be able to have the races” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia remarked : “There’s an element of camaraderie which comes out of a smaller race which will be useful,” “I think the idea is also to test some new routes within the race itself to see if we can make it more beautiful and more exciting so, with smaller numbers it’s easier to test this and gear up for next season, hopefully a full season in 2021 which will eventually lead up to the world championships in Hawaii” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The necessary steps will be taken if anyone did anything wrong,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Research is an essential tool to build future-proof industry while helping out enterprises develop new products and services that will contribute to the sector’s competitiveness,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This will allow us to maintain price stability which our country has benefitted from for the past years,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 13, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We still think Malta was given a direction,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “That direction cannot change overnight. We’re in discussions with the EU for this necessary investment to continue. We’re expecting proposals from them. I can assure you this matter is not yet over,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I challenge them to say in what country the police commissioner is elected in such manner,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 2, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "until we were alerted there was no indication that there were these abuses" "Whoever was carrying out these abuses was covering their tracks, and the responsible authorities in the police were not conscious of these things. When the whistleblower sent the letter, steps were taken immediately" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "One now must identify the defects [in the system], and I hope and think that the Police will take all the necessary steps to change their standard operating procedures" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "If these measures were not taken and we stuck to only having an interconnector, our country would not have enough supply to cope with the country's demand" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “Our water is good to drink,” “Our tap water is well within the limits set by European directives. The EU sets a number of limits on different chemicals that can be found in water and Malta ranks very in this reagard” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : "I've noticed some brown snake skins in my yard and I've been worried about them," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "I did know a total fire ban was in place," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "I've noticed some brown snake skins in my yard and I've been worried about them," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "I did know a total fire ban was in place," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia : "I have a role in cabinet" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "There was a request to assist Malta in relocation of migrants found in the Initial Reception Centre after a record year of rescues carried out on the high sea under our responsibility. So far not even one arrangement for relocation has been offered. So easy to criticize," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Addressing human trafficking requires co-operation among several stakeholders," External link

unodc Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Addressing human trafficking requires co-operation among several stakeholders," External link

unodc Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia charged : “The Opposition wanted us to speed up the process and arraign people without any proof,” “And who calls out for corruption? The same MPs here who were proven by the Attorney General multiple times that they themselves have been part of the corruption the Opposition leader, who cries his crocodile tears for whom he called ‘just some blogger’ it is an honour for me as ministers of national security, to see this case coming to a close” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Like any other claim there will be an investigation. I will not rely on a report or just a denial” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The centre has shouldered responsibility on other boats, but this boat was not part of its official remit,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Like any other claim there will be an investigation. I will not rely on a report or just a denial” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “rather than carrying out witch-hunts on social media,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “If one has to evaluate and look at those comments, one will realise that those comments were all made online. The online media has a responsibility to evaluate what is being said, because at the end of the day, it is not just the police’s responsibility,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “We need to be careful when expressing ourselves because sometimes using one word and not the other can result in a bigger reaction,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said ( about France and Germany ) : “We have authored a paper, an agreement between Malta, Italy France, and Germany, which is clear - when a peripheral country is under pressure, the other countries, on a voluntary basis, interject in order to help” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We met with the representatives of AWAS and we are evaluating the circumstances of the country, including the number of migrants that have landed in Malta. We would be taking the necessary steps to address certain issues. On this particular topic, you have pressures from different sectors, so we will also be talking with NGOs on how we can help each other," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "there could be new alternatives [for a migrant open centre] and [the government] is evaluating these different alternatives" External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : "The paper that we presented from that ministerial meeting discusses how a country should be supported when under stress from immigration. It doesn't just talk about relocation and disembarkation but delineates how a country should be supported when under stress due to migrant populations unfortunately, not all countries are showing solidarity and some are not willing to pull the same rope," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We need to look at everything but we will not be going through every comment on social media on a witch-hunt and flood our courts," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Tomorrow we'll be opening the office of the hate speech and hate crime unit, an office that we need. We will not accept anyone who instigates hate," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We don't have control over Twitter or Facebook but media houses have a responsibilty to monitor for hate speech on their pages," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "If we end up increasing immigration or if NGO rescue vessels refrain from obeying regulations, a mechanism within the agreement allows us to pull the trigger and the [relocation and disembarkation] mechanism is stopped," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "If we end up increasing immigration or if NGO rescue vessels refrain from obeying regulations, a mechanism within the agreement allows us to pull the trigger and the [relocation and disembarkation] mechanism is stopped," External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “It is a process which was not easy, but I approached this with the philosophy that if everybody puts themselves in the shoes of the other minister, then we would be able to reach an agreement and that’s what we did, and that’s why we have agreed on a common paper” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

france24-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on Oct. 8," External link

chosun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

polandsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

voanews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 23, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is a proposal so that we can rekindle the discussion on the Dublin regulation and to reach some form of agreement. Not all countries are pulling the same rope with the misfortune being that this is a human problem and there needs to be solidarity," External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 23, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

yahoo-au Monday, September 23, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

digitaljournal Monday, September 23, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

afp-en Monday, September 23, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "This is being purposely done so that persons do not spend more time than they should at the detention centre, as we believe that there should be balance between humanity and security" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "This is to give them the possibility to prepare themselves, even financially, to integrate into society while also offering them a roof over their heads" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We believe that a balance should be struck between humanitarian aspects and security considerations,” “We have certain obligations towards people once they are out of detention. We can’t just tell them ‘now go and see how you are going to live your life’, but are obliged to, for a period of time, offer residency in an open centre” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “If the pilot project is successful, we hope to implement it among other localities and further on, across all Malta and Gozo,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The smuggler does not often exploit these persons and the relationship with the migrants ends after the latter reach their desired destination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "In terms of security, we discussed extensively cooperation amongst EU countries and with agencies such as Europol, which have been of assistance to Malta," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I’m not an investigative person,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I’m not an investigative person,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia replied : “The police are following all the conclusions, instructions and recommendations made by the inquiring magistrate in the same inquiry. I am informed that, at this stage, the police are not in a position to give more information on what they were asked to do by the magistrate so it would not prejudice its investigations,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I am honoured to be making history,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 25, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “After his terrible incident, the evaluation process was sped up, and it encouraged us even further,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 25, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Though population is increasing and in 2018 we saw the unprecedented increase in tourisman ideal recipe for criminalitythe rate of reported crimes has continued to decrease,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 22, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This shows that something is being done, some measures were taken,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 22, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “He was the inspiration that led government to quicken the pace and propose in the last budget an insurance scheme for people in disciplined forces,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "Besides we have gone the extra mile by coordinating ad hoc disembarkation and relocations in spite of it not being our responsibility," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said ( about Simonds Farsons Cisk ) : “I am looking forward to this opportunity to be working even closer with the operations team to continue to cultivate a culture of operational excellence and seeing through the exciting and ambitious conversion of the Farsons Old Brewhouse which is planned to open its doors in first quarter of 2021 and which will also be a significant part of my new role” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said ( about Simonds Farsons Cisk ) : “I am looking forward to this opportunity to be working even closer with the operations team to continue to cultivate a culture of operational excellence and seeing through the exciting and ambitious conversion of the Farsons Old Brewhouse which is planned to open its doors in first quarter of 2021 and which will also be a significant part of my new role” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Even Caritas acknowledged that a family unit with two children had paid €443 in energy tariffs in 2012, but only paid €156 in 2015," "The benefits to families through the reduction in energy tariffs is obvious and can be felt by everyone" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Our participation at Pub 17 was an important platform for us to present Cisk to the trade in association with our partners Morgenrot plc, who are the oldest established importers of beers and wines in Manchester with local and national distribution. The occasion marked an important turning point in our continued drive to penetrate the UK market with a credible and well respected UK distributor, with whom we expect to grow the brand and deliver on our vision to expand our international base” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Between 2010 and 2013 the percentage of children living in poverty increased but it went down again between 2013 and 2015," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The most important thing is to be aware of what tests one can do. It is important to treat these things as early as possible,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 13, 2017 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “All pensioners today have an income higher than that set by Caritas. This is a feather in our cap, however we want to make sure that these people are not a statistic and we want to lift them out of the risk of poverty,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 6, 2017 5:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “By the end of May 2016, the number of homeless people living in homeless shelters due to the Private Social Partnerships between the foundation and NGOs, stood at 40 in total,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “We will be giving these people training through job coaches so that they remain in employment as most would often need a lot of guidance as they would not be used to working,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Especially if the problem is affecting the children, a family plan should be drawn up to assist them,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Especially if the problem is affecting the children, a family plan should be drawn up to assist them,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 26, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We must not forget the children. We offer help to the woman and, in some cases, offer help to men, however treatment is not always given to the children,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We must not forget the children. We offer help to the woman and in some cases, offer help to the man, however treatment is not always given to the children,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We are trying to bring across the message that people need to invest in themselves, and to make sure that they are not dependent on others,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Everyone had the option to participate in the request for proposals” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 31, 2016 8:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This is all legal and above board, as there is nothing in the law which precludes it” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “While in principle there is collective goodwill, some member states believe that the different elements of this file should be tackled through a sectoral approach rather than holistically,” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “These people have found dignified work and no longer need to depend on benefits,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “While the government will not shoulder civic responsibility for the shortcomings of previous Nationalist administrations, we feel that it is the state’s duty to take the initiative to ensure that all necessary repairs are carried out,” “The families living in the estate have been left in the dark for several years, and we will now put their minds at rest that their health and safety are being safeguarded” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “It its not enough to set up the standards, we also need an authority to ensure they are adhered to” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 12, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Discipline yes, but not violence. I believe the time has come for its removal, in line with other countries. How can you quantify reasonable chastisement?” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia concluded : "I take this opportunity to thank Minister Anton Refalo and Fondazzjoni Kenn u Tama, especially Mgr. Joe Vella Gauci and Fr Michael Xuereb," External link

gozonews Friday, August 5, 2016 8:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “These people have to be empowered to move forward and work hard to rebuild their lives from the issues that plague them,” “People becoming homeless are a symptom of other issues like alcoholism, generational poverty, domestic abuse, drug addiction among others,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 18, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “These sites are not in out of development zones, and they were earmarked and given due permits many years ago, but the actual construction of the projects has been neglected and abandoned for years,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We will also be opening an emergency centre for families to eat, sleep and clean themselves, as well as for the provision of psychological services,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “They need to stay within their remit and they can't try to tell the professionals how to do their job,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We need to make sure that people in rehabilitation programmes are covered in terms of job opportunities, lodging, and social acceptance,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT



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Michael Farrugia

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Michael Farrugia said : “Where initially we had thought we would have finished vaccinating residents of this home by the end of April, I am now happy to confirm we are ahead of schedule and the residents will have received both doses of the vaccine by the end of February,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We are aware of the possibility that the vaccine might have some side effects. therefore we have to make sure that there is a plan for the vaccination so that documentation is registered for whoever receives the first vaccination dose" External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This will help us determine the scaling of the project and establish a standard charging fee across the board,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 13, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “My role is to give police all the necessary tools, not to investigate,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “There were divergent opinions at the time,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “There were divergent opinions at the time,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia explained : “We are calculating that in the first quarter of 2021 we will finish the tunnels, of course all the piping will have to be finalised too and systems, so we are seeing that by the end of summer 2021 operations would have begun, of course keeping in mind we work within the limits of the pandemic we are facing and affect the project,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia explained : “It’s going to be busy but this is also preparing us for next year We’ll be part of the televised series of XTERRA which will be broadcasted globally, promoting Malta as a sport venue to come and do triathlon, swim-runs, trail running and others so it’s a great opportunity to put Malta on the map,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia admitted : “Because Malta is doing so well in controlling (covid-19) and being disciplined, we felt it was safe for us to open up the race,” “We’re going to monitor the situation but obviously, now we have people who are committing with their flights to Malta, so we’re keeping a close watch to see how it will develop. But we’re confident we’ll be able to have the races” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia remarked : “There’s an element of camaraderie which comes out of a smaller race which will be useful,” “I think the idea is also to test some new routes within the race itself to see if we can make it more beautiful and more exciting so, with smaller numbers it’s easier to test this and gear up for next season, hopefully a full season in 2021 which will eventually lead up to the world championships in Hawaii” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The necessary steps will be taken if anyone did anything wrong,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Research is an essential tool to build future-proof industry while helping out enterprises develop new products and services that will contribute to the sector’s competitiveness,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This will allow us to maintain price stability which our country has benefitted from for the past years,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 13, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We still think Malta was given a direction,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “That direction cannot change overnight. We’re in discussions with the EU for this necessary investment to continue. We’re expecting proposals from them. I can assure you this matter is not yet over,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I challenge them to say in what country the police commissioner is elected in such manner,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 2, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "until we were alerted there was no indication that there were these abuses" "Whoever was carrying out these abuses was covering their tracks, and the responsible authorities in the police were not conscious of these things. When the whistleblower sent the letter, steps were taken immediately" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "One now must identify the defects [in the system], and I hope and think that the Police will take all the necessary steps to change their standard operating procedures" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "If these measures were not taken and we stuck to only having an interconnector, our country would not have enough supply to cope with the country's demand" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “Our water is good to drink,” “Our tap water is well within the limits set by European directives. The EU sets a number of limits on different chemicals that can be found in water and Malta ranks very in this reagard” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : "I've noticed some brown snake skins in my yard and I've been worried about them," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "I did know a total fire ban was in place," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "I've noticed some brown snake skins in my yard and I've been worried about them," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "I did know a total fire ban was in place," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia : "I have a role in cabinet" External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "There was a request to assist Malta in relocation of migrants found in the Initial Reception Centre after a record year of rescues carried out on the high sea under our responsibility. So far not even one arrangement for relocation has been offered. So easy to criticize," External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Addressing human trafficking requires co-operation among several stakeholders," External link

unodc Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Addressing human trafficking requires co-operation among several stakeholders," External link

unodc Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia charged : “The Opposition wanted us to speed up the process and arraign people without any proof,” “And who calls out for corruption? The same MPs here who were proven by the Attorney General multiple times that they themselves have been part of the corruption the Opposition leader, who cries his crocodile tears for whom he called ‘just some blogger’ it is an honour for me as ministers of national security, to see this case coming to a close” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Like any other claim there will be an investigation. I will not rely on a report or just a denial” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The centre has shouldered responsibility on other boats, but this boat was not part of its official remit,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Like any other claim there will be an investigation. I will not rely on a report or just a denial” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “rather than carrying out witch-hunts on social media,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “If one has to evaluate and look at those comments, one will realise that those comments were all made online. The online media has a responsibility to evaluate what is being said, because at the end of the day, it is not just the police’s responsibility,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “We need to be careful when expressing ourselves because sometimes using one word and not the other can result in a bigger reaction,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said ( about France and Germany ) : “We have authored a paper, an agreement between Malta, Italy France, and Germany, which is clear - when a peripheral country is under pressure, the other countries, on a voluntary basis, interject in order to help” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We met with the representatives of AWAS and we are evaluating the circumstances of the country, including the number of migrants that have landed in Malta. We would be taking the necessary steps to address certain issues. On this particular topic, you have pressures from different sectors, so we will also be talking with NGOs on how we can help each other," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "there could be new alternatives [for a migrant open centre] and [the government] is evaluating these different alternatives" External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : "The paper that we presented from that ministerial meeting discusses how a country should be supported when under stress from immigration. It doesn't just talk about relocation and disembarkation but delineates how a country should be supported when under stress due to migrant populations unfortunately, not all countries are showing solidarity and some are not willing to pull the same rope," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We need to look at everything but we will not be going through every comment on social media on a witch-hunt and flood our courts," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Tomorrow we'll be opening the office of the hate speech and hate crime unit, an office that we need. We will not accept anyone who instigates hate," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "We don't have control over Twitter or Facebook but media houses have a responsibilty to monitor for hate speech on their pages," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "If we end up increasing immigration or if NGO rescue vessels refrain from obeying regulations, a mechanism within the agreement allows us to pull the trigger and the [relocation and disembarkation] mechanism is stopped," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "If we end up increasing immigration or if NGO rescue vessels refrain from obeying regulations, a mechanism within the agreement allows us to pull the trigger and the [relocation and disembarkation] mechanism is stopped," External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : “It is a process which was not easy, but I approached this with the philosophy that if everybody puts themselves in the shoes of the other minister, then we would be able to reach an agreement and that’s what we did, and that’s why we have agreed on a common paper” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

france24-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on Oct. 8," External link

chosun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

polandsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

voanews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is an agreement of a common paper that will be presented to the Council of Ministers of home affairs on October 8," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 23, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "There is a proposal so that we can rekindle the discussion on the Dublin regulation and to reach some form of agreement. Not all countries are pulling the same rope with the misfortune being that this is a human problem and there needs to be solidarity," External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 23, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

yahoo-au Monday, September 23, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

digitaljournal Monday, September 23, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "No country should be left alone under stress," External link

afp-en Monday, September 23, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "This is being purposely done so that persons do not spend more time than they should at the detention centre, as we believe that there should be balance between humanity and security" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "This is to give them the possibility to prepare themselves, even financially, to integrate into society while also offering them a roof over their heads" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We believe that a balance should be struck between humanitarian aspects and security considerations,” “We have certain obligations towards people once they are out of detention. We can’t just tell them ‘now go and see how you are going to live your life’, but are obliged to, for a period of time, offer residency in an open centre” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “If the pilot project is successful, we hope to implement it among other localities and further on, across all Malta and Gozo,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The smuggler does not often exploit these persons and the relationship with the migrants ends after the latter reach their desired destination,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "In terms of security, we discussed extensively cooperation amongst EU countries and with agencies such as Europol, which have been of assistance to Malta," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I’m not an investigative person,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I’m not an investigative person,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia replied : “The police are following all the conclusions, instructions and recommendations made by the inquiring magistrate in the same inquiry. I am informed that, at this stage, the police are not in a position to give more information on what they were asked to do by the magistrate so it would not prejudice its investigations,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “I am honoured to be making history,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 25, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “After his terrible incident, the evaluation process was sped up, and it encouraged us even further,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 25, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Though population is increasing and in 2018 we saw the unprecedented increase in tourisman ideal recipe for criminalitythe rate of reported crimes has continued to decrease,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 22, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This shows that something is being done, some measures were taken,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 22, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “He was the inspiration that led government to quicken the pace and propose in the last budget an insurance scheme for people in disciplined forces,” External link

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

Michael Farrugia said : "Besides we have gone the extra mile by coordinating ad hoc disembarkation and relocations in spite of it not being our responsibility," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said ( about Simonds Farsons Cisk ) : “I am looking forward to this opportunity to be working even closer with the operations team to continue to cultivate a culture of operational excellence and seeing through the exciting and ambitious conversion of the Farsons Old Brewhouse which is planned to open its doors in first quarter of 2021 and which will also be a significant part of my new role” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said ( about Simonds Farsons Cisk ) : “I am looking forward to this opportunity to be working even closer with the operations team to continue to cultivate a culture of operational excellence and seeing through the exciting and ambitious conversion of the Farsons Old Brewhouse which is planned to open its doors in first quarter of 2021 and which will also be a significant part of my new role” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Even Caritas acknowledged that a family unit with two children had paid €443 in energy tariffs in 2012, but only paid €156 in 2015," "The benefits to families through the reduction in energy tariffs is obvious and can be felt by everyone" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Our participation at Pub 17 was an important platform for us to present Cisk to the trade in association with our partners Morgenrot plc, who are the oldest established importers of beers and wines in Manchester with local and national distribution. The occasion marked an important turning point in our continued drive to penetrate the UK market with a credible and well respected UK distributor, with whom we expect to grow the brand and deliver on our vision to expand our international base” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : "Between 2010 and 2013 the percentage of children living in poverty increased but it went down again between 2013 and 2015," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “The most important thing is to be aware of what tests one can do. It is important to treat these things as early as possible,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 13, 2017 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “All pensioners today have an income higher than that set by Caritas. This is a feather in our cap, however we want to make sure that these people are not a statistic and we want to lift them out of the risk of poverty,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 6, 2017 5:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “By the end of May 2016, the number of homeless people living in homeless shelters due to the Private Social Partnerships between the foundation and NGOs, stood at 40 in total,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia told : “We will be giving these people training through job coaches so that they remain in employment as most would often need a lot of guidance as they would not be used to working,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Especially if the problem is affecting the children, a family plan should be drawn up to assist them,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Especially if the problem is affecting the children, a family plan should be drawn up to assist them,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 26, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We must not forget the children. We offer help to the woman and, in some cases, offer help to men, however treatment is not always given to the children,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We must not forget the children. We offer help to the woman and in some cases, offer help to the man, however treatment is not always given to the children,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We are trying to bring across the message that people need to invest in themselves, and to make sure that they are not dependent on others,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Everyone had the option to participate in the request for proposals” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 31, 2016 8:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “This is all legal and above board, as there is nothing in the law which precludes it” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “While in principle there is collective goodwill, some member states believe that the different elements of this file should be tackled through a sectoral approach rather than holistically,” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “These people have found dignified work and no longer need to depend on benefits,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “While the government will not shoulder civic responsibility for the shortcomings of previous Nationalist administrations, we feel that it is the state’s duty to take the initiative to ensure that all necessary repairs are carried out,” “The families living in the estate have been left in the dark for several years, and we will now put their minds at rest that their health and safety are being safeguarded” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “It its not enough to set up the standards, we also need an authority to ensure they are adhered to” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 12, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “Discipline yes, but not violence. I believe the time has come for its removal, in line with other countries. How can you quantify reasonable chastisement?” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia concluded : "I take this opportunity to thank Minister Anton Refalo and Fondazzjoni Kenn u Tama, especially Mgr. Joe Vella Gauci and Fr Michael Xuereb," External link

gozonews Friday, August 5, 2016 8:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “These people have to be empowered to move forward and work hard to rebuild their lives from the issues that plague them,” “People becoming homeless are a symptom of other issues like alcoholism, generational poverty, domestic abuse, drug addiction among others,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 18, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “These sites are not in out of development zones, and they were earmarked and given due permits many years ago, but the actual construction of the projects has been neglected and abandoned for years,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We will also be opening an emergency centre for families to eat, sleep and clean themselves, as well as for the provision of psychological services,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “They need to stay within their remit and they can't try to tell the professionals how to do their job,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Farrugia said : “We need to make sure that people in rehabilitation programmes are covered in terms of job opportunities, lodging, and social acceptance,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister37.69%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
home affairs minister7.71%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
home minister1.50%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
chief business development officer0.21%MT12/04/201704/12/2017
minister for internal affairs0.21%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
minister for home affairs0.21%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
maltese home minister0.21%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
security minister0.64%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
european union foreign policy chief0.21%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
national security minister0.21%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
officer0.21%EN04/30/201730/04/2017
chief business development officer0.21%EN04/30/201730/04/2017
social solidarity minister11.99%EN04/28/201728/04/2017
solidarity minister7.71%EN04/28/201728/04/2017
secretary23.98%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
minister for social solidarity0.21%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
successor0.43%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
social welfare minister0.21%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
secretary for planning5.78%EN03/18/201418/03/2014
spokesman0.21%EN11/08/200708/11/2007
mp0.21%EN06/20/200520/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Michael FarrugiaEN89.25%
Michael FarrugiaMT10.48%
Michael FarrugiaSA0.27%
Michael FarrugiaPL0.00%
Michael FarrugiaPT0.00%


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