2021 will be one of Malta’s “best” years, Abela says

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister Robert Abela has predicted that 2021 will be one of Malta’s “best” years during an interview on Partit Laburista’s One Radio.

During the interview, Abela reiterated once again that until May, the country will be back to business as usual, as the mass vaccination programme would be well underway by then. According to the prime minister, in two months the economic recovery would be well underway.

It is crucial that the public continues to cooperate with the health authorities and that they take the vaccine when called to, Abela said.

Describing 2020 as a difficult year for the country since the Second World War, Abela said that the year in which he became prime minister made it to the country’s history books not only because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The political crisis which erupted in late 2019 in connection to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, which led to the resignation of disgraced then prime minister Joseph Muscat and his right hand man, Keith Schembri as well as disgraced then minister Konrad Mizzi, was eventually stabilised upon his appointment, Abela said.

The prime minister said that he is hopeful that Malta will pass the Moneyval test and avoid greylisting.