Watch: “Sort it out yourselves,” PM tells PN MPs

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Il-Prim Ministru u Mexxej tal-Partit Laburista, Robert Abela jindirizza attivita’ politika fil-Mosta.

Il-Prim Ministru u Mexxej tal-Partit Laburista, Robert Abela jindirizza attivita’ politika fil-Mosta.

Posted by Partit Laburista on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Prime Minister and Labour Party Leader Robert Abela has accused the PN MPs of influencing and exerting pressure on President George Vella on the current political crisis within the Nationalist Party and the Opposition. “Sort it out yourselves,” Abela appealed to the PN MPs during a political activity at the Mosta local council, on Sunday.

Last Tuesday the PN and Opposition Leader Adrian Delia lost a vote of no confidence in the PN parliamentary group and MPs Chris Said and Claudette Buttigieg went to President George Vella to inform him that Delia no longer enjoyed the support of the parliamentary group and nominated Therese Comodini Cachia instead.

This triggered Article 90(4) of the Constitution which empowers the President to remove the Opposition Leader.

On the migration crisis, Robert Abela said that Malta has managed to control the crisis of illegal migration in the Mediterranean region following the recent close collaboration with the Libyan government.

Robert Abela said that Malta is facing challenges on the issue of illegal migration which on its own, as a European country, we cannot solve.

During his speech at the Mosta Local Council, the Labour Party leader, Robert Abela referred to the latest European Commission report which stated that it is expecting Malta to record the least negative economic growth in the Euro Area this year.

Abela explained that the European Commission noted how although the coronavirus pandemic and containment measures taken by the government has had a negative impact on economic growth, the financial aid provided by the government will help the economic impact.

Abela stated that this was possible only because Malta was on the right track during the peak of the pandemic both on a medical and economic level. He also said that despite the level of tranquillity we are experiencing a lot more needs to be done to increase business activity.

Robert Abela also referred to the EU budget allocated to Malta which he described as the biggest Malta has ever received and which the government will continue its negotiations to ensure successful closure.