Listen: “Moneyval recommendations will be taken on board”

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister and Partit Laburista leader Joseph Muscat said that his government matches actions with words and will take on board the recommendations made in the Moneyval report that was issued in the past week.

Muscat said that the Moneyval has always been critical of Malta. However, there will be improvements in the legal infrastructure and will continue to put in place what the committee has advised on.

The government will continue to invest in the economic sector and not rest on its laurels. Muscat added that the Budget 2020 will be a reflection of the government’s commitment to create a new middle class, at no additional cost to families and pensioners.

The aim is to no child in the country at risk of poverty.

Joseph Muscat stated that his government works with everybody. Progress in the country can be seen through infrastructures and initiatives that consolidate the government’s commitment to increase numbers and quality.

In the coming days, the Prime Minister will be personally supervising over a coordination exercise regarding public cleanliness. The aim is to create one single entity.

He also congratulated Helena Dalli on her impending appointment as EU Commissioner for Equality. She will be not only the first woman commissioner from Malta but also the first person to be in charge of the Equality portfolio at the EU Commission. He added that her agenda is lengthy and full of responsibility.

At the end of his usual intervention on the party’s radio, Joseph Muscat informed the listeners that he has no intention to leave his post before, during or after the announcement of the Budget 2020.