Tag: Robert Abela

Abela coy about possibility of replacing AG

Prime Minister Robert Abela hinted that he may consider appointing a new Attorney General, replacing an incumbent who has long been at the receiving end of harsh criticism.

Yorgen Fenech: political contortionists in a paradise island

The current political situation in Malta reminds me of a particular Caribbean dance, the Limbo.

Watch: Malta will pass Moneyval evaluation, Abela claims

Partit Laburista leader Robert Abela will address the party's extraordinary general conference on Thursday evening.

Watch: Government MPs claim they didn’t know about early election

Some of the government MPs claimed that they were not aware that an early general election would take place in 2017. Newsbook.com.mt asked government MPs whether they were aware that a snap election would take place in 2017, back in 2016.

Watch: ‘Not privy to the communication between Muscat and Schembri’ –...

Prime Minister Abela said that he would not know what the pair would have discussed then. He added that Muscat took the wrong decisions at the time, explaining that both disgraced then-minister Konrad Mizzi and Schembri should have been removed the moment their names surfaced in the Panama Papers.

Delia wants all contracts signed during Mizzi’s tenure investigated

Opposition Leader and Partit Nazzjonalista Leader Adrian Delia said that all contracts which were signed by disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi should be investigated.

Watch: PN calls for immediate removal of Muscat and Mizzi

In a press conference on Saturday afternoon, addressed by PN Deputy Leader David Agius, and Opposition MPs Mario De Marco and Ryan Callus, Partit Nazzjonalista underlined that while Prime Minister Abela expressed his "disgust" at the latest revelations, he failed from taking concrete action.

Venice Commission welcomes proposed reforms, but deems checks and balances inadequate

Though it has welcomed many of the reforms being proposed by government, the Venice Commission believes that they “will not yet be sufficient to achieve an adequate system of checks and balances.”

Repubblika blasts Abela for using party media to announce national decisions

Civil society NGO Repubblika heaped scorn on Prime Minister Robert Abela’s tendency to announce national decisions on his party’s stations, arguing that this was an insult to democracy and a show of arrogance.

Watch: “Public health emergency status will be declared over” – Abela

Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Robert Abela to be interviewed on the party's media.