COVID-19: Prime Minister Announces €1.8bn Financial Aid Package

PM Robert Abela has announced a €1.8bn Financial Aid Package in view of the COVID-19 Outbreak. Dr Abela said that the Financial Aid Package is aimed at businesses and families to guarantee stability and peace of mind, whilst also protecting the businesses’ liquidity and the employees’ way of life.   Measures in Details Economic Package to […]

Prime Minister takes part in Malta’s biggest fun run

The Prime Minister and his wife have joined thousands of people for Malta’s biggest charity fun run. Sports fanatic Robert Abela and wife Lydia were at the front of the starting line in Mdina for The President’s Solidarity Fun Run on Sunday. He told reporters: ‘This is an event of national unity and I truly […]

Justyne Caruana steps down as Minister for Gozo

Justyne Caruana has been forced to step down as Minister for Gozo. She handed in her resignation after newspaper claims about her husband’s friendship with the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Times of Malta reported that Dr Caruana was asked to resign by Prime Minister Robert Abela on Sunday. She […]

Malta’s police chief Lawrence Cutajar resigns

Malta’s police chief has resigned after four years at the helm. Lawrence Cutajar had been under pressure for months following a number of scandals surrounding the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was appointed to the top job in 2016 and had served with the force since 1979, when he joined as a police […]

Prime Minister’s daughter ‘steals the show’ in Valletta

Robert Abela’s daughter has become an overnight social media sensation. Giorgia Mae, 7, stole the show just minutes after her father was sworn in as Malta’s new Prime Minister. She was spotted waving enthusiastically to the crowds in Valletta from the balcony of the Palace on Monday afternoon. Social media users were quick to praise […]

It’s a busy day ahead for Malta’s new Prime Minister

Robert Abela has revealed he feels ‘greatly honoured’ to serve as Malta’s new prime minister. In his first major speech to the nation, he said that Malta needs to ‘keep moving forward’. In a televised address on Monday night, the new PM added: ‘People want peace of mind and stability. ‘People want national unity because […]

Malta’s Prime Ministers share a family snap on Instagram

Malta’s outgoing Prime Minister has wished his successor well in a post on social media. Joseph Muscat took to Instagram to share a photo of his wife and children alongside Robert Abela, his wife and daughter. Dr Muscat wrote: ‘On this very special day, Michelle, Etoile Ella, Soleil Sophie and I wish Lydia, Giorgia Mae […]

10 things you should know about Malta’s next Prime Minister

Robert Abela will be Malta’s next Prime Minister. The former backbench MP won the Labour leadership contest on Saturday night with 57.9 per cent of the vote. In his victory speech, he called on Malta to ‘work together for unity’. Dr Abela will take over from Joseph Muscat on Monday after he is officially sworn-in […]

Malta’s Prime Minister sports beard for first time

Malta’s Prime Minister has been showing off a dramatic new look. Joseph Muscat sported a beard in public for the first time as he made a speech in Valletta on Thursday. It’s understood he decided to stop shaving for a month to show support for the ‘Movember’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness about prostate […]

Jean-Claude Juncker to visit Malta this week

The outgoing president of the European Commission will be in Malta this week for a two-day official visit. Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks with the Prime Minister at Castille in Valletta on Monday evening with Brexit high on the agenda. He will be awarded  a Maltese honour – the National Order of Merit – by […]