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WATCH: Adrian Delia doesn’t regret starting political career as PN leader

WATCH: Adrian Delia doesn't regret starting political career as PN leader
Feb 21 2022 Share

During Malta Daily’s latest episode of ‘The Interview with Fabian Demicoli’, former PN leader and current MP Adrian Delia revealed that he does not regret starting off his political career as leader of the Nationalist Party.

Delia highlighted that when he is adamant about something, he does not rest before he takes action. The MP stated that he had little time to think about things and took the swift decision to give it his all and jump headfirst into the endeavour. He went on to state the he would regretted it if he turned down the opportunity and win or lose, he looks back on his tenure as PN leader with a positive attitude.

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Prime Minister dismisses critique of his confidantes by Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister dismisses critique of his confidantes by Joseph Muscat
Feb 21 2022 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela addressed and played down criticism by predecessor Joseph Muscat that some of his confidantes are too easily impressed by Facebook posts. 

Speaking during a press conference yesterday evening, Abela was asked by Lovin Malta, who also held the interview with Muscat. ‘Everyone who works with me and who I consult safeguards the general interests of society and listen to everyone’ said Abela. 

During a Lovin Malta interview, Muscat had said that he thinks there are some people, very few people, who don’t appreciate the level of commitment and energy and the amount of work it took to bring so many people together.’

Muscat described them as well-intentioned and not aiming to break up the movement. ‘However, they think that it’s only natural that PL is in government and they don’t rumba, or probably weren’t even there, when we spent all those years in the wilderness of Opposition.’

Muscat did not reveal who these individuals are, refusing to confirm or deny whether any of them work at Castille. He did suggest that these people may have had a hand in government U-turns when it came to handling the COVID-19 pandemic through measures. 

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€1 billion investment in 10 new economic sectors promised by PN

€1 billion investment in 10 new economic sectors promised by PN
Feb 21 2022 Share

Opposition leader Bernard Grech has promised that a new Nationalist government will be investing €1 billion to create 10 new economic sectors to help Malta’s economy. 

Despite not going into detail about the 10 new economic sectors, Grech said that a government under his administration will work to ensure better jobs and opportunities for everyone. 

The nationalist party leader made his promise during the official electoral campaign, speaking to supporters in front of his headquarters as they carried placards with the slogan ‘Miegħek għal Malta’. 

Grech said that the Labour Party thought it would find the PN unprepared but said that his party was ready and prepared for an election. ‘Not only did the government not create new economic sectors, it also jeopardised those crated by previous PN governments, such as financial, gaming and maritime, due to grey listing and corruption.’

With a political activity planned for Valletta on Monday at 6pm, Grech said that his party prepared a positive campaign which will bring hope to all. ‘A campaign in which you will be the protagonist’ said Grech. 

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€700 million investment to create new green lungs in urban areas by PL

€700 million investment to create new green lungs in urban areas by PL
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As part of its electoral package, the Labour Party under Robert Abela, has promised a €700 million investment over seven years to create new green spaces in Malta’s urban areas.Addressing media just hours after announcing the general election for March 26th, Abela launched the proposal along with four others as his ‘ambitious plan’.

A labour government would see €700 million planted over 7 years to give Malta’s urban spaces ‘green lungs’ to ensure residents would not need to drive their car to spend time in a open public space. Parks, urban green reclamation projects, urban greening initiatives, green areas spread over car tunnels and car free areas would all make up part of this investment. This would accompany already promised infrastructural plans. 

The other proposals include a reduction in taxes, with tax bands which could see workers and self-employed getting an extra annual €225, up to a maximum of €365.

Parents will be exempted from paying tax on the first €12,200 each year. Abela said that this would translate into a further €66 million in people’s pockets each year. Other proposals concern pensioners getting an extra €15 per week and becoming automatically eligible to all medicines on government formulary for free among other proposals. Abela revealed that all of the five proposals would cost €1.39 billion over five years and are set to be financed through money generated by new job creation and economical strengthening. 

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