Joseph Muscat

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People see that their fundamentally valid vote has been given an answer that does not offer a solution. The referendum was democratic, but has resulted in a situation in which everyone loses. Doubt is creeping in. It would be good if a political leader in the UK stands up and is courageous enough to address this new situation. Someone who says: let's put the Brexit end-deal to a popular vote.feedback
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Jul 28 2017 Malta
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Joseph Muscat is associated, including Malta, Libya, and border. Most recently, Joseph Muscat has been quoted saying: “For the first time, I'm starting to believe that Brexit will not happen. I am seeing hopeful signs that indicate things will change. I see encouraging signs that the tide is turning. I'm not saying the Brits have made a mistake, but the mood is changing.” in the article Britain should fight for second Brexit referendum - Malta PM.
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Mar 09 2017

One country cannot block a decision. There are very clear rules of engagement and rules of procedure that we will follow. They don't want to sacrifice President Tusk because of that, because they think he has done a good job.feedback

Mar 09 2017

There is an overwhelming support for President Tusk's re-election. Until now I have not seen a willingness or enthusiasm for member states to postpone that vote.feedback

Mar 09 2017

There is an overwhelming support for President Tusk's re-election. The item is on the agenda, so I think that usually when an item is on the agenda one has to decide on that item.feedback

Mar 09 2017

The item is on the agenda, so I think that usually when an item is on the agenda one has to decide on that item.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Protectionism

There is a wide consensus on the need to protect our companies, to protect our workers, but that should not translate itself into protectionism.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Malta

Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion. That sad day arrived.feedback

Feb 03 2017

There was a sense that we need to engage with the U.S. just the same. But we need to show that we cannot stay silent where there are principles involved.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Refugees

The Libyan authorities are asking for assistance in monitoring their borders, not only maritime borders, but also land borders. They are asking for assistance in managing the camps where refugees, potential refugees and migrants are kept.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Malta

And British expats don't have to go through that awful bother of mastering a foreign tongue. That's because English is also an official language here.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Malta

I understand that Theresa May would want to position herself in that way at the start of negotiations; when you're negotiating you definitely have to convey the message that it is not a do or die sort of negotiation.feedback

Feb 02 2017

Well, maybe all those who wish the UK well and consider themselves to be friends of the United Kingdom, and would like the UK to remain part of the European Union, are still wishing that this is not happening. But I think that reality has hit us hard on the nose. It is happening.feedback

Feb 02 2017

I think that the way that this is being interpreted is not right. What I believe is being discussed is how to help the Libyan government and other governments protect their own borders and manage their own borders.feedback

Feb 02 2017

I am saying that it is not about the EU or European countries breaking international rules, it's about helping if they request so, the Libyan government which is right now very weak, protect its own borders and manage its own borders. There is an issue on controlling migration, economic migration. We cannot just live in a world where people can… you have to wait to get into Europe. You either apply and get your visa refused or you can cross the sea and then you get allowed in. It's dysfunctional.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - World Trade Organization

Well, I think that once the British Prime Minister said in one way or another that she is ready to walk away, walking away from a deal means reverting to WTO rules.feedback

Jan 18 2017

Reading the British press this morning, I did not see in the Prime Minister's words when I heard her first hand, the sort of declaration of war that some media are depicting it was. I saw this as a statement of clarity.feedback

Jan 15 2017 - Libya

Things are getting complicated. I would rather face the music now.feedback

Jan 11 2017

We want a fair deal for the United Kingdom, but that fair deal needs to be inferior to membership. It cannot end up better than the current situation.feedback

Dec 23 2016 - Malta

It has been established that Afriqiyah flight has 111 passengers on board. 82 males, 28 females, 1 infant.feedback

Dec 23 2016 - Malta

Informed of potential hijack situation of a #Libya internal flight diverted to #Malta. Security and emergency operations standing by -JM.feedback

Oct 26 2013 - Malta

Yes, but there should not be a situation where the message that goes out to the smugglers who are abusing these people is: 'Well send more boats, we will rescue them and they will get in'. So, I do think that we need to rethink our visa system, our asylum system and to make legal migration in Europe more possible and more plausible.feedback

Oct 26 2013 - Frontex

People who apply for asylum but get their application refused need to go back. That should be part of the Frontex terms of reference and work.feedback

Oct 26 2013 - Malta

Most important is that the Council agreed that there should be a timeline, a clearly inscribed deadline. The Council agreed that by next December Europe will decide and will take the operational decisions to face this crisis.feedback

Oct 26 2013 - Malta

I believe it is Europe's job to do that. I believe it is an important step forward. I do believe that the Commission is proposing something similar, so that is something that offers relief. Then there are other points which are contentious. It is a thorny issue.feedback

Oct 26 2013 - Malta

I know I might sound hard on this but that is how it works. My point is that if the situation right now is that all those who get their application refused stay in Europe, that's not on. That is something that we want to solve.feedback

Oct 26 2013 - Malta

We don't say there's isn't a need to improve the infrastructure. But we are also saying that there is the need for detention. If someone comes into our country without documentation you cannot just let him or her go. We can't just close our eyes to further people smuggling. What are we saying if we don't have detention? That we should just close our eyes and instead of making just one trip between Libya and Malta, we should also close our eyes to another trip between Malta and Italy? We don't do that!feedback

Oct 24 2013 - Malta

My feeling is that Europe is just playing for time and the European Council this week will just say some words, hoping that the bad weather in winter will discourage the crossings and hoping that people will just forget. Until we get to next May or June, more people will start crossing, more people will die.feedback

Oct 12 2013 - Malta

We will never risk the life of any person but rules have to change and there needs to be a more European approach to safe patrols. We have to discuss in a very sensible manner whether we need to tighten the rules or loosen them.feedback

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