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Quotes of The Week

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    “There is no agreement, formal or informal.” A government statement denying the existence of any agreement with the Italian government linking migration to oil exploration rights. “Politics should not be affecting the operation of the hospital,...

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    “Europe is the baker in Kos who gives away his bread to hungry souls. Europe is the students in Munich who bring clothes for the new arrivals.” European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker launching his proposal for the resettlement of...

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    “Europe cannot be just about abstract bureaucratic talks… it must be present in the holds of the ships.” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urging the EU to show its human face in a snap press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat amid...

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    “It is just a game to make money.” Tripoli government’s chargé d’affaires Hussin Musrati says Maltese national Carmelo Grech, who went missing in Libya, could have been a victim of ‘harmless business kidnapping’. “Numerous disappointments and...

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    “A merciful God means a God that touches the open and bleeding wounds to heal them.” Gozo Bishop Mario Grech believes removing barriers facing divorced Catholics in a second relationship helps them experience the “balm of God’s mercy”. “The fear...

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    “For social and economic reasons, the government wanted to start the project straightaway.” Finance Minister Edward Scicluna explaining the rationale behind the €360 million State guarantee for a new gas power plant. “I did not mess anything...

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    “I had no conflict… This chap only decided he suffered an injustice 23 years later.” Former army commander Maurice Calleja denying a conflict in recommending a promotion to rectify an ‘injustice’ under his watch nearly a decade ago. “I’ve never...

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    “He acted unethically.” Former judge Michael Mallia concluding that former police inspector Daniel Zammit did not behave ap­pro­priately in a murder investigation; and his “dubious” links to businessmen “compromised” the inquiry. “It is...

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    “She was flabbergasted... she was not aware such a thing had ever taken place.” Inspector Joseph Busuttil who sought a TV producer’s second opinion after he was unconvinced by actor John Suda’s explanation that it was “standard practice” to...

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    “You finally found me.” Sai Mizzi Liang, Malta’s special investment envoy to China, whose appointment has been the subject of much scrutiny, jokes with the press during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between telecommunications giant...

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    “To the Mintoffian bully in Parliament. You will not silence us. Shame on you.” Facebook comment by Nationalist MP Clyde Puli to Labour MP Joseph Farrugia who allegedly threatened him during a marathon parliamentary sitting on Wednesday...

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    “Europe can cope without Greece, Greece won’t survive out of Europe.” Former Central Bank governor Francis Vassallo on how he felt a Greek exit from the eurozone would only inflict more misery on the Greeks. “I cried when people cheered.” Black...

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    “Toughest, longest, even the meanest discussion.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after EU leaders spent seven hours sparring about a migrant relocation system. At the end of the acrimonious summit he hailed it a “major breakthrough”. If you think...

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    “No shadow of doubt.” The court on the testimony of a seven-year-old girl and jailing William Gatt, 68, for luring her into his bedroom to play with his cats, tying her to a bed and raping her. “Deal could have been done better.” Planning...

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    “The Old Mint Street scandal has managed to dwarf the Café Premier scandal. It reeks of corruption.” Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil commenting on Mark Gaffarena being paid over €1.6 million by the government in land and cash for the...

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    “We know where your children go to school.” The warning made by a group of Romanian men charged in court with threatening a Maltese intermediary after a business deal went wrong. “He was such a good student. He balanced hard work with a sense of...

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    “This was an internal mistake which has now created a big mess.” A spokesman for Chapman Taylor, an international architectural firm, which mistakenly unveiled advanc­­ed plans for a mega-construction project in Qala that is still being...

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    “If others gave you rubbish, we are giving you wealth.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat rallying support for the proposed university on undeveloped land at Żonqor Point at a Labour Party activity in Marscala. “There is no difference betwen the south...

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    “When we were in Opposition we said we were against developing ODZ... It’s unacceptable to choose what to develop based on a desktop study.” Labour MP Marlene Farrugia lambasting her party for handing agricultural land to foreign investors for a...

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    “It’s all about the people. We have to be the people’s party.” PN leader Simon Busuttil addressing the party faithful in Santa Lucija. “I was never the type to be tied to my post.” Chris Said after being asked by PN leader Simon Busuttil, in the...

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