Joseph Muscat is known to have close relations with Matteo Renzi. Italy’s stance towards Malta on migration in the Mediterranean has radically changed. These are facts… This change in stance could be the result of Muscat having made some deal with Renzi concerning Malta’s SAR
Muscat had hinted at probable impending changes some time ago, just after the EP elections, saying that holding local elections frequently was a recurring expense that the country could save on and that voters were experiencing electoral fatigue
The two political parties that allowed themselves to be swayed by the doctors’ lobby working in its own interest also used the project and the hospital to gain other brownie points in their short-sighted electoral wrestling matches.
The real issue was not the undermining of Air Malta, but the undermining of the lucrative scheduled air traffic business when this should have been an important factor in the future of our tourism industry.
The EP election cannot but be reduced to a referendum on Joseph Muscat’s first 14 months in government and Simon Busuttil’s record in Opposition: the result will have the value of a real and much more precise opinion poll.