Ten social events hosted by Muscats at Villa Francia last year cost €37,500
Prime Minister says he and his wife hosted ten social events at Villa Francia last year, 'each of which cost around €3,750'
29 February 2016, 9:10pm
The information was revealed by Muscat in response to a parliamentary question raised by Opposition MP Toni Bezzina.
“These social events included a special event in occasion of Charles Scicluna upon his appointment as Archbishop, receptions for high-ranking foreign dignitaries, receptions for civil society organisations and a Christmas party,” Muscat said.
Muscat argued that his predecessor Lawrence Gonzi had also hosted social events at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Lija – including receptions to mark the Malta International Fair and the Lija village feast.
“When [PL] Opposition MPs had asked [Gonzi] for information related to Villa Francia, he had responded that compiling the information would require a lot of work and no answer was ever provided.”
Tim Diacono is a journalist at MaltaToday
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