Two Prime Ministers Who Worked Tirelessly To Improve The Standard of Living For All Maltese


photo: Instagram / Dr. Joseph Muscat (public post)

Dr. Joseph Muscat, the present Prime Minister of Malta managed to improve the standard of living for all Maltese people ever since 2013, whilst Dom Mintoff is credited with the creation of a comprehensive welfare state, a substantial increase in the general standard of living and the establishment of the Maltese Republic.

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Achievements by Dr. Joseph Muscat :

1. Malta’s Economy is experiencing unprecedented growth

Investor confidence in Malta is at an all time high.

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Business-leaders and investors from all around the European Union are interested in Malta and according to the European Commission’s Winter 2019 Economic Forecast, Malta will be experiencing the fastest growth in the European Union during the coming months.

2. Record low unemployment rates

As a result of the booming economy unemployment in Malta during the past years continued to diminish drastically.

At present, the Unemployment rate stands at only 3.5% resulting in one of the lowest unemployment rate per capita throughout all of the European Union. Malta has in the past years had to import workers from other European Union countries.

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Back in 2017 the Eurostat had reported that Malta registered a €436.6 million government surplus, setting us up as the highest registered EU surplus for the year reaching 3.9% of GDP, even exceeding the GDP (per capita) registered by Germany and the Netherlands.

3. Lower Electricity Bills

Eurostat figures show that during the past year, the energy prices in the European Union increased by more than €21 per kilo watt hour equivalent to 3.5%, the price of electricity for consumers in Malta on the other hand remained unchanged since the government led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat reduced the bills by 25%.

4. A Government Working to Eradicate Poverty from Malta

The Government is taking a number of initiatives that will stop poverty in Malta thanks to a number of initiatives. A United Nations report published recently placed Malta among the best countries in the world who are fighting poverty.

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5. Pensioners, Minimum wage increase

Pensioners saw the first increase in 25 years, as did Malta’s national minimum wage. Unemployment is now at an all-time low. Malta managed to transform a deficit budget into a surplus and is now one of the best performing countries in the European Union.

Achievements by Dom Mintoff

Dom Mintoff greatest achievements include the introduction of social benefits like the children’s allowance, two-thirds pensions, minimum wage and social housing as well as the creation of Air Malta, Sea Malta, the separation of church and state and ending 200 years of British Colonial rule over the Maltese islands.