Following the two co-options in the Maltese Parliament on 19 October, and after the announcement that the Minister for Finance is being recommended for the appointment of Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, yesterday Prime Minister Robert Abela has announced the changes to the cabinet he heads.
During discussions held with Parliamentary Ministers and Secretaries, Dr Abela emphasized the need for the Government to continue to support those most in need, strengthen employment and create an investment climate, and prepare Malta for the future.
Meanwhile, Glenn Micallef has been appointed Head of the Secretariat of the Prime Minister’s Office in place of Clyde Caruana, who is now the Minister of Finance and Labour.
Glenn Micallef is a graduate in European economics and politics. In recent years, Micallef has held the post of Director-General of the European Union Coordination Department and since last January the post of Adviser to the Prime Minister for European Affairs, where he was also part of the team of negotiations that led to our country obtaining a record allocation of € 2.25 billion in European funds for the next seven years.
Prime Minister Robert Abela’s new cabinet:
Chris Fearne – Deputy Prime Minister & Health
Evarist Bartolo – European and Foreign Affairs
Michael Farrugia (formerly Energy and Water Management) – Elderly and Active Ageing
Owen Bonnici (formerly Education) – Research, Innovation and Coordination of the Post-COVID-19 Strategy
José Herrera – National Heritage, Arts and Local Government
Carmelo Abela – Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister
Ian Borg – Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects
Michael Falzon – Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity
Edward Zammit Lewis – Justice, Equality and Governance
Anton Refalo – Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights
Roderick Galdes – Social Accommodation
Justyne Caruana – Education
Silvio Schembri – Economy and Industry
Julia Farrugia Portelli (formerly Tourism) – Inclusion and quality of life
Aaron Farrugia – Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Clint Camilleri – Gozo
Byron Camilleri – Home Affairs, Law Enforcement and National Security
Clayton Bartolo (formerly Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Digital Economy) – Tourism and Consumer Protection
Miriam Dalli – Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development
Clyde Caruana – Finance and Employment
Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi – EU Funds
Rosianne Cutajar – Equality and Reform
Clifton Grima – Sports, Youth and Volunteering
Chris Agius – Construction
Alex Muscat – Citizenship and Community
Deo Debattista – Consumer Rights and Public Cleansing