Gvern finanzjarjament fallut li ghandu dejn ta Lm1.33 biljun Lira jonfoq Lm9 miljuni biex jixtri blokk bini fi Brussell u jirrangah.
Assolutament ma tistax tghid fejn qieghed ma dan il-Gvern. Meta ghandna Gvern li ilu jeqred li rridu naghmlu sforz nazzjonali sabiex nirrangaw il-qaghda finanzjarja tal-pajjiz, meta ghandna Prim Ministru li ghazel li jiehu r-responsabilta tal-Ministeru tal-Finanzi fidejh biex jara li l-ghanijiet finanzjarji jintlahqu, tigi sajjetta fil-bnazzi u jghidulna li l-Gvern xtara blokk bini fi Brussell ghas-somma ta Lm6.5 miljuni u li jrid jonfoq Lm2.5 miljuni ohra biex jirranga l-post. Din verament kienet sajjetta fil-bnazzi tant li din il-mossa ma kienetx imhejjija
Hija cara daqs il-kristall illi t-tbezbiza li l-PN inghata fit-12 ta Gunju ma swiet ghal xejn. Veru kaz li min jitwieled tond ma jmutx kwadru. L-arroganza Nazzjonalista mghandiex limitu.
Who would need an office block in the centre of
Nearly half of the Lm18.6 million additional budget just sanctioned by parliament will go towards a single property in the heart of
The Times 16.7.2004
Clearly, this is a political blunder of the first order, one that should open the government's eyes wide open so as to ensure that any future deals are commensurate to our requirements.
Editorial, The Times 17.8.2004
It is hard not to sympathise with those who have in one way or another expressed their private opinion that Dar Malta is at best an extravagance, at worst a downright insult to those hardest hit under the present economic climate.
The running expenses for maintaining staff and the Brussels House will be around Lm3,000 a day. This was confirmed in a reply by the DOI to MaltaToday.
The government's arguments in favour of the purchase are flawed on a number of counts but the one that is sticking most in the people's minds is that the move is extravagant. And it is precisely this that will continue to erode the government's credibility when it speaks of its efforts to cut expenditure. There is hardly any need to repeat the many arguments put forward by so many against the purchase but the least the government can do is to sound less arrogant over the matter. It is acting as if it knows best, when the move has clearly been seen as ill-timed and again, given the current state of the island's finances, extravagant. It is because of all this uncertainty in financial matters, this urgency to check the deficit, that the government's purchase of the Brussels building has been considered as unwise.
Editorjal, The Times 28.8.2004
With all its solemn commitments to cut unnecessary expenditure, the government has not always acted wisely, as is the case over the purchase of a property in Brussels that is out of proportion to our needs and an untimely expense.
Editorjal, The Times 26.11.2004
There has been some mismanagement on the part of the government and people are unlikely to forget some of the empty declarations made by the party in government before the last general election. Just as they are unlikely to forget too some of the very bad decisions taken, such as, for instance, the purchase of a building in Brussels that is far greater than what is needed for the island's representation there.
Editorjal, The Times 5.1.2005