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Migration, Libya among topics discussed during European Council president visit

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Updated Migration, support for Libya, and Malta’s efforts on rule of law were up for discussion during a meeting between Prime Minister Robert Abela and European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday.  Michel, a Belgian, heads the European Council, a Brussels-based collegiate body that sets the overall political direction and priorities of the EU. It is made up of the heads of state or government of each EU member state, as well as the head of the European Commission.  During a meeting at the Auberge de Castille, Abela said Malta has registered good progress on “the matter of rule of law”. Abela said that on taking over as prime minister he led a government focused on addressing shortcomings in this field.  The government had engaged in dialogue with the Venice Commission and other stakeholders with the ultimate aim of introducing changes and reforms.  In just a few months, a number of reforms had been enacted, especially regarding the way appointments are made in Malta.  The Commission against Corruption got a special mention with Abela saying the way this operates was being studied by President George Vella.  Migration On the issue of migration, Abela said he would be...

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