Dr. Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister, Government of Malta

Dr. Joseph Muscat was born on the 22nd January 1974.

He graduated with Honours from the University of Malta in Public Policy and later as Master of European Studies. In 2007 he attained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Management Research from the University of Bristol.

Dr Muscat successfully contested the first European Parliamentary elections in Malta in 2004.

In June 2008 he was elected as the Leader of the Partit Laburista. Dr Muscat took office as Prime Minister of Malta on the 11th March 2013. He was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term on the 5th June 2017.             

Under his premiership Malta experienced an economic growth of over 6%, the elimination of the public deficit, a decrease in unemployment to historic lows and a record increase in female participation in the labour market. At the same time poverty was reduced and pensions were increased for the first time in 25 years. His administration was also instrumental for the strengthening of civil liberties in Malta.

Prime Minister Muscat led Malta’s Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2017 and simultaneously was the Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth.

Dr Muscat is married to Michelle and they have twin daughters, Etoile Ella and Soleil Sophie.