Eddie Fenech Adami

Eddie Fenech Adami

Infobox President
name = Edward Fenech Adami

order = President of Malta
primeminister = Lawrence Gonzi
term_start = 04 April 2004
term_end =
predecessor = Guido de Marco
successor =
order2 = Prime Minister of Malta
president2 = Paul Xuereb
Ċensu Tabone
Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
deputy2 =
term_start2 = 12 May 1987
term_end2 = 28 October 1996
predecessor2 = Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici
successor2 = Alfred Sant
president3 = Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Guido de Marco
deputy3 =
term_start3 = 06 September 1998
term_end3 = 23 March 2004
predecessor3 = Alfred Sant
successor3 = Lawrence Gonzi
birth_date = birth date and age|1934|02|07|df=y
birth_place = Birkirkara, Malta
spouse = Mary Fenech Adami
party =
religion = Roman Catholic

Edward Fenech Adami (born February 7, 1934, Birkirkara) was the Prime Minister of Malta from 1987 until 1996 and from 1998 until 2004. He took office as the seventh President of the Republic of Malta on April 4, 2004, succeeding Guido de Marco.cite web|url=http://www.president.gov.mt|title=Official Website of the President of Malta|publisher=Government of Malta|year=2006|accessdate=2006-08-20]

Early life

Fenech Adami is the son of Luigi Fenech Adami and Josephine Pace. [http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/fenechadami.html] He was educated at St Aloysius' College, B'kara and the University of Malta, where he first studied economics and then classics and later law. He was called to the bar in 1959.

He is married to Mary ("née" Sciberras) and they have five children: John, Beppe, Michael, Maria and Luigi.

In Government

Between 1987 and 1996, Fenech Adami ushered a major period of change for Malta. The country's physical infrastructure was completely overhauled as were the legal and business structures. Trade was liberalized, whilst telecommunications, banking and financial services were deregulated or privatised. Malta also applied to join the European Economic Community on 16 July 1990. Dr Fenech Adami was reconfirmed Prime Minister in the February 1992 elections.

Between 1996 and 1998 Fenech Adami served as Leader of the Opposition until his Party was returned to office in September 1998. Malta's European Union application, which was put on hold by the previous Labour government, was reactivated and negotiations concluded by December 2002. This was confirmed by a referendum in March 2003 and general election held in April 2003 which confirmed the Partit Nazzjonalista in government and Fenech Adami as Prime Minister.

A few days later, on 16 April, 2003, Dr. Fenech Adami signed Malta's Accession Treaty with the European Union. In December 2003, Dr. Fenech Adami received the European of the Year 2003 Award from the influential Brussels-based newspaper European Voice in recognition of his unfaltering efforts to bring Malta into the European Union.cite web|url=http://www.europeanvoice.com/eu/info.asp?id=1040|title=Foreword to EU Studies Guide 2004 Eddie Fenech Adami, Maltese Prime Minister - EU Studies Guide|publisher=European Voice|year=2004|accessdate=2006-08-20]

Eddie Fenech Adami is an Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. [http://www.raoulwallenberg.net]


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