Ian Borg

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Ian Borg
Borg in 2017
Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade
Assumed office
30 March 2022
Prime MinisterRobert Abela
Preceded byEvarist Bartolo
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure & Capital Projects
In office
8 June 2017 – 26 March 2022
Prime MinisterJoseph Muscat
Robert Abela
Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds
In office
13 March 2013 – 3 June 2017
Prime MinisterJoseph Muscat
Member of the Parliament of Malta
Assumed office
10 March 2013
ConstituencySeventh District
Personal details
Born (1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 (age 37)
Pieta', Malta
Political partyPartit Laburista
SpouseRachelle Borg Dingli
EducationUniversity of Malta

Ian Borg MP (born 28 February 1986) is a Maltese politician, Member of Parliament since 2013. He serves as Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade.

Early life[edit]

Borg was born to a family from Dingli. Ian Borg is married to Rachelle Borg Dingli and are parents to Eve.

Borg graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta[1] in 2012.

Political career[edit]

Ian Borg started his political career in 2005 being elected mayor of his hometown Dingli for the Labour Party. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

Parliamentary Secretary[edit]

In 2013, Borg run for Parliament for the Partit Laburista and was elected for the 7th District with 4,186 votes. He was appointed by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, the youngest member of the Cabinet.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects[edit]

In the second Muscat government in 2017, Ian Borg was appointed as Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects. During his mandate, he oversaw infrastructural projects such as the Kappara junction, the Marsa junction project and the Central Link project, and the set up of the Infrastructure Malta agency.

These infrastructural projects received scathing critiques from civil society and environmentalists for perpetuating a car-centric vision of mobility and for leading to the loss of agricultural land and the cutting of over 500 trees only for the Central Link project in Attard. [2]

In October 2023, the Times of Malta revealed that Borg himself and his canvassers put pressure on Transport Malta’s director of licensing to ensure that candidates obtained driving licenses despite lacking preparation.[3]

Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade[edit]

In March 2022 Ian Borg was appointed Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade in the government of Robert Abela. He was in charge of Malta's diplomatic service during its mandate at the United Nations Security Council.

In March 2023, the Court of Malta declared illegal the permit through which Borg built a swimming pool in his property of Santa Katerina, Dingli.[4]


  1. ^ "Mentors – LEAD". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ Malta Independent, 24 July 2019
  3. ^ 'Your friend is my friend.' Exposed: the driving licence racket, Times of Malta, 1 Oct 2023
  4. ^ Ian Borg's swimming pool permit declared illegal, Times of Malta, 15 March 2023
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs