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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Malta

Malta transit desperate for drivers

Malta Public Transport (MPT) says it is forced to import foreign labor because it can't find enough local drivers. Meanwhile, many feel that migrants are not welcome.
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19 Feb 2018 Malta

Wave of strikes in key industries pressures government in Malta

Since the beginning of the year, social workers, nurses and doctors, among many, have gone on strike over their working conditions.
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12 Feb 2018 Malta

Gender gap in Maltese media remains a burning issue

The absence of 50+ female presenters on tv, the fact that over 60% of journalists in newsrooms are men and the prevalence of 'myths' on domestic violence contribute to the poor state of gender equality in the Maltese media, reports found. 
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5 Feb 2018 Malta

Girl's death exposes cracks in Malta's welfare system

The quality of social services in Malta is being questioned after the death of a 7-year old Nigerian refugee girl. Her parents, who suffered from mental health issues, kept her out of school and away from medical care.
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29 Jan 2018 Malta

Disabled Maltese face ongoing transit challenges 

For most Maltese people, driving feels as basic as breathing. Unfortunately, not everyone can move as independently as others.
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22 Jan 2018 Malta

Rich Russians dominate list of new ‘Maltese’

Russians are taking advantage of Malta's Individual Investor Program, which sells Maltese -- and therefore EU citizenship -- for a fee of €650,000.
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15 Jan 2018 Malta
New ways to fund the welfare state introduce old problems 8-12 Jan 2018

New ways to fund the welfare state introduce old problems

Transforming the post-war welfare state in Europe into an entrepreneurial model is making both headway and mistakes. Is it the best way to go?
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A dose of misogyny for a happy New Year in Malta

As the year began, two cases of blatant misogyny emerged in Malta, both from public officials. This is especially sad in a country where 25% of women suffer from domestic abuse.  
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8 Jan 2018 Malta

Not a single Maltese drove drunk on New Year's Eve

Malta, which is known for unreliable public transportation and the lack of alternatives such as Uber, is struggling to reduce driving under the influence. Was a police action on New Year's enough to break a national bad habit?
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3 Jan 2018 Malta

Maltese People Are More Artistic Than Other Europeans, According To A New Study

Unsurprisingly, less than 1% of Maltese participants said that lack of proximity was a problem for them. For comparison, 29% of Romanians who said it was specifically distance that stopped them from participating in cultural events.
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25 Dec 2017 Malta

Malta unveils its first-ever migrant integration strategy

Migrants will learn about-the country's values, standards and culture. Although this strategy replaced a highly criticized policy, it is not perfect yet. It fails to specify what happens when an asylum application is rejected. 
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18 Dec 2017 Malta

Malta mourns after the killing of a visionary journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist and blogger who focused on people in power, was named one of the 28 people shaping Europe’s future in 2017 by Politico. On October 16, she was killed in a car explosion.
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11 Dec 2017 Malta

Meanwhile in Malta -- local impact of Paradise Papers 

As experts suggest that Malta's position in the global offshore architecture requires joint EU action, the government denies any manipulation and claims that, unlike in Panama, the system in Malta is perfectly transparent.
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11 Dec 2017 Malta

Economist Marie Briguglio: culturally active citizens are happier

Having studied the effects of Malta’s "festas," Briguglio notes that it's active participation that increases life satisfaction. “Those who are passive tend to experience noise, pollution and congestion,” she adds.
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11 Dec 2017 Malta

IMF raises concerns over property prices in Malta 

Experts reassure that we are not dealing with a housing bubble yet. However, while property prices rose by 24% in 3 years, some of the most vulnerable social groups in Malta have found themselves living in tough conditions.
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4 Dec 2017 Malta

Almost a quarter of Maltese women experience violence by age 15

Malta scored high in the EU's Gender Equality Index but way below average in the domain of violence. A study shows that in 2014 over 31,800 women experienced gender-based violence. 
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27 Nov 2017 Malta
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