• Malta’s GDP per capita at 95% of EU average

    When Malta accessed the EU in 2004, its GDP per capita was somewhere around 65% of the EU’s average. Since then, other, and poorer, nations have joined and Malta’s GDP has improved. According to a Eurostat release this week, it is now at 95% of the EU average, beaten by ...

  • Landmine treaty President calls on to redouble efforts to achieve the 2025 deadline

    Source: Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Country: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iraq, Thailand, World, Zimbabwe“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.Geneva, Vienna 9 June 2017 – The Committees ...

  • Landmine treaty President calls on to redouble efforts to achieve the 2025 deadline

    Source: Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Country: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iraq, Thailand, World, Zimbabwe“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.Geneva, Vienna 9 June 2017 – The Committees ...

  • Camilleri replaces Fenech in Malta squad

    Dale Camilleri, the St Andrews midfielder, has been drafted into the Malta squad to replace Balzan’s Paul Fenech who is down with a bout of gastric flu. This is the first time Camilleri has been selected in the Malta squad after the 24-year-old midfielder left a positive impression on national coach ...

  • Airbus hires outside monitors amid fraud investigations

    Airbus has appointed an independent panel including two former ministers to examine its anti-corruption practices after Britain and France launched fraud and bribery investigations into the sale of jetliners.  Europe's largest aerospace group said today the three advisers, who include former German finance minister Theo Waigel and former French European affairs ...

  • Updated - Macron wins French presidency by a large margin

    Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France's next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France's place as a central pillar of the European Union.A crowd outside the Louvre museum at a Macron victory party jubilantly waved red, white ...

  • Development aid rises again in 2016 but flows to poorest countries dip - OECD

    Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Country: WorldDevelopment aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016. However, much of this increase in humanitarian aid and spending on refugees was in donor countries.11/04/2017 - Development aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016, an increase ...

  • MIA welcomes Eurowings to its airline family

    Earlier today, Malta International Airport welcomed the first new airline for 2017 with the traditional water salute. Eurowings will be operating morning flights to Vienna every Tuesday and Sunday until October, strengthening MIA’s existent connection with the Austrian capital. The airline, which is planned to replace Germanwings following a rebrand, ...

  • Austria to ban face veils in public

    Austria on Tuesday took the first steps towards imposing a ban on full-face veils in public, as the cabinet presented amendments to the country’s integration laws. Foreign and Integration Minister, Sebastian Kurz, told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the ban will be part of a policy package containing mostly ...

  • Only a trickle of stolen Russian billions ended up in Malta

    Illicit money flowing out of Russia via Moldova and Latvia ended up in almost every single EU state, an investigation has found, posing questions on the integrity of Europe's banking systems.Beneficiaries in Estonia received $1.6 billion out of a total of some $20 billion uncovered in the money trail by journalists ...

  • 49 people caught using false documents since start of 2016

    49 persons were caught entering Malta with false documents since the start of 2016, with 14 people being caught while Schengen was temporarily closed, the Police have confirmed with The Malta Independent.The numbers show that 28% of people using false documents were caught during a 20-day period when Schengen was ...

  • German government condemns Erdogan's Nazi remarks

    Germany's government on Monday condemned remarks by Turkey's president accusing officials of "Nazi practices," days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally there.Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements "absolutely unacceptable.""Germany cannot be outmatched regarding the rule of law, tolerance and ...