• 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 ...

  • Comeback?

    Is inflation making a comeback?We have spent quite some time regretting its absence. The European Central Bank would regularly announce that the target of a 2 per cent inflation rate still needed to be reached.But now we seem to be there. The contra claim is that this does not apply ...

  • 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 ...

  • Malta could be one of Brexit's biggest losers, KPMG report finds

    Malta may be one of the big losers from Brexit if this leads to poor economic relations between the UK and the EU, new research by KPMG suggests.  KPMG’s chief economist Yael Selfin looked at the EU27 countries most impacted from any future restrictions on trade in goods, services and the ...

  • Turkey slams Greek Cyprus’ Enosis move

    Turkey has rebuked Greek Cyprus’ recent decision to introduce the commemoration of “Enosis” in Greek Cypriot public schools, noting that the decision made by a “racist, far-right,” party would not contribute to ongoing efforts to create a new partnership between Turkish and Greek Cypriots.

  • Once-conservative Malta leaps ahead on LGBT rights

    At age 24, Alex Mangion became Malta's first transgender politician when he won a local office on the conservative Nationalists' ticket, a striking combination in a country that until recently had been a last bastion in western Europe of social norms largely dictated by the Catholic church.The Nationalist Party recruited Mangion to ...

  • April hopes for a Cyprus deal

    Efforts are underway to fix a second international meeting on Cyprus, sometime between March 5 and 10. Like the first inconclusive meeting, the two communal leaders of Cyprus and the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers, Turkey, Greece and Britain, are expected to sit around the table, with the ...

  • Council of Europe calls for states to invest in alternatives to migrant detention

    Source: Council of Europe Country: WorldThe Council of Europe has outlined a five step plan that enables European states to work towards the abolition of migrant detention and develop effective alternatives.The use of migrant detention across Europe, whether for the purpose of stopping asylum seekers and other migrants entering a country ...

  • Air Malta to issue early retirement schemes for pilots and cabin crew

    Malta's ailing national airline, Air Malta, is preparing its final restructuring programme to present to the European Commission in a last-ditch attempt to salvage the airline from liquidation following the failed attempt to bring in new cash from Etihad through its investment in Alitalia.Sources within the government confirmed to The ...