• Malta registers biggest EU surplus in first quarter - Eurostat

    Malta registered the biggest surplus in the EU and one of the largest decreases in debt in the first quarter of 2017, according to Eurostat data. According to the statistical arm of the EU, Malta saw a surplus 3.5% of GDP, followed by Germany and the Netherlands at 1.5%. The biggest ...

  • TMID Editorial: Corruption - Are we the only ones?

    From Paris to Bucharest, from Madrid to Moscow, an often well-founded perception of corruption in high places is leading European citizens to shake up the political life of their country.Since early June, corruption-related controversies have brought down the mayor of Brussels, forced out Romania’s prime minister and sparked off the ...

  • Maltese Presidency adopts Council conclusions on EU priorities on health

    EU Health Ministers adopted Council conclusions on EU priorities to tackle childhood overweight and obesity, and voluntary co-operation between health systems. The adoption took place today during the Council for Health Ministers, (EPSCO) in Luxembourg, chaired by the Maltese Health Minister and President of the Council Chris Fearne.The Council adopted ...

  • 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 ...

  • TMID Editorial: An election is no substitute for due legal process

    In an interview granted to iNews, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat claimed that Konrad Mizzi had already been found not guilty by the popular vote in the election.The fact that Dr Mizzi was re-elected, and from two districts too, seems to be for Dr Muscat a clear not guilty verdict delivered ...

  • Focus Paese

    Romania, un mercato dal potenziale inespresso

    Dopo la devastante dittatura di Ceausescu la Romania ha avviato un importante processo di trasformazione economica che ha portato il Paese ad una crescita positiva ma poco equilibrata. Oggi il Paese rimane afflitto da una serie di problematiche come corruzione, bassi salari e scarsa produttività e per questo l'export di ...

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital exceeds €200 million turnover in 2016

    Premier Capital plc, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets, has registered turnover in excess of €200 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. Turnover for the year more than doubled year-on-year following the acquisition of the Romanian market in January 2016.Thanks to its team of ...

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital exceeds €200 million turnover in 2016

    Premier Capital, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets, has registered turnover in excess of €200 million for the year ended December 31. Turnover for the year more than doubled year-on-year following the acquisition of the Romanian market in January 2016. Thanks to its team of 7,000 people ...

  • Hili Properties acquires business centre in Romania

    Hili Properties, the real estate division of Hili Ventures, has finalised the acquisition of ART Business Centre in Romania’s capital Bucharest, following an investment in excess of €30 million, a company statement said today.Located in the affluent Nordului neighbourhood in northern Bucharest, the nine-storey property boasts 18,600 square metres of ...

  • Court hears how Yana Mintoff’s former partner had four stab wounds

    This morning, a doctor could be heard telling the court houw the former partner of Yana Mintoff Bland had four stab wounds when he was admitted to hospital.Last October, Ms Mintoff made headlines when it was reported that she and her son had been rushed to hospital after they were ...

  • Italians make up almost quarter of EU workers in Malta

    There are almost 6,000 Italians working in Malta, making them the largest group of EU nationals earning a living here, official figures show. Italians made up almost a quarter of the 24,483 workers from the EU, according to statistics for September 2016. The British were the second largest group with 4,218 working ...

  • Watchdog report: 'Breakdown of democracy' in Poland, Hungary

    U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a "spectacular breakdown of democracy" has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.The watchdog organization's report said that Hungary now has the lowest democracy score in the Central ...

  • Romania senza cura

    In Romania ci sono sempre meno medici: da quando il paese è entrato a far parte dell’Unione europea, nel 2007, molti sono andati a lavorare all’estero, soprattutto in Francia, Germania e Regno Unito. Leggi

  • Germany, England, Poland stay on course in World Cup qualifying

     Germany, England and Poland all took another step toward World Cup qualification but the Netherlands' failure to do the same cost national coach Danny Blind his job on Sunday.The Dutch football association fired Blind one day after his team's humiliating 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria in Sofia — a result that ...

  • WikiLeaks reveals CIA files describing hacking tools

    WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung.The documents describe clandestine methods for bypassing or defeating encryption, antivirus tools and other protective security ...

  • 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 ...