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  • Migration is EU's major challenge, Europeans say

    Migration is EU's major challenge, Europeans say

    Migration has become the major challenge facing the EU today, Europeans says in the latest standard Eurobarometer survey. The survey was carried out between May 16 and 27 in 34 countries and territories. At 38 per cent, (+14 points) immigration...

  • Updated: Nightclub owner claims he was slandered by judge in inquiry report

    Updated: Nightclub owner claims he was slandered by judge in inquiry report

    Paceville nightclub owner Hugo Chetcuti said in a statement through his lawyer that allegations and comments made by Judge Michael Mallia in an inquiry report published yesterday were slanderous. The inquiry, commissioned by Prime Minister Joseph...

  • €158 million deficit in consolidated fund

    Government’s consolidated fund registered a deficit of €158 million in the first six months of the year. During January-June, recurrent revenue registered an increase of €193.1 million which outweighed the rise in expenditure of €85.8 million,...

  • Most occupational infringements in construction sector

    Some 1,000 inspections at workplaces were carried out by the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (Ohsa) between January and June. The authority said that during most visits, it ordered remedial action. It also appointed 103 court cases,...

  • Heavy traffic reported in many areas

    Heavy traffic reported in many areas

    Several people reported being stuck in traffic for a long time this morning, especially in Msida. A bus commuter said that the 20-minute bus trip from Birkirkara to Msida took an hour this morning. A reader called to say Msida was chock-a-block...

  • National Audit Office investigation requests quadruple

    National Audit Office investigation requests quadruple

    Since August last year the National Audit Office has received 14 requests for investigations, which is almost four times the yearly average, the Times of Malta can reveal. The office, which reports to Parliament, has been tasked with a series of...

  • BOV shareholders insist on receiving equal treatment

    BOV shareholders insist on receiving equal treatment

    A number of BOV shareholders are complaining of lack of equal treatment after chairman John Cassar White held a meeting exclusively with the Malta Association of Small Shareholders over controversial issues related to the bank. The shareholders,...

  • Malta-based iGaming companies on German tax authorities' radar

    Malta-based iGaming companies on German tax authorities' radar

    A number of Malta-based iGaming companies received letters from the German tax authorities enquiring about their tax payments in Germany, according to Joerg Hofmann, an attorney at German law firm Melchers. The website Maltaprofile reported that...

  • Questions on khat plant in drug reform

    Questions on khat plant in drug reform

    It was not clear what amount of the narcotic plant khat would be considered as being for personal use or meant for trafficking, Drugs Commissioner Vicky Scicluna has told the Times of Malta. She was commenting after it emerged that loopholes...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a serial fraudster is facing legal action after collecting more than €75,000 in social benefits he was not entitled to. In another story, it says...

  • Fraudster rakes in €75,000 in social benefits

    Fraudster rakes in €75,000 in social benefits

    A serial fraudster is facing legal action after collecting more than €75,000 in social benefits he was not entitled to, the Times of Malta has learnt. Government sources said the man, whose identity could not be revealed, was caught abusing seven...

  • Tribali in concert on August 29

    Leading Maltese world music band Tribali announced that their final concert of the summer will be held at Boiler Wharf in Senglea on August 29. The band will perform various hits from their three best-selling albums, and present a number of new...

  • Tremor felt in parts of Malta

    Tremor felt in parts of Malta

    A tremor registering 3.3 on the Richter scale was felt in Malta at 7.13pm sending many people to the social media asking if it was an earthquake or an explosion. The tremor was registered just south of the island at a latitude 35.799794, longitude...

  • Gaming Authority chairman looking into backdated licence to company allegedly involved with mafia

    Gaming Authority chairman looking into backdated licence to company allegedly involved with mafia

    Malta Gaming Authority chairman Joseph Cuschieri has so far failed to explain why one of the gaming companies allegedly involved in ties with the Italian mafia was given a licence backdated by more than a year and a half. The Times of Malta is...

  • Dom Mintoff's monument cast presented to Cospicua band

    Dom Mintoff's monument cast presented to Cospicua band

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this evening presented a plaster cast of former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff’s monument to St George’s Band of Cospicua, which Mr Mintoff presided for more than 50 years. Dr Muscat said that the principle of...

  • Former inspector did not behave ethically, former acting police commissioner, inspector behaved improperly

    Former inspector did not behave ethically, former acting police commissioner, inspector behaved improperly

    Former inspector Daniel Zammit did not behave ethically and in line with the procedures which regulated his position during the murder investigation of Neville Baldacchino, Judge Michael Mallia has concluded in an inquiry. Judge Mallia was...

  • Government MP tells motorists to stop whining

    Government MP tells motorists to stop whining

    MP and Sports Council chairman Luciano Busuttil may have got more than he bargained for when a Facebook post telling motorists to “stop whining” about traffic sparked a backlash of comments. Dr Busuttil took to his Facebook account in the early...

  • Libyan pair convicted of aggravated theft, one jailed

    Libyan pair convicted of aggravated theft, one jailed

    Two Libyan men who share a room at the Hal Far Open Centre have been found guilty of aggravated theft of €100 from a co-national at the Valletta bus terminus last December. In view of his several brushes with the law, Ali Muftah, 23, was jailed...

  • Decision on Nadur boundary wall in September

    A decision on the development of a boundary wall, which would partially block the view off a Nadur belvedere was put off to September in a bid to try to come to an agreement about the application. The decision had been on hold pending legal...

  • If you love your son, stay out of trouble, magistrate tells man

    If you love your son, stay out of trouble, magistrate tells man

    A man who was accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife was today warned by a magistrate that if he really loved his seven-year-old son, he would stay out of trouble and away from anything that could see him spending time in...