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Kurt Sansone

  • Delia’s obstacle course to make it to Parliament

    Delia’s obstacle course to make it to Parliament

    Adrian Delia’s road to a parliamentary seat may be more arduous than most of his supporters thought it would be. The clearest way for him to get into Parliament would be if any one of the five Nationalist Party MPs elected in a casual election...

  • AD: abortion is a reality in Malta, discussion needed

    AD: abortion is a reality in Malta, discussion needed

    New Alternattiva Demokratika leader Carmel Cacopardo has backed calls for a public discussion on abortion. In his first speech to party members over the weekend, the architect said abortion was a reality in Malta, as scores of women were going...

  • Juncker’s tax scheme is unrealistic, warns Scicluna

    Juncker’s tax scheme is unrealistic, warns Scicluna

    Malta opposes the idea floated by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that European tax reforms should not require unanimous approval. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said Malta would not give up the right enshrined in the EU treaty...

  • Public holidays and leave: not if, but when and how

    Public holidays and leave: not if, but when and how

    There is no timeframe yet for the introduction of leave to compensate for public holidays falling on weekends as talks between the government and the social partners continue. Equality Minister Helena Dalli said the question was not whether the...

  • No decision yet on income tax refund pledge

    No decision yet on income tax refund pledge

    Edward Scicluna is still mulling whether the Labour Party’s income tax refund pledge will be introduced next year as he prepares for the Budget. The Finance Minister said yesterday internal discussions were still ongoing to determine what the...

  • Budget to deal with 'problems of robust growth'

    Budget to deal with 'problems of robust growth'

    Waste management, cleanliness, the road infrastructure and rising rents are on the Finance Minister’s agenda as he inches towards Budget day on October 9. The next Budget will focus on the spillover problems caused by above average economic...

  • Who was Mgr Fortunato Mizzi?

    Who was Mgr Fortunato Mizzi?

    He was the only son of former prime minister Nerik (Enrico) Mizzi, but Mgr Fortunato Mizzi’s legacy extended well beyond the political family he was born into. The priest, who died of natural causes last Friday, aged 90, was a social activist in...

  • We will not rush voting at 16 reform, says Julia Farrugia Portelli

    We will not rush voting at 16 reform, says Julia Farrugia Portelli

    Should 16-year-olds vote in the general election or be candidates in local elections?These are the questions the government is asking as it seeks feedback to extend the voting rights of 16-year-olds to national elections, including the European...

  • Rent increases should be capped, alliance tells government

    Rent increases should be capped, alliance tells government

    Rent increases should be capped and the length of rental contracts regulated by law, the Anti-Poverty Alliance is suggesting in its Budget proposals. The group wants a legal framework to tame the large increases in rents experienced over the past...

  • People spending more but poorer bookshelves

    People spending more but poorer bookshelves

    Private consumption ballooned between 2014 and 2016, but as people spent more money, less went to books, newspapers and magazines. According to the National Statistics Office, overall spending increased by 10 per cent in the period reviewed, but...