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  • Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam

    Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam

    Nearly two-thirds of those applying for cryptocurrency agent certification failed the official assessment process despite last-second changes intended to boost the pass rate. Under the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act coming into force in...

  • Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Employers have welcomed the government’s proposed rent reform as a step in the right direction, amid concern over spiralling rent prices unsustainably driving up wages.The Malta Employers' Association met with housing parliamentary secretary...

  • Watch: Malta failing to guarantee freedom of expression - NGOs

    Watch: Malta failing to guarantee freedom of expression - NGOs

    Malta is failing to live up to its obligations to guarantee and safeguard freedom of expression, a number of international press freedom organisations said at the end of a two-day mission to Malta.In their preliminary findings, the groups said the...

  • New 25-storey Paceville tower on the horizon

    New 25-storey Paceville tower on the horizon

    A proposed 25-storey tower close to the Intercontinental Hotel will be a "landmark for the future of Malta, symbolising the forward looking of Maltese people", the developers have claimed.The high-rise, which will replace a number of derelict...

  • Service station extension ‘unnecessary’ – NGO

    Service station extension ‘unnecessary’ – NGO

    “Piecemeal” plans to extend an ODZ fuel station in Marsascala, submitted before the facility has even been built, have raised the concerns of the Environment and Resources Authority. The Planning Authority controversially issued a permit for a...

  • Rent reform: minimum lease periods but no fixed prices

    Rent reform: minimum lease periods but no fixed prices

    Updated 3.30pm with AD statement Minimum lease periods are being considered in the government’s proposed reform of the rental market, but rent prices will remain at landlords’ discretion.The new White Paper published on Monday proposes mandatory...

  • Malta needs to prepare for climate change, experts say

    Malta needs to prepare for climate change, experts say

    Malta must take ambitious measures to stave off the effects of climate change, a local climatologist has urged, in the wake of a landmark UN report calling for rapid, unprecedented efforts to prevent disaster. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on...

  • As abortion debate opens up, theatre reflects and responds

    As abortion debate opens up, theatre reflects and responds

    Abortion remains one of Malta’s greatest taboos, but the debate has slowly opened up, spurred in part by one of the first public calls for its legalisation in a position paper by the Women’s Rights Foundation. So it may say something about the...

  • Malta at risk of missing 2020 waste recycling target

    Malta at risk of missing 2020 waste recycling target

    Malta is at risk of missing its 2020 municipal waste recycling targets, according to an early warning report by the European Commission. The country is bound by a target of 50% recycling rate for municipal waste, but in 2016 this figure stood at...

  • Three cases of Church sexual abuse involving minors in 2017

    Three cases of Church sexual abuse involving minors in 2017

    The Church Safeguarding Commission found and referred to the police three substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors last year, according to the commission’s annual report.In all three cases, the commission imposed restrictions on the...