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  • The London-based Maltese architect breaking new ground

    The London-based Maltese architect breaking new ground

    Jonathan Mizzi had it all laid out. Twenty-six, living in London and working for architectural design behemoths Foster + Partners, he was all set for the big leagues. Then one afternoon in 2008, it all came crashing down. “I came back from a...

  • BOV's cryptocurrency block likely 'short-term', government says

    BOV's cryptocurrency block likely 'short-term', government says

    The government has declined to weigh in on Bank of Valletta's sudden decision to block cryptocurrency transfers, instead expressing confidence that the policy shift will be a "short-term one". In a statement issued this afternoon, the...

  • Renzo Piano's studio prepares to sue over €300,000 City Gate non-payment

    Renzo Piano's studio prepares to sue over €300,000 City Gate non-payment

    Renzo Piano's architecture studio has given the Maltese government two days to fork out €300,000 it says it is still owed for works on the Valletta parliament and City Gate project.  In a judicial letter filed today, Renzo Piano Building Workshop...

  • BOV turns against cryptocurrencies

    BOV turns against cryptocurrencies

    Bank of Valletta is no longer allowing its clients to buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.  Clients making Sepa transfers to cryptocurrency exchanges or wallets are having transactions reversed, with the bank declining to explain the reasons...

  • Eight months for a hospital appointment: Mater Dei under the NAO spotlight

    Eight months for a hospital appointment: Mater Dei under the NAO spotlight

    The average patient waits more than eight months for their first outpatient appointment at Mater Dei, a National Audit Office report into hospital waiting lists has found. The state hospital's 250-day waiting time average is double that in the UK...

  • MEPs' barrage of criticism against Malta met with caution by European Commission

    MEPs' barrage of criticism against Malta met with caution by European Commission

    Updated 7pm A barrage of criticism about Malta was met with some cautionary words by European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans today, who urged MEPs to not play judge and jury when assessing the murder of Daphne Caruana...

  • MEPs debate rule of law in Malta

    MEPs debate rule of law in Malta

    Updated 5.45pm with PN leader's press conference The rule of law in Malta was under the spotlight on Tuesday afternoon as MEPs debated the issue in the European Parliament. Speakers from the European Council, the European Commission and MEPs from...

  • Maltese tax fraud institutions are 'highly politicised' - EU Pana Committee

    Maltese tax fraud institutions are 'highly politicised' - EU Pana Committee

    Updated 7.53 pm - Adds PN reaction below Maltese institutions responsible for implementing and and enforcing money laundering and tax fraud laws are "highly politicised" and the police force's inadequate resourcing could suggest maladministration,...

  • Watch: If we shunned partisans we'd be a group of hermits, says Briguglio

    Watch: If we shunned partisans we'd be a group of hermits, says Briguglio

    Civil Society Network co-founder Michael Briguglio has little time for critics who say the group is a Nationalist Party Trojan horse, saying that shunning partisan help would leave the activists isolated from society at large.  "Can we only appeal...

  • Gender gaps: Malta advances, but remains an EU laggard

    Gender gaps: Malta advances, but remains an EU laggard

    Malta has made some progress in narrowing attainment gaps between men and women but remains the EU's second-worst performer in terms of gender equality, the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report shows.  The report, published by the World Economic Forum,...