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‘Friends of friends’ networks

When Alfred Sant used to criticise the Nationalists in administration so heavily over their ‘friends of...

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Army promotions debacle

The parliamentary Ombudsman has just tabled in the House of Representatives his final opinion, together with all...

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The decline of public education

An effective public education system is the most effective tool to promote social mobility. A shortage of...

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Where is ‘My Journey’ going?

In 2016 the government announced a new reform, ‘My Journey’, that would reformulate the way state...

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Fishing in troubled waters

Rising demand and diminishing fish stocks are leading to increasing corruption in the fishing industry that is...

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Banking on operational resilience

The commercial bank’s dependence on information technology and communications systems makes them vulnerable...

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Country must think long term

Is it not hugely ironic that, while the economy is doing so well, the national minimum wage is below the European...

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An open line of dialogue

The Times of Malta may have lost its case before the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life accusing Tourism...

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Outlook for financial regulation

The financial crisis of just over a decade ago led to a root and branch reform of financial regulation. A banking...

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Sharing costs of parental benefits

The modern family faces immense challenges to achieve a work-life balance that supports family life. With birth...

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The urbanisation of Gozo

Today Gozo is still a more rural, quiet and green place than its sister island Malta. This gives the smaller...

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Careful choices for Europe

Ahead of the European Parliament election in May, the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry is calling for...

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A six-star Product Malta

A ‘six-star’ hotel, as the Corinthia Group defines a property it plans to build at St George’s...

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The failing education system

There is a growing gap between the government’s economic vision and the way that young people are being...

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Obstacles to consumer rights

The protection of consumer rights is one of the most fundamental objectives of the EU. Both the European...

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Corruption slide persists

Unless the government takes urgent action to start dismantling the growing perception of corruption and...

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The expats’ verdict matters

The Expat Insider publishes a quality of life index every year recording the views of expatriates living in 68...

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Collusion in public procurement

In a genuinely democratic system, when the government refuses to give sensible explanations for alleged irregular...

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Online medical courses

For-profit online institutions have experienced strong growth rates and are expected to continue to do so by...

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Multiply the power of one

A resident of St George’s Bay has risen above the hubbub and is attempting to see, through court action,...