Tag: Malta

How #Malta carved its niche in the entertainment market

How #Malta carved its niche in the entertainment market

| December 27, 2019

The island nation of Malta is a mere speck in the Mediterranean Sea, dwarfed by nearby Sicily and so small that it is often overlooked on a map of Europe. Yet this tiny 316km2 of honey-coloured limestone has established itself as a global hub for iGaming, fintech, blockchain and more in its self-described digital economy. […]

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#DaphneCaruanaGailizia – European Parliament agrees to new prize for investigative journalism

#DaphneCaruanaGailizia – European Parliament agrees to new prize for investigative journalism

| December 17, 2019

The Bureau of the European Parliament on 16 December decided to create a prize for investigative journalism named after the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured). MEPs supported the creation of a prize in 2019 in their resolution of 15 November 2017 on the Rule of Law in Malta. The decision comes as court proceedings in […]

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#Malta – MEPs conclude fact-finding visit to assess #CaruanaGalizia murder inquiry

#Malta – MEPs conclude fact-finding visit to assess #CaruanaGalizia murder inquiry

| December 5, 2019

Following recent developments in the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured) in 2017, MEPs visited Malta between 3-4 December to take stock of the situation on the ground. The delegation of MEPs, led by Sophie in ‘t Veld (Renew Europe, NL), met the Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat and other government members, the […]

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First #JunckerPlan project in #Malta brings broadband to 70,000 homes

First #JunckerPlan project in #Malta brings broadband to 70,000 homes

| November 29, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €28 million loan to Maltese telecommunications provider GO p.l.c. to extend and improve its broadband network. The EIB loan is backed by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments, and it is the first project entirely located in Malta to benefit from the EFSI guarantee. GO […]

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David Casa MEP calls for European Council intervention to defend #RuleOfLaw in #Malta

David Casa MEP calls for European Council intervention to defend #RuleOfLaw in #Malta

| November 25, 2019

European Parliament Quaestor David Casa (pictured) has called on the European Council President to “intervene to help safeguard Malta’s democracy and to ensure the respect of the values listed in Article 2 of the Treaty in Malta and in particular, justice and the rule of law”. In a letter sent today (25 November), Casa stated: “Malta […]

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Upset #Hindus seek right to cremation in #Malta as ‘burial hinders soul’s journey’

Upset #Hindus seek right to cremation in #Malta as ‘burial hinders soul’s journey’

| July 31, 2019

Worldwide Hindus are upset over Malta not having mechanism for the cremation of deceased Hindus, forcing the community to bury their loved ones in contradiction of their long-held beliefs. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed (pictured), in a statement in Nevada, US, said that Malta should show some maturity and be more responsive to the hurt feelings […]

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Caruana Galizia: #Malta criticized over journalist murder probe

Caruana Galizia: #Malta criticized over journalist murder probe

| May 30, 2019

A human rights watchdog has strongly criticized Malta’s authorities for failing to properly investigate the death of a prominent anti-corruption journalist by a car bomb in 2017, according to the BBC. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed when the bomb, planted under her seat, was detonated while she was driving. Maltese officials were among those being […]

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