The Malta Independent 1 July 2015, Wednesday

Chaotic start to tallinja card service, but MPT says system is working

There was a chaotic start to the tallinja card services this morning, as hundreds waited in the queue to top up their cards at the Valletta terminus, some people fainting in the heat. But, for...

Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on International Monetary Fund payment

Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International...

Updated (2): Greece makes concession but no deal seen before Sunday vote

Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece'slatest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing...

Institutions asked to investigate ‘abuse of power’ over Ian Borg’s rural property development

A man has written to the Permanent Commission Against Corruption and other national institutions asking them to investigate the redevelopment of rural property by Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg,...

Malta unemployment levels at a 'historic low' – Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo

Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo today said that Malta’s current unemployment is at a “historic low”, quoting NSO and Eurostat statistics issued yesterday for the...

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Helena Dalli and Justyne Caruana launch new standards for accessibility in public buildings

Social Dialogue Minister Helena Dalli and Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Justyne Caruana have launched new standards for accessibility in public buildings. Dr...

Marlene Mizzi welcomes agreement the end of roaming charges and guarantee net neutrality

“I am really happy that after a marathon of negotiations and lengthy meetings, the European Parliament and Council had finally found an agreement to put an end to roaming charges by June...

18-year-old resigns from directing new government security company, claims ‘political victimisation’

Karl Cutajar, the 18-year-old who was named director, secretary, legal representative and judicial representative of government-owned Fort Security Services, has resigned his position, Economy...

'I never interfered in the oil tendering process' - Austin Gatt tells Public Accounts Committee

Former Minister Austin Gatt is planned to testify before the Public Accounts Committee today, over oil procurement procedures between 2008 and 2010. The Enemalta Corporation fell beneath his...

Updated (3): Thousands demonstrate for 'yes' vote Juncker says Greek debt could be looked at

It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its...

Government upholds pledge to cut domestic and business tariffs by 25% - Auditor General report

A report tabled in the Public Accounts Committee by the Audit General this evening has confirmed the government has stuck to its electoral pledge to reduce electricity bills by an average of 25% for...

2017 local council elections cancelled as parliament approves amendments on party lines

Parliament has approved amendments to the Local Councils Act which increase the terms of local councils to five years and do away with the next scheduled round of local elections, which was set to...

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