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Facilitating Malta’s Twin Transition 

Facilitating Malta’s Twin Transition 

by Prof. Josef Bonnici, Chairman Malta Development Bank Throughout the centuries crises have spurred innovation and creativity. Innovation has been important in keeping many people’s lives and livelihoods safe throughout…
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Phygital…What Is That?

Phygital…What Is That?

by Sandro Debono PhD, Museology, Art History and Curatorial Practice Let’s go straight to the point. Linguistically, the word phygital is a combination of the words “physical” and “digital” to…
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Over A Coffee With Gerald Grech

Over A Coffee With Gerald Grech

by James Vella Clark GERALD GRECH is a senior lecturer at the University of Malta’s Junior College where he has been lecturing Marketing for the past 22 years. But Gerald…
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A Fresh Look At The Past

A Fresh Look At The Past

by Dr Charlene Vella The Renaissance period centred on a cultural movement known as Humanism, a human-centred perspective, and, even in the portrayal of the divine, a natural appearance of…
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

by Mark Aquilina | Founder, NOUV “We all know what challenges businesses are facing. But more importantly, besides addressing these challenges, we need to look at the bigger picture by…
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Malta’s Next Chapter

Malta’s Next Chapter

by Lawrence Zammit | Director, MISCO Consulting “Malta at the crossroads” might be considered as a political cliché mentioned by some politicians in the past weeks. Yet, these past two…
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The Perfect Logistics Storm 

The Perfect Logistics Storm 

by Franco Azzopardi, CEO, Express Trailers 2021 was meant to be the year of recovery as the world economy recaptures momentum thanks to improved vaccination rates and lower hospitalisations related…
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Malta’s road ahead for de-listing 

Malta’s road ahead for de-listing 

by Alfred Zammit, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit Financial crime has long posed a deep-rooted challenge for international financial jurisdictions; however, it has become much more complex in recent…
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The age of Merkel 

The age of Merkel 

In her last 12 months as Chancellor, Angela Merkel registered record approval ratings in five countries outside of Germany. A major study by Pew Research Center in October 2020 found…
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All eyes on Scholz 

All eyes on Scholz 

On a desolate night for the CDU after the German elections, a comforting Armin Laschet told party supporters that he had won a national mandate to resist a left-leaning government.…
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A Kleine coalition 

A Kleine coalition 

Since the 1960s, German politics has been dominated by the centre-left and centre-right parties, turning the Grand Coalition into an institution of the federal political landscape.  Three of the four…
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The Merkel effect 

The Merkel effect 

A week is a long time in politics, and Angela Merkel has had over 1,600 of them mostly sitting in arguably the hottest seat in Europe. The four-term Chancellor enjoyed…
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Where is Afghanistan?

Where is Afghanistan?

Google searches for Afghanistan exploded by ten times in August as foreign affairs made a rare foray into mainstream news across the globe.  The Taliban stunned the world with its…
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A break from tourism

A break from tourism

by Jesmond Saliba In just one year, global tourism dropped by 70 per cent, sending figures back to what they were 30 years ago.  One of the first actions by…
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A place for the community

A place for the community

by Dr. Julian Zarb A fifth of the world’s population travelled for tourism purposes in 2019. That year, the United Nations World Trade Organisation estimated a record total international expenditure…
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Travelling with Covid-19

Travelling with Covid-19

The International Air Transport Association declared 2020 as the worst-ever year for aviation globally. Operators are estimated to have lost $85 billion collectively, registering an unprecedented net profit margin of…
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Going for universal gold

Going for universal gold

by Jesmond Saliba The world looked a different place when sports events were suddenly banned at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ironically, though, the fight against the virus became…
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New tracks for sport

New tracks for sport

by Kevin Azzopardi KEVIN AZZOPARDI  Half a century ago, sport was generally considered a leisure activity pursued mainly for socialisation and recreation. Things have changed drastically since then, and virtually…
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The state of play

The state of play

Canada’s Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau actively promoted ice hockey as the country’s national sport in the 1970s and 1980s. His emphasis was more than a simple acknowledgement of a popular…
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