Three-quarters of young people would rather live and work abroad, study shows / Malta News Briefing – Friday 25 November 2022

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Deficit decreases, debt levels increase- NSO

By the end of October 2022, the Government’s Consolidated Fund reported a deficit of €613.4 million, fresh NSO data has shown. Between January and October 2022, Recurrent Revenue amounted to €4,528.5 million, 12.3 per cent higher, than the €4,031.9 million reported a year earlier. On the other hand, by the end of October 2022, total expenditure stood at €5,141.9 million, €59.8 million higher than the previous year. As a result, debt levels increased further, reaching 8.7 billion, an increase of €771.4 million over the same period last year.

Three-quarters of young people would rather live and work abroad, study shows

More than 75% of young people would rather live and work abroad, a new study has found. The research, conducted by EY, found that over 93% of young people believe the state of Malta’s environment is getting worse, with overdevelopment cited as the country’s biggest challenge. Traffic is considered the biggest challenge for half of all respondents, with the cost-of-living coming in third at 46%. The majority of Malta’s young people – 89 per cent – also said they do not believe Malta’s wages compare positively to global salaries. (Times of Malta)

Judge abstains on State’s appeal on Magistrate Lia’s removal from case against Police Commissioner

Judge Ian Spiteri Bailey has abstained from hearing the State Advocate’s constitutional case over the removal of magistrate Nadine Lia from presiding over Repubblika’s case against the Police Commissioner. Yesterday, the Constitutional Court had decided that the State Advocate’s appeal against the decree given by Mr Justice Spiteri Bailey should be heard with urgency and suspended the challenge proceedings until the appeal is decided. Explaining his decision to abstain from the case, Judge Spiteri Bailey said “this is being decided for the sake of the seriousness and integrity of the judiciary, where it must always be ensured that justice is not only done but appears to be done.” (Newsbook)

Morning Briefing

Info on previous cases of domestic violence to be made available

Individuals will be able to seek information from the police on whether their partner has any pending or previous cases of domestic violence, the government is proposing. Reforms Parliamentary Secretary Rebecca Buttigieg said an individual in a relationship suspecting something wrong about their partner’s behaviour will be able to file a request with the Victim Support Agency. She was speaking on Thursday evening at the launch the 16-day domestic violence campaign led by the Commission on Gender-based Violence and Domestic Abuse. (Maltatoday)

Appeal against Magistrate Lia to be heard urgently, Court rules

Malta’s Constitutional Court has ordered that rule of law NGO Repubblika’s constitutional appeal regarding Magistrate Nadine Lia should be heard urgently, in a judgment on Thursday. The Court also ordered that until the case is decided, the challenge proceedings against the Police Commissioner will be suspended and for the time being will not be heard before another magistrate. (Newsbook)

Malta opposes proposal to cap gas prices

Malta is one of four nations, together with Greece, Poland and Belgium who are reported to have dismissed a proposal to cap gas prices at 275 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) as the bloc’s 27 energy ministers met on Thursday to discuss more ways to bring down energy costs. Malta expressed disagreement proposed price ceiling, with its energy and environment minister Miriam Dalli saying the strict conditions needed for the mechanism to kick in made it “next to impossible”. (Reuters)

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