Malta’s surplus budget prioritises measures focusing on transport, education and the environment. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna also confirmed Government’s commitment to making Malta a hub for blockchain technologies as well as an attractive post-Brexit domicile.
Malta’s economy grew faster and more comprehensively than many had expected. Recently re-elected Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is now focused on turning the country into a cosmopolitan hub and one of the world’s best places to live.
The hospitality of the Maltese is second to none, however, the country’s main tourism school needs an upgrade if the industry’s professionals want to keep up with the more refined tourist cohort landing in Malta. Tourism Minister, Dr Edward Zammit Lewis explains that help is on its way.
The Maltese Government has promised to invest heavily in community living for persons with disability. If you couple that with Malta’s ageing population and their ever-increasing demands it translates itself into quite a job for the politician tasked with handling both sectors
Malta has been described throughout history as the nurse of the Mediterranean and as a “veritable humanitarian hub” through crisis situations in the region. However, it has never had a real run at directly affecting regional politics as much as it has through its EU Council presidency in the first part of 2017. MaltaProfile sat down with the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr George Vella.
Franco-Maltese trade relations are set to reach new heights as the French Embassy has just announced that Paris has agreed to set up a temporary Trade office in Valletta. Maltaprofile.info sat down with French ambassador to Malta, Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen, who wants to contribute to a new, more modern, Franco-Maltese relationships.