Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Malta as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Malta: Applications for work permits for non-EU citizens reopened

The facility for applying for work permits by third-country nationals has now been resumed …

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Malta: New Cohabitation Laws

Employers retaining records concerning “next of kin” should now recognise that, under Maltese law, two people are considered to form a family unit simply because they cohabit …

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Malta: Good Samaritan Bill

A Good Samaritan Bill has now been approved, after being stuck in committee for 2 years following its second reading in Parliament …

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Malta: Government extends COVID-19 wage supplement by two months

The wage supplement scheme has now been extended to cover May and June 2020 …

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Malta: Revised 15% flat-rate tax band

Expatriates earning at or over €52,000 have until the end of 2025 to apply for a revised 15% flat-rate tax band for employment in R&D, design, analytical or innovation activities, provided the activities are carried out in Malta …

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Malta: Annual leave entitlement

Although it was announced in the 2020 Budget issued last October that annual leave entitlement was to be raised by one day to 27 days a year (presumably to partly compensate for three lost public holidays falling at a weekend) no change has yet been announced to the “National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act” …

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Malta: Average annual basic salary of employees for Q2 2019

The average annual basic salary of employees for Q2 2019 was €19,484 (US$21,654) …

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Malta: Working-age adult population

Although the working-age adult population (AWP) of the European Union remains fairly stable, individual countries are experiencing significant changes in their populations …

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Malta: Average annual basic salary Q1 2019

During Q1 2019, the average annual basic salary of employees was circa €19,390 (US$21,741) …

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Malta/UK: Government offers UK citizens 10-year residency after Brexit

In the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal, the Maltese government has prepared a set of Regulations that will allow British citizens already residing in Malta to remain in the country for up to ten years, provided certain conditions are met …

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Malta: Identity Malta launches fast-track for highly skilled third-country nationals

The passport office (Identity Malta) has launched a fast-track service for highly skilled third-country nationals …

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Malta: Around 3,250 non-fatal accidents at work reported in 2018

According to latest figures from the National Office of Statistics (NSO), around 3,250 non-fatal occupational accidents took place in Malta during 2018 …

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Malta: Employment law updates

Amendments to the annual leave and itemised payslips obligations together with a key change to the Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations have now come into force …

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Malta: Unfairly dismissed employee wins €30k damages

The Industrial Tribunal has ruled in favour of a former employee for unfair dismissal and discrimination based on disability and has ordered the online gaming company concerned to pay €30,000 (US$33,900) in compensation …

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Malta: Lowest employment for women with disabilities

According to the EU Institute of Gender Equality Malta has the lowest EU participation rate for women with disabilities in full-time employment – 5 …

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