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Jurgen Balzan joined MaltaToday in 2011, specialising in politics, foreign affairs, migration and parliamentary affairs. He was formerly a political activist in Alternattiva Demokratika - the Green Party, and also an activist with Moviment Graffitti. He is one of MaltaToday's chief reporters and blogs regularly on politics.
Football’s cash flow nightmare: 79% of Maltese players paid late
Football 16-01

41% of footballers in Malta earn between €940 and €1,900 a month but almost eight out of every 10 are not paid in time, 16% approached for match fixing

George Vella casts doubt on EU-Libya migration deal
National 16-01

George Vella warns that striking a deal with Libya – the main passageway for asylum seekers – will not be easy, as the country is highly unstable • Minister raises alarm on Russian involvement in Libya

Simon Busuttil rules out internal debate on euthanasia
National 12-01

The Nationalist Party has said that no discussion on euthanasia and abortion will be held within its structures

Cold weather takes electricity demand to new heights
Energy 11-01

The cold January weather leads to all-time record electricity demand on Monday

Updated | PN warns EU ‘ignoring anti-corruption sentiment’ after it approves power station deal
Energy 11-01

'Instead of understanding the Maltese public sentiment against corruption, the EU has made a decision that favours people with secret Panama companies

Hunters tell BirdLife they don’t need their help to protect Gozo swans
Nature 11-01

FKNK say they are willing to continue to feed to the mute swans in Gozo on their own or in the company of anyone else

13 new reasons to make you say ‘2017, go away!’
National 01-01

Happy New Year! Time for another list of those events that will shape the next 365 days into something to make you say ‘Go away, 2017’

The 10 most read MaltaToday stories
National 31-12

We bring you the 10 most-read articles on during 2016

Chief Justice threatens boycott over ‘demotion’ in State protocol
National 28-12

Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri irked at judiciary being dropped order of precedence below Speaker and Archbishop

The story of 2016 | Panama, how it shook Labour to its core, leaving it bruised but not crushed
National 27-12

In 2016 it was all about Panamagate. But by retaining Konrad Mizzi in his executive and Keith Schembri besides him in Castille, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stubbornly failed to recognise the extent of the public outrage at these revelations

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