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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.
Second ‘publicity-shy’ company was invoiced by PN media company
National 07:30

Since 2014, the PN has received approximately €560,000 from Sky Gourmet and a similarly publicity-shy company, Malta Healthcare Caterers Ltd

Political billboards to be exempted from new regulations
National 23-03

Planning Authority says new draft legal notice will ‘ensure high design standard and address visual impact of outdoor advertisements’

400-year-old San Anton Palace reservoir to be restored
Environment 23-03

Memorandum of Understanding for the restoration of a rainwater reservoir at San Anton Palace signed on World Water Day

Broadcasting Authority chair pockets €6,000 allowance to use her car
National 22-03

Broadcasting Authority’s chairperson Tanya Borg Cardona receives a €6,000 car allowance each year to keep using her personal car for official purposes – instead of making use of the official authority cars

MPs want full-time job but warn of potential pitfalls
National 21-03

Out of the 24 MPs who responded to MaltaToday’s questions, only one expressly opposed the notion of having full-time MPs

PN donations hailed from ‘publicity shy’ catering firm
National 20-03

Financial transactions under investigation by the Electoral Commission will be centred around invoices issued by the PN’s media to Sky Gourmet Malta, a subsidiary of db Group owned by Silvio Debono which does not normally take out television advertising

Maltese fourth most generous in the world
National 17-03

The Maltese are among the most generous when it comes to parting with their money, yet they are more frugal when it comes to giving up their time for voluntary work and helping strangers, a study has found

Retail giant PG Group plans €25 million share issue
Business News 15-03

PG Group, which among others owns the PAVI and PAMA supermarkets, and Zara franchise, to dispose of 25% of company shareholding

‘Busuttil broke code of silence’ – Opposition MPs
National 13-03

Opposition MPs told MaltaToday the party’s chances of winning the election were dealt a heavy blow by Simon Busuttil’s gamble, which exposed the extent of ties between big business and politics

Labour, PN unite in calling for change to draconian law
National 08-03

27,019 signatures collected in two weeks in calling to change law which saw woman given five-year jail sentence over involuntary killing in traffic accident 

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