Big technology companies are not particularly worried about the link tax. YouTube and Facebook are the only companies in the position to use upload filters and they could start selling them to other smaller European platforms. A proposal supposed to be bad for large companies may end up giving them a new business model.
Unlike Is-Suq, immediate neighbours of Valletta Design Cluster appear to be on-side and look forward to the proposed open access roof garden and possibility of finding artists on their doorsteps.
The asylum applicants are met with two contradictory demands: to be traumatised and persecuted enough to be recognised as refugees, and to be physically and emotionally fit in order to contribute to the host country’s economy.
Apart from privacy, the Safe City Malta project raises a number of issues that must be addressed by the Maltese authorities: Who will be storing the data? What will be done with the data? Who will be monitoring the data?
Suffering seems to be an obligatory justification to enter Europe. In a fairer and more balanced system, economic migrants would have not had to take a perilous journey just to find work. But if trauma is the expectation, they get traumatised, too.
The newly established pressure group Inħobbu l-Gżira believes that the amended Manoel Island masterplan still needs to change. The members of the group are concerned about the impact of the development on the community’s wellbeing.
When we focus our arguments on the bad weather and on the Christmas season, we downplay the significance and severity of the actual issue, which then fades from the fore of public debates.