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The Malta Independent

The liberal-conservative daily was founded by a consortium to compete with the dominant Times of Malta, but it has never managed to attract nearly as many readers. The Independent has a pro-European stance, a number of regularly contributing columnists and a Sunday edition. Unlike the Times of Malta online content is free.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal-conservative
Circulation: 20,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Daily
Visits per month: < 500.000
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: St Julian's, Malta
Publisher: Standard Publications Ltd.
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1993

Standard Publications Ltd., Standard House, Birkirkara Hill, St. Julian’s STJ 1149
Phone: 00356 2134 5888
Twitter: @IndependentMlt

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1.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 13/12/2015

Noel Grima against idea of EU as loose federation of states

The EU could degenerate into a federation along the lines of the British Commonwealth in view of the current crisis and the challenges it faces, ... » more

2.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 12/11/2015

Malta only cares about rich migrants

While the participants at the EU-Africa summit in Valletta search for an answer to the refugee crisis the host Malta is far from exemplary when ... » more

3.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 10/09/2015

Refugees could turn EU into a federation

The European Parliament backed EU Commission President Juncker's plan for a mechanism for redistributing refugees by a large majority on Thursday. The refugee crisis may have a lasting ... » more

4.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 20/08/2015

Tackle refugee problem in countries of origin

Europe must not close its borders to refugees, argues the centre-right daily The Malta Independent: "Many believe that the solution is to close Europe's borders. ... » more

5.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 26/07/2015

Malta must stand up to mafia

In a raid on the betting company Betuniq the Italian police arrested over 40 people and seized around two billion euros. The Malta-based gambling operators ... » more

6.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 26/04/2015

EU's plans will lead to more dead refugees

The decisions taken at the EU special summit on last Thursday will only aggravate the refugee problem, the liberal-conservative daily The Malta Independent criticises: "EU ... » more

7.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 22/04/2015

Improve distribution of migrants within EU

At the EU special summit on refugee policy taking place today in Brussels the northern member states must be called upon to do more, the ... » more

8.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 13/04/2015

Focus in Malta wasn't on migratory birds

In a referendum in Malta on the weekend, 50.4 percent of voters cast their ballots against a ban of the controversial springtime hunting season for ... » more

9.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 15/03/2015

Malta wasting money flying voters home

The government in Malta will pick up part of the tab for Maltese citizens to fly home and vote in the April 11 referendum on ... » more

10.  The Malta Independent - Malta | 23/02/2015

Malta must remain neutral on Libya

The civil war in Libya has spread dramatically in recent weeks. Malta, just 350 kilometres away, must remain neutral no matter how the situation develops, ... » more


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