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An Expat Guide To Schools In Malta

Friday June 09, 2017 (14:24:47)
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Anyone thinking about moving to the European Union should definitely consider its smallest member state, Malta. Every year, thousands of people move to this tiny island, attracted by its natural beauty, weather, relaxed way of life and low cost of living. This country also has historical links to the UK, and English is widely spoken among the locals.   more ...

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Malta's Healthcare System: A Short Guide For Expats

Friday March 10, 2017 (18:11:38)

Malta’s history of providing publicly funded health care dates all the way back to 1372, when its first hospital was already functioning. When the Knights of St. John first arrived in Malta in the 16th century, one of their first projects was the building of hospitals. Malta today has a public healthcare system, called the government healthcare service, where medical services are free at the point of delivery; and a also private healthcare system. The country has a strong base of general practitioner-delivered primary care. Secondary and tertiary care are provided by the country’s public hospitals. The Maltese Ministry of Health urges overseas residents to obtain private medical insurance.   more ...

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Here's Why Malta Is The Best Place To Work Abroad

Sunday October 16, 2016 (22:07:59)
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Before making the decision to move to a new country, many expats tend to carefully look at the career prospects, the pay scales and the work culture of that place. Nations that are rated as good places to work in generally attract a higher number of professionals with global degrees and work experience.   more ...

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Malta - Recommended Blogs

Friday July 29, 2016 (12:07:03)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Malta and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Interview With Michael J Zammit, Director and Joint Owner, Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Thursday November 12, 2015 (17:09:47)
Michael Zammit
Please tell us a bit about yourself and the company.

I decided to join my father’s business five years after it was up and running. At the time, our main services were credit management and recruitment, however, when we saw the potential for wider development, we worked towards establishing CSB Group as a one-stop shop for foreigners looking to set up their business and/or relocate to Malta and later on ventured into the corporate services and fiduciary spheres too.   more ...

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Pros and Cons Of Living In Malta

Saturday August 08, 2015 (14:38:00)
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For over half a century now, Malta has been a popular destination for expats, especially from the UK and other European nations. The country entices foreigners of all ages, especially those who want to retire close to home.

Some of the main factors attracting expats to Malta include the following.

Low taxes: This is probably one of the main reasons why foreigners choose to settle down in this country. There are no wealth, inheritance or annual property taxes in Malta.   more ...

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A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Malta

Tuesday July 21, 2015 (09:21:45)
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The Republic of Malta is a small but densely populated country in the south of Europe, a Mediterranean archipelago with an estimated population of nearly 450,000. With its rich history and culture stretching back thousands of years, its pleasant Mediterranean climate (the best in the world, according to an International Living report in 2011), its strong, advanced economy, and a number of incentives for expats (especially if they’re young and well-to-do), Malta is an attractive option for many people from all over the world.   more ...

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A Brief Guide To Residence Permits In Malta

Wednesday May 13, 2015 (17:58:04)

Many expats consider Malta an ideal place to live due to the agreeable Mediterranean weather, rich cultural life, safe environment and friendly population. For English-speaking expats, there’s also the advantage that English is the most widely spoken language. Other benefits of life in Malta include a comparatively reasonable cost of living and a favorable tax environment.

When it comes to visas and residence permits in Malta, there are different conditions for EU and non-EU nationals. A residence permit is a must for those who intend to stay in the country for a period of more than three months. This process involves filling out an application form and providing the relevant documents. Once an individual obtains a residence permit, the normal progressive income tax rates will apply to any income originating or remitted to Malta.   more ...

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Preparing For The Climate In Malta

Tuesday April 21, 2015 (03:33:52)

The Southern European island of Malta lies almost in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and is about 60 miles from the island of Sicily. Malta receives nearly 5.2 hours of sunshine every day, even during the month of December. The daytime temperatures sometimes reach 21 degrees Celsius throughout November. Springtime begins in late February. Malta is not a place for snow or frosty weather. There is some rainfall, especially during winters, and this is manifested in heavy short showers. Due to the sunny weather, Malta is a popular place for outdoor activities such as sailing, diving, horseback riding and golf. It also has an active cultural scene and in the cooler months, residents and visitors often flock to the Manoel Theatre, the second oldest theatre in Europe, which is the place to go for opera, ballet, music and theatre.   more ...

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5 Great Restaurants For Expats In Malta

Wednesday March 26, 2014 (03:56:07)

Maltese cuisine is an assortment of Mediterranean dishes that reflects the culinary influences of both the locals and the varied civilizations that occupied the islands through the centuries. The restaurant scene in Malta is eclectic with some eateries serving up local fare, and others offering their own take on Maltese specialties.

These five restaurants are great representatives of the island nation’s unique food culture.

Tarragon, St. Paul's Bay

Chef Marvin Gauchi started Tarragon in 2007 and in December 2013, it won nine awards at the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards.   more ...