Malta is one of fastest-growing economies in Europe, a report by the International Monetary Fund’s executive board has declared in a conclusion of its Article IV consultations.
The board said Malta had shown sound macroeconomic policies that had contributed to strong economic performance, robust job creation, low unemployment, and improved public finances… read more on Malta Today.
The report writers reviewed various legal and social factors directly affecting the LGBT population, including non-discrimination legislation and policies, workplace legislation, fair housing measures for LGBT, tolerance indices, as well as several job-related indicators such as the unemployment rate, and the average monthly disposable income in reaching their conclusions.
Malta contains multitudes. Despite being the smallest member of the European Union, the Mediterranean archipelago below Sicily bears traces of numerous peoples and conquerors: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Spanish, French and, most notably, the European crusader knights known as the Order of Malta. Preachers (St.Paul), painters (Caravaggio) and politicians (Napoleon) have washed up on the rocky sun-roasted shores and left marks too… continue reading on the New York Times site.
Fierce knights, ancient cities, gorgeous swimming spots and the odd tortured genius: why Malta is the Mediterranean’s secret hot spot.
On the tiny island of Malta, it is easy to forget where you are. Sit in one of its sunny piazzas overlooking a baroque church, and you might think you are in Italy. Cruise along a coastal road, past pretty fishing ports washed by aquamarine waters, and it feels a lot like Croatia. Wander through Roman ruins or down the narrow streets of Arab-influenced towns, and you could be in Spain.
Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-mediterraneans-best-kept-secret-gpgysx#ixzz4gQ4E0s00
For such a small place, there’s a lot that’s written online about Malta. We have scoured the internet for some of the best, and present below our top 10 list of the best top 10s.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you to The Follow the Entrepreneur Investor Summit, our 2 day event running 10th / 11th July. In the week running up to this Mediterranean showcase of “The Future of” Keynotes, Investor networking and Entrepreneurial match-making, we are preparing an exciting range of events, get togethers, and suggestions for great ways to spend a Summer holiday that genuinely mixes business with pleasure – enjoy!
In the run up to Dialogue‘s interview with global business pioneer Julie Meyer, she discusses the strategic importance of Malta – the tiny Mediterranean island from which she is connecting tech startups with big capital.
Testimonials from FTE 2017 UK
"I cannot find enough praise for Julie’s fantastic FTE Investor Summit as well as the Pre-Summit agenda. Not only ground-breaking top-tier content and cutting-edge idea exchange, but also a chance to discover the beauty, history, and dynamism of gorgeous Malta. Malta’s future is as an Innovator’s Utopia, not least due to the rare combination of EU membership and tax advantage."
Premala Matthen – Founder, Premala Matthen Art Advisory
"This conference was immensely valuable. The conference did a great job of showcasing all that Malta has to offer, I was impressed with the opportunity for networking between tech companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. I’ve got a lot to follow up on when I get home."
Richard Parris – Chairman & CEO, Intercede
"Well done, Julie and the team—it was a truly global event within the capital of the Mediterranean. It is inspiring to see what can be achieved with such a rich tapestry of talent centered in one place and built around the entrepreneur. This was the genesis of a movement and a vibe that will inspire others to pursue excellence."
"The summit is an entrepreneur’s dream which offers the opportunity to discover tomorrow’s next big ideas and technologies. Furthermore, it brings me back fondly to the time I was 15 when I stayed a month with a Maltese family, which allowed me to rediscover the island in a different light."
Florence Angles – Head of Risk Management, REYL & Cie Ltd
"I thought the FTE conference was of real value. High caliber attendees and well organized. Julie Meyer and her team do a great service to Malta and the entrepreneurial community as a whole."
Aylon Morley – CIO, Wentworth Hall Family Office
"FTE Summit fused the rich historical and diplomatic legacy of Malta with new thinking, bringing together a global cohort of entrepreneurs, investors, thinkers into what is set to become one of the important annual events of the European venture ecosystem. Look out for FTE 2018!"
Anastasia Andrianova – Co-Founder, Apiro Capital
"The summit brought together global leaders in investment and digital transformative businesses in the delightful environment of Malta and is the most productive event I have attended in a very long time, if not ever."
Michael Moszynski – CEO, LONDON Advertising
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