Malta should utilise EU opt-out and join Austria and Italy in declaring Malta a GMO-free zone, the Green Party said.

The Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey revealed that during 2014, the monetary at-risk-of-poverty rate stood at 15.9 per cent.

The authorities have warned against swimming in Gozo's Xlendi bay amid fears the water may be contaminated

The Nationalist Party has hit out at the government for “failing” to stick to its roadmap to reduce traffic on the roads.

Speaking ahead of the G7 summit that is due to be held in the coming days, Maltese MEP Miriam Dalli said that more attention to the maritime environment was necessary.

This mainly resulted from an increase of 7.8 per cent in inert mineral waste treatment, which was partly offset by a decrease of 3.4 per cent in non-mineral waste treatment.

The Avaaz online activist network is calling on Maltese activists to petition Maltese European Commissioner Tonio Borg not to grant approval to the first new genetically modified crop across Europe