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Malta’s Sovereignty & the Jurisdiction of Maltese Courts

Malta’s Sovereignty & the Jurisdiction of Maltese Courts

Is a Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) with the United States incompatible with Malta’s neutrality clause in the Constitution? What is a Status of Force Agreement (SOFA)? The Status of Force Agreement finds its footing in military alliances and the presence of military...

Cohabitation Act

Cohabitation Act

A new Cohabitation Act repealing the previous Cohabitation Act has recently been implemented. Act XXVII of 2020 has completely overhauled the previous Act introducing new provisions and definitions. Definition of Cohabitant A “cohabitant” is defined as a person who is...

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap is different across the EU Member States. The narrowest is 3.5% in Romania whereas the widest gender pay gap is registered at 25.6% in Estonia. Unlike the provision of equal pay, which is legally binding and refers to men and women being paid the...

Maltese Citizenship – Potential Applicants

Maltese Citizenship – Potential Applicants

Maltese Citizenship can be acquired by birth, descent, marriage, or residence depending on a number of factors and conditions.  The Independence Constitution in 1964 established who was automatically entitled to Maltese citizenship while the Maltese Citizenship Act...