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Roberta Metsola Meets Locals At Is-Serkin ‘Establishment’

Roberta Metsola Meets Locals At Is-Serkin 'Establishment'
May 24 2024 Share

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola shared a photo on social media as she met locals over a few pastizzi and tea at is-Serkin in Rabat.

And she did not pass up the opportunity to pass a little jab at Prime Minister Robert Abela in the comments, writing:

‘Note to the Prime Minister: he can stop looking, there are few better establishments than is-Serkin for some pastizzi.’

The big question is, what did Metsola go for? Piżelli or Ricotta?

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Maltese Men Live Longest In The EU

Maltese Men Live Longest In The EU
May 24 2024 Share

According to new data, Maltese men have the highest life expectancies at birth – estimated to be around 81.8 in terms of age.

This was was followed by Italy, Luxembourg and Sweden (all at 81.7), whereas Latvia and Bulgaria registered the lowest expectancies at 70.8 and 72.0 respectively.

Data for 2023 show that in the EU, life expectancy at birth for women was 84.2 years compared to 78.9 years for men, a difference of 5.3 years. This trend was consistent across all EU countries.

The largest differences were in Latvia (10.0 years; women 80.8 and men 70.8) and Lithuania (9.2 years; women 81.7 and men 72.5). The smallest differences were in the Netherlands (2.9 years; women 83.4 and men 80.5) and Sweden (3.3 years; women 85.0 and men 81.7).

Compared to 20 years earlier, the gender gap in life expectancy at birth in the EU was 6.4 years in 2003 (women 80.8 and men 74.4), which is 1.1 years more than in 2023. In 2003, the highest differences were in Lithuania (11.3 years; women 77.7 and men 66.4) and Estonia (10.8 years; women 77.2 and men 66.4), while the lowest were in Cyprus (4.4 years; women 81.2 and men 76.8) and Malta (4.4 years; women 80.8 and men 76.4).

Between 2003 and 2023, the gender gap in life expectancy at birth decreased in 25 EU countries, with the biggest decreases in Luxembourg (−2.6 years; from 6.0 to 3.4) and Lithuania (−2.1 years; from 11.3 to 9.2).

The only increases were in Bulgaria (0.6 years; from 7.0 to 7.6) and Romania (0.2 years; from 7.4 to 7.6).

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Unemployment Up By 236 In April 2024 Compared To 2023

Unemployment Up By 236 In April 2024 Compared To 2023
May 24 2024 Share

In April 2024, the number of individuals registering for work reached 1,202, an increase of 236 compared to April 2023. Jobsplus data for April 2024 shows a year-on-year increase of 203 individuals in Part I and 33 in Part II of the unemployment register.

Most age groups experienced a rise in registered unemployment levels. Males comprised 68.8% of the total registrants, while females made up 31.2%.

There were year-on-year increases of 224 individuals registering for work for less than 21 weeks and 18 individuals for 21 to 52 weeks. However, those registering for over a year decreased by six.

In April 2024, the number of individuals with disabilities registering for work rose by 12 compared to the previous year, totaling 245, with males accounting for 80.0% of this group.

The largest share of unemployed individuals, both male and female, sought positions as Clerical support workers, representing 24.3% of males and 36.0% of females.

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Source: NSO

Around 90 Women Per 100 Men In Malta

Around 90 Women Per 100 Men In Malta
May 24 2024 Share

According to new data published by Eurostat’s ‘Demography of Europe – 2024 edition, Malta is one of the EU’s countries wherein there are less women than men – approximately 90 women per 100 men.

In all EU countries except for Malta, Sweden, Luxembourg and Slovenia, men outnumbered women.

‘On 1 January 2023, there were 229 million women and 219 million men in the EU. This corresponds to a ratio of 104.6 women per 100 men, which means that there were 4.6% more women than men.’

Malta also registered the highest decrease in the women to men ratio at 101.8 to 90.3 women per 100 men when compared to 20 years earlier on January 1st 2003.

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