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SUNDAY • 3 OCTOBER 2021 • ISSUE 1143 • PUBLISHED SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY maltatoday THE EU IS NOT A BANK TRUTH IS OF NO COLOUR WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT Socialist MEP and leader of the S&D Group, Iratxe Garcia Perez MT 2 PG S8-9 MATTHEW VELLA THE Council of Europe's body responsible to monitor government's application of human rights laws has shown itself unconvinced by recent legal amendments to Malta's rent-control regime. The COE committee, which supervises the execution of judgements by the European Court of Human Rights, de- cided to closed its examina- tion on property requisitions, but it said the means test for the eviction of rent-controlled property tenants was "seem- ingly designed to stultify evic- tion proceedings." The committee is seeking de- tails on whether the introduc- tion of a means test for tenants living under the 1979 rental re- gime, is beneficial to owners or if it introduces new obstacles. Rent laws Malta metro system tagged at €6.2 billion Precarity and fear An island whose work- ers could die at the whim of an empployer, has systemic racism problem PAGE 10 €1.95 PAGE 4 Means- test fails to placate Council of Europe Three-line system connecting busiest commuter belts in Malta would take 20 years till completion and will result in land reclamation projects that will alter islands as we know it PAGE 2 CONSPIRACY NATION Virus people control is kind of a thing in Malta PAGE 14

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