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Re: World News Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:30 am

The real problem with foreign workers in Malta is in restaurants and bars. These days I switch to English automatically when ordering and it's always a bit of a pleasant surprise when they speak in Maltese. It's THAT bad. On the whole I agree with free movement though as it definitely offers Maltese people many more opportunities. It's usually students who want to work in restaurants anyway.


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Re: World News Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:10 am

FCBayernMunchen wrote:The real problem with foreign workers in Malta is in restaurants and bars. These days I switch to English automatically when ordering and it's always a bit of a pleasant surprise when they speak in Maltese. It's THAT bad. On the whole I agree with free movement though as it definitely offers Maltese people many more opportunities. It's usually students who want to work in restaurants anyway.


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and what about the hospitals...? This is a bit different.... cause a big number of nurses and even drs are foreign. (not from the EU) It is not fair as many of our old folk do not feel comfortable not to communicate in their mother tounge especially in an eviornment such as the hospital.
and the hotels...? What about the hotels? As you said wherever you go you automatically speak English.
I am sorry I don't like it.

as for the maltese professionals who opt to work abroad.
Again this is not managed well by our Govts.
The country invests millions to teach , train you and you go to work abroad...
I think that the two yr period that pros are obliged to work in Malta has to increase to five years and anybody who opts to leave shall return back the maintanance grant he/she received at the Univ and at the J.C

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Re: World News Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:11 am

http://www.timesofmalta.com/mobile/view ... ime.617247


another lady in power? Merkel Clinton May and maybe Le Pen...:shock:

my preferred one is the Dr. not Boris for sure...
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Re: World News Thread

Postby #12 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:31 am

What do you have against restaurants?!
Actually, gastronomy is dying in Germany... We could use some... As long as they're good... Also, I think you also get some in return in Malta, no?!
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Re: World News Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:40 am

@ramsej: luckily I have not needed hospitals yet so I don't know the situation there :) But you're right, I have several friends studying Medicine and there are as many students from Kuwait as from Malta, and that can be a problem for the elderly. I think they have introduced medical Maltese as a requirement but it's probably not enough to hold full conversations with patients.

As for hotels, I don't think that's a problem. Most hotel customers are foreigners anyway. It could make it more welcoming for tourists.

With regard to training, the truth is more and more professionals are seeking education/training elsewhere in Europe. In fact, I believe our education system is a major reason why people move abroad for opportunities, alongside population density.

@#12: I have nothing against restaurants. The foreigners aren't usually the chefs, we have very good Maltese chefs (I'm sure I've eaten food prepared by foreign chefs too, but I don't realise and I'm sure they are good anyway). But servers, waiters/waitresses, baristas etc are more often than not from elsewhere in Europe and have no clue of Maltese. You'd be surprised to know that despite English being an official language here, not everyone speaks it, and in my opinion very very few people speak it as fluently as Maltese. In Malta, English proficiency is still a social marker of either age or education. I don't mean to make the situation worse than it is; the vast majority of people will understand almost everything you say if you speak in English, but many struggle a lot to speak, read or write in English and that can be problematic in a restaurant setting.


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Re: World News Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:41 am

the problem is that their (foreigner's) english sometimes is abysmal as well
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Re: World News Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:58 am

what a coincidence :
The authorities have recently started allowing third country nationals to apply to work as waiters because of a huge shortage of staff in the sector.


MHRA CEO Andrew Agius Muscat confirmed with this newsroom that Identity Malta and the ETC had recently started considering applications from third country nationals after recommendations by the association.

“Until very recently third country nationals were only considered for cleaning-related jobs but things have changed and the authorities have taken our recommendations in board,” Mr Agius Muscat said. “There were issues related to recruitment, with employers not finding enough people and delays in the process to recruit non-EU nationals. We discussed these problems with the authorities, explained that demand far exceeds supply. They are now considering issuing the necessary permits for third country nationals. This does not mean that all who apply are accepted.”
The MHRA CEO said that although the association did not interfere in the recruitment of workers by its members it always encouraged them to employ Maltese people first. “Many waiters in our restaurants are foreigners. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact it shows how globalized we are. But ideally they would also employ Maltese people. This would ensure that part of the wealth generated goes to the Maltese and also ensure a level of identity. Tourists lose part of the ‘local’ experience if they come to Malta and all waiters are foreigners.”

Mr Agius Muscat stressed on the need for more investment in the Institute of Tourism studies to attract more Maltese to work in the tourism industry. “But in the meantime we need to plug the hole. There are a number of options and this was one of them,” he said.

The MHRA CEO said the recruitment problems were felt mostly during the summer months. He explained that while many European countries are experiencing a shortage of workers due to high youth unemployment rates, the situation in Malta is somewhat different, since youth unemployment locally is very low. [source]


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Re: World News Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:03 am

Disenchantment with the European Union is not limited to British voters who opted to leave the bloc.

Across the continent, anti-EU sentiment is bubbling up, fueled by far-right movements and others unhappy about government spending cuts, the influx of migrants and other policies overseen from the 28-nation bloc's headquarters in Brussels.

Some political parties are offering to fight the cause of those disgruntled voters in upcoming national elections — while a few far-right groups are demanding a ballot in their own countries on whether to follow the United Kingdom out of the EU door.

That prospect is sending a shudder through top EU officials because it could propel a process where the bloc breaks up or collapses as fast as an Arctic ice sheet, wrecking Europe's delicate postwar balance. "Will Britain's shock vote to leave the (EU) embolden populists elsewhere in Europe? That has become the key question for Europe," Holger Schmieding, the chief economist at German bank Berenberg, wrote in an analysis. [source]


At the same time, the 3-year-old nationalist Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, has surged in the polls and hopes to enter the national parliament next year. It opposes the EU becoming a "centralist federal state" and demands that the EU go back to being a community of "sovereign, loosely connected individual states."

If the EU doesn't scrap its "quasi-socialist experiment of deeper political integration, more European people will win back their sovereignty the British way," AfD leader Frauke Petry said.

And even the wealthy countries of Northern Europe have not been immune from the anti-EU malaise, with the U.K. referendum result encouraging euroskeptic parties there as well.



Donald Tusk : "Obsessed with the idea of instant and total integration, we failed to notice that ordinary people, the citizens of Europe, do not share our euro-enthusiasm," EU President Donald Tusk said.
finally, finally they are waking up... thanks to the UK... maybe there is still light at the end of the tunnel... I am hopeful... [-o<
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Re: World News Thread

Postby JANKER » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:25 am

Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident [source]


Turkey, a Conduit for Fighters Joining ISIS, Begins to Feel Its Wrath [source]
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Postby JANKER » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:30 am

No Way: 26 Democrats Who Participated in House Sit-In Are Gun Owners [source]
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Re: World News Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:00 pm

Boris Johnson will not be contesting for the Tory leadership/Prime Minister.
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Re: World News Thread

Postby JANKER » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:16 pm

Airport Attack Hits Turkey Tourism Industry When It’s Down [source]


UEFA refuses minute of silence for Turkey’s Istanbul bomb victims at Euro 2016 [source]
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Re: World News Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:23 pm

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Airport Attack Hits Turkey Tourism Industry When It’s Down [source]


UEFA refuses minute of silence for Turkey’s Istanbul bomb victims at Euro 2016 [source]

Understandable since it's not a football tragedy but also a bit cruel if it was requested.

Recalls this, although I had read that this is the way things are normally done in Turkey and it is not disrepectful:

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Re: World News Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:24 pm

JANKER wrote:
Airport Attack Hits Turkey Tourism Industry When It’s Down [source]


UEFA refuses minute of silence for Turkey’s Istanbul bomb victims at Euro 2016 [source]

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Re: World News Thread

Postby Dumbledore7 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:26 pm

FCBayernMunchen wrote:Boris Johnson will not be contesting for the Tory leadership/Prime Minister.


Lol Cameron won :lol:

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UEFA refuses minute of silence for Turkey’s Istanbul bomb victims at Euro 2016 [source]


What a disgrace. They did minute of silence for Paris in the EU qualifiers.

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