Monday Blues. Is there scientific evidence?

The term “Monday Blues” refers to the feeling of sadness, lethargy, or lack of motivation that some people experience at the beginning of the workweek, particularly on Mondays. While it is a commonly used expression, it is not a formally recognized medical or psychological condition. Instead, it is more of a colloquial term to describe a mood or emotional state. So, is it true? There is some scientific evidence that supports the idea that people may experience negative emotions or … Continued

Learning to love water again

I seem to have gotten into some rut – that of craving other drinks besides water: cola, especially cola zero or pepsi max. Maybe fruit juice or something like that. Not very healthy-lifestyle focussed! I used to drink water by the gallon. I loved drinking water. Most times, I couldn’t be bothered with anything else. I seem to have moved away from it. I also tend to go for sparkling water. Until I taste water in a refreshingly cool glass. … Continued

Alone you can go fast, together we can go further!

BEUC’s Consumer PRO motto rings an important bell in our minds. They remind us that collaboration is essential! Capacity building is an important concept. The laws have changed hugely (view our past posts). They are now more favourable to consumers while clarifying certain obligations for traders and harmonising the rules on consumer protection. The training in 2020 covered general consumer protection updates as well as the digital rights aspect of the EU consumer law framework. In 2022, another arm was … Continued

Representative Actions Directive – the deadline is coming soon!

The Representative Actions Directive comes into force half way through 2023 and the deadline for implementation by EU Member States is at the end of this year. Malta has just launched a public consultation – which ends on the 25th November – and it is hardly likely that the law will be adopted be on time. Not new to Maltese Law! There already is a Collective Procedures Act – Chapter 520 of the Laws of Malta – which contemplates a … Continued

Sanctioned Russian Oligarch wins right to use yacht on the French Riviera

A sanctioned Russian oligarch has won the right to use his yacht on the French Riviera. Rather, he has successfully challenged French customs due to a number of errors made in the procedure when they boarded the yacht. The EU sanctions apply across EU member states. French customs authorities are reported to have failed to follow the correct procedures. The court ordered the release of the yacht. Read the article here. Legal professionals from different parts of the world have … Continued

Operation Pedestal – 80th Anniversary Celebrations

Operation Pedestal 1942 is an historic – and heroic – World War II Allied operation that iscommemorated yearly in Malta, to remember the bravery of all those merchant seafarers, and navalas well as other military and civilian personnel who successfully delivered much-needed supplies tothe tiny island of Malta. In Malta, it is known as Il-Konvoj ta’ Santa Maria (Santa Maria Convoy), because it coincides with thefeast of the Blessed Virgin, on the 15 th of August. The Italians, who at … Continued

MBR Publishes Regulatory Amendments

Act LX of 2021 introduces various amendments to the Companies Act, in order to take into account the Digitalisation Directive (which deals with electronic filings). Furthermore, additional duties are imposed in the Registrar and certain additional requirements are put into place. This has created the need for additional forms to be established as well as provisions on the appointment of directors and disqualification provisions for company directors. A person applying to be appointed as director of a company is required … Continued