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The articles hereunder form part of a content series called Ewropej. This is a multi-newsroom initiative part-funded by the European Parliament to bring the work of the EP closer to the citizens of Malta and keep them informed about matters that affect their daily lives. These articles reflect only the authors’ views. The European Parliament is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information these articles contain.

MEPs want EU laws to recognised gender-based violence as a crime
Parliament calls for online and offline gender-based violence to be treated as a “particularly serious crime with a cross-border dimension”
EU states told to enact laws protecting journalists, Casa: Time for action
European Commission presents irst-ever Recommendation to strengthen the safety of journalists and other media professionals
Labour shortages: MEPs simplify Blue Card rules for highly-qualified immigrants
Blue Card rules simplified to attract much-needed non-EU workers to alleviate labour shortages in key sectors
State of the EU: Von der Leyen praises Malta’s rule of law reforms
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives her State of the Union address in the European Parliament
Metsola could be pushed for top EP job. But will MEPs respect rotation deal?
Liberals and Greens hint that it is time the European Parliament is led by a woman, but jury is out on whether an EPP candidate will be supported for the next two years of the...
Timmermans’s climate warning to MEPs: ‘Our children will wage war over food and water’
EC vice-president tells European Parliament they must overcome short-termist politics that avoids ‘painful’ decisions on climate and to trust their electorate


Cyrus Engerer appointed S&D negotiator on fundamental rights across EU

The labour MEP said that the fundamental rights are the 'cornerstone of our democracy'

The labour MEP said that the fundamental rights are the...

Maltese praise COVID response but say country ‘moving in wrong direction’

Eurobarometer shows Maltese to be less satisifed with country’s direction that EU or their own personal situation

Eurobarometer shows Maltese to be less satisifed with...

Metsola touted for possible EPP candidature to European Parliament president

EPP leader Manfred Weber will seek leadership for both EPP group and national parties presidency, paving the way for a new EPP candidate as next European...

EPP leader Manfred Weber will seek leadership for both EPP...

Alex Agius Saliba secures right to disconnect clauses in EU budget

Agius Saliba's amendments call for adequate resources to safeguard the...

Agius Saliba's amendments call for adequate resources...

Von der Leyen angers rule-of-law MEPs over lack of action

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has dismissed a call for action by...

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has dismissed a...

Roberta Metsola says deal on EU immigration pact must be a priority in meeting with Greek PM

European Parliament Vice President Roberta Metsola and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discuss immigration as push for breakthrough on migration deal...

European Parliament Vice President Roberta Metsola and...

Sassoli calls on EU to grant asylum to Afghans facing persecution

With the Taliban claiming control of Kabul, MEPs insist the EU needs to tackle...

With the Taliban claiming control of Kabul, MEPs insist the...

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan should serve as 'wake-up call for EU' - Roberta Metsola

European Parliament first vice president Roberta Metsola says that the dramatic withdrawal of US and NATO troops would signal a generational shift in...

European Parliament first vice president...

Malta showing high interest in Conference on the Future of Europe platform – Josianne Cutajar

Maltese are visiting the Conference on the Future of Europe’s online in their numbers, and have been doing so comparatively-speaking than other EU...

Maltese are visiting the Conference on the Future of...

Labour MEP calls for a humane, dignified perspective on drug addiction

Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer, ‘Everything we know about addiction is wrong, we need to approach addiction from a humane perspective’

Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer, ‘Everything we know about...

Sant fights southern Italy’s corner in Petitions Committee, calls for fair fund distribution

MEP Alfred Sant has called for a fairer distribution of the EU’s COVID-19 recovery funds for Italy’s more disadvantaged and hard-hit southern...

MEP Alfred Sant has called for a fairer distribution of the...

‘Fascism beckons’: Sant takes harsh stance against Hungarian anti-LGBTIQ legislation

The new controversial Hungarian law, according to MEP Alfred Sant, is purposely vague and will create a context in which LGBTIQ people will feel threatened,...

The new controversial Hungarian law, according to MEP...

EP opens submissions for €20,000 Daphne Caruana Galizia journalism prize

The European Parliament has opened submissions for its first annual €20,000 journalism prize – spearheaded by Maltese MEP David Casa and Finn Heidi...

The European Parliament has opened submissions for its...

Frontex fact-finding mission: no pushbacks, but we expected better – Metsola

Fact-finding mission spearheaded by MEP Roberta Metsola finds Frontex did not engage in controversial pushbacks of irregular migrants from the EU’s...

Fact-finding mission spearheaded by MEP Roberta Metsola...