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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.

After COVID’s devastating effect on arts, MEPs propose minimum working conditions for artists
MEPs want European Commission to create a “European Status of the Artist” setting out a common framework for working conditions and minimum standards for all...
Cyrus Engerer appointed EU Rapporteur on climate change legislation
Maltese MEP will be negotiating emissions trading scheme allowances, as part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package
Sant dubs Afghanistan ‘a second Vietnam’ but warns against calls for EU defence union
Difficult rapprochement for West, says Sant: ‘Vietnamese communists were always inspired by emancipation… Afghan leadership locked into conservatism and religious...
Classical music from young musicians’ ensemble Tektek Nota! in Valletta
Tnax-Il Stilla will consist of a mix of 12 well-known, uncharted or lesser-known classical composers hailing from different countries within the European Union
MEP Alex Agius Saliba welcomes harmonisation of electronic device chargers
Within two years' time, all manufacturers will be required to utilise a USB-C charging point
Metsola could be the woman to break another glass ceiling in Brussels
Roberta Metsola is on the cusp of clinching one of the EU’s three institutional leadership posts if the EPP agrees on her nomination, making her the first woman to hold the...


Socialist MEPs to meet in Malta for first meeting outside Brussels since pandemic

This is the first meeting outside Brussels and Strasbourg since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, and will take place between the 27-30 September

This is the first meeting outside Brussels and Strasbourg...

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...

Parliament calls for online and offline gender-based...

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

European Commission presents irst-ever Recommendation...

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

Blue Card rules simplified to attract much-needed non-EU...

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...

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives...

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...

Liberals and Greens hint that it is time the European...

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...

EC vice-president tells European Parliament they must...

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...