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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 hail breakthrough for tax fairness as negotiations with European Council start
Four years after Parliament adopted its position on draft legislation on public country-by-country reporting, EU governments will now come to the table to negotiate a deal
[WATCH] Metsola’s view on Abela’s COVID press conference: ‘Imagine had the PM been a woman’
About that MaltaToday question to Charmaine Gauci: Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola says young woman journalist was savaged online for having the temerity to ask a question
Cyrus Engerer hits out at homophobic letter to MEPs from Viktor Orbán
Cyrus Engerer tells Viktor Orbán: Gay people will not rest until their rights are recognized across all member states  
MEPs get ready to lock horns in Council talks on tax disclosure for multinationals
MEPs will negotiate swift adoption of law committing multinationals earning €750 million in annual revenues, to declare all tax paid in each member stat
Orbán’s Fidesz resigns EPP after MEPs vote on new suspension rules
Hungarian right-wing party resigns EPP membership over vote intended to allow group to suspend parties not in line with EPP
Maltese MEPs nuanced over proposed law for an EU minimum wage
Maltese MEPs support European directive on adequate minimum wages but are wary of mandatory ‘threshold of decency’
MEPs call for a European strategy for data that establishes EU as sector leader

Large quantities of quality data, notably non-personal - industrial, public, and commercial - already exist in the EU and their full potential is yet to be...

Large quantities of quality data, notably non-personal -...

MEPs lead the charge on Openlux tax transparency battle

Luxembourg dismisses accusations of rampant tax avoidance, insists the...

Luxembourg dismisses accusations of rampant tax...

Sant calls out Big Pharma on COVID vaccine, says patent rights should be abolished

Labour MEP Alfred Sant says current COVID-19 vaccination strategy dominated by a small group of sellers would not work in the long run

Labour MEP Alfred Sant says current COVID-19 vaccination...

Fidesz MEPs in European Parliament might be suspended from the EPP Group

New rules of procedure should find a large majority in the group 

New rules of procedure should find a large majority in the...

[WATCH] COVID-19: MEPs and pharma CEOs discuss ways to increase vaccine rollout

CEOs and representatives of pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, Moderna, CureVac, Novavax, Pfizer and Sanofi, were challenged by MEPs to remove barriers to...

CEOs and representatives of pharmaceutical companies...

European Parliament awards Lockdown Festival Malta Citizen’s Prize

Lockdown Festival Malta awarded the Citizen's Prize after connecting local...

Lockdown Festival Malta awarded the Citizen's Prize...

MEPs call for ‘safe tourism’ in bid not to repeat COVID errors of 2020

MEPs want EU criteria for safe and clean tourism, including a common vaccination certificate, should be a part of a new EU strategy on sustainable tourism

MEPs want EU criteria for safe and clean tourism, including...

Casa hits back at Agius Saliba over €90 billion European Social Fund vote

Nationalist MEP and rapporteur on European Social Fund reacts to Labour MEP statement

Nationalist MEP and rapporteur on European Social Fund...

Tax transparency: MEPs mount renewed challenge over Openlux exposé

OpenLux: ‘EU transparency rules have revealed true scale of scandal, now...

OpenLux: ‘EU transparency rules have revealed true...

Agius Saliba pushes for more  funds on COVID relief, hits out at Casa vote

Employment Committee vote in European Parliament secures more funding on flagship programmes for youths, children, women, workers, health, climate, just...

Employment Committee vote in European Parliament secures...

European Parliament report calls for harmonisation of stricter due diligence requirements

Due diligence would help protect consumer interests by ensuring the quality and reliability of products, the EP's Committee for Legal Affairs says

Due diligence would help protect consumer interests by...

Not just Poland: Dalli called to reflect on Malta abortion ban

Helena Dalli called to also focus on Malta’s abortion ban,...

Helena Dalli called to also focus on Malta’s...

Cyrus Engerer to lead negotiations in EU resolution on LGBTIQ rights

The resolution follows major backlash surrounding controversy in Poland and...

The resolution follows major backlash surrounding...

IMF chief warns against premature withdrawal of economic support policies

IMF chief Kristalina Georgeva tells European Parliament event that fiscal policies supporting the post-pandemic recovery should be accompanied by reforms to...

IMF chief Kristalina Georgeva tells European Parliament...