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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.

‘Fix our planning system’, Metsola says in seven-point ‘green manifesto’
Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola posts seven tangible suggestions on reconciling environment with economic growth
Face-mask scandal is grist to Agius Saliba’s mill after German MEP’s telling-off
German face-mask scandal and American sanctions on Bulgaria give Labour MEP a springboard to hit back at EPP members Monika Holhmeier and Roberta Metsola
COVID-19: Maltese more uncertain, frustrated, fearful and lonely than fellow Europeans
46% of Maltese said they were seeing things in the country going the wrong way, slightly more optimistic than their European counterparts at 57%.
SLAPPs: 'The pressure is on us at the EP to get this right' – Roberta Metsola
Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola acknowledges the pressure is on her as co-rapporteur and on the EP as a whole to deliver on the anticipated upcoming anti-SLAPP legislation. European...
Victory for transparency campaigners as MEPs clinch public tax reporting deal on multinationals
The deal struck between European Parliament and Council negotiators sets in place rules that require multinationals and their subsidiaries with annual revenues of over €750...
Labour MEP calls for vaccine certificates at EU and international level
Labour MEP Josianne Cutajar says vaccine certificates are important for countries like Malta who rely heavily on tourism


Hardline stance from Malta against migration pact

Malta takes hardline stance at EP against new migration pact, says it provides...

Malta takes hardline stance at EP against new migration...

Disorder in the House as Agius Saliba clashes with MEP over EU funds debate

Sparks flew in the Budget Control Committee: watch the moment heated argument between MEP Alex Agius Saliba and the committee’s Chair over the...

Sparks flew in the Budget Control Committee: watch the...

Engerer appointed to EP roles on legal migration, marine protection

Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer has been appointed to two S&D roles of crucial...

Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer has been appointed to two S&D...

MEPs unite in call on Commission, Council to suspend flights over Belarus airspace

Members of the European Parliament call on the European Council and Commission to suspend flights over Belarusian airspace

Members of the European Parliament call on the European...

Maltese MEPs outraged at mid-flight ‘kidnapping’ of critical Belarusian journalist

MEPs accuse Belarus of hijacking and state terrorism by forcing a Ryanair flight into an emergency landing in Minsk after a fictitious bomb threat, arresting a...

MEPs accuse Belarus of hijacking and state terrorism by...

EU-wide summer travel expected by mid-June as MEPs strike COVID certificate deal

The European Parliament has struck a deal with member states for a digital COVID certificate to allow travel throughoutthe EU by mid-June

The European Parliament has struck a deal with member...

Migration: EU offers prayers and money... but no solidarity – Engerer

Informal pushback agreements such as those often between Malta and Libya, have been taken to serious task by MEPs debating in this month’s European...

Informal pushback agreements such as those often between...

EP artificial intelligence legislation must remain human-centric, Cutajar says

MEPs underlined how digital innovation has to be strongly supported and that Parliament must guarantee that the accompanying common legislation endorses...

MEPs underlined how digital innovation has to be strongly...

Outsiders cannot support Israeli policies towards Palestinians - Alfred Sant

Addressing the European Parliament, the Labour MEP stressed that EU policy should be built on an understanding of where the responsibilities lie in the...

Addressing the European Parliament, the Labour MEP stressed...

Labour MEPs call for effective solidarity mechanisms as EU Presidency vows to seal migration pact

Malta cannot be a migrant rescue centre – Agius Saliba

Malta cannot be a migrant rescue centre – Agius Saliba

Migration: MEPs and Council strike on highly qualified workers

New rules harmonise entry and residence conditions for highly-qualified...

New rules harmonise entry and residence conditions for...

Love film? Get in on the live debate with the European LUX Award film directors

During the week of 10-16 May viewers across Europe including Malta can watch and vote for the European LUX Award finalist films, as well as participate in a...

During the week of 10-16 May viewers across Europe...

MEP claims Renew wants to cut Malta funds over rule of law concerns

Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba on the attack over Renew proposal in committee to...

Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba on the attack over Renew...

In anti-SLAPP proposals, MEPs want vexatious lawsuits dismissed and plaintiffs punished

MEPs are proposing introducing minimum standards to protect journalists and NGOs against SLAPP suits across the EU, empowering judges to dismiss vexatious...

MEPs are proposing introducing minimum standards to protect...