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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.

Labour MEP wants more flexible EU state aid rules tailored for small islands
Labour MEP Josianne Cutajar says the natural disadvantages of small islands should be recognised with a more flexible long-term strategy in state aid rules
Malta Chamber of SMEs wins European Civil Solidarity prize for project that supported businesses during pandemic
The Malta Chamber of SMEs wins the European Economic and Social Committee Civil Solidarity prize for the support it gave small and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sant: EU should maintain democratic control and accountability in times of crisis
Sant votes in favour of European Central Bank report for 2020 but expresses unease at role ECB assums in strategic fire-fighting
Reproductive rights: Nationalist MEPs stay away from Beijing resolution vote
MEPs voted for access to safe and legal abortion services as key elements that guarantee women’s rights and save lives
Maltese most optimistic in Europe on post-COVID recovery
European Parliament survey finds Maltese the most optimistic for post-COVID recovery, double the EU average who think the same
Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of Recovery and Resilience Facility
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says Recovery and Resilience Facility regulation will help businesses and communities exit the economic crisis


COVID-19 vaccination: MEPs call for EU and global solidarity

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen defended the EU's choice...

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen defended...

European Parliament approves €672.5 billion Recovery and Resiliency Facility

The European Parliament has given the go-ahead to the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility, the biggest building block of the €750 billion Next...

The European Parliament has given the go-ahead to the...

Aviation, tourism industries depend on cooperation among member state, MEP says

Maltese MEP Josianne Cutajar says that she has not yet made up her mind as to the possible viablity of an EU-wide COVID passport for citizens who have...

Maltese MEP Josianne Cutajar says that she has not yet made...

Engerer laments lack of transparency as Commission ‘discloses’ COVID-19 vaccine contracts

Cyrus Engerer says that the European Commission and European Parliament have both missed out on good opportunities to increase transparency despite calls for...

Cyrus Engerer says that the European Commission and...

Alfred Sant says EU security and defence policy text ignores Malta's constitutional neutrality

MEP Alfred Sant abstains on EU security and defence policy 'as it may imply support of further militarisation of Europe'

MEP Alfred Sant abstains on EU security and defence policy...

MEPs recommend carbon levy on EU imports to help raise global climate ambition

MEPs said that the EU needs a carbon border adjustment mechanism with the sole aim of pursuing climate objectives and a global level playing field

MEPs said that the EU needs a carbon border adjustment...

MEPs call for fact-based approach to EU vaccines rollout to avoid disinformation

Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee has urged EU countries to be transparent about their COVID-19 supplies

Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food...

Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba launches European Medicinal Cannabis Alliance

The alliance will focus on patients' rights and harmonisation of EU legislation on medicinal cannabis

The alliance will focus on patients' rights and...

More than 12 million EU citizens vaccinated for COVID-19, EU health chief says

The Eureopan Commission's Director-General for Health says the EU does not need to envy the US' or Israel COVID-19 vaccine rollout, having already...

The Eureopan Commission's Director-General for Health...

Sant: European countries must revaluate national housing policies

There are 80 million people in the EU overburdened by housing costs and around...

There are 80 million people in the EU overburdened by...

Cyrus Engerer calls for better environment policies, highlights significance towards better mental health

MEP Cyrus Engerer calls on European authorities to better safeguard access to nature and biodiversity

MEP Cyrus Engerer calls on European authorities to better...

ECB should explore ways of strengthening euro's international role - MEPs

MEPs have called for an urgent re-evaluation of systemic risk in the financial sector following the pandemic, particularly since the speed and scale of the...

MEPs have called for an urgent re-evaluation of systemic...

MEPs call for a gender- and victim-centred approach to human trafficking

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights and Gender Equality committees have urged the European Commission to publish a...

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties and...

[WATCH] Is Big Tech too powerful? Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba takes on digital market

How should digital platforms be regulated? Can EU legislation prevent manipulation and polarization on social media platforms? Welcome to a...

How should digital platforms be regulated? Can EU...