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  • EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

    European Union leaders pledged today to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa on crowded, unsafe boats for better lives in Europe continues to rise.European Council President Donald Tusk said the central Mediterranean Sea route to Italy for unauthorized migrants "remains critical in terms ...

  • As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

    When Britain voted to leave the European Union a year ago, proponents argued that the British economy was being held back by the slow-growing, dysfunctional bloc.A year on, and with the Brexit divorce talks finally starting, the situation is radically different.Britain's economy is growing more slowly than Greece's, its households ...

  • How European migration policies are keeping families apart - OXFAM

    Source: Oxfam Country: Afghanistan, Greece, Nigeria, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, WorldThis report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and calls on the governments of EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees. SUMMARY In 2015, nearly a million people crossed the Aegean fleeing persecution or ...

  • Maltese Presidency adopts Council conclusions on EU priorities on health

    EU Health Ministers adopted Council conclusions on EU priorities to tackle childhood overweight and obesity, and voluntary co-operation between health systems. The adoption took place today during the Council for Health Ministers, (EPSCO) in Luxembourg, chaired by the Maltese Health Minister and President of the Council Chris Fearne.The Council adopted ...

  • Malta’s GDP per capita at 95% of EU average

    When Malta accessed the EU in 2004, its GDP per capita was somewhere around 65% of the EU’s average. Since then, other, and poorer, nations have joined and Malta’s GDP has improved. According to a Eurostat release this week, it is now at 95% of the EU average, beaten by ...

  • FIRST: Sail away

    What inspired you to pursue a career in the sailing world?I think my character has had a lot to do with it: I have a great sense of adventure that is totally fulfilled in this line of work. My love for the sea is also a big factor - and ...

  • Malta’s vacant seat in plenary EU migrant debate disappoints MEPs

    Last Tuesday, an important European Union debate on migration was not attended by any representative from Malta. MEPs disappointedly noted the absence of a representative from the current European Council, Malta. Dutch politician Jeroen Lenears, an MEP from the European People’s Party said it was “a shame” that there was ...

  • FIRST: Sailing Sicily... The east coast on a budget

    'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'       We took Mark Twain's famous quote - ...

  • France inaugurates new president: Emmanuel Macron, 39

    Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's new president at the Elysee Palace in Paris, and immediately launched into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics and the European Union.The 39-year-old Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and the 8th president of France's Fifth Republic, ...

  • IMF, eurozone say need more time to reach Greek debt relief deal

    The International Monetary Fund and eurozone government lenders need more time to reach an agreement on debt relief for Greece because the euro zone is still not sufficiently clear in its intentions, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said today. Top eurozone officials and Lagarde met on the sidelines of a G7 finance ...

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