The borders prevent the poor from entering inside, not from the rich to go out.
— Eero Suvilehto
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  • Swedbank categorises Malta as ‘high risk’, leaked e-mails show

    Swedbank AB, a major international player with 9.5 million retail customers and 622,000 corporate customers, is now considering Malta to be a ‘high risk’ category, e-mails leaked to The Malta Independent on Sunday shows.A client who attempted to have a bank account opened with Swedbank in connection with a company ...

  • Nokia reports another loss

    Finland’s telecoms giant Nokia reported Thursday that it remained deep in the red at the start of the year, with sales in its main business, networks, on the decline. The company posted a loss of 488 million euros ($532 million) in the first quarter, an improvement from the 609 million ...

  • Development aid rises again in 2016 but flows to poorest countries dip - OECD

    Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Country: WorldDevelopment aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016. However, much of this increase in humanitarian aid and spending on refugees was in donor countries.11/04/2017 - Development aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016, an increase ...

  • Support for Finnish anti-EU party slumps in municipal elections

    Finland's jointly ruling eurosceptic Finns party saw its support tumble in municipal elections yesterday, potentially tipping its own leadership race in favour of a hardline anti-immigration candidate. The moderate nationalist Finns party won 8.8 per cent support, slumping from the 17.7 per cent of the vote it won in a 2015 ...

  • Only a trickle of stolen Russian billions ended up in Malta

    Illicit money flowing out of Russia via Moldova and Latvia ended up in almost every single EU state, an investigation has found, posing questions on the integrity of Europe's banking systems.Beneficiaries in Estonia received $1.6 billion out of a total of some $20 billion uncovered in the money trail by journalists ...

  • MITLA poses numerous questions on proposed Media and Defamation Act

    The Malta Information Technology Law Association has publicly released several questions in anticipation of a Q&A Session on the Media and Defamation Act being held tomorrow.MITLA said it believes in the importance of the protection of our fundamental freedoms online."Basic human rights such as the freedom of expression should apply ...

  • WikiLeaks reveals CIA files describing hacking tools

    WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung.The documents describe clandestine methods for bypassing or defeating encryption, antivirus tools and other protective security ...

  • More than 160 NGOs call on EU to lead by values in migration response

    Source: ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, CORD, Amnesty International, CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus, Welthungerhilfe, Gruppo di Volontariato Civile, Habitat for Humanity, Jesuit Refugee Service, Trócaire, Islamic Relief, INTERSOS, CARE, Terre des hommes, Caritas, International Aid Services, Concord, Cordaid, Handicap International, Action Contre la Faim France, Human Rights Watch, International ...

  • Migration: NGOs blast EU plans on returns and detention

    Ninety human rights organisations have blasted the European Union’s plans to return or detain irregular migrants, saying that the plans unveiled this week ahead of next week’s EU summit will simply create more harm and suffering.Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has ...

  • Watch: 'Worst skier alive' wobbles past world championship finish line

      A Venezuelan athlete who had never worn skis or trained on snow has achieved his dream of competing in the world ski championships.  Adrian Solano wobbled, rolled and slid down the cross-country course at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Finland as commentators looked on aghast and dubbed him the ...

  • Finland @ 100: Finnish Govt Trains Nigerian Students On Creative Coding

    The Republic of Finland has trained Nigerian student on creative coding in Abuja students. The collaboration is part of the CodeBus Africa project, a 100-day tour connecting Finnish and African innovators as part of Finland’s official 100th anniversary celebrations in partnership with the Finnish Aalto University and Abuja-based innovation hub ...

  • Il parlamento finlandese conferma la legge sui matrimoni gay.

    Il parlamento finlandese conferma la legge sui matrimoni gay. Centoventi parlamentari hanno respinto una petizione pubblica che chiedeva di abrogare la legge che permetterà i matrimoni tra persone dello stesso sesso. La legge, approvata nel 2014, entrerà in vigore il prossimo mese e porrà fine alla distinzione tra unioni civili e ...

  • Finland’s parliament endorses same-sex marriage again

    Finland’s parliament voted Friday for a second time in favour of same-sex marriage, just two weeks before a 2014 law enshrining it is due to take effect. The do-over was a last-minute attempt by opponents to prevent the legalisation of gay marriage in the country, but the legislature upheld the ...

  • UN relief officials urge Security Council to push for greater humanitarian access in Syria

    Source: UN Security Council Country: Syrian Arab RepublicAfter describing Syria's grim humanitarian situation in a briefing today, they also urged sustained action by the Security Council to maintain the ceasefire and end the conflict.SECURITY COUNCIL 7870TH MEETING (AM) SC/12694 26 JANUARY 2017 Describing reports of severe suffering, starvation and ...

  • UN seeks $3.4 billion for regional response to Syrian crisis

    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, WorldThe 2017 response plan sets out the framework within which the humanitarian community will respond to the needs of 13.5 million Syrian men, women and children this year. May I start by ...