Perfect people don't fight, they don't lie, they don't make mistakes and they don't exist.
— Aristotele
 Grecia
  • 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 ...

  • EU terrorism figures 2016: 142 failed, foiled or completed attacks, 142 victims

    In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and completed terrorist attacks in the European Union saw 142 victims die and 379 people injured, an EU Terrorism and Situation report that was presented at Europe House in Valletta has revealed.The attacks occurred in eight member states, more than half (76) ...

  • 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, ...

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital exceeds €200 million turnover in 2016

    Premier Capital plc, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets, has registered turnover in excess of €200 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. Turnover for the year more than doubled year-on-year following the acquisition of the Romanian market in January 2016.Thanks to its team of ...

  • 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 ...

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital exceeds €200 million turnover in 2016

    Premier Capital, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets, has registered turnover in excess of €200 million for the year ended December 31. Turnover for the year more than doubled year-on-year following the acquisition of the Romanian market in January 2016. Thanks to its team of 7,000 people ...

  • WFP study finds food insecurity accelerates global migration

    Source: World Food Programme Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Gambia, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, WorldThe report clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders. ROME – At a time when a record-high number of people ...

  • Delayed family reunification process causing psychosocial distress to refugee children - UNICEF

    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, WorldIn 2016, nearly 5,000 family reunification requests, 700 from unaccompanied and separated children, were made from Greece, with only 1,107 applicants reaching their destination country by the end of the year.NEW YORK / GENEVA, ...