In 2017, Erasmus celebrates its 30th birthday! Many Maltese have had the opportunity to benefit from the programme over the last decades: not only students, but teachers, educators, trainees, aspiring entrepreneurs and adult learners as well. Here are their stories!
They say that EU does not talk to its citizens. They say Brussels is too far from everyday reality. Well, we proved them wrong. Maltese EU Officials do talk to their fellow islanders, including the youngest ones.
Monday 29 May marked the start of the 17th annual EU Green Week. This year the focus is on green jobs. EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic and social growth across the EU and across sectors. These Commission's flagship policies such as the Circular Economy package or promoting the Paris Climate Agreement create significant employment opportunities.
The 2017 European Semester, the EU's annual cycle of economic policy guidance and surveillance, is nearing its completion with the publication of the Commission's Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) to Member States, including Malta. CSRs provide tailored guidance to individual Member States on how to boost jobs, growth and investment, while maintaining sound public finances.
Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, on Wednesday 24 May the Commission held an orientation debate on the future of European defence.
"It was with great sadness and profound shock that I learnt of the brutal attack that struck Manchester. It breaks my heart to think that, once again, terrorism has sought to instil fear where there should be joy, to sow division where young people and families should be coming together in celebration.
More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published today.
On Monday 22 May, the European Commission issued the Country Specific Recommendations for 2017 for all Member States, including Malta. The 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations addressed to Malta are the following:
On Tuesday 16 May, President Juncker announced his intention to allocate the Digital Economy and Society portfolio to Mariya Gabriel, the candidate for Commissioner from Bulgaria.
Meeting in Strasbourg, today the College of Commissioners has adopted two reports on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes and on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union.