Ir-rappreżentanza f'Malta



EU Defence

Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission today 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.


Illum il-Kummissjoni Ewropea ħarġet ir-Rakkomandazzjonijiet Speċifiċi għall-Pajjiż tal-2017 għall-Istati Membri kollha, fosthom Malta. Ir- Rakkomandazzjonijiet Speċifiċi għall-Pajjiż indirizzati lil Malta huma:


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.


Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people are our parents, our children, our siblings, our friends, our neighbours and our fellow Europeans. Let's treat them as such. It's time we put an end to the widespread discrimination against LGBTI people together.

Karmenu Vella signing the proclamation of Natura 2000 Day

On 15 May, Commissioner Karmenu Vella, Adina-Ioana Valean, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Environment Committee, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions and Neil Kerr,  Deputy Permanent Representative of Malta signed a joint declaration proclaiming 21 May as the European Natura 2000 Day.


L-ekonomija Ewropea daħlet fil-ħames sena tagħha ta' rkupru, li issa qed jilħaq lill-Istati Membri kollha tal-UE. Dan mistenni jkompli b'pass tajjeb ħafna din is-sena u d-dieħla. Fit-Tbassir tar-Rebbiegħa tagħha li qed jiġi ppubblikat llum, il-Kummissjoni Ewropea tistenna tkabbir fil-PDG taż-Żona tal-Ewro ta' 1.7 % fl-2017 u 1.8 % fl-2018 (1.6 % u 1.8 % fit-Tbassir tax-Xitwa). It-tkabbir tal-PDG fl-UE bħala entità sħiħa mistenni jibqa' kostanti għal 1.9 % f'dawn is-sentejn (1.8 % għal sentejn fit-Tbassir tax-Xitwa).


Europe Day, held on 9 May every year, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.