Russian-made Missile hits Poland, what does this mean?

It has been a week since a missile hit Przewodow, a Polish village, west of the border neighbouring Ukraine, on Tuesday the 15th of November 2022, with two innocent victims being killed in such a tragedy. The “Russian-made” missile hit Polish soil at a time when Russia launched one of its largest missile attacks on … Continue reading Russian-made Missile hits Poland, what does this mean?

The Rise of Meloni and the Far-Right Party

On Sunday 25th September, Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party rose to power after winning the Italian election. This makes her Italy’s first female Prime Minister in history leading a party with neo-fascist roots. Meloni first became involved in politics back in 2006 and in 2012 she co-founded the Brothers of Italy … Continue reading The Rise of Meloni and the Far-Right Party

Bulgaria and the non-European Union citizens residence permits 

Bulgaria is situated on South-eastern Europe and became a European Union member state as of 1st January 2007. Its entry into the European Union meant that it satisfied the requirements and conditions found within what is known as the ‘Copenhagen criteria’. A stable democracy and rule of law, a secure economy, and the ability to accept all European Union legislations are amongst what is found within the … Continue reading Bulgaria and the non-European Union citizens residence permits 

Europe wins in France

French President Emmanuel Macron has succeeded in securing re-election, despite the surge of radical ideologies, characterizing the last five years in office with violent protests and a succession of Covid lockdowns and curfews. President Macron is the first president in 20 years to secure re-election for a second term, since Jacques Chirac, relying on the … Continue reading Europe wins in France

Maltese S&D Vice-President: Alex Agius Saliba

The Maltese yet again find themselves in the limelight of European Politics, this time with Dr. Alex Agius Saliba being elected as the Vice-President of the Socialists and Democrats group within the European Parliament. Elections took place last Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, resulting in Agius Saliba receiving 85% of the votes. Agius Saliba will be … Continue reading Maltese S&D Vice-President: Alex Agius Saliba

The Brutal Hand

Domestic abuse can be defined as a pattern of incidents of coercive, controlling, degrading, threatening, and violent behaviour, that includes sexual violence. Below are some signs to look out for that indicate that a person is being physically abused:• Blackened or swollen eyes.• Busted lips.• Sprained wrists.• Bruises on the limbs. There are signs of … Continue reading The Brutal Hand

Roberta Metsola’s candidacy for European Parliament President

The islands of Malta and Gozo are once again in the limelight of European Politics’ news as First Vice President of the European Parliament, Robert Metsola, officially expresses her bid for the Presidency of the European Parliament. Metsola, which happened to be one of the first individuals to graduate from the European Studies bachelors degree … Continue reading Roberta Metsola’s candidacy for European Parliament President

A political agreement on new rules for EU Blue Card

On Tuesday, the European Commission accepted the agreement which was concluded by the European Parliament and the Council on the revised rules of the Blue Card Directive. Amendments included more flexible admission conditions, enhanced rights and the possibility to move and work more easily between EU Member States. As stated by Ylva Johansson, the Commissioner … Continue reading A political agreement on new rules for EU Blue Card

Students who Travel to Study

ESO is extremely grateful to Ms. Roberta Zahra, Assistant Director Consular Services and Maltese Living Abroad, for providing valuable information contributing to the writing of this article. 1. How can the Foreign Affairs Ministry help students while abroad? 1.1       In case of theft or loss of money and official documentation: The family of the student … Continue reading Students who Travel to Study