The Council of the European Union has a 6-month period rotating presidency, a method introduced by the 2009 Lisbon Treaty by which Member States work closely with one another in groups of three, referred to as ‘trios’. Each Member States holds the presidency for 6 months ensuring that every country has a turn without elections … Continue reading The Swedish Presidency within the Council of the EU
Author: Nicole Sciberras Bray
The EU’s Humanitarian Aid for Turkey and Syria
Situated in the Middle East, the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic share a 900 kilometre border, the zone of various earthquakes which took place over the last month. Earthquakes are caused by sudden movements of tectonic plates. Such movements take the form of seismic waves which cause the shaking of the Earth’s … Continue reading The EU’s Humanitarian Aid for Turkey and Syria
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
The EU and the Global Food Crisis
The ongoing war which started back in February 2022 has paved the way towards an ever-growing concern of food scarcity for millions worldwide. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a global food crisis as Russian troops have been ordered to blockade the ports of the Black Sea, bombard Ukrainian grain warehouses and machinery as … Continue reading The EU and the Global Food Crisis
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