Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Poisoned

On Thursday, the Russian leader of the opposition Alexei Navalny was placed in intensive care by a suspected poisoning, a spokesperson said. He was on a plane to Moscow when he suddenly fell unconscious, which prompted an emergency landing. Navalny was subsequently placed in a coma on a ventilator as tests were carried out. The … Continue reading Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Poisoned

EU takes a stand for the people of Belarus

Following the Belarus Presidential elections which took place on Sunday, 9th August 2020, The European Union has stepped in and is taking action for a ‘peaceful transition’ for the Belarusian people. On Wednesday, EU leaders discussed the situation in Belarus during the European Council video conference where they revealed their continuous support for the people … Continue reading EU takes a stand for the people of Belarus

EU revokes grants to six Polish cities as a consequence to their approach towards the LGBTIQ Community

The European Union denied to fund six cities in Poland that declared themselves to be LGBTIQ-free zones. Following the announcement on Thursday 30th July, the European Commission said they were affirming that the union stands for equality. European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli, spoke about this issue on Twitter, where she said that the EU … Continue reading EU revokes grants to six Polish cities as a consequence to their approach towards the LGBTIQ Community

Maltese Parliament Unanimously Approves Constitutional Reforms

Last Wednesday, various amendments to the Constitution of Malta were passed unanimously by the Maltese Parliament. These historical amendments are the most remarkable since the island became a Republic back in 1974. One significant reform affirms that the next President is to be appointed by a parliamentary majority of at least two thirds, rather than … Continue reading Maltese Parliament Unanimously Approves Constitutional Reforms

EU Leaders Agree on European Budget and COVID-19 Recovery Plan

On early Tuesday morning, the EU leaders agreed on this agreement to jointly borrow €750 billion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s recovery fund, will be composed of €390 billion in grants and €360 billion in loans, which will be attached to a new €1.074 trillion seven-year budget, the Multi-annual Financial Framework, which … Continue reading EU Leaders Agree on European Budget and COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Putin’s rule extended until 2036

Russia has once again voted in favour of the constitutional changes which thereby allow Vladimir Putin to run for President again. In view of this, Putin could hold office as President until 2036. A total of 65% of the population exercised their voting rights in the election, which bore the following results: 78% voted in … Continue reading Putin’s rule extended until 2036

Professor Gauci and Team Nominated for European Award

On Tuesday, it was announced that Professor Charmaine Gauci, along with her healthcare team, is being nominated for the European Citizens' Prize. The nomination was done jointly by all six of the Maltese MEPs, who came together to acknowledge our healthcare workers' efforts in containing the COVID-19 pandemic locally. In a joint press release, they … Continue reading Professor Gauci and Team Nominated for European Award

Newly Appointed Executive Board for 2020/21

As another term came to an end, on Wednesday 24th June 2020, the ESO held its Annual General Meeting at the KSU Common room and simultaneously online via Zoom, which initiated a new executive team for the term 2020/2021. It was agreed upon by the members present, that Edward De Gabriele would be the Chairperson … Continue reading Newly Appointed Executive Board for 2020/21