Lukashenko not recognised as Belarus President by EU

Last Wednesday on the 23rd of September, Alexander Lukashenko was secretly inaugurated at the Palace of Independence as Belarusian President for his sixth term in office. "Putting his right hand on the Constitution, Alexsander Lukashenko took the oath in Belarusian. Then he signed the act of taking the oath, after which the chairman of the … Continue reading Lukashenko not recognised as Belarus President by EU

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers first State of the Union speech

Last Wednesday, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen delivered her first State of the Union speech, addressed in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. In her speech, she outlines the union’s goals for the upcoming 12 months. She delved into the main priorities the EU must tackle first. These were building … Continue reading Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers first State of the Union speech

European Council President Charles Michel visits Malta

Last Wednesday, Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela welcomed EU Council President Charles Michel to Malta. The two leaders first accompanied the Armed Forces of Malta on a brief helicopter surveillance mission. According to Prime Minister Abela, no migrant boats were spotted which was unusual since it was quite common to see several boats, each with … Continue reading European Council President Charles Michel visits Malta

EU signs contract with Astrazeneca on COVID-19 vaccine

EU signs contract with AstraZeneca on COVID-19 vaccine On Thursday 27th August 2020, the European Commission signed a contract with AstraZeneca, a British multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company on the purchasing of the COVID-19 vaccine. The agreement was signed by Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, to make the vaccine available to all EU Member States. Ursula … Continue reading EU signs contract with Astrazeneca on COVID-19 vaccine

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