In the first two months of 2022, war in Eastern Europe is seemingly becoming an inevitable and irreversible reality. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia since 2012, stated his intention to invade Ukraine with the aim of protecting the people subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv (Ukrainian) regime. Therefore, he allegedly aims to solely … Continue reading Russia declares war on Ukraine
Author: Mariah Lomax
Poland’s court ruling and the EU legal order
Legal disputes between Poland and the European Union have been ongoing for the past six years, gradually increasing in severity. These disputes experienced a dramatic escalation on the 7th of October, 2021, after a ruling was passed by Poland’s constitutional tribunal. This ruling argued that when it comes to certain EU laws, the Polish constitution … Continue reading Poland’s court ruling and the EU legal order
Change hitting germany
The 26th of September 2021 marked the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s sixteen-year rule on Germany in a parliamentary election. Olaf Scholz, leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD), a centre-left political party, claimed that they gained victory over former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party. Angela Merkel was the leader of the conservative Christian Democratic … Continue reading Change hitting germany
The situation in Belarus
The Polish editorial office ‘Belsat TV’, based in Minsk, Belarus, was systematically raided by the Belarussian police on the 21st of May 2021. Belsat TV was the last standing independent platform in Belarus under the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. This was due to the approximately 500 arrests of journalists and media professionals since August … Continue reading The situation in Belarus
The ban on Hijabs
On July 15th, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) reaffirmed the prohibition of wearing any visible form of expression of political, philosophical or religious beliefs in the workplace, thus supporting employers who restrict women from wearing Hijabs and other religious attires to their workplace, with the aim of maintaining a neutral … Continue reading The ban on Hijabs
What actions can the EU take on Hungary’s situation?
Close to the end of June 2021, Hungary passed a law, imposing a ban on any LGBTIQ+ references for minors, which law led to several controversies in the EU. This implies that homosexual individuals are banned from appearing in educational matters or TV programmes in instances aimed for individuals under 18 years of age. This … Continue reading What actions can the EU take on Hungary’s situation?
Neil Agius breaks the world record!
Neil Agius, a 35 year old ex-Olympian broke the world record for the Longest Ocean Swim. This world record was previously held by the British Chloe McCardel with a distance of 124.4km. Neil Agius completed the 125.6km swim in 52 hours, which started from Linosa and ended in Gozo. The original route was from Tunisia … Continue reading Neil Agius breaks the world record!
Abortion: A Human Right?
The 24th of June 2021 marked another milestone for human rights. The European Parliament took a vote on a resolution that declares safe access to abortion as a human right. The resolution was passed with 378 votes in favour and 225 votes against. This resolution was proposed as a confrontation towards Member States that limit … Continue reading Abortion: A Human Right?
Malta Grey listed
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is known for being a global anti-money laundering watchdog, responsible for setting international standards to prevent illegal financial activities. After the vote taken yesterday among the FATF Task Force, the results showed a resounding agreement to list Malta on the Grey List of untrustworthy jurisdictions. The FATF updates two … Continue reading Malta Grey listed
The approval of DB Tower
The DB Group put forth a proposal to the Maltese Planning Authority consisting of a 31-storey tower and a 17-storey hotel located close to St George’s Bay in St Julians. Back in 2019, the approval of this project was halted by the Maltese Court as it was identified that one of the Planning Authority’s board … Continue reading The approval of DB Tower