Europe

NATO welcomes Biden in ‘pivotal’ post-Trump summit

NATO welcomes Biden in ‘pivotal’ post-Trump summit

NATO leaders hope to open a new chapter in transatlantic relations at a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday, agreeing to foc...
Lockdown easing in England to be delayed

Lockdown easing in England to be delayed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday that the end of COVID-19 restrictions will be delayed following ...
Two children and an old man killed in shooting incident near Rome

Two children and an old man killed in shooting incident near Rome

A gunman opened fire killing two children and a elderly man in a town near Rome on Sunday, local authorities said, in a rare shooting incid...
French retailer Auchan outlines online expansion in Russia

French retailer Auchan outlines online expansion in Russia

 French retailer Auchan plans to spend more than 20 billion roubles ($277 million) on developing digital services in Russia by 202...
Swiss reject law to help country meet Paris carbon emissions goal

Swiss reject law to help country meet Paris carbon emissions goal

Swiss voters rejected a trio of environmental proposals on Sunday, including a new law intended to help the country meet its goal for cutti...
Amazon raises minimum pay in Germany to 12 euros per hour

Amazon raises minimum pay in Germany to 12 euros per hour

Amazon will guarantee an entry-level wage at its German warehouses of 12 euros ($15) an hour, the company said in the face of a long-ru...
AstraZeneca shots have good risk-benefit profile for over 60s, says EMA official

AstraZeneca shots have good risk-benefit profile for over 60s, says EMA official

The head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force said on Sunday that AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine had a favourable risk-ben...
The Mediterranean is the largest cemetery in Europe – Pope Francis

The Mediterranean is the largest cemetery in Europe – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has described the Mediterranean Sea, which desperate refugees and migrants regularly attempt to traverse in the hope of a bett...
Macron offers UK’s Johnson ‘Le reset’ if he keeps his Brexit word

Macron offers UK’s Johnson ‘Le reset’ if he keeps his Brexit word

French President Emmanuel Macron offered to reset relations with Britain as long as Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands by the Brexit ...
AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too – EMA official

AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too – EMA official

Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 ...
UPDATE – ‘Whatever it takes’, UK’s Johnson warns EU over post-Brexit trade

UPDATE – ‘Whatever it takes’, UK’s Johnson warns EU over post-Brexit trade

Britain will do "whatever it takes" to protect its territorial integrity in a trade dispute with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris J...
EU adds another rare blood condition as side effect of AstraZeneca shot

EU adds another rare blood condition as side effect of AstraZeneca shot

 Europe's drug regulator on Friday identified another very rare blood condition as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 v...

Europe Explained

AstraZeneca shots have good risk-benefit profile for over 60s, says EMA official

AstraZeneca shots have good risk-benefit profile for over 60s, says EMA official

The head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force said on Sunday that...
Macron offers UK’s Johnson ‘Le reset’ if he keeps his Brexit word

Macron offers UK’s Johnson ‘Le reset’ if he keeps his Brexit word

French President Emmanuel Macron offered to reset relations with Britain a...
AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too – EMA official

AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too – EMA official

Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to p...
EU Funding: New ESF+ targets specific funds to combat child poverty

EU Funding: New ESF+ targets specific funds to combat child poverty

The newly approved European Social Fund Plus will be ring-fencing a proportion ...
EU Parliament and Council approve €14bn support package for countries on path to EU membership

EU Parliament and Council approve €14bn support package for countries on path to EU membership

Parliament and Council negotiators have reached agreement on a €14.2 billion pa...
Large majority of Maltese satisfied with EU response to pandemic

Large majority of Maltese satisfied with EU response to pandemic

A large majority of the Maltese population said they were satisfied with the EU...
Video – OurEU.mt – 17 years since Malta joined the EU

Video – OurEU.mt – 17 years since Malta joined the EU

OUREU illustrates how initiatives funded through the EU Cohesion Policy have sh...
EU Funds help return Red Tower to its ancient glory

EU Funds help return Red Tower to its ancient glory

As one approaches Għadira Bay on the way to the popular sandy beaches close by ...
Strengthening Cottonera’s communities through EU funding

Strengthening Cottonera’s communities through EU funding

The walled cities of the Cottonera regions is one of the most densely-rich area...

Sport

Dutch win after Ukraine fightback

Dutch win after Ukraine fightback

Flying full back Denzel Dumfries scored a late winner to earn the Netherlands a 3-2 victory over Ukraine in a thrilling Group C o...
Austria beat North Macedonia in Group C

Austria beat North Macedonia in Group C

Austria have registered their first ever win in a EURO finals thanks to late goals from two of their substitutes. They led throug...
Djokovic fights back to win second French Open title

Djokovic fights back to win second French Open title

Novak Djokovic captured his second French Open title as he recovered from being outplayed for two sets by Stefanos Tsitsipas to w...
Sterling gives England opening win over Croatia

Sterling gives England opening win over Croatia

England break their opening EURO match jinx with a well earned victory against Croatia. Raheem Sterling finally found his to...

Economy

Euro zone inflation jumps past ECB target in May

Euro zone inflation jumps past ECB target in May

Euro zone inflation surged past the European Central Bank's elusive target in May, heightening a communications challen...
UK risks Italy-style decline as economic challenges mount – think-tank

UK risks Italy-style decline as economic challenges mount – think-tank

Britain faces a decade of major public policy challenges that could reduce economic performance to nearer that of struggling Ital...
GDP down by 0.6% and employment down by 0.3% in the euro area

GDP down by 0.6% and employment down by 0.3% in the euro area

In the first quarter of 2021, seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU, compared with the...
Tunisia’s economy shrank 3% in the first quarter of 2021

Tunisia’s economy shrank 3% in the first quarter of 2021

Tunisia's gross domestic product shrank 3% in the first quarter of 2021 from a year ago, the State Statistics Institute said on S...

Beyond Headlines

Out, but not down, Netanyahu could be tough opposition leader

Out, but not down, Netanyahu could be tough opposition leader

Long the familiar face of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is headed to the political sidelines after serving as prime minister for...
Biden’s to-do list on foreign trip: Rally allies against COVID, Putin

Biden’s to-do list on foreign trip: Rally allies against COVID, Putin

President Joe Biden’s meeting with leaders of the G7 leading industrial economies in an English seaside village this week wil...
Why are EU, UK arguing over Northern Ireland?

Why are EU, UK arguing over Northern Ireland?

David Frost, the UK’s minister in charge of ties with the European Union, and Maros Sefkovic, vice head of the European Commi...
Bosnia’s Mladic, commander of Europe’s worst atrocities since World War Two

Bosnia’s Mladic, commander of Europe’s worst atrocities since World War Two

Ratko Mladic was dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia" for terrorising the capital Sarajevo with a 43-month siege and presiding over the...

Malta Insights

Malta: Production grows across the board for the first time in a year

Malta: Production grows across the board for the first time in a year

Industrial Production increased by 5.3 per cent in April compared to the previous month, registering growth across all major group...
Malta: Property transactions decrease in May but total value increases

Malta: Property transactions decrease in May but total value increases

Final deeds of property sales in May surpassed a total value of €300 million for the first time since October 2018. Figures by the...
Malta: Women score lower unemployment rate than men

Malta: Women score lower unemployment rate than men

The rate of unemployment among women stood at 3.7 per cent in April, the first time it fell lower than the male unemployment rate ...
Malta: Total value of residential property sales nears €230 million in April

Malta: Total value of residential property sales nears €230 million in April

Final deeds of sale for residential properties reached a combined value of €228.4 million in April, almost level with the same mon...

Business

Disruption to shipping could delay Christmas orders

Disruption to shipping could delay Christmas orders

Disruption in the global container shipping industry shows no sign of being resolved quickly and could lead to shortages in t...
French retailer Auchan outlines online expansion in Russia

French retailer Auchan outlines online expansion in Russia

 French retailer Auchan plans to spend more than 20 billion roubles ($277 million) on developing digital services in Rus...
Virus disaster leaves deep scars on India’s economy

Virus disaster leaves deep scars on India’s economy

Expectations for India’s economic growth are being revised sharply lower as a surge in people losing their jobs and defaultin...
Pandemic seen driving southeastern Europe warehouse boom

Pandemic seen driving southeastern Europe warehouse boom

Logistics and warehouse companies are accelerating expansion plans in southeastern Europe where business is expected to boom ...

CDPRO

North Sea oil IPOs had best take the plunge soon

North Sea oil IPOs had best take the plunge soon

by George Hay via Reuters Breakingviews North Sea oil companies hoping to float should strip off and take the plunge. Sam Laid...
Bike sharing shifts into a more manageable gear

Bike sharing shifts into a more manageable gear

by Pete Sweeney via Reuters Breakingviews Bike-sharing companies are back in the saddle after a brutal wipe-out. Survivors are...
Ray-Ban maker may finally live up to merger vision

Ray-Ban maker may finally live up to merger vision

by Lisa Jucca via Reuters Breakingviews EssilorLuxottica (ESLX.PA) may finally live up to its merger vision. The Paris-listed ...
The Tobacco Products Directive: Five years on

The Tobacco Products Directive: Five years on

The European Commission published its first report on the Tobacco Products Directive, five years after it became applicable in 20...

Other News

Sir Elton John warns musicians face EU tour ‘catastrophe’

Sir Elton John warns musicians face EU tour ‘catastrophe’

Sir Elton John has warned MPs that the UK music industry could lose "a generation of talent" because of post-Brexit restricti...
Shark Attack Thriller ‘The Wreck’ Sets Malta Shoot for September

Shark Attack Thriller ‘The Wreck’ Sets Malta Shoot for September

Variety reports that high concept survival thriller “The Wreck” will start shooting in Malta in September. The entertainme...
Andrew Lloyd Webber determined to open theatres in the UK on 21 June

Andrew Lloyd Webber determined to open theatres in the UK on 21 June

Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he will open his theatres on 21 June, and is prepared to be arrested if authorities try to inter...
X factor and Amici singer Michele Merlo dies of Leukaemia at 28

X factor and Amici singer Michele Merlo dies of Leukaemia at 28

Italian singer Michele Merlo who took part as a competitor of X Factor and Amici died at the age of 28, late last night. Merl...