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...

Business

Think global for post-Brexit City of London reform, top financiers say

Think global for post-Brexit City of London reform, top financiers say

Britain must focus on the City of London's global role when it comes to reforming financial rules after Brexit, senior finance of...
Business conditions turn positive, CBM report shows

Business conditions turn positive, CBM report shows

In May, business conditions were positive, as the economy continued to recover from the COVID-19 economic shock. European Commiss...
Closure looms for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily after raids

Closure looms for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily after raids

The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids ...
Europe’s Wizz Air expects to fully recovery from pandemic next year

Europe’s Wizz Air expects to fully recovery from pandemic next year

European budget carrier Wizz Air expects to fully recover from the coronavirus crisis as travel demand rebounds from the pandemic...

Election Watch

Germany’s conservatives promise voters ‘stability and renewal’

Germany’s conservatives promise voters ‘stability and renewal’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives promised tax relief and tight public finances on Monday in an election ...
Armenian acting PM’s party wins parliamentary election with 53.92% of vote -Ifax cites electoral commission

Armenian acting PM’s party wins parliamentary election with 53.92% of vote -Ifax cites electoral commission

Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and his Civil Contract party won a parliamentary election with 53.92% of the vo...
UPDATE – French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

UPDATE – French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

Update 2200h - Mainstream left-wing and right-wing parties surged ahead in French regional elections Sunday, outpacing both Emman...
Both sides in Peru’s contested election double down in weekend rallies

Both sides in Peru’s contested election double down in weekend rallies

Supporters of socialist Pedro Castillo and conservative Keiko Fujimori took to the streets by the thousands in Peru on Saturday, ...

Malta Insights

Malta: Energy from photovoltaics up by a fifth in 2020

Malta: Energy from photovoltaics up by a fifth in 2020

Production of energy from photovoltaic installations amounted to just under 185,000 kWp in 2020, an increase of 19.6 per cent from...
Malta: Industrial production eclipses EU average in April

Malta: Industrial production eclipses EU average in April

Industrial production rose by 5.6 per cent between March and April, the second-highest rate among EU members. Figures by Eurostat ...
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...

Beyond Headlines

‘We are not communists’: Castillo seeks to allay fears in divided Peru

‘We are not communists’: Castillo seeks to allay fears in divided Peru

Pedro Castillo, a former teacher and political outsider on the verge of being named president of Peru, has looked to temper f...
Reaction to Biden-Putin summit ranges from ‘positive’ to ‘disturbing’

Reaction to Biden-Putin summit ranges from ‘positive’ to ‘disturbing’

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed at their first summit on Wednesday to hold talks on arms...
U.S.-Russia summit: The American presidents Putin has confronted

U.S.-Russia summit: The American presidents Putin has confronted

Russia's Vladimir Putin has been in power as president or prime minister since 1999 and has held talks with and seen four U.S. pr...
Biden and Putin summit: Where they disagree and where they might compromise

Biden and Putin summit: Where they disagree and where they might compromise

Don’t expect a major breakthrough at a summit on Wednesday between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladi...

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...
EU farming policy failing to fight climate change, auditors say

EU farming policy failing to fight climate change, auditors say

The European Union's huge subsidy programme for agriculture is failin...
EU privacy watchdogs call for ban on facial recognition in public spaces

EU privacy watchdogs call for ban on facial recognition in public spaces

 Europe's two privacy watchdogs teamed up on Monday to call for a ban on t...
Innovation performance keeps improving in EU Member States and regions

Innovation performance keeps improving in EU Member States and regions

The Commission has today released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, whic...
Liberals say that 2030 climate package is opportunity to turn climate neutrality into EU success story

Liberals say that 2030 climate package is opportunity to turn climate neutrality into EU success story

Renew Europe, the Liberal coalition in the European Parliament, has outlined fi...
EU parliament president urges EU mechanism for sea rescues

EU parliament president urges EU mechanism for sea rescues

"We must go back to thinking of shared EU actions in the Mediterranean to save ...
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 ...
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...