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Here’s how they will help shape our future

Committees are the workhorses of the European Parliament. They are where the nitty-gritty of EU law-making takes place, shaping policies that impact the daily lives of European citizens. The fight for influence within the European Parliament is fierce, with coveted positions on powerful standing committees offering the chance to shape EU policy on everything from climate change to trade. On Wednesday, during the institution’s constitutive plenary...
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What happens now?

With the European Parliament's new legislature set to officially start on Tuesday 16th July, The Journal takes a look at the process that began following last month's European elections. It’s already been one month since we European citizens exercised our democratic right by voting in the European Parliament elections. Our chosen representatives, the MEPs, now have the important tasks of adopting EU legislation, deciding on the EU budget, and...
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Gearing up for an active role

The Head of the Maltese delegation in the S&D highlights the respect it enjoys within its European political family despite issues on which they may not see eye to eye. The Head of the three-strong Maltese delegation in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, Alex Agius Saliba, underscored the team’s commitment to punch above its weight to help the European social democrat...
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“A focus on the people’s needs and concerns”

Relatively quick decision on EU's new political leadership paved the way for focusing on citizens' priorities, said Maltese PM Robert Abela. Thanks to the relatively quick decision taken by the EU member state Heads of State or Government on the bloc’s political leadership for the next five years, the European Council that concluded in the small hours of Friday morning could also focus on other...
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Fixing the flaws?

The 'Kafè Ewropa' radio talk show signs off on Friday with engaging conversations on the electoral process, the role and vision of Malta's new S&D MEPs, and the department that serves as the backstage to the Maltese government's work on EU matters. What went right and what went wrong in the way the electoral process functioned in relation to the 8th June European elections in Malta? What adjustments could be made moving forward? Sandro Mangion, editor of The Journal, will wrap up the Kafè Ewropa series on One...