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Kafè Ewropa: EU green agenda, Council voting explained

Tune in to ‘Kafè Ewropa’ to hear MEP Cyrus Engerer discuss the EU's environmental agenda plus expert insights on AI and the electoral campaign, on the system used by our Ministers to vote in Council, and more. What is the European Union doing for the environment and how is Malta faring in the implemention of the Union’s environmental agenda? Friday’s edition of Kafè Ewropa, One Radio’s weekly European election talk show, will discuss the issue with sitting MEP Cyrus Engerer...
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Malta reaps “substantial benefits” from Single Market

Economist raises concern about the trend of the European centre-right collaborating with, or adopting policies from, far-right groups, which could threaten the internal market’s integrity. MEP Alex Agius Saliba and economist Frans Camilleri both agree that the European Single Market has brought substantial benefits to Malta. The two were The Journal editor Sandro Mangion’s guest on Kafè Ewropa, ONE’s weekly European election talk show, discussing the...
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Greater EU tax harmonisation: PN “neither for nor against”

Despite widespread political consensus on this issue, the PN has – according to one of its European election candidates - reopened the discussion on its official position. A candidate fielded by the Nationalist Party for the upcoming European elections has declared that the party in Opposition is currently re-evaluating its position on further tax harmonisation efforts within the European Union. Replying to questions put forward by The...
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Equality for all, equality in all of its senses

As the end of Helena Dalli’s mandate as the first European Commissioner for Equality approaches, ‘The Journal’ catches up with her in Brussels to take a look at the achievements in this field. “We are born equal, we die equal. In between, I want equality for all.” This has been European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli’s credo since her teenage years and, throughout her extensive political career both in Malta and as part of the European Union’s...
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‘Kafè Ewropa’ debates single market, Maltese in the EU

One Radio's weekly European election talk show returns tomorrow morning with a diverse and jam-packed agenda for its fourth episode. One Radio’s European election talk show, Kafè Ewropa, will tomorrow (Friday) morning focus on two pertinent issues: the benefits and challenges of the European Single Market, and how EU membership has impacted the Maltese language over the last 20 years. The live...
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European elections crucial to curb far right surge

Prominent academic Prof. Godfrey Pirotta views the rise of far-right populism as the EU's most pressing issue, while also cautioning against the bloc transforming into a military alliance. The upcoming European elections are crucial because significant inroads by the extremists on the right – associated with fascist and populist tendencies – would pose a danger to freedom, democracy, and European values, says respected academic Prof. Godfrey Pirotta,...
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Alfred Sant on ‘Kafè Ewropa’

The former Prime Minister will be Sandro Mangion's guest on One Radio’s weekly European elections talk show to examine the challenges of Malta reconciling its EU membership commitments with its neutral status. In an interview carried by The Journal in early March, former Prime Minister and outgoing  Head of the Maltese Delegation in the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Dr Alfred Sant, said that the way things are going within the European Union presents a...

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