Carnival: time to express your alter-ego

“The suspension of societal norms may break down barriers, thus increasing the likelihood of interactions between people who might not normally interact in their daily lives.” “Carnival can be cathartic. It can enable people to act in ways that they would not under normal circumstances. Costumes can give the liberty to people to act in a role which they would not embrace in their daily life. It is an opportunity to express their alter ego,”...
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Malta eager to implement EU disability card directive

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament paved the way for a European disability card and a European parking card for persons with disabilities after reaching a political agreement earlier today. One in four adults across the EU had some form of disability in 2022. Malta aims to be one of the first European Union member states to transpose an EU Directive that will allow people with disabilities to enjoy the same benefits and facilities in public and private services throughout Europe, Julia Farrugia, Minister for Inclusion and...

Malta’s role in shaping the future of support for Ukraine

As OSCE Chair-in-office, Malta is committed to ensuring that the illegal aggression by Russia against Ukraine remains a top priority of the organisation’s agenda. On 25th January, Malta commenced its Chairpersonship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), delineating a strategic framework comprising of ten priorities. These priorities have been crafted to enhance resilience, increase security, and...