Apocalyptic Dust Storm Could Hit Europe Soon

Dust Storm

  A dangerous dust storm that has already killed people and hospitalised thousands will probably hit Europe next week.     This dust storm hit numerous countries in the Middle East.   This orange-coloured dust storm resulted from extreme weather caused by climate change.     The storm started in mid-May and many are now […]

Game Of Thrones Studio Opens For Tours In The EU

  Fans of Game of Thrones will be able to step into the land of Westeros at a £40 million attraction featuring sets, costumes, and accessories from the hit HBO series.     The Game of Thrones Studio Tour has opened at Linen Mill in Northern Ireland, one of the show’s filming locales.     […]

Looking To Go On Your Next Big Trip? Here Are Europe’s Most Beautiful Towns

  We all know and love Europe – home to some of the most majestic, bucket list destinations in the world… But the continent’s small towns are just as dreamy, packed with culture and beautiful architecture, and fewer crowds to share them with! From humble fishing towns to cliffside towns, here are some of the […]

COVID-19 Cases Slowly Spiking Across Europe Again

  COVID-19 infections are steadily rising across France, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Greece, and Russia.     According to BBC, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Europe is yet again ‘at the epicentre’ of the global pandemic. During a press conference a few days ago, WHO Europe head Hans Kluge revealed that the continent […]

It’s Now Illegal For Your Boss To Message You After Hours in Portugal

  Portugal is changing the game as it looks to bring remote workers a healthier work-life balance under new labour laws approved by the country’s parliament.     This comes after remote working boomed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Portugal’s ruling Socialist Party explained. Under these new rules, employers could actually face […]

Here’s A List Of 10 Of The Cheapest Cities in Europe You Should Visit

  We might be used to celebrating all hallows eve on a day like today, but the 31st of October was also designated to be World Cities Day by the United Nations General Assembly. So, we’re listing down 10 of the most budget-friendly cities in Europe that you should definitely travel to!     Kraków, […]

Survey Finds 70% Of Local Youths Want To Move Abroad Permanently

  A new survey has found that more than half of Maltese adolescents (70%) are planning to build their future outside the country.     The findings in EY’s Generate Youth Survey, which was published this morning, asked a sample of over 750 Millenials and Gen Zs about where they see themselves living and working […]

Malta ‘has the noisiest neighbours’ in Europe

The countries with the noisiest neighbours have been revealed in a new poll – with Malta coming out on top. Malta was ranked as the worst place in Europe for noise last year, as a result of rowing couples yelling, late night DIY fanatics and loud music. Eurostat said more than a quarter of people […]

Maltese MEP calls for common EU mobile phone charger

A Maltese MEP has called for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers including Apple and Samsung. Alex Agius Saliba took them to task for ignoring EU recommendations to stop releasing different chargers for their smartphones. After addressing the European Parliament, he posted on Facebook: ‘Today I spoke in […]

Gozo lawyer lands top job at the European Commission

A lawyer from Gozo has landed a top job in the EU. Charmaine Hili from Nadur has been appointed by the incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. She will be her chief adviser on migration. The migrants crisis is one of the most important issues facing the EU. Charmaine previously served in Jean-Claude Juncker‘s […]

HSBC to axe eight bank branches across Malta

HSBC has announced it will axe eight branches in Malta with the loss of dozens of jobs. They will close next year as part of a major cost cutting drive of the bank’s operations across Europe. The Maltese branches affected are St Julian’s, St Paul’s Bay, Marsascala, Hamrun, Balzan, Birzebbugia, Cospicua and Fgura. They will […]

How will a no-deal Brexit affect you in Malta?

Malta has set up a special Brexit helpline amid growing concerns that the island will be hit hard if Britain crashes out of the EU at the end of the month. The service on 153 has been launched to help Maltese people and businesses with close ties to the UK prepare for the possibility of […]

Jean-Claude Juncker to visit Malta this week

The outgoing president of the European Commission will be in Malta this week for a two-day official visit. Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks with the Prime Minister at Castille in Valletta on Monday evening with Brexit high on the agenda. He will be awarded  a Maltese honour – the National Order of Merit – by […]

Three people gored running with bulls at Pamplona festival

Five people have been treated in hospital after the opening bull run of this year’s Pamplona festival in Spain. Officials in the northern Spanish city said a 46-year-old man from California had been gored in the neck in the city’s bullring, at the end of the 850-metre course. He was undergoing surgery. A 23-year-old man […]

Three dead as ‘heatwave from hell’ hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Former President of Malta gets a new job in Brussels

Malta‘s former president has taken up a new job in Brussels. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been elected president of Eurochild, a children’s rights network working in 34 countries. She said: ‘During my time both as Minister for the Family and as President of Malta, child participation was always at the centre of my endeavours. ‘I’d […]