EU countries back investment screening plan with China in mind

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China.

Under the plan, developed in the wake of a surge in Chinese investments, the European Commission would investigate foreign investments in strategic technologies and infrastructure such as ports or energy networks.

Greek bathing waters meet EU quality standards

The overwhelming majority of Greece's bathing waters met European Union water quality standards in 2017, according to the European Environment Agency.

In its annual report, the agency said that 95.9 percent of all existing coastal bathing waters are of excellent quality, behind Luxembourg (100 percent), Malta (98.9 percent) and Cyprus (97.3 percent).

Top Greek court to rule on Russian whistleblower's fate on June 14

Greece's Supreme Court will on June 14 rule on whether to execute European arrest warrants issued against a Russian whistleblower who helped a Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering and corruption.

Malta wants to arrest former bank employee Maria Efimova for allegedly providing false evidence, making false accusations to authorities, and appropriation of funds.

Turkey opens polling stations in Malta, Serbia, Moldova in first

Turkish nationals living in Malta, Serbia, and Moldova will be able to vote in an election in Turkey for the first time ever in the upcoming June 24 snap election, bringing the number of countries where Turkish expats can go to polls up to 60, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 10.

Greece refuses to extradite slain Maltese reporter's source

A Greek court has refused to extradite to Malta a whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places.

Malta wants to arrest Russian former bank employee Maria Efimova for allegedly providing false evidence that could lead to another's conviction, making false accusations to authorities, and theft.