Malta: How the Country is Dealing With Migrants at the Door of Europe?

58,000 asylum applications in the EU have been filed since the beginning of this year, the European Asylum Support Office said. Half are denied. Although migratory pressure on the EU is declining, asylum applications are increasing. Malta is one of the first to welcome migrant boats.

Every Third of the Self-employed in Bulgaria is Very Satisfied with their Work

In Bulgaria self-employed workers are about 352 thousand people. Only 30% of them are very happy with their work. This is shown by Eurostat data for 2017, reports Dnevnik. 

This percentage is lower in only three other EU countries. In Romania, 19 per cent of self-employed are satisfied with their work, while in Cyprus and Portugal they are 28 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.

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.