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Going to school

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Just like Ireland, Malta is a popular destination for young people who want to study English. A pleasant climate, lots of beaches and a busy night life ? they all contribute to the attraction Malta has on language students from across Europe. The Maltese themselves start learning English as soon as they start going to… » read more

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ENAR has issued a Memorandum putting forward a seven-point call for action for the Slovenian Presidency to act upon when implementing its priorities in the fields of anti-discrimination and anti-racism. It calls on the Presidency to put the fight against racism at the heart of its commitments. ENAR in particular believes that the following actions… » read more

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ENAR has issued a Memorandum putting forward a seven-point call for action for the Slovenian Presidency to act upon when implementing its priorities in the fields of anti-discrimination and anti-racism. It calls on the Presidency to put the fight against racism at the heart of its commitments. ENAR in particular believes that the following actions should… » read more

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The EU should take an active part by setting common rules to ensure stringent protection of children and their rights. Demand preventive measures against child abuse and domestic violence. Measures to protect victims of child abuse and domestic violence. This post was submitted by Isabel Almeida. Original post by Isabel Almeida

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I think all city councils in the 27 member states should have a European dimension. If we want to bridge the gap between the “ordinary” citizen and European Institutions, we should begin at the first level : provide information, organise conferences and debates in the villages and cities all over the E.U., so that everybody… » read more

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Smart has for some time been the buzz-word in energy circles. We should act energy-smart, we should have smart meters and smart grids. In the US we now hear several of the candidates for presidency claim that they want to support building of smart grids. In Europe the Commission has issued programmes for research on… » read more

GroupPartners session video

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/5HuaukWP1xE” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] I recently came across this great workshop. GroupPartners Original post by mrpras

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All of the people I have been speaking to in Malta so far have been telling me about how the Maltese lifestyle closely resembles the Italian one. Italian fashion, Italian food, Italian corruption and many people speak Italian as a second or third language. Italy is also one of the most likely holiday destinations for… » read more

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Anyone reading some of the thousands of words in the English media, in blogs and on the net and in text messages about his 7 February speech, may be forgiven in believing that the Dr Rowan Williams, head of the Church of England, is crazy. Did he not say that the introduction of certain parts… » read more

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How do you communicate the need to take urgent climate change actions when your citizens are enjoying the warmest winter in ages with temperatures which save them a lot of money in energy consumption? This was one of the interesting questions I discussed with government communicators, EU information officers and aspiring journalists during my two-day… » read more

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It`s weekend in Malta! Summer has not yet arrived, but the terraces along Sliema`s main streets are animated with people. The weather is windy but sunny. Tourists try to take photos of the violent waves that throw themselves onto the shore. Some get caught in showers that splash against the rocks below the boulevard. A… » read more

Hello from Malta

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Welcome to Malta, country number 16 on my list. Malta is the smallest member of the European Union and only has 400,000 inhabitants. Seven islands, three of which are inhabited, together make up the country. Malta is located South West of Sicily and mainland Africa. Capital city is Valetta which is a part of the… » read more

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Italians can have vivid discussions on just about any subject, and one of the subjects that is most certainly included is food. Villages fight between each other on how to properly prepare this-and-that meal, which herbs to use and how the village next door is doing it all wrong. In a similar matter, even students… » read more

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