Migration

Shifting Tides: Lampedusa, Matteo Salvini and the Italian Migrant Crisis

In a boon for European populists, the Italian right-wing Party, the Northern League, made significant gains in the European elections…

Hoping to Stem the Tide, Morocco Cuts Illegal Migration Into Spain

Spain’s elections might be over, but the topic of migration remains as hot as ever, both in Spain and across…

“We Don’t Have the Luxury Not to Talk About Migration” – Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion

As former Maltese Prime Minister, Dom Mintoff, once asserted: “There can be no security and peace in Europe if there…

Immigration Is Not the Primary Concern of Most EU Voters, Polls Show

There’s no mistaking the rise in anti-migrant rhetoric across Europe. In Hungary, Viktor Orban rode it to re-election, and in…

Trying to Balance Nationalist And Anti-Migrant Tensions, The EU Floats a Compromise on Operation Sophia – But at What Cost?

The EU will soon cease the maritime patrols that rescued thousands of migrants, attempting the perilous crossing from North Africa…

As Malta’s Economy Thrives, Unemployment Drops, And Wages Rise – Slowly

An IMF report released recently, noted Malta’s improvements in the banking sector, along with its booming economy – all good…

Malta’s Economic Boom And The Resulting Influx of Foreign Workers is Creating a Housing Shortage

Malta has continued to show its economic strength, as real GDP grew by 7.5% during the third quarter of 2018,…

Tsipras and Erdogan Set the Stage for the Resumption of Negotiations on ‘Cyprus Issue’

The fifth South EU Summit, hosted on January 29th in the divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus, resulted in the seven…

Analysis: What Happened At the 5th South EU Summit and Why Does It Matter? (Part I)

The regional gathering, that was launched in Athens in September, 2016, has developed into a perennial meeting amongst Southern European…

What to Expect From the 5th South EU Summit: An Insider’s View From Host, President Nicos Anastasiades

Cyprus will today host the 5th South EU Summit, bringing together the governments of France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus…
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