About: The Presidency

Cybersecurity 08-06-2018

Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority?
Digital 18-05-2018

Digital Skills: Mind the gap

On 10 June 2016 the European Commission published a New Skills Agenda for Europe: Working together to strengthen human capital, employability and competitiveness. It presents a number of actions and initiatives with the ambition to tackle the digital skills deficit in Europe.
Digital 28-03-2018

Digital Transformation: The opportunity and getting it right

Digital technologies continue to transform our world. Today, people in every profession and across governments are using cloud computing to work more efficiently and more effectively, to serve customers and citizens in new ways, and to find answers to once-unsolvable problems.
Digital 24-11-2017

Digital evidence: Europe’s fragmented crime scene

As the European Commission prepares a new legislative proposal dealing with digital data, expert panelists examine the challenges facing European judiciaries. Conflicting laws, and legal philosophies risk undermining citizens data privacy rights; this create economic uncertainty for digital service providers; and slows Europe’s uptake of cloud computing solutions. Is a new transatlantic framework possible? Our panel discussed this and many related issues. Check-out our event playlist.
30-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Maritime policy

As Malta hands over the Presidency of the European Union to Estonia, Europe has charted a new route to a New World and Europe’s maritime policy is heading towards the bright horizon of the Blue Economy.
30-06-2017

The Presidency report: The Blue Horizon

“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World,” said Christopher Columbus. With Malta at the helm, Europe’s trade winds have caught the sails of a new generation.
Global Europe 09-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Neighbourhood policy

Europe’s response to crises close to home, is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan maximising Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.
Global Europe 30-05-2017

The Presidency: Love thy neighbour

War, hunger, destitute lives. Not in distant places but on Europe’s doorstep. Fences don’t stop desperation. Europe’s response to crises close to home is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan to maximise Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.
Economy & Jobs 04-04-2017

The Presidency debate: Social inclusion

After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
31-03-2017

The Presidency: Europe’s social contract

After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese Presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
Politics 29-03-2017

The Presidency debate: Europe’s security

Europe is facing many security challenges. The Maltese Presidency has made it a priority.
The Presidency: Clear and present dangers
Politics 20-03-2017

The Presidency: Clear and present dangers

The enemy isn’t just at the gates. The enemy is within. Europe is facing multiple fronts in the battle to preserve peace and security for its citizens.
Global Europe 27-02-2017

The Presidency: Migration mayday

The seasons are changing. As the weather gets better, Europe's migration crisis gets worse. In a year of critical elections, Malta brings its frontline Mediterranean experience to the leadership of the presidency of the European Union.
Global Europe 23-02-2017

The Presidency debate: Migration

Spring is coming, and with it a migration surge.
Economy & Jobs 26-01-2017

The Presidency debate: The single market

For the next six months, Malta holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Malta has set out its policy agenda, which includes advancing the single market, social inclusion and security.
The Presidency: Malta at the helm
Digital 26-01-2017

The Presidency: Malta at the helm

It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.