Author: Alex Agius Saliba

The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility provides member states financial support to bring about reforms These past two years have seen the European Union face challenges that we never thought possible. We have seen our friends and family suffer through the COVID-19 pandemic and there are others who are suffering from an economic perspective as well. The pandemic has been a shock to all economies and to the way we gene­rally look at our lives. But things are no longer as bleak because, while challenges remain, we can plan our way forward and ensure that we emerge stronger and in…

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Suffering from any illness is daunting. It often affects more people beyond the patient who is diagnosed with a particular illness or condition. Scenarios of sickness come onto us quickly and unexpectedly but they often leave a lasting impact, one that can last years, if not for the rest of one’s life.  There are those illnesses which are evident when seen from the outside looking in, taking a physical toll on the body. But there are many other conditions and illnesses, including mental health conditions, that work in silence. These hidden diseases may not leave a visible impact but there…

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The abolition of roaming fees is one of the major successes of the European Union. The EU roaming rules that will expire in June 2022 ensure that people can use their mobile phones to make calls, send SMS and use data when travelling in the EU for the same price as at home. While most are aware of this initiative, most are not conscious that the existing rules will soon expire. If there is no extension by June 2022, it will mean that consumers once again need to start paying roaming fees abroad, possibly even with higher prices. The current…

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