Month: March 2018

BREXIT Geo Politics Norther Ireland United Kingdom

Is Good Friday at risk because of Brexit ?

Northern Ireland is the part of the UK most distinctly affected by Brexit. The introduction of a ‘hard border’ with the Republic of Ireland is … Read more

Communications Culture Digital Media Social Media

Selfie: it is not a novelty in the human desire for (self-)expression

tanjatatomirovicNowadays, for most people everyday life comprises a comprehensive use of modern technologies, communications in the digital world as well as sharing information and content … Read more

Gaza Geo Politics Israel Mediterranean Middle East

Palestinians die in clashes with Israeli forces during major border protest

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The Guardian – At least seven Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli forces in Gaza, Palestinian medics have said, as protesters … Read more

Balkans BBC Media NATO Russia Serbia

Balkans : It is open hunting season on independent thinkers

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POLITICO reports that in the Balkans the West is fighting back against Russia in a battle for influence in the Balkans. But although the European … Read more

Artificial Intelligence France

France unveils plans to drag country into the age of artificial intelligence.

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FRANCE-POLITICS-INDUSTRYFrance’s Emmanuel Macron knows his country is not about to develop a local equivalent of Google or Facebook to power the development of artificial intelligence.… Read more

Catalonia: why are the former leaders of the autonomous region being arrested?

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Ing. Philip Micallef @ Diplomatique.Expert

Ing Micallef’s familiarity with Catalonia arises from fact that he lived and worked there from 1987 to 1992 and have
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Activism Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting – AFP/BBC

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.

Ms Yousafzai, now aged 20 … Read more

Diplomacy Geo Politics London Malta Russia United Kingdom

European diplomatic solidarity with the UK despite BREXIT

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PutinMalta yesterday recalled its ambassador in Russia. It wasn’t the only country to do so. There were also a number of countries which expelled the … Read more

BREXIT Facebook United Kingdom USA

Cambridge Analytica helped ‘cheat’ Brexit vote and US election, claims whistleblower

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Misuse of data and “cheating” by Cambridge Analytica and other companies associated with the firm may have altered the outcome of both the U.S. presidential … Read more

EU Affairs European Union Geo Politics

Does cheese equal instability? What does cheese got to do with it?

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Charles de Gaulle was right.

The former president articulated the despair of French officials throughout history when he said, “How can you govern a country … Read more


The Cleansing of The Temple

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In the countdown before Easter, in-between blessed activities (ranging from processions to enactments) and getting the odd couple of days of trips and indulging, I … Read more

May considers banning City of London from selling Russian debt

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Theresa May has agreed to look into imposing a ban on the City of London from helping Russia to sell its sovereign debt, which prop … Read more

Malta recalls its ambassador to Russia

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1200px-Coat_of_arms_of_Malta.svgIn the context of the Salisbury attack, the Government of Malta stands in full solidarity with the United Kingdom in the face of this serious
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Digital Media Facebook ICT Social Media

Quo Vadis Facebook Data?

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Insight provided by Ing. Philip Micallef @ Diplomatique.Expert 


We all read about the recent revelations on Facebook and the data of its users being used … Read more

Literature Malta Philosophy University

Mill-Petali ta’ Ħajtek – Ktieb f’ġieħ Oliver Friggieri

Oliver_FestEbda Festschrift ma jirnexxilu jagħti mqar ħjiel ta’ dak kollu li hu Oliver Friggieri; ebda unur u medalja, għax il-kontribut ta’ Oliver huwa akbar minn
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D|E Introducing our experts – Part 1

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PhilipMicallefIng. Philip Micallef has over thirty years experience in middle and senior management roles in both the public and private sectors in Malta, Italy, Switzerland, … Read more

Italy TV

“Con Fabrizio se ne va un pezzo di noi, della nostra storia, del nostro quotidiano” – RAI

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Fabrizio-Frizzi-1030x615.jpgFabrizio Frizzi è morto. A dare l’annuncio è la famiglia del conduttore in una nota. “Grazie Fabrizio per tutto l’amore che ci hai donato”. Così … Read more

Dar Chali Miceli

Charles Miceli.jpgCaritas Director Leonid McKay compelling and passionate tribute to Charles Miceli on today’s Sunday Times.

It is already two weeks since we unexpectedly and sadly … Read more

Former Catalan leader arrested in Germany – POLITICO

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POLITICO reports that Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was arrested on Sunday in Germany, his lawyer said.

German police stopped Puigdemont after he crossed the … Read more

World’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Heading to Malta

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Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded value, is seeking a fresh start in the Mediterranean.

The company, founded last year in Hong Kong, … Read more

Immigration and Education: A Need for a Policy

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An educational system that is sensitised to the needs of immigrant communities is key to inclusion and to the erosion of the isolation that may … Read more

Brexit and Salisbury amongst the main issues discussed during the spring European Council

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{B6CD89C7-961E-4E78-854D-D1DFC2F04D51}.jpgThe spring European Council, meeting in an EU27 format, adopted the guidelines on the framework for a future relationship with the UK after Brexit.… Read more


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ET-Warehousing-2.jpgWhen Express Trailers launched its managed pharma warehousing service in 2012, it’s obvious choice in terms of software was an already mature Warehouse Management System … Read more

Malta ‘A-/A-2’ Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Positive (S&P)

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S&P Global Ratings affirmed its ‘A-/A-2’ long-term and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Malta. The outlook remains positive.

S&P declared that the positive outlook indicates … Read more


The tight labour market – Lawrence Zammit

“The only way we have been able to sustain economic activity has been through foreign labour. And we all know that foreign employees have come … Read more