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EU Internet Copyright Directive Falls Through

The European Parliament recently voted against passing into law a copyright bill two of whose articles, 11 and 13, have stirred controversy. The final tally was 318 votes against adopting the proposed law and 278 in favor. There were 31 abstentions. The much-contested Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market – which in many ways serves [...]

Sweat It Out: Maltese Summer Sports

Malta may be a small island, but it’s a small island filled with life and commotion. This is perhaps even more the case when summer rolls around and the Maltese rush to participate in a multitude of outdoor sports, some of which are best for the balmy days, with others more suited to the hot ones. Check out our list for recommendations, but [...]

Of Nymphs & Captive Lovers

As with virtually all peoples, the Maltese have their fair share of myths and legends, some of them outgrowths of classical mythology. Passed down from one generation to the next over the centuries, they often add to Malta’s allure. Notably, the geographic features of the country, an archipelago with a hilly landscape and shoreline cliffs, emerge [...]

BETTER THAN MALTESERS: THE SNACKS OF MALTA

Due to Malta’s tiny size and lack of resources, one might assume that foods and even beverages are mainly imported. This assumption would prove correct. Nevertheless, our locally produced specialties, though relatively few, have long enticed Maltese and foreigners alike.

Meet the President of AUM

Lewis Walker, who hails from the US, arrived on Maltese shores just over a month ago in order to assume his post as president of the American University of Malta. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri, and decades of experience in academe. This includes serving variously as provost, president, and chancellor [...]

Maltese Festa: It Takes A Village...To Throw A Party

With festa season in full swing here in Malta, we just had to list what to expect when attending such a “feast” – held to celebrate a village’s patron saint – which is an absolute must in the summer months!

TOP FIVE HISTORICAL SITES IN THE THREE CITIES

By now, you probably know that our tiny island nation of Malta is steeped in history and culture. From the Romans to the Arabs to the Order of Saint John to the British, colonizers who occupied our country left their mark – be it architectural, linguistic, culinary, or what have you.

Vilijam Pupkov: Amateur Musician, Sports Enthusiast, Budding Novelist – and AUM Student

Vilijam Pupkov, who hails from Macedonia, is studying toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the American University of Malta. He describes himself as an aspiring novelist and a sports enthusiast. He’s also a diligent student with wide-ranging academic interests; since joining AUM a year ago, Vilijam has taken classes in [...]

The Five Best Beaches In Malta

One happy fact about residing on an island like Malta is that, wherever you might be at any given time, the seashore is just a short distance away. Heck, here at AUM, it’s right on our doorstep! But if you’re looking for a sprawling beach where, in addition to taking a dip in the sea, you can kick back and relax in a resort-like setting, you might [...]

Trendsetting Startups Based in Malta

Malta’s transition to the 21st century included a welcome diversification of the country’s economy. The passing of new legislation and the subsequent activation of several incentive schemes (for example, tax benefits, governmental assistance and financial subsidies, international networking) gave a strong boost to a variety of local industries. [...]