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The European Elections: Why they concern you and deserve your vote.

On May 23-26 the citizens of the European Union elect 705 persons, who will represent them in the European Parliament . And why is that so important ?  Well, because it is your chance to have a say on which party groups and members will have a direct influence on Europe’sRead More

Expats prefer online voting, the Estonians use it both at home and abroad.

44 % of Estonians used i-voting in their country’s national election Sunday March 3rd. More than half of Estonian voters are expected to vote online in the European elections in May. Last Year in July the EU opened up for online voting at EU elections, but the final decision restsRead More

Newsletter N°18 – December 2018

I. News from Board and Working Groups ETTW Board meeting 4 December 2018 At the meeting, ETTW President, Raymond Xerri informed the Board that he had been appointed Consul General in Canada by his government and that he will therefore step down as president of ETTW. He thanked the boardRead More

Invitation to support the EU citizens’ initiative on Permanent European Citizenship

ETTW has received an invitation from ECIT (European Citizens Right Involvement and Trust) to participate in an EU European Citizens’ Initiative about permanent European Citizenship. At its meeting on December 4th, our Board decided to actively support the initiative and encouraged member organizations to recommend their expats to sign theRead More

Brain drain: A one way ticket?

During a big European week organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), our President Dr. Raymond Xerri participated in a workshop on the 9th of October, a workshop entitled: ‘Brain drain: a one way ticket?’.  CoR members emphasised the need to define local and regional strategies to counteractRead More

“Brain drain: a one way ticket?” workshop information

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, Organized by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, ETTW President, Raymond Xerri, participated in an important workshop, entitled ‘Brain Drain: A One Way Ticket?’ The Harghita county Council of Romania, at the occasion of the European Week ofRead More

The European Parliament and The Council of Ministers approve online voting

In its last session before the summer break the European Parliament made an important decision concerning the European elections next year. On the fourth of July, the EP approved the Council’s decision on how to elect its members in the future. The most important changes to the existing law areRead More