Newspapers in Malta
babelmed - 09/03/2010
Birds of Passage by Maltese-Australian author Lou Drofenik is a rare novel about Maltese migration to Australia, but it is also an equally rare account that celebrates, as the author puts it: “the resilience of Maltese and Gozitan women.”
The idea to create a Euro - Mediterranean hub, both physical and virtual, dedicated to literary exchange and translation, is not a new one.
Now that it is a member of an economic and political powerhouse, Malta should be in a better position to actively lobby the EU to push for reforms in vital areas such as access to European markets for products from the poorer South and measures that ensure its sustainable development. This sounds idealistic, and that is precisely what it is – but wasn’t joining the EU all about ideals? Or was it about expecting others to do for us what we are not ready to do for them? Is Malta now better placed to have a bigger say in the issues that affect the lives of the majority of the people of the world? Do we care?