Malta-UK relations will remain close after Brexit: former Maltese FM Tonio Borg

The former Maltese foreign minister Tonio Borg says the relations between Malta and the United Kingdom will remain close and strong for "historical, commercial and strategic reasons" after the complete withdrawal of Britain from the European Union.

Tonio Borg says the English language is still an official language and the majority of tourists to Malta come from the UK, even though Brexit means Malta loses an ally and friend within the EU.

Book Recommendation: Czechoslovak Political Prisoners

"Czechoslovak Political Prisoners: Life Stories of 5 Male and 5 Female Victims of Stalinism" is a 2016 book by Czech writers Tomáš Bouška and Klára Pinerová, detailing the life and ordeal of ten distinguished political prisoners from the former Central European state Czechoslovakia, published by the Brno-based publisher Knihovnicka.

"Jan Palach" screened during the Congress of Young Europeans

The 2018 biographical film "Jan Palach" directed by the Czech filmmaker Robert Sedlacek has been screened on the second day of the Congress of Young Europeans in Prague. 
The 124-minute movie was officially premiered on 21st August in Czech Republic. Its director, Robert Sedlacek is a distinguished screenwriter who has studied documentary film at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is known for his political documentaries. 

Macedonia will change its name: Is it important?

Republic of Macedonia is a country in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It declared independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991. A multiethnic society, four official languages are spoken in Macedonia: Albanian, Turkish, Romani and Serbian. Macedonia has an open and market-based economy and is a member of the Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Mexican government would never agree to pay for the expenses of the Wall: Salvador Vazquez del Mercado

The U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to separate the United States from Mexico with a wall on the country's southern border was one of the controversial pledges he made during the campaign season in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential polls.


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