Despite massive protests from animal protection activists, Malta has voted to continue the controversial springtime hunt of migratory birds. As a result, many thousands of migratory birds might once again be killed over the skies of Malta.
Increasingly popular, "golden visas" offer virtually scrutiny-free EU citizenship for rich outsiders. Critics say EU governments are ignoring the risks to collect quick cash. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
Lawmakers in Malta have unanimously decided to lower the voting age to 16, making the small island country only the second EU member to do so. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the state "made history."
The European Commission has set aside a sum of cash to provide young Europeans turning 18 this year with a free Interrail pass. The special ticket allows the user to travel across Europe on almost any train.
The EU wants to send an inquiry committee to Slovakia to investigate the journalist Jan Kuciak's murder. Though PM Robert Fico has offered a reward for clues, observers doubt the government's desire to solve the case.
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