November 23, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Gender Equality I The EU is breaking the glass ceiling thanks to new gender balance targets on company boards

The European Parliament has formally adopted the new EU law on gender balance on corporate boards. By 2026, companies will need to have 40% of the underrepresented sex among non-executive directors or 33% among all directors. On this occasion, President von der Leyen together with Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Dalli issued the following statement: “This is a long-awaited moment, a moment […]
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November 16, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Digital Services Act I EU’s landmark rules for online platforms enter into force

Today a landmark new set of EU rules for a safer and more accountable online environment enters into force with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA applies to all digital services that connect consumers to goods, services, or content. It creates comprehensive new obligations for online platforms to reduce harms and counter risks online, introduces strong […]
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November 14, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Autumn 2022 Economic Forecast I The EU economy at a turning point

After a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging phase. The shocks unleashed by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine are denting global demand and reinforcing global inflationary pressures. The EU is among the most exposed advanced economies, due to its geographical proximity to the war […]
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November 8, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Press Release I New EU Rules on Short-term Accommodation Rentals to promote transparency and data sharing

Malta Business Bureau and MHRA believe the rules are a step closer to a fair level playing-field in the tourist accommodation sector. Yesterday (7th November 2022), the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation for new rules on short-term accommodation rentals (STR). The rules aim to create more transparency in the short-term private rental […]
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November 7, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Brussels│Commission acts to promote transparency in the short-term rental sector to the benefit of all players

Today, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation to enhance transparency in the field of short-term accommodation rentals and help public authorities ensure their balanced development as part of a sustainable tourism sector. While short-term accommodation bookings offer benefits for hosts and tourists, they can create concerns for certain local communities struggling, for instance, […]
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21 March 2021 – Good France

The 6th edition of the event “Goût de France/Good France” has been postponed until spring 2021, following the measures taken to fight the COVID-19 health crisis. Though delayed, will still be the beloved opportunity for professionals of French gastronomy to share their know-how and their passion for this cuisine, as it is every year. Scheduled […]

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