January 27, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Consumer protection: Google commits to give consumers clearer and more accurate information to comply with EU rules

Following a dialogue with Consumer Protection Cooperation Network (CPC) which includes EU Member States authorities responsible for consumer law, Google agreed to introduce certain changes in Google Store, Google Play Store, Google Hotels and Google Flights in order to ensure compliance with EU consumer law. The action was coordinated by the European Commission. Have you […]
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January 19, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Malta | More companies in hospitality sector investing in sustainable operations

Schemes operated by Malta Enterprise and the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) are supporting more companies as they invest in sustainable operations. Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli highlighted the positive impacts of this Government support to businesses during a visit to Paradise Bay Hotel, one of many businesses benefitting from these […]
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January 18, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Malta | MHRA,“Drugs are a curse to a healthy society and economy.”

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the tragedy being reported in the news of a 30-year-old Turkish woman who was killed in Gżira in the early hours of Wednesday after being run over by a car, also causing considerable damage to a restaurant nearby. The MHRA is, to state the least, shocked […]
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January 18, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Short-Term Rental Initiative

Background The Short Term Rental (STR) initiative was announced by the Commission on 7th November 2022. The proposed regulation aims to level the playing field amongst all accommodation providers and establishes a framework that will protect and benefit consumers, residents, local communities, and the entire EU tourism ecosystem. Short-term accommodation rental services have existed for […]
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January 14, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

The changing face of Spinalonga, ‘island of the living dead’

Immortalized in Victoria Hislop’s award-winning novel, “The Island,” the uninhabited islet of Spinalonga has a long and tragic past. Known by its grim epithet, the “island of the living dead,” and nestled in the picturesque Elounda Bay of northeast Crete, the islet was home to one of Europe’s last leper colonies, active from 1903 to […]
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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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