December 1, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

New European agenda for tourism

The Council has adopted conclusions setting out a European Agenda for Tourism 2030, which includes a multi-annual EU work plan to help member states, public authorities, the Commission and stakeholders make the tourism sector greener and more sustainable, resilient and digitalised. “Since the age of Marco Polo, travelling and discovering new destinations has been crucial […]
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November 30, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Brussels | EU to ban single-use packaging used in hotels & restaurants

The European Commission has issued a proposal to review the current Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). The objective of this review shall be to further improve packaging design to enable cost-effective recycling, and to reduce packaging waste. This shall include replacing the current Directive with a Regulation, which promises to level the playing-field within […]
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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 […]
3min 167
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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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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