August 9, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Another tourism storm is brewing on Malta’s horizon – Tony Zahra

Planned EU aviation tax is unjust for Maltese travellers and Maltese tourism The past two years have been the most challenging for the tourism sector since it started out as an economic activity. During the pandemic, stakeholders understood that public health must take priority and complied with the measures introduced by the health authorities when […]
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August 4, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Malta | June tourist arrivals recover to 87.7% of 2019 levels

Fastest recovery was among younger tourists Tourism arrivals in June reached 243,956, which was 87.7 per cent of the arrivals in June 2019, before COVID-19 struck, the National Statistics Office said on Thursday. Total nights spent amounted to 1,577,969, which was 82.1 per cent of June 2019. The largest share of inbound tourists were aged […]
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August 4, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Brussels┃Interim Update on EU Fit For 55

The EU Green Deal significantly increased the EU’s climate ambition and set unprecedented emission reduction targets to be reached over the next decades. In particular, the EU is aiming for a 55% decrease in emission levels by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The ultimate objective is to create the first climate neutral continent by 2050. […]
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August 3, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Aviation fuel tax will raise costs and undermine the economy, Air Malta warns

Malta, Cyprus and Ireland are resisting the EU’s proposal Air Malta warned on Wednesday that a plan to impose a tax on aviation fuel, currently being considered by the EU, will not bring about a moal shift in transport to peripheral islands like Malta, but only considerably raise costs and undermine the economy. Malta, as […]
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August 3, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Malta Business Bureau (MBB) Brussels Office Reports

EU agreement on Digital Policy Programme The EU Council and Parliament agreed on the monitoring and cooperation system of the 2030 Policy Programme: Path to the Digital Decade. The programme sets up a monitoring and cooperation system to achieve the common objectives and targets for Europe’s digital transformation set out in the 2030 Digital Compass […]
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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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