September 22, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Brussels │Single Market Emergency Instrument to safeguard EU freedoms in future crises

On Monday, 19th September, the European Commission announced a new proposal for a Single Market Emergency Instrument (SMEI). This builds on lessons learnt from the Covid-19 crisis and creates a framework that enhances the Single Market’s resilience through appropriate and necessary crisis preparedness and crisis management actions to guarantee its smooth functioning in times of […]
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September 22, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Carrying capacity exercise suggests Malta needs 4.7 million tourists to achieve 80 per cent accommodation occupancy

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) presents the Carrying Capacity Study for Tourism in the Maltese Islands by Deloitte Malta. A study commissioned by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) and conducted by Deloitte Malta, clearly shows that once all bed stock that has regulatory approval comes on line, that together with the […]
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September 19, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Brussels | New EU rules to allow use of recycled plastics in food packaging

Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/15XX on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods will enter into force in October 2022. At the time of entry into force, the Regulation will have the following effect: Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 is repealed; it will no longer be in force; It is no longer […]
4min 82
September 19, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Striving for a Data-Driven Economy

On Friday, 16th September, the Malta Business Bureau (MBB) held an informative webinar discussing the details of the European Union’s proposed Data Act and its local implications. The Data Act is one priority that stems from the European Data Strategy which aims to make the EU a leader in a today’s data-driven society. The webinar was […]
4min 99
September 16, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

HOTREC I Legal Migration Package: One Step to Fight Labour Shortages

HOTREC welcomes the European Commission package on legal migration presented on 27 April 2022 and believes it can be part of the solution to overcome the labour shortages facing the hospitality sector. Hotrec’s main position: Hotrec fully supports the activation of the Talent Partnership and welcome the fact that the Commission intends to include the […]
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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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