Author: Mediterranean Observer


The Commission has today put forward proposals for the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968. The measures proposed today present a world-leading, data-driven vision for EU Customs, which will massively simplify customs processes for business, especially for the most trustworthy traders. Embracing the digital transformation, the […]


We need to Master New Opportunities To Succeed Responsibly. Every story has its beginning. Ours started in 1958. It was a year of turbulence and uncertainty for British Colony Malta. As the winds of change started to blow and the ordinarily placid Maltese life got disturbed some reassured themselves that by assuming continuity Malta would […]


The Council and the European Parliament reached today a provisional deal on the regulation for geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products. Once this regulation is finally approved, geographical indications (GIs), which up to now were used mainly for foods and beverages, will be enlarged to industrial products whose qualities are essentially linked to the […]


The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) has conducted an assessment report looking into the tangible impacts of the proposed Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation, together with Grant Thornton. The report involves a combination of online desk research and in-depth interviews with a range of businesses likely to be impacted by the proposal, including hotels and restaurants. […]


The Commission welcomes the political agreement on the ReFuelEU Aviation proposal It was reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the Council. Once in place, the new rules will help decarbonise the aviation sector by requiring fuel suppliers to blend sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with kerosene in increasing amounts from 2025. This measure on its own is […]


Book your seat, 1 day left to register, registration will end on 26 April 2023, 23:59 CEST Register here Practical information When Friday 5 May 2023, 09:00 CEST – Friday 5 May 2023, 18:00 CEST Where Charlemagne building of the European Commission 170 rue de la Loi, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Livestream Starts on Friday 5 May 2023, […]


Yesterday, the Malta Business Bureau (MBB) and Deloitte Malta organised a business event focusing on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The EPBD is an EU legislation which governs the energy efficiency standards which buildings must adhere to.   The EU is aiming to revise the current EPBD to bring it further in line with the […]

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