Author: Mediterranean Observer


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association refers to the article published yesterday on the Times of Malta, “Sliema kerbside fuel station slated for approval.” MHRA questions the need of having a fuel station set just right at the Sliema seafront when this should be considered as one of Malta’s leading tourism destinations. Rather than going […]


Today’s payment of €52.3 million in grants was made possible by Malta’s fulfilment of the 16 milestones and 3 targets in the first instalment. The payment request covers important measures such as the adoption of a strategy to reduce waste through recycling in the construction sector, the establishment of office facilities to enable civil servants […]


Following the announcement by President Ursula von der Leyen in her 2022 State of the Union address, the Commission submitted its proposal on the European Year of Skills to the co-legislators last October. During the European Year of Skills, the Commission, the European Parliament, Member States, social partners, public and private employment services, chambers of commerce and industry, education and training […]


On Sunday 19th February 2023, it was the 50th anniversary since Ronnie Galea, one of the employees of Comtec Services Limited, started his employment with the company. For this occasion, the management of the company organized a surprise party to which all the employees who have ever worked with Ronnie during this half century with […]


Ministers for competitiveness agreed today on a negotiating mandate (general approach) for the regulation on data collection and sharing for short-term accommodation rental services, as part of the ongoing efforts to promote a balanced tourism ecosystem within the EU. This regulation will benefit players of the short-term accommodation rental segment alike: hosts will have an […]


Practical information When Friday 5 May 2023, 09:00 CEST – Friday 5 May 2023, 18:00 CEST Where TBC Brussels, Belgium Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian Description After five years, European Tourism Day is back!  Since 2018, several challenges have confronted the EU tourism ecosystem, but it now has the tools to look forward towards 2030. After […]


European Parliament adopts position on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) New private buildings constructed as early as 2028 will be required to be zero-emission. Solar energy solutions must be installed on all public and private non-residential buildings where economically and technically feasible. The next step is for the Parliament and Council to negotiate a […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 27, 2023

Challenges such as inflationary costs including food and labour costs, and supply chain shortages – negatively impacting operations according to survey. The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has today presented the BOV Deloitte Restaurants performance results for the Year 2022 along with the outcome of a Diners Sentiment Analysis from across the Maltese islands […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 21, 2023

The Council today formally adopted an amending regulation to include REPowerEU chapters in the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The purpose is to strengthen the strategic autonomy of the EU by diversifying its energy supplies and ending its dependency on Russian fossil fuel imports. This is the final step of the adoption procedure. In practical terms, member states […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 20, 2023

With a view to enhancing air services with Japan, the Swedish presidency of the Council today signed on behalf of the EU an aviation agreement with one of the Union’s most important partners in Asia. The agreement will give all EU air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the EU and Japan, thereby promoting open and fair […]

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