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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 30, 2022

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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 25, 2022

The Council today reached an agreement (general approach) on a proposal to revise the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The main objectives of the revision are that all new buildings should be zero-emission buildings by 2030, and that existing buildings should be transformed into zero-emission buildings by 2050. As regards new buildings, the Council agreed […]


  Tuesday 05 July 2022 10.00-13.00 UNISG University of Gastronomic Sciences – Campus Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 9, 12042 Pollenzo CN THE CONTEXT In recent years, food waste has become one of the environmental and social emergencies with a worldwide impact. If we look at the latest available data (2019) provided by the United Nations […]


MSC Group has unveiled the five senior managers of its new luxury brand. The team will be led by CEO Michael Ungerer, who was appointed back in September 2019. Chris Austin, former senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Seabourn, becomes chief sales officer. Sarah Doyle is appointed chief marketing officer and joins from Bacardi […]


Mr Roy Kinnear will join Air Malta as its new Chief Commercial Officer. He will lead the Airline’s Commercial Division and his responsibilities will include revenue management, pricing, sales, marketing, customer experience, flight scheduling and the airline’s network. His appointment comes into effect on April 5th. Mr. Kinnear is a seasoned and experienced airline professional and prior to joining Air […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 23, 2021

Malta’s iconic Caffe Cordina is officially here to stay, the Cordina family have confirmed with WhosWho.mt. This newsroom reached out to the beloved café following unsubstantiated reports that it was up for sale. “No, it is absolutely not,” say the Cordina family in a categorical and straightforward reply. The coffee shop, located in an old […]

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