Economy and Tourism

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The db Group’s Board of Directors has appointed four key officers to take forward its vision and oversee its execution. The move also marks a watershed in the family’s succession planning moment. Robert Debono has been appointed as the Group’s CEO with a clear brief to continue to drive an already robust business and investment […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 22, 2022
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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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 22, 2022
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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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 19, 2022
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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 At the time of entry into force, the Regulation will have the following effect: Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 is repealed; it will no longer be in force; It is no longer […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2022
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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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 15, 2022
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In view of the expiry of Mr Hunkin’s contract as CEO of the Bank in November this year, the Board of Directors has identified Mr Kenneth Farrugia as the successor to the role. This followed an extensive process which has utilised national and international channels in order to identify the executive with the best possible […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 14, 2022
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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to misleading and inaccurate comments recently made by Valletta Mayor Alfred Zammit in the media about the impact of late night music in Valletta. Whereas MHRA supports the concept of having commercial activity in Valletta, the way it is currently being carried out is causing a lot […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 13, 2022
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The European Commission launched a call for evidence together with a public consultation on the review of the Slot Regulation (Council Regulation (EEC) No 95/93), which was announced in the framework of the EU’s sustainable and smart mobility strategy at the end of 2020. With the revision, the Commission aims to ensure efficient management of […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 12, 2022
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The proposed revision to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is part of the European Commission’s 2nd Fit for 55 package released in December 2021. The aim of the Fit for 55 packages is to translate the European Green Deal’s vision for a climate neutral Europe by 2050 into policy terms, specifically focusing on […]


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