Europe

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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. […]

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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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Press Release  Last week, the European Commission published a Communication commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Single Market and complemented this with a separate Communication setting out the Commission’s long-term view in securing Long-term competitiveness of the EU. For the past thirty years, the Single Market has celebrated numerous achievements, faced numerous hurdles and today it continues to prevail […]

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The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached this morning with the European Parliament and the Council to reform and strengthen the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. This deal marks a further step in the completion of the ‘Fit for 55′ package to deliver the European Green Deal and the REPowerEU Plan. It shows once again the […]

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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 […]

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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 13, 2023
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Position Paper Context Increasing recycling and reuse rates are central parts of achieving the EU’s circularity objectives. The proposed review of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive will aim to bring packaging legislation in line with the objectives set out in EU strategies such as the EU Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan. […]

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Heat weather records have been smashed in Malta and across Europe Temperatures for December reached a 100-year high in Malta as warm weather records are smashed across Europe, according to the Malta Met Office. The mean maximum temperature last month was 19.5°C, the highest since 1922, and more than two degrees higher than the 17°C […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 30, 2022
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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 ObserverNovember 14, 2022
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After a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging phase. The shocks unleashed by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine are denting global demand and reinforcing global inflationary pressures. The EU is among the most exposed advanced economies, due to its geographical proximity to the war […]


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