Europe

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 19, 2022
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4min129
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 At the time of entry into force, the Regulation will have the following effect: Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 is repealed; it will no longer be in force; It is no longer […]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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2min235
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 13, 2022
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2min213
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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11min284
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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 9, 2022
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4min230
Starting from 1st July, 2022, Czech Republic will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. The top priorities of the Czech Presidency will be to cope with the influx of displaced Ukrainians forced to flee because of Russia’s invasion. They also pledged to focus on EU’s energy security issues […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 6, 2022
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4min249
Germany and France warned it would be counter-productive to ban ordinary Russians, a move advocated by Kyiv in response to Russia’s invasion and backed by some EU members, and the agreement’s suspension was a compromise that could be reached at the ministers’ two-day meeting in Prague. European Union foreign ministers are likely to agree to […]

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Company expected to start operations later this year Diarmuid Ó Conghaile has been appointed managing director of Wizz Air Malta, a new airline that will be based in Malta. The Wizz Air subsidiary, due to be established later this year, will operate with Malta-registered aircraft. Ó Conghaile will take up the appointment on November 1, […]


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