Maltese Minister for the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli said Thursday that the government wage supplement scheme has been extended to the month of May, as well as revealed that the total government investment for the scheme was that of over €720 million. The wage supplement scheme was launched to help recover from […]


Air Malta launches its Summer 2022 flight schedule 125 weekly scheduled services Approximately 1.3 million seats on sale Will resume operations to London Gatwick and Madrid Airports Summer has finally arrived with Air Malta launching operation of its significantly expanded Summer 2022 flying program. The seven-month schedule, which runs from 27th March till 29th October, […]


The Bank of Valletta Group reported a profit before tax of €80.7 million for the financial year ending 31 December 2021. The Group’s results were announced by Bank of Valletta (BOV) Chairman Dr Gordon Cordina and Chief Executive Officer Rick Hunkin through an online press conference. Financial performance of the Group Profit before tax of […]


The Mediterranean’s first offshore wind farm is rising from the shallows off Italy with its turbines offering a glimmer of hope for Europe, which is suffering an energy crisis exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war. The park will stretch out from the port in Taranto, a city in the south blighted by a noxious steel plant […]


Vaccinated visitors to Greece will no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before entering the country from March 15. The announcement was made in a statement published by the country’s Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias. The statement reads: “On a recommendation by the Experts’ Committee of the Ministry of Health, as of […]


Spain has reversed plans to prevent international travellers using Covid-19 recovery certificates to enter the country. The European Union had proposed a move to a system based on individuals rather than country of origin, with vaccination or recovery status used to permit entry. The Spanish government was reportedly going to reject the plans and insist […]


Libya’s eastern-based parliament on Tuesday approved a new Cabinet in a challenge to the unity government of interim premier Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah in the capital Tripoli in the west. The new administration, to be headed by former interior minister Fathi Bashagha, won the confidence of the House of Representatives with a majority of 92 […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 8, 2022

Fully vaccinated visitors to Greece no longer have to take pre-departure tests before travelling to the country. But on-arrival tests may still be required in which case those who test positive and their travelling companions will have to self-isolate for at least five days and “until your fever drops”. The Greek government also “strongly recommends” […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 8, 2022

Ferry services between Turkey and the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, which halted for two years due to COVID-19 measures, are starting again, according to sectoral officials Tuesday. Yusuf Öztürk, the chairperson of the Chamber of Shipping in the western Turkish province of Izmir, said in a statement that with the resumption of ferry […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 5, 2022

Malta’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Evarist Bartolo held bilateral meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel Albares and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvil, during an official visit, to discuss common challenges facing the Mediterranean EU members states in Madrid, Spain. During the meetings, the two Ministers […]

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