Economy and Tourism

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2022
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17min214
Following the announcement by President Ursula von der Leyen in her 2022 State of the Union address, the Commission has adopted its proposal to make 2023 the European Year of Skills. The green and digital transitions are opening up new opportunities for people and the EU economy. Having the relevant skills empowers people to successfully navigate labour market changes […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2022
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7min211
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) and its member states have signed the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement between the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the European Union and its member states (“ASEAN-EU CATA”) at the 28th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting on 17 October 2022, […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 14, 2022
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5min372
On the 10th of October 2022, the European Commission published the EU Talent Pool pilot, available in English, Ukrainian and Russian, with the aim of matching job seekers and employers. The tool is implemented through the  EURES portal , a job-searching portal managed by the European Labour Authority. It brings together national employment services, private employment […]

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3min593
75% of take-off and landing slots must be used to keep them next season Exceptions in the case of health emergencies, natural disasters or political unrest Special measures on EU-Ukraine connectivity To better reflect increasing air traffic, Parliament updated the take-off and landing slots rules for airlines and kept some exceptions introduced during the pandemic. […]

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4min467
Special considerations needed to avoid additional burdens on SMEs within value chains On Tuesday 4th October 2022, the Malta Business Bureau (MBB) held a business session on the EU proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). This Directive complements several other EU Directives such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the Taxonomy […]

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4min352
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 […]

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6min382
Measures to reduce energy prices The Energy Council agreed on a Regulation on an emergency intervention to address high energy prices earlier today which outlines four key measures: Electricity demand reduction. Voluntary reduction target of 10% of gross electricity consumption and a mandatory reduction target of 5% of the electricity consumption in peak hours. Cap […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 22, 2022
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3min6225
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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5min690
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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4min310
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 […]


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