Parliament adopted draft measures to increase the rate of renovations and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions on Tuesday. The proposed revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aims to substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption in the EU building sector by 2030, and make it climate neutral by 2050. It […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 30, 2022

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 […]


15-month projects sees new shops and restaurants The Bay Street shopping and entertainment complex has completed a €14 million revamp which had given it a new appearance and added 28 new establishments. The project was the biggest since Bay Street was inaugurated 20 years ago. It also features an upgraded car park for 230 vehicles […]


Mediterranean.Observer is sharing brief summary of the articles that MEP István Ujhelyi (Hungary, S&D), MEP Ivan Štefanec (Slovakia, EPP)  and MEP Elena Kountoura (Greece, GUE/NGL) contributed on The Parliament Magazine – section on ‘tourism and hospitality’ MEP István Ujhelyi (Hungary, S&D) – “Winning back people’s trust” – The Covid-19 crisis caught the hospitality sector, EU […]


Groups of six allowed at restaurants, cinemas and contact sports resume Bar owners were busy dusting their counters on Sunday ahead of their long-awaited reopening on Monday, when more COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Bars and clubs (każini) have been shuttered since late October, when the second wave of infections hit the island. Although they were […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 27, 2019

Recent EU studies show how the EU28 produces at least 88 million tonnes of food waste each year, costing the Commission €143 billion in recent years. To help member states reach the EU Commission’s Sustainable Development, hotels and restaurants have been adopting sustainable measures for decrease food waste during the Holiday Season. Here are five […]

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