Infrasructure & Design


The Mediterranean Tourism Forum today launched the BRAIN – the Business Research and Innovation Network; an innovation hub which will be the legacy of this year’s Forum. The aim of the BRAIN will be that to bring together the most creative thinkers – from authors to researchers to business leaders and politicians to explore new […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 4, 2022

MEP Josianne Cutajar was appointed Vice Chair of the SEArica Intergroup at the European Parliament, focusing on islands, seas, rivers and coastal areas. In this role, Cutajar will be focusing her work, in particular, on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as well as digitalisation. The Maltese MEP is working on policies that assist businesses, especially […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 3, 2022

French EU Presidency January marks the start of the French EU Presidency, with 3 main priorities that include: (i) Europe’s sovereignty; (ii) Climate, Social and Digital transition; and (iii) Europe for 2030: investment, values, youth, culture and health. The French Presidency will also wrap up the process of the Conference on the Future of Europe. […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 3, 2022

Extreme weather events such as heat waves and floods have cost Europe almost 510 billion euros ($575.17 billion) and around 142,000 lives over the past 40 years, according to a new report published Thursday. In its study, the European Environment Agency (EEA) called for continued adaptation measures at both individual and state levels. A small […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 3, 2022

Many European nations have decided to follow Denmark’s lead, seeking to provide some relief to their coronavirus-weary populations amid a surge in infections and some doubts about the safety of reopening. Europe is rapidly easing coronavirus restrictions in the hopes of bringing a sense of normality back to people’s lives, despite a surge in infections […]


This week, the Foreign Ministers of Greece,, Cyprus, and Israel reiterated their commitment to trilateral agreements and cooperation. The head of the Cypriot diplomatic service revealed one of the topics discussed, beyond the already staple diet of defence and natural gas, would be collaboration in firefighting. The three agreed a fact-finding committee needs to be […]


Floods claimed five lives in Kastamonu province while one person remains missing in Bartın as the Black Sea region grapples with two days of torrential rains. The flooding prompted evacuations and destroyed buildings, bridges and roads Five people swept away by floodwaters were killed in Kastamonu province while the search is underway for another person […]


The European Commission published a new EU Strategic Framework on occupational safety and health for 2021-2027. This focuses on anticipating and managing change in the new world of work; improving prevention of workplace accidents and illnesses; and increasing preparedness for any potential future health crises. The strategy acknowledges that existing EU OSH legislation already covers […]


Spring is here so we’ve rounded up 10 outdoor furniture designs on Dezeen Showroom to take full advantage of the warmer weather. It’s the time of the year when outdoor entertaining starts to become possible for many in the northern hemisphere. This year, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put even more emphasis on outdoor socialising as people eagerly look for opportunities […]

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