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Greece will be welcoming one million travelers every week this period of summer, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said. In July, travel arrivals exceeded 900,000 per week, he said, and added that nobody can doubt the excellent course of tourism in Greece so far. “This year, tourism proved to be Greece’s ‘heavy industry,’ which [is not […]


Planned EU aviation tax is unjust for Maltese travellers and Maltese tourism The past two years have been the most challenging for the tourism sector since it started out as an economic activity. During the pandemic, stakeholders understood that public health must take priority and complied with the measures introduced by the health authorities when […]


Fastest recovery was among younger tourists Tourism arrivals in June reached 243,956, which was 87.7 per cent of the arrivals in June 2019, before COVID-19 struck, the National Statistics Office said on Thursday. Total nights spent amounted to 1,577,969, which was 82.1 per cent of June 2019. The largest share of inbound tourists were aged […]


The EU Green Deal significantly increased the EU’s climate ambition and set unprecedented emission reduction targets to be reached over the next decades. In particular, the EU is aiming for a 55% decrease in emission levels by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The ultimate objective is to create the first climate neutral continent by 2050. […]


EU agreement on Digital Policy Programme The EU Council and Parliament agreed on the monitoring and cooperation system of the 2030 Policy Programme: Path to the Digital Decade. The programme sets up a monitoring and cooperation system to achieve the common objectives and targets for Europe’s digital transformation set out in the 2030 Digital Compass […]


As part of the WE MAKE Project, the Malta Business Bureau, Malta Chamber and the Energy and Water Agency held a workshop where best practice businesses shared their experience on how they tapped into energy and water financing opportunities in order to complete a variety of energy and water efficiency projects. The 4th WE MAKE […]


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 […]

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