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  • Finance Minister Orphanage: Sote, tax reform, transparency essential

     The Ministry of Finance held on Friday, March 10 roundtable tax return on the impact of health care reform, and social. Discussion attended by officials, practitioners and the media.

  • Prime Minister Caster: The European Union should capitalize on the benefits of technological progress

     Brussels, 10 March 2017 - Today, in the European Union's 27 head of an informal meeting with the preparation of the Treaties of Rome 60th anniversary celebrations. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, said before the meeting that the future of Europe should be looking to pay more attention to our jobs and lifestyles muutvaletehnoloogilisele development, which is one of the main challenges for the next decade. 

  • EU Internet Forum: progress on removal of terrorist content online

     Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, accompanied by the Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Mr Carmelo Abela representing the Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the Estonian Minister of the Interior, Mr Andres Anvelt, representing the incoming Presidency of the Council of the EU, as well as the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Mr Gilles de Kerchove, are meeting key internet companies in the United States, in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The visit was organised to follow up on the second meeting of the EU

  • Making Work Pay As A Way To Promote Employment And Social Inclusion

     Participating in the Tripartite Social Summit Chamber President Anton Borg spoke about the need for retraining opportunities and unemployment benefit systems that balance the rights and duties of the unemployed.

    Participating in the Tripartite Social Summit that was held in Brussels yesterday, Malta Chamber President Anton Borg said that Europe is still facing persistent high unemployment, especially amongst European youth, which continues to afflict European economies even in the aftermath of the economic crisis.

  • Framework Agreement On Active Ageing Signed

     Agreement seeks to ensure a healthy, safe and productive working environment and work organisation to enable workers of all ages to remain in work until legal retirement age.

    Malta Chamber President Mr Anton Borg attended the signing ceremony of an agreement between EU employers and trade unions, on an approved framework agreement on active ageing and an intergenerational approach. The signing follows nine months of negotiations, between the involved parties.

  • Malta Had The Fastest-Growing EU Economy In 2016

     Malta's economy grew by 5 per cent in 2016, making it the fastest-growing economy in the European Union last year.

    According to figures released by the National Statistics Office (NSO), GDP grew by 6.7 per cent in nominal terms.

  • Investment Plan for Europe: new financing of the Juncker Plan in the transport sector

     The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a € 110 million financing contract to implement an innovative and sustainable transport project. The signing ceremony took place yesterday afternoon in Oignies in the Hauts-de-France region, in the presence of Carlos Moedas , European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation and French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. This funding is supported by the European Strategic Investment Fund (EFSI) - the central element of 

  • Antitrust: Commission fines six car air conditioning and engine cooling suppliers € 155 million in cartel settlement

     The European Commission has fined Behr, Calsonic, Denso, Panasonic, Sanden and Valeo for a total of € 155 million. All six suppliers acknowledged their involvement in the cartels and agreed to settle the case. Denso was not fined for three of the cartels as it revealed their existence to the Commission. Panasonic was not fined for one of the cartels as it revealed its existence to the Commission. Behr, Calsonic, Denso, Sanden and Valeo benefit from reductions of their fines for their cooperation with the Commission investigation. In addition, under the Commiss

  • 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators: Commission awards four outstanding entrepreneurs

     At an award ceremony in Brussels on International Women's Day, Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness announced the four winners of the 2017 Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators.

    The winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators are:

  • Malta International Airport Rated Third Best Airport In Europe

     Malta International Airport has placed third in the Best Airport by Region (Europe) category in Airports Council International’s 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards.

    Malta International Airport has placed third in the Best Airport by Region (Europe) category in Airports Council International’s 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards.

  • EU and New Zealand move a step further in expanding trade links

     Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and New Zealand's Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, met today in Brussels to mark the end of preparatory talks for potential EU-New Zealand trade negotiations. Over the last months, representatives from the EU and New Zealand have examined all bilateral economic issues to define the areas to be covered and the right level of ambition for any future negotiations. As a next step, the European Commission will ask Member States for a negotiating mandate to negotiate on behalf of the EU on the basis of specific objectives.

  • ASEF Exhibition “On the Go” opened on occasion of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Day

     The ASEF Exhibition “On the Go” was inaugurated on March 7, 2017 in the exhibition hall of the State Institute for Culture to the Minister of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Day. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies of Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Slovakia and other ASEM member states participated in the event. 

     

  • State aid: Commission clears €420 million Czech support scheme for combined heat and power

     The European Commission has approved a Czech support scheme for electricity generation from high-efficiency combined heat and power plants under EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded the measure would support EU energy and climate change goals without unduly distorting competition.

  • European Commission may consent to state grant for Paks enlargement

     The European Commission may consent to the state grant to be provided for the enlargement of the Paks atomic power station in the near future, Attila Aszódi, the Government Commissioner responsible for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks atomic power station said on Monday on the public service television news channel M1.

  • Chairman of the Safety Committee Juusti: Finnish precautionary strength lies in cooperation

     Chairman of the Safety Committee, Jukka Juusti prepared a defense course participants coming weeks by speaking at the opening ceremony of the course the Finnish total safety. 221. Defence Course began on March 6, Helsinki.

  • Space: Latest Copernicus launch will improve services for farmers, fishermen and other users of land and sea maps

     The latest addition to the Copernicus satellite Earth observation family will halve the time needed to provide precision land-use data to benefit farmers, builders, fishermen and anyone who needs rapid access to up-to-the-minute data on conditions on the ground.

  • Minister of orphan Financial Days: Recession over, but the big challenges for the Finnish economy will continue

     Finnish debt mountain contains a huge interest rate risk, said Finance Minister Peter Orphanage Financial Days on Thursday, 2 March.

    The Minister talked about the Orphanage conference leaders in the financial sector and financial journalists. He stressed that the economy is in front of the high cyclical but structural problems that have not gone anywhere.

  • The stable turnover growth of retail trade enterprises continued in January

    According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2017, compared to January 2016, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 2% at constant prices. Compared to the same month of the previous year, turnover has shown a stable two-percent growth for the second month in succession.

    In January 2017, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 504.3 million euros.

  • Europe strongly advancing renewable energies in Africa

     The European Commission continues its leading role in the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, in line with its wider efforts in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

    On 4 March 2017 in Conakry, Guinea, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced the preparation of 19 new renewable energy projects, with a total potential investment of €4.8 billion.

  • THE EUROPEAN WAY TO FREE, FAIR AND INCLUSIVE TRADE

     Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry EUROCHAMBRES calls on European leaders to send a strong signal that the EU stands for progressive and forward-looking trade.

    In a declaration to the media EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, warns governments against the slowing down of trade, protectionist tendencies and populist movements which are ‘threatening the future of the rules-based multilateral trading system’.

  • Evaluation Council: a new funding model for vocational training should be added to arguments and impact assessments to refine

     The laws of the assessment, the Council reviewed a draft vocational training on the Board of Directors resolution. The draft resolution contains an extensive description of the current state of the legislation, the presentation of the objectives, the target group and the measures proposed. The draft resolution has been identified as areas of influence of the measures, and a draft proposal contains estimates of the impact of the potential bill. The draft resolution has also weighed in implementing the measures.

  • Juncker Plan: Investment Plan for Europe unlocks EUR 15 million for Bulgarian SMEs

     The European Investment Fund (EIF) and DSK Bank have signed an agreement to provide EUR 15 million in financing to innovative Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps under the European Commission's InnovFin initiative, backed by the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The EIF is providing a guarantee that will enable DSK Bank to provide loans on advantageous terms to SMEs which would otherwise not have been able to access finance. This agreement was made possible by the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

  • M. Kucinskis with German Foreign Minister discusses cooperation between both countries development opportunities

     Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis on Wednesday, March 1, Riga, met with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (Sigmar Gabriel). During the meeting they discussed cooperation between the two countries, covering the broadest scope. Particular attention was all areas of security cooperation, economic relations and expansion of cooperation potential topical EU issues.

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