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  • Caster: Our goal is to improve public health and reduce the consumption of alcohol

     Rural Policy Council Secretariat, rural policy in the rural economy and the know-how and network in sparsely populated rural network Together with the Government's local food program sote- position and the effects of county reform, food services, local production and the local economy. The joint statement stresses that special attention should be paid to the impact of the reform of public food services.

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens

     The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa by Siemens. The Commission has investigated the impact of the proposed transaction on the onshore and offshore wind turbine markets, where the activities of Siemens and Gamesa overlap. In particular, the Commission has looked at the onshore wind turbinemarket which is rather fragmented with several large competitors even after the merger.

  • Antitrust: Commission invites comments on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets – Benefits for the Czech gas market

     The European Commission invites comments from all interested parties on commitments submitted by Gazprom to address the Commission's competition concerns as regards gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The commitments will enable cross-border gas flows at competitive prices.

    For more details, also on the next steps in the investigation, please see the press release.

  • EU-Algeria: EU adopts €40 million projects to support Algeria's renewable energy, public finances reform and to facilitate trade

     Today at the high level EU-Algeria Association Council taking place in Brussels, the EU and Algeria signed a €40 million package to support Algeria diversify its economy and improve business climate through measures ranging from the development of renewable energy to modernisation of public finances

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens

     The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa by Siemens. The Commission found that the transaction raises no competition concerns, because a number of credible competitors would remain in the market.

    The Commission has investigated the impact of the proposed transaction on the onshore and offshore wind turbine markets, where the activities of Siemens and Gamesa overlap:

  • 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.

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