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  • Malta Launches Bid To Host European Medicines Authority After Brexit

     Malta has officially launched its bid to host the European Medicines Agency as it seeks a new EU member state to host it after Brexit

    Malta has officially launched its bid to host the European Medicines Agency as it seeks a new EU member state to host it after Brexit.

    The European Medicines Agency was established in 1995 and currently serves 500 million people across the EU. It has a budget of over €300 million each year.

  • Three companies will be awarded the Horizon Prize at CeBIT 2017 fair for developing a food scanner

     The European Commission will award today at the CeBIT 2017 tech conference a total of €1,000,000 to three innovative companies who cracked the challenge of developing a food scanner solution: an affordable and non-invasive mobile solution that enables users to measure and analyse their food intake.

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of LM Wind Power Holding by General Electric Company

    The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of LM Wind Power of Denmark, by General Electric Company of the US. The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe.

  • PAVI and PAMA Owner Plans Stock Exchange Listing

     PG Group, which owns the PAVI and PAMA supermarkets and Zara franchise amongst others, is planning to list on the stock exchange as it seeks  to dispose of a quarter of company shareholding.

    PG Group, which owns the PAVI and PAMA supermarkets and Zara franchise amongst others, is planning to list on the stock exchange as it seeks to dispose of a quarter of company shareholding.

  • State Secretary Szabolcs Takács’s meeting with Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of the Austrian National Council

     Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office had talks on 16 March 2017 with Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of the Austrian National Council.

  • Prime Minister Ratas: Estonia and Luxembourg are pioneers of digital cooperation

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    Stenbock House, 17 March 2017 - Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, discussed the bilateral cooperation between the two countries at today’s meeting, including the strengthening of relations through joint projects in the field of digital technology.

  • Antitrust: Commission introduces new anonymous whistleblower tool

     A new tool to make it easier for individuals to alert the Commission about secret cartels and other antitrust violations while maintaining their anonymity has been launched by the European Commission today.

  • EU support scheme helps to reduce milk production

     Nearly 44 000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk by nearly 852 000t in the last quarter of 2016.

  • EU Commission approves disbursement of €600 million in assistance to Ukraine

     The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today adopted the decision to release the second tranche of Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Ukraine, a loan which amounts to €600 million.

    With this disbursement, the total Macro-Financial Assistance that the EU has extended to Ukraine since 2014 will reach €2.81 billion, the largest amount of Macro-Financial Assistance the EU has disbursed to any non-EU country.

  • Only in unity can Hungary be great again

     Hungary is standing at the gate of greatness, but can only become a great, strong and growing country once again in unity, with cooperation and courage, and with the suspension of petty party disputes, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday in Hódmezővásárhely.

  • M. Kucinskis with NATO representatives discuss current security policy issues

     Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis Wednesday, March 15, Riga, met with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly deputies.

    During the meeting the officials discussed the current security policy issues, with a particular emphasis on NATO Warsaw Summit decisions into use.

  • In the province of great responsibility for food and resource sector jobs

     the multiple roles of the provincial puhututtivat of Agriculture and Forestry Ministry's organized by the provincial reform dialogues. the management of EU funding, the provinces will be significant factors in the vitality of the rural point of view.

  • FM: Latvian exports of goods in January the sharpest increase in the past four years

     After last year experienced minor recession of Latvian goods exports in January this year has already shown strong growth compared to January 2016 increased by 13.3%, the sharpest increase in exports since April 2013. Export growth in January has been comprehensive, only a slight decrease in exports of machinery and equipment, while the largest contribution to the total growth of exports provided the main Latvian export commodity groups, including wood and wood products, as well as agricultural commodities and food.

  • 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.

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