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  • Brexit Has Forced Hundreds Of Brits To Apply To Become Maltese

    The number of Britons applying for Maltese citizenship has doubled since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, with the government receiving 424 applications in the space of six months.

    Britons applying for Maltese citizenship have doubled since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, with the government receiving 424 applications in the space of six months.

  • Cruise Passenger Traffic Climbs By Over 116%

     Cruise passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2017 amounted to 85,215, a whopping increase of 116.4 per cent over the corresponding period last year.

    Cruise passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2017 amounted to 85,215, a whopping increase of 116.4 per cent over the corresponding period last year.

  • Caster: the courage to determine their own destiny has helped our nation to survive

     St. George's Park, April 23, 2017 - Prime Minister Jüri Ratas recognized the 674th anniversary of the uprising and the Estonian veterans day, the men and women of our country who have stood for freedom and peace keeping.

     

  • Malta Chamber Calls On Political Parties To Keep Their Feet On The Ground With Electoral Pledges

     During a courtesy meeting with a delegation from Partit Laburista, Malta Chamber President Mr Frank V. Farrugia said that the priorities of the Chamber were very similar to those of the political class, as they both shared an aspiration towards socio-economic balance.

    During a courtesy meeting with a delegation from Partit Laburista, Malta Chamber President Mr Frank V. Farrugia said that the priorities of the Chamber were very similar to those of the political class, as they both shared an aspiration towards socio-economic balance.

  • 2018 budget will be budget of people living off work

     Next year’s budget will be the budget of people living off work, Minister János Lázár said at the press conference Governmentinfo 85 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

  • Surge in tourist numbers to Paris

     The number of tourists flocking to the capital is back to 2014 levels – before the attacks.

    According to the figures of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau (OTCP), the last few weeks of 2016 and first few months of 2017 saw a very noticeable uptick in tourist numbers to Paris – the highest recorded since 2009.

    Although some markets are still experiencing a downturn compared with December 2014, others are exhibiting strong growth – reflecting a positive trend overall:

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of smart card maker Morpho by Advent International, subject to conditions

     The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of identity and security solutions provider Morpho, based in France, by Advent International of the US. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of Morpho's payment smart card business in France.

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control of ITP by Rolls-Royce, subject to conditions

     The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of aircraft engine components maker ITP (Spain) by aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce (UK). The decision is conditional on Rolls-Royce eliminating a conflict of interest concerning the EPI engine consortium.

  • Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the blue economy

     Today the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region.

    The region covers economic hubs like Barcelona, Marseille, Naples and Tunis. It also includes tourist destinations like the Balearic Islands, Sicily and Corsica.

  • M. Kučinskis with the Chinese parliament speaker discusses cooperation opportunities between the two countries

     Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis Thursday, April 13, Riga, met with the Chinese People's Congress Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dedzjanu ( Zhang Dejiang ).

    During the discussion, the Prime Minister emphasized that Latvia supports China's "One-lane road One" initiative and the "3 sea initiative." The country is ready to engage in them, offering an effective, predictable and reliable manufacturing, trading and logistics platform.

  • Construction of atomic power station to enter phase of implementation

     The case of the construction of the atomic power station is about to enter a new phase. The Prime Minister requested János Süli, Mayor of Paks to coordinate the prospective commissioning of the facility and the development of the region, János Lázár said on Thursday in Paks after he attended the meeting of the Paks Social Council comprised of the mayors of the region’s forty-one localities.

  • Prime Wheel: Estonia-China cooperation has huge potential

     Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met today with the People's Republic of China the first Vice Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli'ga, with whom he discussed economic relations and in particular to promote opportunities for the two countries -and transport logistics cooperation. 

  • Iskratel wins EUR 36m deal in Iran

     Telecoms equipment maker Iskratel made its first major deal in Iran since it opened a representation office there in 2016. The deal with Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) is worth EUR 36m.

    A contract worth EUR 15m was signed with the Iranian national telco this week, while another EUR 21m contract is to follow shortly, Iskratel said on Friday.

  • REFORM IN GOVERNMENT ENTITY INSPECTIONS FOR BUSINESSES

    On 30th March 2017, a new law to streamline inspections by government entities for businesses was introduced. This ensure a reduction in the loss of productivity, less bureaucracy and less administrative costs for businesses.

    On 30th March 2017, a new law to streamline inspections by government entities for businesses was introduced. This ensure a reduction in the loss of productivity, less bureaucracy and less administrative costs for businesses.

  • REFORM IN GOVERNMENT ENTITY INSPECTIONS FOR BUSINESSES

    On 30th March 2017, a new law to streamline inspections by government entities for businesses was introduced. This ensure a reduction in the loss of productivity, less bureaucracy and less administrative costs for businesses.

    On 30th March 2017, a new law to streamline inspections by government entities for businesses was introduced. This ensure a reduction in the loss of productivity, less bureaucracy and less administrative costs for businesses.

  • NEW YORK BEST, ICON, MALTAPOST AND SHIREBURN AMONG WINNERS AT EBUSINESS AWARDS

    The 6th edition of the Malta Communications Authority’s (MCA) eBusiness Awards was held yesterday at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.

    These awards which showcase and encourage new ideas and best practice in the eBusiness sphere, have become an important annual appointment in the ICT calendar of activities in Malta. Twenty six, out of a record fifty five nominations made it to the finals across the eight categories awarded on the night.

    THE AWARDS AND THE WINNERS

  • MIA Expecting 140,000 Travellers Over Easter

     Malta International Airport is expecting around 140,000 passenger movements in Malta during Easter week.

    Malta International Airport is expecting around 140,000 passenger movements in Malta during Easter week.

    Due to the Easter rush, combined with the start of the Cruise and Fly programme and the recent launch of the airport’s summer schedule, Thursday 13th April is expected to be the busiest day over the coming week, with MIA forecasting around 21,500 passenger movements.

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of B/E Aerospace by Rockwell Collins

     The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of B/E Aerospace by Rockwell Collins, both of the US. B/E Aerospace is a supplier of aircraft cabin interior products such as cabin seats, lighting and oxygen systems, and food and beverage preparation and storage equipment. Rockwell Collins is a provider of avionics and cabin electronics products and solutions for commercial and government application aircrafts.

  • EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of migrants and improved migration management in Libya

    Following up on the Joint Communication on the Central Mediterranean Route and the Malta Declaration, the EU Trust Fund for Africa upon proposal from the European Commission, adopted today a €90 million programme to step up the protection of migrants and reinforce migration management in Libya.

  • EU's Official Development Assistance reaches highest level ever, with €75.5 billion in 2016

     New figures confirm that the EU and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016. With €75.5 billion in 2016, this constitutes an 11% increase compared to 2015 levels. The EU's assistance has increased for the fourth year in a row and reached its highest level to date. In 2016, EU collective ODA represented 0.51% of EU Gross National Income (GNI), having increased from 0.47% in 2015.

  • Commission reports on how the EU Cohesion Policy can help low-income and low-growth regions

     In a report published today on EU regions which are lagging behind in terms of growth or wealth, the Commission identifies clear paths to support regional growth strategies, with the help of EU funds.

  • Bank On Nature: First loan agreement backed by Natural Capital Financing Facility signed in Brussels

     The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced the first loan agreement backed by the Natural Capital Financing Facility.

    The EUR 6 million loan agreement with Rewilding Europe Capital is expected to provide support for over 30 nature-focused businesses across Europe. Rewilding Europe Capital is Europe's first conservation and rewilding enterprise financing facility.

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Delta Lloyd by NN Group in Dutch insurance sector

     The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of sole control over Delta Lloyd N.V. by NN Group N.V., both of the Netherlands. Delta Lloyd and NN are insurance companies that provide company pension schemes, individual life insurance policies and non-life insurance. They are both also active in banking and asset management.  The Commission's investigation focused particularly on the possible effects on competition in pensions in the Netherlands, where the companies have the strongest market position.

  • EU Commission publishes latest round report and EU proposals for trade agreement with Mercosur

     The Commission today published as part of its commitment to a more transparent trade and investment policy – a report summarising the progress made during the latest round of negotiations for a trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), which took place in Buenos Aires during the week of 20 March.

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