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  • Taxation: Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice over excise duty reductions for petrol and diesel

     The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to apply the national excise duty rate on petrol and diesel purchased by motorists resident in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

  • New Eurobarometer survey shows continued high support for development cooperation among EU citizens

     The European Commission today presented the results of a Special Eurobarometer survey on EU citizens' views on development, cooperation and aid

    The survey is based on fieldwork in the 28 EU Member States performed in November-December 2016.

  • Commission welcomes new rules to secure gas supplies in Europe

     Negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament have yesterday night reached an agreement on the new security of gas supply regulation which aims at preventing gas supply crises.

  • There Are Still Too Few Women In Malta's Workforce

    Malta still has the largest gender employment gap across EU member states, with just 55.5 per cent of women between the ages of 20 and 64 registered as employed.

    Malta still has the largest gender employment gap across EU member states, with just 55.5 per cent of women between the ages of 20 and 64 registered as employed.

  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Vivendi by Bolloré

    The European Commission has approved, under the European Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Vivendi SA (France) by the French group Bolloré. Vivendi is the leading holding company of the Vivendi group, which is active in various media sectors, including music, television, cinema, mobile video games and video sharing. The Bolloré group is mainly active in the fields of (i) communication, in particular advertising, free press, and telecommunications; (Ii) transport and logistics; And (iii) the storage of electricity and the production of plastic films.

  • Antitrust: Commission confirms inspections in the mobile telecommunications sector in Sweden

    The European Commission can confirm that on 25 April 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the mobile telecommunications sector in Sweden.

    The Commission has concerns that Swedish mobile network operators may have engaged in anti-competitive conduct preventing entry into the consumer segment of the Swedish mobile telecommunications market, in breach of EU antitrust rules (Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union).

  • State aid: Commission clears support for renewable and cogeneration plants in Latvia

    The European Commission has found support granted to renewable energy and cogeneration power plants built in Latvia between 2007 and 2012 to be in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded that the measure helps Latvia to achieve its 2020 energy and climate objectives without unduly distorting competition. Latvia notified the existing support scheme to the Commission in 2015 for reasons of legal certainty.

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Capsugel by Lonza

    The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Capsugel (Luxembourg) by Lonza (Switzerland). Lonza is active worldwide in the supply of services to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries, including contract development and manufacturing organisation services for biologics, fine chemicals, advanced intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients and manufacturing, development and commercialisation of active ingredients for use in consumer care, agriculture, water treatment, and coatings and composites.

  • Energy Union: EU invests €22.1 million supporting synergies between transport and energy sectors

    Today, EU Member States approved the Commission's proposal to invest €22.1 million in seven actions that will help develop sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure.

  • 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.

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