Il-Kummissjoni sabet li l-pjanijiet ta’ Malta għall-istabbiliment ta’ bank ta’ żvilupp huma konformi mar-regoli tal-UE dwar l-għajnuna mill-Istat. Il-bank se jwettaq attivitajiet mhux kummerċjali sabiex jiffaċilita l-aċċess għall-finanzjament għall-SMEs u biex jappoġġa l-investiment fl-infrastruttura, mingħajr ma jfixkel indebitament il-kompetizzjoni.
Għal kważi sentejn, il-fluss kbir u bla preċedent ta’ refuġjati minn pajjiżi mifnija bil-gwerra jew mhux żviluppati biżżejjed lejn l-Unjoni Ewropea kellu impatt qawwi fuq il-ħajja politika u soċjali tal-Ewropa.
The global climate is changing. However, every citizen, whether old or young, can do something to protect the climate. The Embassies of France, the Netherlands, Germany and the European Commission Representation in Malta have joined forces to launch an image competition for children on the occasion of the European Climate Action Days 2016.
Today, President Juncker announced his intention to allocate the Security Union portfolio to Sir Julian King, the candidate for Commissioner from the United Kingdom. On 11 July, President Juncker interviewed Sir Julian King as the candidate for Commissioner from the United Kingdom to replace former Commissioner Lord Hill. On this basis, President Juncker has today announced his intention to allocate the Security Union portfolio to Sir Julian King.
Europeans see immigration and terrorism as the major challenges facing the EU at the moment, and they support the political priorities of the European Commission. These are two key results of the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey published today. The survey was carried out between 21 and 31 May 2016 in 34 countries and territories.
On 12 July 2016, the Council adopted the Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) endorsed by the European Council in June. This ultimately concludes the 2016 European Semester cycle in which economic policy is coordinated to provide a structured analysis of the Member States' economic, fiscal and employment plans.
On Wednesday 27 July, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Michel Barnier, former Vice-President of the European Commission and former French Minister, as Chief Negotiator in charge of leading the Commission Taskforce for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU.
During his official visit to Malta, the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, participated in a Public Seminar on the European Neighbourhood Policy: The Challenges we face in the South. The seminar, which was organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta in collaboration with the Strickland Foundation, took place on Thursday 21 July at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Valletta.
On Thursday 21 July, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement, was in Malta to discuss the upcoming EU Presidency and to participate in a public debate organised by the European Commission Representation and the Strickland Foundation.
The European Commission Representation supported the University of Malta in hosting the 3rd Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium, OSES 2016, held between 13 and 15 July 2016 in Malta. The annual event is co-organised in collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh, Nottingham, Leeds and Windsor. Focusing on energy storage and offshore renewables, OSES 2016 provides a platform for academics and industry from around the world to share the latest developments in technology, economics and policy, through presentations and networking sessions.