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GRC meets to discuss 2021 budget proposals

The Gozo Regional Committee within MCESD today met for their monthly meeting to discuss a number of budget 2021 proposals.  The committee agreed to call on the authorities to tackle the issue of the inter-island connectivity as well as connectivity on the island including more parking spaces and the introduction of circular smaller buses in […]

New leadership for MCESD

New Changes in employment law, the forthcoming economic activities and social impact at the top of the agenda   Mr James Pearsall will start his new role as Chairperson of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) on Saturday August 1, 2020. Mr Pearsall will be the sixth chairperson of the MCESD and succeeds […]

Launch of the EESC Civil Solidarity Prize

The (EESC – European Economic and Social Committee) launched its Civil Solidarity Prize – a one-off edition instead of the annual EESC Civil Society Prize, to reward not-for-profit initiatives carried out by natural persons and/or civil society organisations and/or private companies aiming to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences. More on https://bit.ly/3hgXCkk

Post-Covid stimulus package: PM Abela: ‘A great result for Malta’

Deal described as ‘groundbreaking’ EU leaders this morning approved a groundbreaking stimulus package to combat the economic aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reacting to this landmark package, Prime Minister Robert Abela said it was a great result for Malta. The 750-billion-euro deal was sealed this morning after negotiations started on Friday. An agreement on the […]

State aid: Commission approves €108m Maltese scheme to support companies

The measure aimed at companies affected by Coronavirus outbreak Measure expected to benefit 20,000 companies The European Commission has approved a €108 million Maltese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. The public support will take the form of direct grants and will be […]

Civil Society Committee meeting: Presentation on LCA’s Vision 2024 delivered

‘Vision revolves around residents’ – Local Council Association President   The Civil Society Committee within MCESD, which meets once a month, yesterday focused on the LCA’s Vision 2024, launched earlier this year. Mr Mario Fava – the LCA’s President gave an in-depth presentation of what the vision entails, emphasising that residents are at the centre […]

Social partners and NGOs to benefit from €2m in EU funds

Social partners and NGOs are set to benefit from €2 million in European funds in a call for project proposals. This was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi. The call is for project proposals co-financed from European funds for social partners forming part of MCESD and other non-governmental organisations which actively […]

Food security discussed during MCESD Civil Society Committee meeting

The Civil Society Committee within MCESD met on Friday to discuss food security. Two speakers addressed the meeting, Mr Malcolm Borg, from the MCAST Agribusiness Institute, and Mr Eman Vella, consultant in the agricultural sector. The discussion focused on the need for consumers to consume local produce, and on the fact that due to Covid-19, […]