Entries by Ray Bartolo

ESF.04.158 – Research on Expansion of Investments in R&D in new Economy

The MCESD commissioned a research report on investments’ expansion in R&D in the new economy. Results indicate that Malta needs to do more to increase interest and funding for R&I investments. Although R&D&I appetite is slowly increasing, R&I investment remains marginal to Maltese business. Economic growth has not translated into an increase of R&D as […]

MCESD chairperson meets MEP Alfred Sant

MCESD Chairperson held a meeting with MEP Alfred Sant. This meeting served as a follow up meeting of last MCESD meeting happened on 24 May 2022. During this introductory meeting MCESD Chairperson James Pearsall and MEP Alfred Sant discussed the impact of inflation on disposable income, cost of production and competitiveness; security of supplies; and […]

MCESD chairperson meets MEP Cyrus Engerer

Following the meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development on 24 May 2022, MCESD Chairman James Pearsall met with MEP Cyrus Engerer. During this introductory meeting, the following topics were discussed: The impact of inflation on disposable income, cost of production and competitiveness; security of supplies; and the logistical issues of those […]

Inflation, security of food supply, and the challenges facing the logistics sector in Malta were discussed at MCESD meeting

The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development – MCESD, discussed the impact of inflation on disposable income, cost of production and competitiveness; security of food supply; and the logistical issues of those products being imported and exported facing Maltese business. Present for the meeting were the Minister for the Economy, European Funds and Lands […]

Reappointment of Chairperson of the Civil Society Committee

Further to the Call for Nominations published on the 25th of March 2022 by the MCESD for the Civil Society Committee, there where two candidates for the Chairperson role –  namely Ms. Mary Gearty and Mr. Benjamin Rizzo. The chairperson’s vote took place at an online meeting between the representatives of Civil Society Committee. The […]

ESF.04.158 – Enhancing the positive contribution of social dialogue through evidence based research

€111,250 financed through ESF Funds (2014-2020) This project shall be contributing to the ESF development need ‘Strengthen the social dialogue in ESF related policy areas’. Specifically, it is addressing identified weaknesses in the role MCESD plays in social dialogue in Malta and Gozo as the highest forum of consultation in our country when it comes […]