Entries by Ray Bartolo

๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ: ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€

The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) organised a business breakfast with the theme ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ: ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€. Upon MCESDโ€™s invitation, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Christa Schweng attended and participated in this business breakfast accompanied by the head of cabinet Mr Markus Stock. The […]

Government received proposals and ideas from the social partners in preparation for the 2023 budget

In a meeting of the Maltese Council for Economic and Social Development the social partners discussed the pre-budget document. The social partners presented their proposals to the government. Present at the MCESD meeting were the Minister for Finance and Employment Clyde Caruana and the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue Andy Ellul. The proposals presented by […]

Current themes discussed at MCESD meeting

In a meeting of the Maltese Council for Economic and Social Development the social partners discussed the impact of ย inflation on the Maltese economy. The Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Social Dialogue the Hon. Andy Ellul attended the meeting together with the social partners. The Chairperson of the MCESD, Mr James Pearsall gave an account of […]

The MCESD Chair talks about skills for future competitiveness

During seminar for stakeholders, organised by the Malta Employers’ Association (MEA) and chaired by the speaker of the House of Representatives inside the plenary of the Maltese Parliament, a number of challenges reinforced with recommendations from representations of Government entities were discussed, to combat the shortfall of skills in the local labour market. Present for […]

MCESD Chairperson held a meeting with MEP David Casa

MCESD Chairperson held a virtual meeting with MEP David Casa. This meeting served as an opportunity to further discuss topics that were tackled during the MCESD meeting including: the impact of inflation on disposable income, security of supplies, and the logistical issues of those products being imported and exported facing Maltese business. During this meeting, […]

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue attended for the first time a Civil Society Committee meeting.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue Hon. Andy Ellul, attended and participated for the first time a meeting of the Civil Society Committee. The Civil Society Committee within the MCESD is chaired by Ben Rizzo and meets once a month to discuss with the representatives within it, important issues affecting the country and our citizens. […]

MCESD Chairperson meets MEP Alex Agius Saliba

MCESD Chairperson held a meeting with MEP Alex Agius Saliba. This meeting served as an opportunity to discuss some of the recommendations of the fairness report, which is one of the five research reports conducted by the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. Issues such as Remote Work, Telework, Digital nomads (i.e. people working […]

Chairperson and Executive Secretary of MCESD participated in the Euro conference, tackling National Productivity Reports.

A joint conference between France Stratรฉgie and the French National Productivity Council, the OECD and the European Commission was organised to take stock of productivity and competitiveness in the euro zone. MCESD Chairperson James Pearsell and Executive Secretary Adriana Chircop followed and participated this conference. Along with other items which fell under the agenda, the […]

ESF.04.158 – Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gas emission reduction is a key policy objective for Malta. This research paper identifies various international success stories and presents results from stakeholder consultation. Increased policy focus on greenhouse gas reduction, fuel switching and alternative sourcing of electricity, and uptake of solar photovoltaics, were identified as the main gradual factors favouring this transition to […]

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue Andy Ellul visits MCESD offices and meets with the staff.

During a visit and a cordial meeting held a few days ago between the Chairperson and staff of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development and the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue Andy Ellul, five reports conducted by MCESD were presented and discussed. These reports concern fiscal stability, environmental sustainability, social justice, and productivity […]