Tag: European Commission

European Commission presents strategy on Covid-19 vaccine

The European Commission has presented a European strategy in a bid to speed up the development, manufacture and deployment of a Covid-19, with the aim of delivering a successful vaccine within 12-18 months.

Watch: Abela determined to recover EU funds for offshore migrant detention...

Replying to a question by this newsroom, Prime Minister Abela insisted that the government could still recover some EU funds to pay for the four vessels it had chartered. "We will not give up," he said. Malta is still negotiating with the European Commission for a full or partial reimbursement.

Watch: Earth Garden to go ahead online thanks to special collaboration

Thousands of festival followers are set to enjoy some good news as a new online project, Video Garden, launches on the 5th June in collaboration with the European Commission.

Malta to receive €1 billion from the proposed €750 billion EU...

The European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan and to ensure the recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all Member States, the European Commission is proposing to create a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU, embedded within a powerful, modern and revamped long-term EU budget of 750 billion

1.5 degree increase would mean 30,000 heatwave fatalities yearly – study

According to the report, global warming will progressively increase the frequency and severity of heatwaves and result in a gradual decline in the intensity and frequency of extreme cold spells. The projections show that the trends are somewhat more pronounced in southern European countries. In a 3°C warmer climate compared to preindustrial times, a current 50-year heatwave may occur almost every year in Spain and parts of Portugal, every 3 years in most other southern European areas and at least every 5 years in other regions of Europe.

EU accuses Malta of failing to prevent illegal tuna fishing

The European Commission has opened infringement procedures against Malta, accusing it of failing to act to prevent the illegal fishing of the endangered but lucrative bluefin tuna.

Watch: Casa calls on EC to set up permanent fund to...

"Journalists have continued their work at great risk. But their media houses are under financial pressure, as income from advertising has plummeted," the MEP noted.

EC approves €5.3 million Maltese scheme to support coronavirus research

The European Commission has approved a €5.3 million Maltese direct grants scheme to support investment in research and development related to the coronavirus outbreak.

EC to prolong restriction on non-essential travel

On Wednesday the European Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May.