European Commission endorses a positive preliminary assessment of Malta's request for a €52.3 million disbursement under the Recovery and Resilience Facility
The Maltese recovery and resilience plan includes a wide range of investment and reform measures organised in 6 thematic components. The plan will be supported by €258.3 million in grants, 13% of which (€41.1 million) was disbursed to Malta in pre-financing on 17 December 2021.
NextGenerationEU: Commission receives first payment request from Malta for €60.1 million in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility
Malta’s overall recovery and resilience plan will be financed by €258.3 million in grants. Payments under the RRF are performance-based and contingent on Malta implementing the investments and reforms outlined in its recovery and resilience plan.
Respondents massively say (85%) that rising energy prices have had an impact on their purchasing power. 56% agree that recent price increases are mainly due to Russia's aggressive behaviour and 38% disagree.
Equality Package: The Commission proposes new rules for equality bodies and the recognition of parenthood between Member States
Equality bodies are public institutions that provide assistance to victims of discrimination and issue reports and recommendations. They are part of the institutional checks and balances in a healthy democracy.
Under the reformed policy, funding will be more fairly distributed among farms, with an emphasis on small- and medium-sized farms, as well as young farmers.
The new Strategy lays out how Europe can pursue large-scale commercial drone operations while offering new opportunities in the sector.
Malta will receive €21.8 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027
The EMFAF runs from 2021 to 2027 and supports the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and the EU maritime policy. The fund helps achieve sustainable fisheries and conserve marine biological resources.
Migration routes: Commission proposes Action Plan for Central Mediterranean to address immediate challenges
The Czech Presidency called for an Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council (Home Affairs) following the increase in arrivals along the Central Mediterranean Route, with an increase of over 50% as compared to 2021 figures.
Each year, hundreds of projects compete in five categories and a specific topic established for each competition. For the public choice award, citizens can vote for their favourite project among the finalists.
Although growth in 2022 is set to be better than previously forecast, the outlook for 2023 is significantly weaker for growth and higher for inflation compared to the European Commission’s Summer interim Forecast.