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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, […]

EESC proposals for post-COVID-19 crisis reconstruction and recovery

“The EU must be guided by the principle of being considered a community of common destiny” Resolution based on work of Subcommittee on post-COVID-19 recovery and reconstruction Adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee on 11 June 2020 The EESC warmly welcomes and supports the proposals of the European Commission: the Next Generation EU […]

MCESD meeting on Government’s €900m financial package

MCESD yesterday led a meeting for social partners, along with Minister Carmelo Abela and Minister Silvio Schembri, on the 900-million-euro financial package. The regeneration plan was initially announced by PM Robert Abela. The aim of this package is to decrease the costs of businesses, to give a boost to domestic demand, and to give direct […]

Civil Society Committee meeting held

The Civil Society Committee of MCESD met with Minister Carmelo Abela today to discuss various concerns in relation to the running of the committee itself. The committee put forward suggestions for amendments to the Legal Notice regulating the committee. The Minister and the committee members agreed that the voice of the committee can be enhanced. […]

MCESD holds pre-budget meeting today for social partners

Prof. Scicluna says MCESD  ‘ideal place to present the Government’s ideas and to get feedback from all social partners’   A pre-budget meeting was held this afternoon which saw the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, Prof Edward Scicluna, accompanied by the Minister for Sustainable Development, Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, and Social Dialogue, Carmelo […]

MCESD hosts meeting for social partners on future of work

Meeting also tackled social dialogue The outcome of a series of brainstorming meetings held with representatives from the employees and employers’ sectors were presented during an MCESD (Malta Council for Economic and Social Development) meeting held today. The meeting focused on the perspectives of the future of work, and social dialogue. Three main questions were […]

President George Vella receives MCESD officials

President George Vella today met MCESD officials at Sant’Anton Palace, Attard. MCESD Chairman John Bencini, Executive Secretary Adriana Chircop, Mr Joe Muscat Chairman of the Gozo Regional Committee and Mr Ben Rizzo Chairman of the Civil Society Committee were among those present for the meeting. In a tweet, the President described the meeting as “interesting”, […]

Task force set up during GRC meeting for post-Covid strategy

During a GRC Committee meeting held today, a task force was set up with the aim of studying a post-Covid strategy. The committee discussed the Terms of Reference of the task force, including: Creation of innovative work Environment Health Sustainable development Infrastructure Connectivity Health The committee discussed how the COVID pandemic was impacting Gozo as […]