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 Strong proposals by Vince Farugia-Malta Employers Representative - The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Plenary Session held yesterday 8th December in Brussels discussed a number of recommendations that the EESC wanted to highlight, solutions to the current Euro zone financial crises. Speaking in the discussion where select speakers from the three groups at EESC - Group I (Employers), Group II (Employees), Group III (Civil Society). On behalf of the Employers Group, Vincent Farrugia, Malta Employers member raised 7 important points:

 

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Retail leader meets with Commissioner Almunia on payment card duopoly - Dick Boer (ERRT President and CEO of Ahold) met with Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, assisted by Cécile Grégoire (EuroCommerce) and Martin Weiderstrand (IKEA). Following an exchange of views on the current economic climate and its consequences for European retailers, EuroCommerce presented the idea of a basic payment functionality on each payment card as a solution to the ever growing dominance of Visa and MasterCard. The Commissioner showed a clear interest in the proposal and expressed the Commission's eagerness to tackle the problems of payment markets. A Green Paper, followed by a 3 month consultation, will be issued in early December by the European Commission, in order to assess the competitiveness of the cards, mobile and Internet payments.

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Each number corresponds to a person seeking employment. If you have vacancies please contact Abigail Mamo @ GRTU

 


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This is a very important notice for all importers as this affects the HS Codes on which you import, which the GRTU received from the Customs Department.

 

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A company manufacturing an innovative product (heater) which is mainly aimed at heating compressed air. Warmer air is very useful using compressed air for water-based paint spraying (automotive, marine, aeronautics, carpentry & furniture industry mainly). The applications of warm air can also be medical (dental mainly) and industrial (heating up tools, protecting compressed air powered tools, defrosting specific applications, etc.

 

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