Concerned about the employment situation in the European automotive sector CARS 21 stakeholders have met for a High Level Conference and agreed on conclusions on how to foster a competitive European car industry. All participants shared the need to position European car industry as global leader in clean, safe and affordable vehicles as the way ahead for safeguarding jobs and living up to the climate change challenge. The conference underlined that carmakers in the EU's need to be able to compete on fair terms in international markets. A task force to promote "green" cars will be set up, which should bring together all relevant stakeholders to explore technical, regulatory and economic hurdles and suggest ways forward for such vehicles.
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Most retailers especially food stores, grocers, mini markets, supermarkets and vegetable and fish sellers have for long requested GRTU to cause Government to legislate against the practice of shop owners of giving plastic carrier bags for free to customers.
Rather than simply banning plastic bags Government has now imposed an Eco-Tax of €0.15c on each carrier bag and banned the free dispensing of carrier bags to customers.
GRTU has today held the first meeting with Senior Government officials to decide on the best practical way for government to impose this new system.
GRTU continues to insist that the Electricity tariffs as given to MCESD Social Partners on 23rd October 2008 and as finally stamped by Government on its Press Release of 28th October 2008 continue to include cross-subsidization.
Despite stating that the capping of 5.2 million to large industries will now be taken on by Government, the tariffs in themselves show no changes from one document to the other. This clearly shows that such tariffs, as outlined on 28th October 2008, include cross-subsidization and capping will be paid for by SME‘s.
Although the Government has just given guarantees on Bank deposits like they have never seen before, the Maltese Banks are holding back from giving their clients what is rightfully theirs and what is required by the European Central Bank and the Maltese Central Bank.