Jun
15

Government Issues an Updated Wage Supplement Scheme

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On Monday 8th June 2020, the Maltese Government announced another financial aid package aimed at economic regeneration. Amongst the numerous measures put in place to assist businesses in recovering from the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government announced an updated Wage Supplement Scheme which is to take effect from July 2020 up until September 2020. In terms of the said updated Wage Supplement Scheme, those businesses which operate in the areas of tourist accommodation, air transport, event organization, travel agencies and language schools will ...
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Jun
12

IP Hurdles in the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine?

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Perhaps the most common complaint about modern legal systems is that they stifle justice for want of simplicity. Lately, however, it seems that what most people had simply regarded as a disappointing (some might say necessary) feature of the law, has become a real and immediate danger. After all, every day wasted on regulatory bureaucracy in the pursuit of a globally available vaccine represents thousands more human lives lost to the disease. Now it is not merely justice that the legal system may stifle, but the availability of treatments for a deadly global pande...
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Jun
12

Concentration Notification First – Office for Competition Issues Phase II Decision

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This article was written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri In what is a first for the Office for Competition (the 'Office'), the national competent authority to receive inter alia concentration notifications, a joint venture has been approved following a Phase II investigation. On the 5 June 2020, the Office published its decision on the full-function joint venture between Retail Marketing Limited and Co-op Trading Company Limited, Polrem Limited, S. Borg & Sons Limited, Tower Supermarkets Complex Limited, Valyou Pendergardens Operations Ltd., Bellevi...
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Jun
08

Malta’s Individual Investor Programme Update

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Malta Individual Investor Programme is reaching its cap. The Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA) will continue accepting applications for citizenship under the current Malta Individual Investor Programme Regulations until the 30 th of September, 2020. Complete applications for residence will continue to be accepted up until the 31 st of July, 2020. Those individuals who shall or may obtain, or have already obtained, a Maltese residence card, but do not manage to submit a citizenship application by the 30 th of September, 2020, shall have their appli...
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Jun
08

COVID-19 Temporary Work Benefits Issued by the Ministry for Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity to Stop

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In a Press Release issued on 4th June 2020, the Ministry for Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity stated that the temporary benefit granted to parents who stopped working to stay home and take care of their children, together with the additional temporary benefit granted to those persons who lost their employment due to COVID 19 will stop on Friday 3rd July 2020.  Additionally, the temporary benefit granted to those individuals with disabilities and medical conditions who had to stay at home due to their vulnerability and could not work from home w...
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