The Malta Financial Services Authority’s steadfast ambition to bolster Malta’s position as an international hub for excellence in financial services is embodied in its Vision 2021 strategy launched earlier today.
The use of electronic signatures and the validation thereof was previously regulated in terms of the Electronic Commerce Act (Chapter 426 of the Laws of Malta) (the “Act”); however, the relevant provision was repealed in 2016 by means of Act XXXV.2016.5.
With effect from 27th November 2018, the Listing Authority of the Malta Financial Services Authority announced a number of changes to Chapters 4 and 5 of the Listing Rules, which changes transpose a series of European Union legislative amendments.
In its first ruling on the “self-cleaning” process established under the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24 (the Directive) to allow a bidder, previously involved in a cartel, to take part in procurement proceedings, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) considered that a member state may require a bidder to provide a contracting authority with a copy of the competition authority's decision, to the extent that it is strictly necessary for the purpose of assessing its reliability.
‘Securing the Future’ was chosen as the theme of the EIOPA 8th annual conference held on the 20th October 2018.
In a decision handed down on 13 November 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) ruled that the taste of food is not eligible for copyright protection under the copyright directive (Directive 2001/29/EC, the “Directive”).