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Donations requested to aid purchase of medicines for Libya

The Civil Protection Department is responsible for assisting in the collection of humanitarian aid which is being sent to Libya. It will therefore be coordinating donations made by the Maltese public to enable the purchase of much needed medicines to be sent to the Libyan people. Anyone wishing to donate can do so in any [...]
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EU ups its response to Libya’s humanitarian crisis

The European Union continues its swift response to the growing humanitarian crisis, caused by the continuing violence in Libya. From the border between Libya and Tunisia, where the humanitarian situation is compounded by the massive flow of people fleeing Libya, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and Hungarian Minister of State for EU affairs Eniko Gyori called on [...]
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UN reports global food prices increase for 8th straight month

Global food prices rose for the eighth straight month in February, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, while also warning that unexpected spikes in oil prices could exacerbate an already precarious situation in food markets. The FAO Food Price Index – a measure of basic food prices at the international level [...]
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GTA Annual General Meeting held last month in Victoria

The Gozo Tourism Association (GTA) held its 12th Annual General Meeting last month, at the Citadel Cinema in Victoria. The Agenda of the Annual General meeting included an address by the Chairman of the Association, Mr Paul Scicluna, the reading of the Administrative report by the Secretary , Mr Joe Muscat, the Financial report by [...]
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Euro area unemployment rate at 9.9% EU27 at 9.5%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in January 2011, compared with 10.0% in December 2010. It was 10.0% in January 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.5% in January 2011, compared with 9.6% in December 2010. It was 9.5% in January 2010. Eurostat estimates that 23.048 million men and women in the [...]
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Malta records highest EU annual fall in volume of retail trade

In January 2011, compared with December 2010, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.6% in the EU27. In December 2010 retail trade fell by 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. In January 2011, compared with January 2010, the retail sales index increased by 0.7% in the euro area [...]
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Meat production and value up slightly in 4th quarter of 2010

Meat production edged up by 0.2 per cent to 3,645 tonnes during the last quarter of 2010. Beef and broiler meat production declined by 32.6 and 1.4 per cent respectively, due to lower numbers of slaughtered cattle and broilers (35.7 and 3.5 per cent respectively). However, there was an increase in the average carcass weight. [...]
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