Archive for » September 22nd, 2011«

Maltese TV show ‘Deceduti’ at the Astra Theatre in Victoria

The season premiere of the Maltese television programme ‘Decedut’ is being held at the Astra Theatre in Victoria, Gozo, this coming Sunday, the 25th of September at 3.00pm. After the show there will be an opportunity for people to meet and have their photographs taken with the actors as well as get autographs. Tickets for [...]
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EP Budgets Committee approves more money for migration

An extra €43.9 million to manage migration and refugee flows started by events in the southern Mediterranean was approved by Parliament’s Budgets Committee on Thursday, in an “amending budget.” The extra money will be used to help the EU Member States most directly affected by migration and refugee flows, and to step up maritime surveillance [...]
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Hunter shoots at protected barn swallows – Birdlife Malta

BirdLife Malta said it has today released footage of a hunter shooting at protected Barn Swallows (Huttaf) yesterday afternoon in the fields adjacent to the Salina Bird Sanctuary. BLM said that the “footage shows the hunter shooting and recovering a shot swallow. He then used it to train his puppy hunting dog, dragging it on [...]
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EP reaches a deal on the economic governance “six pack”

European Parliament negotiators reached a deal with the Polish Presidency on the economic governance “six pack.” The deal overcomes the qualms between the Council and the European Parliament about introducing procedures that will allow the Commission to take action when dealing with Member States with unsustainable budgetary and macro-economic policies. The package also delivers a [...]
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MEPA board refuses application on Sliema development

Earlier today, the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board turned down an outline application for the demolition of Villa Degiorgio and the construction of a number of residential apartments with underlying garages in High Street, Sliema. MEPA said that “although the façade of the existing building was to be retained and the developer, at [...]
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Gozo Tourism Meeting meets with Gozo University Group

The Gozo Tourism Association recently held a meeting with a delegation from the Gozo Universtity Group. The Gozo Tourism Association was represented by the Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna, and the Chief Executive Office Mr. Joe Muscat, while the delegation from the Gozo University Group was headed by its President Mr. Ryan Mercieca. The main objective [...]
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Weakening of growth outlooks at global & EU levels – ESRB

The General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) recently held its third regular meeting. The report stated that, “since the previous ESRB General Board meeting on 22 June 2011, risks to the stability of the EU financial system have increased considerably. Key risks stem from potential further adverse feedback effects between sovereign risks, [...]
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MEP calls on EC to investigate Maltese energy poverty

Labour MEP Prof Edward Scicluna, has called on the European Commission to investigate revelations that Maltese families entitled to social support are being denied energy coupons to help meet their electricity bills unless they can pay their bills in full. Prof Scicluna said, “Energy poverty in Malta is a serious problem that is getting worse. [...]
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Series of lectures ‘Rediscovering the Grand Master’s Palace’

Comm. Salvator Mousù of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalelm, of Rhodes and of Malta, is organising another series of lectures which this time will be under the auspices of The President of Malta, Dr George Abela. The main theme of the talks is ” REDISCOVERING THE GRAND MASTER’S PALACE” and [...]
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Q2 industrial turnover up & manufacturing new orders drop

In the second quarter this year, provisional data released by the National Statistics Office indicates that industrial turnover rose by 2.2 per cent while manufacturing new orders decreased by 2.6 per cent over the corresponding quarter of 2010. Total industrial turnover advanced by 2.2 per cent to 118.4 points in the second quarter of 2011, [...]
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