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Original painting of Norma poster presented to Teatru Astra

Artist John L Grima has presented the original painting, commissioned by Teatru Astra for the poster of the upcoming opera production Norma, to Paul Zammit, President of Socjetà Filarmonika La Stella. In this painting, John Grima is inspired by the story revolving around the strong and determined Druid priestess. The poster reflects Norma’s beauty and [...]
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MEPA welcomes landmark court decision in their favour

Two decrees, delivered earlier this month, from the First Hall of the Civil Court have been delivered in favour of MEPA against land-owners who separately presented a prohibitory injunction to stop the Authority from taking direct action against illegalities on their respective sites. These two decisions handed down by Hon. Justice Mark Chetcuti follow on [...]
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Europe launches its1st satellites for smart navigation system

Today Europe takes a major step in its history by launching the first two operational Galileo satellites at 12h30 CET from Kourou, French Guiana with a Soyuz launcher to reach their orbit at 23.000 kilometres. Europe is now a step closer to having its own smart satellite navigation system, which will bring many benefits to [...]
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Moviment Graffitti awareness activity ‘Reclaim the World’

Every year Moviment Graffitti organises an awareness raising activity entitled ‘Reclaim the World.’ The focus of this year’s ‘Reclaim the World event’ will be addressed at the ‘so called’ financial crisis’ and how this is affecting the livelihood and well-being of people, animals and the environment. The event is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, the 22nd [...]
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Euro area & EU27 government deficit 6.2% and 6.6%

In 2010, the government deficit of the euro area (EA17) increased and that of the EU27 decreased in absolute terms compared with 2009, while the government debt and GDP rose in both zones. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio decreased slightly from 6.4% in 2009 to 6.2% in 2010, and in [...]
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MEP states fiscal debate needs to make ‘quantum leap’

Labour MEP Prof Edward Scicluna on Thursday, called on the government to improve the public debate on tax leading to reforms to Malta’s tax system. Prof Scicluna told delegates at the ‘VAT and the EU’ conference organised by the Malta Institute of Management that Malta’s debate on its tax system needed to “make a quantum [...]
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Santa Lucija’s ‘Symphony of Lights’ taking place tomorrow

A `Symphony of Light,` spectacular iss being organised for the first time by the Santa Lucija Adminisrative Committee. This event, which involves a spectacle of music combined with choirs and orchestra, light spectacular and fireworks, is being held tomorrow, Saturday, the 22nd of October, starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is free. Saint Lucy, the patron saint [...]
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General Government Q2 account shows deficit of €107 m

National Statistics Office figures released today show the deficit recorded by the General Government for the second quarter this year amounted to €107.0 million, up from €77.7 million in the comparable period last year. During the June quarter, total revenue stood at €592.3 million, a decline of €1.4 million compared to the corresponding quarter last [...]
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General Government deficit for 2010 is 3.6 per cent of GDP

In 2010, General Government net borrowing (or deficit) was estimated at €222.2 million, up from a deficit of €216.7 million for 2009. In 2010, the General Government deficit was equivalent to 3.6 per cent of GDP, down from 3.7 per cent for 2009. These figures were released from the National Statistics Office today. At the [...]
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Libya must move on, begin reconciliation & forget revenge

Commenting on the reported death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, The Greens, European Free Alliance, foreign policy spokesperson Franziska Brantner said, “Libya must now move on and begin a true process of reconciliation and rebuilding, leaving revenge behind. While it clearly would have been preferable if Gaddafi had been captured and tried for his [...]
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