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Hand Postmark – Photo Gallery Italian Cultural Institute

For the occasion of the Exhibition of photographs of the Colombaia and Windmills at Trapani which will be held at the Italian Institute of Culture, MaltaPost has said that a special hand postmark, ‘Photo Gallery, Italian Cultural Institute, Valletta,’ will be used tomorrow, Wednesday the 29th of February at the Post Office of Castille Square [...]
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European Parliament receives a petition against ACTA

A petition calling on MEPs “to stand for a free and open Internet and reject the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)” was received by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The petition had been signed by almost 2.5 million people from all over the world. “Receiving a petition supported by more than 2 million [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Gharb

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Gharb, Gozo, on Thursday, the 1st of March, between the hours of 8.00am to 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Sannat: TRIQ TA’ CENC, TRIQ TA’ DUN LUQA, TRIQ IL- PALAZZ PALINA, TRIQ IL- KALATI and [...]
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January’s industrial producer price index fell by 0.7%

In January, the producer price index for total industry decreased by 0.7 per cent. This was the result of a decline of 3.0 per cent in intermediate goods, mitigated by an increase of 0.1 and 4.8 per cent in capital and consumer goods respectively. During this period, energy prices remained stable. The total index of [...]
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Labour Leader Joseph Muscat visits ‘Gozo Week on Campus’

‘Gozo Week’ organised by the Gozo University Group and taking place at the campus of the University of Malta, is now in full swing. Events started yesterday and will continue until this Friday. There will be various events and activities taking place during the week, as well as six stands that are portraying Gozo and [...]
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Gozo in the Strategic Plan for Environment and Development

Earlier today a document setting out the objectives of a Strategic Plan for Environment and Development, was unveiled for public consultation. It will replace the 20-year old Structure Plan. In the document Gozo is treated as a distinct spatial area. The Strategic Plan for Environment and Development (SPED) will seek to enable economic growth, strengthen [...]
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Qala man arrested after jewellery store robbery in Victoria

The Gozo Police said this afternoon that they had arrested a 30-year-old Qala man today following reports that a man had been acting in a suspicious manner in the area of Palm Street, in Victoria. The statement said that the Police who attended the scene, did not at first notice anbody or anything suspicious. It [...]
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Gozo incentive schemes needed to attract domestic tourists

The Agenda of the Gozo Tourism Assoication’s 14th Annual General meeting held recently, included an address by the Chairman of the Association, Mr Paul Scicluna, the Administrative report by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Joe Muscat, and the Financial report by the Treasurer, Mr Mark Busuttil. The meeting was also addressed by the Minister for [...]
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Government responds on pension entitlements in Malta

The Government this afternoon issued a statement in response to today’s European Commission Reasoned Opinion on Infringement No 2009/2161 with regard to Malta’s application of Article 46b of Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 and Article 54 of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 with regard to persons receiving a Maltese statutory social security pension and a civil service [...]
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80 participants on film scout & location management course

The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, Tonio Fenech addressing participants today who have completed a Scout and Location Management Course organised by the Malta Film Commission said that, “the film industry in Malta and Gozo has experienced substantial growth over the past four years, with over 65 productions shot in Malta and Gozo.” [...]
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EC asks Malta to stop cuts to EU civil service pensions

The European Commission has requested Malta to stop reducing Maltese old-age pensions by the amount of civil servant pensions received from other Member States. Maltese legislation provides that Maltese statutory old-age pensions are partly decreased by the sum of service pensions paid for past services in Malta or abroad. Such a practice breaches social security [...]
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More new MCAST part-time courses starting next month

Through several part-time courses offered by its 10 Institutes in Malta and the Gozo Centre, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology said that it is providing vocational education and training to over 4,000 individuals every year. Next month MCAST will be starting another 200 evening courses, including 14 new programmes, providing lifelong learning [...]
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Government says parameters in 2011 derogation were met

The Government said that it takes note of the Reasoned Opinion issued by the Commission regarding the alleged breach of the Birds Directive in relation to the trapping in autumn of four species of birds (Turtle Dove, Quail, Golden Plover and Song Thrush). “The Commission is claiming Malta’s practice of autumn trapping since 2004 does [...]
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European Commission asks Malta to ensure bird protection

The European Commission has asked Malta to improve the protection of birds that pass over its islands in the autumn. Since Malta joined the EU in 2004 it has allowed the autumn trapping of four species of birds protected by EU laws: the Turtle Dove, Quail, Golden Plover and Song Thrush. On the recommendation of [...]
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