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Simon Busuttil has been elected as new PN Deputy Leader

Simon Busuttil has been elected as the Deputy Leader of the Nationalist Party this evening with 640 votes, or 72.4%. Tonio Fenech received 241 votes. There were 913 eligible voters, 888 votes were collected and 884 votes were cast, with 3 invalid, the quota was set at 590. Speaking after the result was announced, Simon [...]
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Nadur Primary School receives a second Green Flag Award

Gozo College Nadur Primary School was recently awarded the Green Flag Award by H.E. The President of Malta Dr George Abela. This is the second time that the school has received the accolade, the first occasion was in 2010. The Green Flag award is an international recognition awarded to eco-schools who promoted an environmental and [...]
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Age classification of cinema & theatre regulations published

Following the publication of ‘the Classification of Films and of Dramatic and other Stage Productions (Amendment) Act, to amend various laws relating to the classification of films and of dramatic and other stage productions,’ on the 2nd of November 2012, the two enabling Legal Notices have been published in the Government Gazette of today. These [...]
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Malta had 36 infringement procedures against it in 2011

Member States’ performance in applying EU law last year is detailed in the 29th Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law, published by the European Commission today. The report showed that Malta had 36 infringement procedures against it in 2011, one of the lowest numbers in the EU. Although there were fewer infringements [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Zebbug

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Zebbug, Gozo, on Sunday, the 2nd of December. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Xaghra 8.30am-11.00am and 2.30pm-4.30pm: TRIQ TAL- KACCATURI, TRIQ KALIPSO and TRIQ QASAM TA’ DUN ANTON. Zebbug 8.30am-11.00am and 2.30pm-4.30pm: TRIQ IL- KACCATURI.
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EU unemployment on the rise at 11.7% with Malta at 6.6%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.7% in October 2012, up from 11.6% in September. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.7% in October 2012, up from 10.6% in September. Malta stood at 6.6% up slightly from 6.5% in September. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with October 2011, when they were [...]
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Jum ix-Xewkija event in held at Teatru Govanni in Xewkija

Xewkija Local Council recently held the annual ‘Jum ix-Xewkija’ event, which Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija hosted in the Teatru Govanni. Students from the Gozo College Xewkija Primary School had the opportunity to show off their writing skills with a short essay depicting the village, these were then read out to the audience during the evening. A [...]
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European Film Awards Awards to be broadcast live on TVM2

On Saturday, 1st December the European Film Academy e.V. and EFA Productions gGmbH with the support of the Maltese Ministry of Finance, Economy and Investment and the Malta Film Commission, will see the 25th Edition European Film Awards 2012 taking place in Malta. The very first European Film Awards took place in 1988 in Berlin [...]
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Central Government debt up by €235.2 million on last year

During the first ten months, figures released by the National Statistics Office show that Central Government recorded a deficit of €322.5 million, up from €289.6 million registered in the corresponding period last year. At the end of October, Central Government debt stood at €4,619.9 million, up by €235.2 million, or 5.4 per cent, over the [...]
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Staff at FIMBank show their support for Butterfly Children

The staff at FIMBank recently donated the sum of €2,000 to Butterfly Children, a philanthropic organisation which aims at raising awareness about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a group of genetic disorders that result in fragility of the skin and, in some cases, other internal membranes and organs. Certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy [...]
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Vote for this young Maltese man to represent the EU in Oslo

Malta stands the chance of having a young representative form part of an official EU delegation attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo next month. Twenty-three year-old Larkin Zahra was one of 5,397 young Europeans who participated in the EU’s Nobel Peace Prize contest and is currently competing against 15 other contestants after his [...]
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Second edition of ‘Youth Gozo’ gets underway tomorrow

Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with the Gozo University Group and JP2 Youths will be organising the second edition of Youth Gozo, under the banner of ‘European Year of Active Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity.’ on Friday, the 30th of November and Saturday, the 1st of December. The event gets underway on Friday afternoon with a session [...]
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GUG commends plans for Gozo given in last night’s Budget

The Gozo University Group in a statement this evening said that it would like to commend the plans for Gozo outlined in the Budget 2013 which was presented to Parliament last night. “They are a step towards Gozitan people’s ideals. In particular we would like to comment on some of the proposals which are relevant [...]
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Traffic pollution harmful to health in many parts of Europe

Transport in Europe is responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the resulting environmental problems can be addressed by stepping up efforts to meet new EU targets, according to the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA’s annual report under the Transport [...]
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