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MEPs grill Commissioner-designate for health & consumers

MEPs questioned Tonio Borg intensively on his nomination to take up the Commission health and consumer protection portfolio. They urged action on delayed tobacco legislation and sought assurances on his views on women’s rights and non-discrimination, in a hearing on Tuesday. “People’s portfolio” In his opening statement, Tonio Borg described the health and consumer mandate [...]
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70th Birthday Celebratory Concert for Prof Joseph Vella

This coming Friday, to mark the seventieth birthday of Professor Joseph Vella, the maestro di cappella of St George’s Basilica, the Laudate Pueri Choir together with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will perform two of his most famous works. The concert is to be held at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, starting at 7.30pm, with guest [...]
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New Maltese ex-servicement Association successfully set up

Ex-Servicemen who completed their career in the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have set up a new association. The ‘Assocjazzjoni Suldati Pensjonanti’ (ASP) has been purposely formed to work in the interests of its members and of army widows, as well as for those who would in future be benefiting from a Government Treasury Pension. [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Victoria on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Victoria, Gozo, on Thursday the 15th of November, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IL- BELLIEGHA, TRIQ PATRI GACINTU CAMENZULI and TRIQ MRO. DIRJANU LANZON.
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European Personalities urge EU to back Erasmus programme

More than 100 European personalities from the worlds of education, art, literature, economics, philosophy and sport have signed an open letter to EU Heads of State and Government in support of the threatened Erasmus student exchange programme. These include three from Malta, namely TV presenter Valerie Vella, author Pierre Mejlak and singer Ira Losco. The [...]
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Tonio Borg’s hearing underway before MEPs in Brussels

The three-hour hearing of European Commissioner-designate Tonio Borg before MEPs in he European Parliament in Brussels has just started. MEPs principally from the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee – and also the committees on internal market and agriculture – will question the Commissioner-designate on his competences and suitability for the post. Following the [...]
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CIP calls for proposals information sessions in Malta & Gozo

The European Union’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. It is managed by the European Commission and is one of the EU’s centralised competitive funding programme. With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as its main target, the programme supports innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provides better access to [...]
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Gharb Local Council to organise a Library Open Day

The Gharb Local Council will be holding a Library Open Day, the aim of this activity is to encourage residents of all ages to make use of the branch library services. Reading Sessions are going to be held for the Gharb Primary children. During the opening hours everyone is encouraged to visit the library, give [...]
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Gross output of aquaculture industry down 22.4% in 2011

According to figures released by the National Statistics Office, the gross output of the aquaculture industry, which is comprised of fish farming and other output, amounted to €44.3 million, down by 22.4 per cent from €57.1 million in 2010. This decline was mainly due to a 47.6 per cent drop in the value of farmed [...]
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‘The Immorality of Culture’ a public lecture & book launch

‘The Immorality of Culture,’ the cultural construction of human virtue through imageries, is the ethnographic and anthropological lecture, being given by Anthropologist Ray de Bono Roberts, who is the Co-ordinator of the Culture and Identity Resource Centre at the Cittadella Centre for Culture and Arts. This public lecture will take place on Friday, the 23rd [...]
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The 13th of November 2012 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 13th of November 2012 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. This weeks article in the PDF download is: Seminar organised by the Gozo Regional Committee Gozo’s Regional Development was the main theme of a [...]
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