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EC concerns over Spanish hospitals refusals to accept EHIC

The European Commission has expressed its concerns about refusals by Spanish public hospital to recognise EHIC The EC has requested information from Spain about complaints that Spanish hospitals providing public healthcare are refusing to recognise the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The Commission is concerned that Spain might be failing to fulfil its obligations under [...]
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Asphalting works to get underway in Marsalforn Road

The Xaghra Local Council has said that the much-awaited asphalting works on the first part of Marsalforn Road will start this coming Monday, the 3rd of June. “With the competent authorities, mainly the Water Services Corporation, having given their necessary authorisation for such works to be carried out.” The Council said that it would like [...]
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Commission recommends opening an EDP against Malta

Update with Government’s reaction shown below: The European Commission is recommending that the Council open an Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for Malta. It said that since accession to the EU, Malta has been subject to two Excessive Deficit Procedures (EDP). The first was launched in July 2004 and was abrogated in June 2007. The second [...]
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Worldwide, simultaneous Eucharistic adoration on June 2nd

Vatican officials are making strategic phone calls to some of the world’s most far-flung dioceses, trying to verify that in each of the world’s inhabited time zones there will be an organised hour of eucharistic adoration coinciding with 5-6 pm Rome time on the 2nd of June 2. The Vatican is trying to organise a [...]
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MBA members have combined balance sheet of € 53 billion

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Malta Bankers’ Association, Mr Charles Borg was elected as Chairman of the Board of the Association for the coming year. The other Board members are Mr Edward Cachia, Mr Mario Gauci, Mr Thomas Haag, Mr Cenk Kahraman, Ms Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger, Mr Joseph Said, Mr Henry Schmeltzer, Mr [...]
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Qala road races with Gozo Greyhounds Youth Athletic Club

As part of the celebrations for Qala Day, the Gozo Greyhounds Youth Athletic Club in collaboration with the Qala Local Council are organising road races around the streets of the village, this coming Sunday, the 2nd of June. There is a 10km starting at 10.00am, a 2km race starting at 10.20am, as well as a [...]
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Jessie J returns to the global stage at Isle of MTV in Malta

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and the Malta Tourism Authority have announced that British singer songwriter and global superstar Jessie J has been added to the stellar line-up for this year’s Isle of MTV in Malta, the annual, free outdoor music extravaganza taking place in Floriana’s spectacular [...]
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Chamber welcomes EU challenge over high energy prices

The Malta Chamber welcomes the commitment of the EU Heads of State and Government to foster Europe’s competitiveness by challenging high energy prices. The Malta Chamber is supporting the European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, EUROCHAMBRES, in its call on EU leaders to turn their commitment into concrete actions by creating a cost-effective [...]
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Arriva introduces its new summer schedule on the 2nd June

Arriva’s summer schedules come into force on Sunday, the 2nd of June 2013. The schedules, which include a collection of informative timetable leaflets focusing on places of interest, life and culture in the Maltese Islands, feature a number of new services to popular summer destinations and beach routes. Customers are reminded to check for any [...]
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UK remains the main market for inbound tourists at 29%

Tourstat data for April showed an increase of 8.5 per cent in total inbound visitors when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total expenditure went up by 5.7 per cent to €101.6 million. The UK remained the main market for inbound tourism, with a share of 29 per cent. The Italian market came second [...]
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Man charged in Gozo with violent rape and assult of a minor

Today the Police arraigned under arrest in the Gozo Court, Isaac Abdala aged 21 years, born in Ivory Coast but residing in Victoria, Gozo. He was charged with having on the night between the 12th and 13th of April 2013 in a private residence in Victoria, violently raping a minor girl and kept her against [...]
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Wirt Ghawdex lecture – The repopulation of Gozo post 1551

Wirt Ghawdex is to hold the fifth lecture in its 2013 series of public lectures and is entitled ‘The repopulation of Gozo post 1551- Notarial deeds of Notary Ferdinando Ciappara (1576-1577)’ with Ms. Davinia Mifsud. The lecture, which will be delivered in English, will take place at Santa Cecilia Medieval Chapel, Lambert Street, Ghajnsielem, on [...]
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‘Europe for Gozo’ – Meet MEPs & discuss Gozo at EU level

‘Europe for Gozo,’ organised by the European Parliament Office in Malta, is taking place this coming Friday and will be an opportunity to meet your MEPs and discuss the representation of Gozo at EU level. MEPs Claudette Abela Baldacchino, John Attard-Montalto, Joseph Cuschieri and Roberta Metsola are expedted to be in attendance and they will [...]
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Computer Malware involving the misuse of Malta Police logo

The Malta Police Force has warned of a variant of a computer malware, which involves the misuse of the Malta Police Force logo and that of the Malta Police association. Computer systems infected with police ransomware display a warning message claiming that the user’s computer had been “suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity” [...]
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