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‘Il-Fjakkolata tax-Xlendi’ illuminating the coastline of Xlendi

‘Il-Fjakkolata tax-Xlendi,’ will be taking place this coming Monday and Tuesday, the 15th and 16th of July, orgainsed by the Xlendi Administrative Committee. This very special event, which is taking place as part of the Xlendi Summer Events 2013, revives an almost forgotten tradition as the rugged coastline and bay of Xlendi is illuminated with [...]
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Police Open Day 2013 events taking place in Marsalforn

Police Day 2013 has been commemorated this week in various localities across Malta and Gozo. This year is is marking the 199th anniversary since the force was founded. In Gozo the activities will be taking place tomorrow, Sunday, the 14th of July, in Marsalforn at 6.30pm with a Mass was celebrated at Santa Marija cemetery [...]
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MEPs toughen plans to deter young people from smoking

A draft law to make smoking less attractive to the young by banning the use of “characterised” flavours such as strawberry or menthol in tobacco products was backed by Public Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday. However, they also amended the draft to require health warnings on every side of a cigarette pack and ban slim [...]
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Online customer survey launched for Centru San Frangisk

The Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights announced publicly during the past few weeks that an independent customer satisfaction review regarding Centru San Frangisk at Ta’ Qali, would be launched. The Secretariat responsible for Animal Rights, said that it is launching this independent survey precisely with the objective to review the quality and [...]
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Gozo International Celebration in Qala – Festa Edition 2013

The International Annual Celebration for the Festa is being held at the Village Parish Square, Qala, on Monday, the 29th of July 2013. This 23rd edition of the ecumenical, socio-cultural event, “Gozo International Celebration – Festa Edition 2013,” marking the theme for this year, ‘Positivity Through Faith.’ The celebration will take place between 8.30pm and [...]
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Malta must not face migration alone – European Greens

The European Green Party (EGP) have called for the EU to stand in solidarity and develop a common strategy to manage the extreme pressure caused by the seasonal increase in the arrival of asylum seekers at Europe’s southern coast. The calls come as European Council President Herman Van Rompuy held meetings with Maltese Prime Minister [...]
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Minister welcomes IMF Board’s conclusions on Malta report

The Minister for Finanace Edward Scicluna, welcomed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board’s conclusions on Malta’s Country Report as further confirmation that the new Government’s policies are taking the country in the right direction. “I am especially pleased to note that the IMF’s Executive Directors have reconfirmed the resilience of our economy, underpinned by [...]
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Deficit target of 2.7 % of GDP appears unattainable – IMF

The latest report on Malta carried out in June by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in June, concluded that ” the government’s deficit target of 2.7 percent of GDP in 2013 appears unattainable in light of expansionary discretionary measures, optimistic revenue targets, and developments so far.” However it pointed out that [...]
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