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  • Budget 2015 should Address Social inequality and Precariousness

    Date: Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:21

    The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the Government to address inequality and precariousness in the forthcoming Budget 2015. National statistics of 2013 show, that social inequality is on the increase.
  • Road Works at Triq il-Pantar and Triq Valletta Mosta

    Date: Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:19

    Transport Malta notifies that due to trenching works being carried out in Triq il-Pantar and Triq Valletta Mosta from Wednesday 1st October to Saturday 4th October 2014, Triq Valletta will be set to a one lane and vehicular traffic coming from Triq Valletta onto Attard...
  • Vella must commit to enforcing EU environmental standards

    Date: Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:46

    The EU must keep its leading role in environmental and maritime standards. Commissioner-Designate Karmenu Vella must be committed to the implementation of and future action on EU legislation. "There is a lot to do. Clean air, efficient use of resources and the current...
  • MUMN declares industrial dispute at Gozo General Hospital

    Date: Tue, 30/09/2014 - 07:45

    The Health Department has allowed a great shortage of carers in Gozo General Hospital to take place over this year and half  at the detriment of the patients and the elderly residents residing in Ward St. Anna. Such shortages were also due to the fact that certain...
  • Watch Live: Karmenu Vella questioned

    Date: Mon, 29/09/2014 - 14:43

    The Maltese nominee for the European Commission, Karmenu Vella, is being questioned by the MEPs. Karmenu Vella has been assigned the responsibility for the environment and maritime affairs by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. MEPs will be voting to...
  • The Irish Ambassador pays a courtesy call on the speaker

    Date: Mon, 29/09/2014 - 13:06

    The new Irish Ambassador, Padraig Mac Coscair, has this morning paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Anġlu Farrugia. The excellent political ties that exist between Malta and Ireland were mentioned by the two dignitaries, which...
  • Maltese Photographer at the National Portrait Gallery

    Date: Mon, 29/09/2014 - 13:01

    Maltese photographer Joe Smith will be the first Maltese artist to have his work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London after an image he submitted for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize was short-listed for exhibition. The...
  • Malta Represented at Gadames talks on Libya

    Date: Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:51

    Ambassador Joe Mangion, the Minister for Foreign Affairs’ Special Envoy for Libya, is representing the Government of Malta at the Gadames talks on Libya, starting today. Ambassador Mangion has served in Malta’s missions in the Arab world and in particular Libya, for a...
  • President in Rome to Meet the Pope

    Date: Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:10

    The President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and Mr Edgar Preca have today left Malta to Rome, where they will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican. This will be the first meeting between the two head of states.
  • Grilling of Nominated European Commissioner Karmenu Vella To be Held Today

    Date: Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:46

    The European Parliament will be today examining the European commissioner nominated by Malta, Karmenu Vella. Vella, who was awarded with the portfolio for the Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs by the president of the European Commission, directed by Jean-...