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20 MARCH 2002
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Referendum likely for second quarter of 2003
By Kurt Sansone
The signing of the Accession Treaty between Malta and the European Union will take place in March next year along with that of other candidate countries, sources in Brussels told The Malta Financial and Business Times. This date rules out the possibility of the government holding a referendum on the issue in the first three months of 2003. READ MORE >>

PM for early euro adoption date
Speaking at last weekend’s Barcelona Summit, Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami announced that Malta intends to keep the period in which it is a member of the EU's Exchange Rate Mechanism as short as possible before joining the euro. READ MORE >>

Maltacom defends role in IT&T certificate controversy
By Miriam Dunn
Maltacom chief executive Stephen Muscat has told The Malta Financial and Business Times that the company had no alternative but to provide import certificates for IT&T merchandise and would have gladly stopped offering the service if the government had permitted it to do so. READ MORE >>

Relationship-based banking
David Lindsay speaks to First International Bank General Manager Ray Busuttil on the bank’s performance to date, its relationship-based business philosophy and its prospects for the future


Too much hype about hyperlinking?
In the first of a three-part series on Internet security and related copyright issues, Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi takes an in-depth look at the commonly-used method of hyperlinking and its legal implications

From department to regulator – the liberalisation of telecommunications
Transport and Communications Minister Censu Galea addresses a conference on ‘Managing the transition from a government department to a regulator’. Mr Galea highlights the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector and stresses the importance of competing openly and fairly

Lobbying campaign enters new phase
Still no sign of rescue for Price Club chain
Shops to be given easy late-night shopping option
Mobile phones just over the halfway mark
Early games mean slack business for World Cup bars
Malta contributes to tourism recovery committee
Mosta Technopark’s self-management success
The EU - the Mediterranean’s largest trading partner


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