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29 JANUARY 2003
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Louis Buhagiar says MLP should accept a ‘yes’ vote
By Kurt Sansone
Labour MP Louis Buhagiar has provided the answer to the possible scenario where the referendum gets a ‘yes’ majority and a Labour government is elected in the subsequent general election. The former parliamentary secretary believes that a Labour government should then acknowledge the result of the referendum. His comment was buried and went unnoticed in an opinion published in The Times. READ MORE >>

PM makes strong case for cross-cultural dialogue
Matthew Vella from Strasbourg
Greeted by Parliamentary President Peter Schneider as "a presence signifying Malta’s excellent relationship with the Council of Europe", Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami took to the podium to advance the need of the Council’s dynamic forum for EU and non-EU countries to seek better understanding with each other. READ MORE >>

MLP partnership document revealed
Non-Maltese nationals would be given "full freedom to buy property" in designated zones
Kurt Sansone analyses some key aspects of the Labour Party document: Partnership – the best option for Malta. READ MORE >>

PM hints strongly at 15 March for referendum
Matthew Vella reporting Strasbourg
A grim Alsace sky greeted Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami as he arrived at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to address the Assembly as Chair of the Committee of Ministers, in which he sent out strong signals on the probable date of Malta’s EU referendum. READ MORE >>

Nurturing an alliance
From the fledgling markets in 1987 to the cautious investors of today, Globe Deputy Chairman James Blake has seen it all. Matthew Vella writes

A sustainable resolution of the water problem
Minister for Economic Services Prof. Josef Bonnici highlights the shift from the traditional production-consumption of water approach to the improvement of water quality and the more sustainable integrated systems view

Malta as an ICT hub

Lloyd Dorfmann: never taking no for an answer
The Malta Financial & Business Times talks to Lloyd Dorfmann CEO Travelex Group

Agriculture statistics

What are Maltese and Gozitan farmers’ expectations from an enlarged Europe?

Chinese business delegation to visit Malta

What do the European ambassadors think
German ambassador Georg Merten: To “club members” one usually entertains closer relations
Malta Chamber of Commerce reacts to report on survey report in BT



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