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05 FEBRUARY 2003
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Labour’s wine boomerang

EU’s strict wine labelling regulations also apply to non-EU traders

By Kurt Sansone
It appeared to be a trump card for Alfred Sant’s anti-membership campaign, but the controversy raised over the wine labelling regulations of the European Union will come back to haunt him if a prospective Labour government decides to negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU. READ MORE >>

MHRA council votes unanimously in favour of EU membership

With the tourism sector representing roughly one third of Malta’s GDP, the pro-EU camp received another strong vote of confidence from the business community yesterday, with the 14-strong Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association council voting unanimously in favour of EU accession. READ MORE >>

MES shoots down GWU on drop in exports to EU claim

By David Lindsay
The Economic Services Ministry has strongly rebutted comments by General Workers’ Union General Secretary Tony Zarb, who was quoted recently as stating, "Exports (from Malta) to the EU have declined by nearly 30 per cent since Malta’s application for membership". READ MORE >>

The fight against piracy
A somewhat sceptical Matthew Vella speaks to IFPI Regional Co-ordinator for Western Europe Michael Ellis and Paul Warren on the pros, cons and trends of the international fight against piracy.

Malta, EU enlargement and the Euro-Med Partnership

This weekend Foreign Minister Joe Borg spoke at the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference themed ‘The Impact of EU Enlargement on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership’. Following are extracts from Dr Borg’s speech, in which he stresses the importance of Malta seeking to bridge the gaps between a new, wider EU and its Mediterranean partners.


Prime Minister’s fast track campaigning

AD working for votes and a valley

What do the European ambassadors think
Malta's attractions as an investment target to be enhanced with accession

FTI to stand by commitment to Malta

Labour – a worsening economic picture set against the influx of EU workers

Malta partners with Microsoft



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