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12 FEBRUARY 2003
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GDP growth of 5.9 per cent with EU accession - expert
By Matthew Vella
According to EcoMod President and Economic Professor Dr Ali Bayar, Malta’s accession to the European Union would prompt an additional growth of 5.87 per cent in gross domestic product, reversing a negative trend so far plaguing the Islands on and off since the early nineties. READ MORE >>

GRTU urges members to vote in referendum
- business suffering from uncertainty
The General Retailers and Traders Union (GRTU) is urging it’s members to vote in the referendum 8 March. In a move that could irk the Labour party leadership, the Union has said it is against people staying at home or invalidating their vote. READ MORE >>

Another boomerang for Sant as company denies EU threat
By Kurt Sansone
The managing director of one of the companies mentioned as standing to lose from EU accession by Labour leader Dr Alfred Sant last Sunday, has described the statements made by the Opposition leader as a "misunderstanding". READ MORE >>

To lose or not to lose the funds
Ever wondered who will be responsible for managing the EU funds that will come Malta’s way? Kurt Sansone meets Marlene Bonnici, head of the Regional Policy Directorate, and gets a glimpse of how the funds will be managed

A good relationship improved with membership
Italian Ambassador to Malta Dott. Alvise Memmo contends that while co-operation between Malta and its immediate northern neighbour would in all probability continue along the same lines should Malta opt out of EU membership, the benefits and advantages accrued from membership would far outweigh those of today’s relationship


Dowty Automotive secures new business with Honeywell Garrett

Indicative calendar of government securities issued

Air Malta jet for New Zealand

New OHS regulations published




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