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17 December 2003
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A monster called bureaucracy

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We are at war against bureaucracy – Edwin Vassallo
- reiterates he will reconsider his position if he doesn’t deliver
By Kurt Sansone
There is no mistaking the tone of Edwin Vassallo’s voice. He is an angry parliamentary secretary wanting to streamline bureaucracy for small businesses but he faces a mentality problem that gives little priority to efficiency. READ MORE >>

Protection logic - GRTU and Chamber defend pharmacy threshold
By Matthew Vella
The champions of the free market are up in arms following the proposed lowering of thresholds in the distribution of pharmacies per number of inhabitants, proposed to be lowered from 3,000 inhabitants per pharmacy to 1,600. .READ MORE >>

Government enterprises chairmanships reshuffled
By David Lindsay
Government yesterday announced sweeping changes to the chairmanships of a handful of its corporations, apparently spurred by the decision taken by Joseph F.X. Zahra to resign from his chairmanship of national telecoms carrier Maltacom so as to retain his much longer standing chairmanship of Bank of Valletta. READ MORE >>

An unfaltering entrepreneurial spirit
Times may change, business may change – but the one constant in the world of business is the spirit of the entrepreneur. Here Angelo Xuereb speaks to DAVID LINDSAY about a number of projects past, present and future and gives his views on a range of subjects from the construction and tourism industries to the hurdles the entrepreneurial spirit is continuously facing

Turning disadvantages of old into competitive platforms
MP Michael Frendo, Head of the Maltese delegation attending the recent World Summit on Information Society in Geneva, addresses the Summit and outlines Malta’s Information and Communication Technology strategy. Following are extracts from his speech


Malta not in firing line of Germany’s proposed EU budget cap

GWU Drydocks secretary resigns

Malta Institute of Taxation reacts to Budget 2004




















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