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07 April 2004
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Former minister jumps from political wilderness to EU top job
By Kurt Sansone
Up to a few days ago Josef Bonnici’s career was sinking into oblivion after he refused Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’s offer to take up the post of parliamentary secretary in the finance ministry.
But like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Prof. Bonnici will probably soon find himself working full time with the European Court of Auditors, a post he will retain for six years.

Bonnici’s vacant seat may open way for technocrat in Parliament
Should his appointment be confirmed, Josef Bonnici’s appointment to the European Court of Auditors will mean that he will make way for a new face in Parliament. To accept the appointment Bonnici will have to resign his parliamentary seat, effectively ending his party political career. READ MORE >>

Maltese cigarette market intentionally oversupplied by Big Tobacco
By David Lindsay
A European Commission lawsuit instituted against tobacco giants Philip Morris International and RJ Reynolds has alleged that the multinationals have been in the habit of shipping suspiciously large quantities of cigarettes to Malta, Cyprus and Gibraltar with the knowledge that any excess stock would eventually be smuggled into the EU.

Lufthansa networking Malta to the world
90 per cent of all Lufthansa’s passengers from Malta connect to the airline’s intercontinental flight network. Here Lufthansa Vice President for south east Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan Joachim Steinbach, on a flying visit to Malta last week, speaks to DAVID LINDSAY about a number of issues including networking the world, airline security in the new millennium, new hubbing activity through Munich airport, new routes for Malta and how the company has weathered the post 9/11 fiscal storm

Enlargement, social policy and equal opportunities
Family and Social Solidarity Minister Dolores Cristina speaks at the opening session of the European conference on ‘Social Policy and Equal Opportunities in an Enlarged Europe’. Following are extracts from her speech, in which she vows the government’s commitment to reduce the risk of poverty and social exclusion. She also highlights recent employment policies with a strong gender dimension aiming to increase current low female employment rates, to increase the high inactivity rate of predominantly middle-aged women and to achieve a balance between genders in terms of reconciling work and family commitments


Air Malta employees express anger toward unions and government

Boat manufacturers praised for co-operative strategy

Government warns against subsidising fuel prices

Partial smoking ban paves the way for tougher laws

Sea Malta privatisation plans caught company officials by surprise

Mangion says Nationalist government is playing with numbers



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