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21 April 2004
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Air Malta agreement so near and yet so far
By Kurt Sansone
The much-awaited final agreement on the restructuring of Air Malta was not signed yesterday. But in a brief 20-minute meeting between the four unions concerned and Investments Minister Austin Gatt, both parties agreed on a way forward.

Substantial surge expected in Maltese patent registration
- Malta to join European Patent Convention
By David Lindsay
Competitiveness and Communications Minister Censu Galea yesterday said he expects the number of patents being registered at the Malta office to surge from the current annual average of 200 to as high as 3,000.

Sant smiles at allegations of MLP tax evasion
By Matthew Vella
Malta Labour Party leader Alfred Sant has chosen not to comment yet again on allegations of tax evasion on wages paid by the MLP and on social security contributions owed by One Productions, the party’s radio and television company.

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

Some reflections on the Stability and Growth Pact
European Central Bank Vice-President Lucas Papademos speaks at the Monday’s annual dinner of the Institute of Chartered Accountants - Ireland. Speaking about certain member states’ violations of the Pact, Papademos answers three pertinent questions: Why should the ECB be concerned about these developments, how concerned should it be and what should be done about ithe situation?


Government borrowing leads to 155 per cent increase in long-term debt securities

Supermarkets could gang together to import food

Bank of Maharashtra welcomes FIMBank as new Maltese partner

No light at end of tunnel for Independent Insurance creditors

How pure is the air that we breathe?




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