TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Investments Ministry: Government’s policy on surcharge revision ‘not set in stone’
The Government has denied any suggestions of a u-turn for political convenience in its decision to change its policy about the revision of the surcharge rates after three years from once every two months to a seven-month revision period.>>

Libya to buy France’s super jet fighter
Libya became the first foreign state to buy France’s latest super fighter jet, a French official said on Tuesday, fuelling criticism of President Nicolas Sarkozy for putting business before human rights.>>

European Stocks drop, led by Nokia; Volkswagen, Royal Bank fall
The General Retailers and Traders Union (GRTU) said that a study conducted among its members showed that Government-induced costs are leading to an increase in the cost of living.>>

German confidence at 15-year low

Black gets 6 and a half years

EURES forum on mobility among disabled workers

Decision to retain surcharge rate for next seven months dismissed


No drama
With E-Day round the corner, David Darmanin asks Chairman of the National Euro Changeover Committee J.F.X. Zahra for some final reassurance .>>

Uptown boys
In pure Round Table tradition, December is the month in which members get cracking on filling the Phoenicia hall for the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner – their main charity event for the year. But how do charities benefit? And what’s Round Table all about anyway? David Darmanin discovers .>>

The Euro and the cost of living
With the introduction of the euro the question uppermost peoples minds is: what effect will the new national currency have on the cost of living in Malta? .>>

Bureaucracy beckons
A big PR razzmatazz was drummed up four years ago when a White Paper entitled ‘A Public Service for the 21st Century’ was launched. It announced new public service charters .>>



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