TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 27 February 2008

George Vella cites ‘exceptional circumstances' clause in defence of Malta Shipyards
European Commission not aware of ‘exceptional circumstances'
David Darmanin
Amid a wave of criticism walloping the MLP for ‘wanting to re-open Malta's EU deal package', in a political debate Friday, former Labour deputy leader George Vella pointed out a proviso featured in Malta's EU accession treaty that can make “talks for the extension of Malta Shipyard's subsidy deadlines possible.”

Only Brussels can give green light to reduced VAT rate on restaurants
David Darmanin
The promise made by the two major political parties to reduce VAT on restaurants can only be implemented if government is given the green light by the EU Commission. >

Labour's no to budget surplus a “tremor” - Gonzi

Sant visits ‘dead' flowers at Magħtab

AD calls for respect towards resident rights

AN talks of the economy with Employers' Association

Nights spent in hotels up by 3.1% in EU27

Malta opens doors to leading Indian pharmaceutical company

Wider and more focused incentives for Chamber of Commerce

New Community Technology Learning Centre opens in Valletta

UK outlook has “changed dramatically”

German business confidence up

Wheat hits record high

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