TOP NEWS | Sunday, 30 September 2007

PN closes the gap

A survey conducted by MaltaToday in the aftermath of last Thursday mass party activities which inaugurated the electoral campaign the two big parties are practically neck to neck with the PN enjoying a slight 0.4% advantage over the MLP...

Budget planned for 8 October
An early budget – one of the earliest ever – is being planned for the 8 October, government sources told MaltaToday, but a series of consultative meetings will need to be held before confirmation of the date...

Brussels stirred by EU Ombudsman ruling
In a historic first for a Maltese newspaper, the European Ombudsman on Tuesday recognised MaltaToday’s right to access to data detailing the allowances received by Malta’s five MEPs...

MaltaToday complaint triggers ‘Europe-wide debate’
A recommendation by the European Ombudsman to the European Parliament to disclose the payments it makes to its MEPs, after MaltaToday lodged a complaint in 2005, has sparked a Europe-wide debate over the right of the public to know what MEPs earn...

The crucifix, Sant and Gonzi
It’s the way of the cross again for Alfred Sant as the Nationalist Party puts the Opposition leader’s personal religious beliefs under the spotlight in highlighting his “refusal to kiss the crucifix when taking an oath”...


Saviour Balzan: Cool, but not relaxed

Anna Mallia: PBS – why can’t it live up to its name?

Michael Falzon:
A tale of two speeches

Raphael Vassallo: The Magnificent 65

NEWS | Sunday, 30 September 2007

Timing of the budget

MaltaToday complaint triggers ‘Europe-wide debate’

Gonzi to push party funding transparency motion tomorrow

All EU diversity posters stolen from Sliema waterfront

Autumn ushers literature

Tony Abela flees Malta instead of Charlon Gouder

Greens apply for television broadcasting licence and issue tender for management of station

Green redemption

‘Saturday morning mechanics’ pose greater risk than new petrol station – WSC

Spanish housing market: Rent bondage or mortgage slavery?

It’s raining (abandoned) cats and dogs…

Bondi gets his way on Monday night slot

The Maltese language loses one of its heavyweights


Ramla: reverse and rethink
The news that Mepa is set to revoke the Ramla il-Hamra development permit is most welcome. Finally, the right buttons are being pressed... Editorial >

Abstinence is bliss
The new director for health promotion and disease surveillance, Dr Charmaine Gauci, finds herself caught in a controversy even before she has uttered a word. In her first interview since her appointment last week, she treads carefully on what has been a minefield for her predecessor: sex and condoms...
Interview by James Debono >

Gerry laid to rest

After the Independence celebrations last week, which marked the unofficial beginning of the electoral campaign, the political spotlight shifted in earnest this week to the parliamentary arena, where the constitutional amendments agreed between the two parties represented in Parliament, the Malta Labour Party (MLP) and the Nationalist Party (PN) were approved during a marathon four-hour sitting on Wednesday evening... Charlot Zahra’s election diary >

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