05 MARCH 2003

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Overtime opt-out clause will not expire in November says EU Commission

By Kurt Sansone
A spokesman for EU employment commissioner Anna Diamantopulo yesterday confirmed that the opt-out clause, which gives employees the right to work more than 48-hours per week including overtime, is an integral part of the EU Working Time Directive and it is not reserved for any particular member state. READ MORE >>

Fuddy-duddy rightists are Sant’s new friends

Alfred Sant has just found himself another playground to say no to the EU and his new friends are from the right-wing European Group of Democracy and Diversities, one of the European Parliament’s political groupings. READ MORE >>

What’s wrong with Labour’s food prices report? ‘Half-baked’ says Bonnici

Economic Services Minister Josef Bonnici and Foreign Joe Borg have lambasted Labour’s report claiming food prices will be on the upturn come EU accession. Josef Bonnici called it ‘half-baked’, whilst Borg is arguing prices will actually go down, rather than up. READ MORE >>

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