19 November 2003

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Government not getting backing for budget measures
- GRTU stands against VAT increase
By Julian Manduca
The GRTU yesterday joined a chorus of disapproval from the constituted bodies and yesterday announced its opposition to any increase in VAT.READ MORE >>

Foundation for National Competitiveness launched
Yesterday saw the formal institution of the Foundation for National Competitiveness, the joining of forces of consultancy firm EMCS Ltd., the Malta Council for Science & Technology, Bank of Valletta, HSBC Bank Malta, Malta International Airport, VISET, Vodafone, Maltacom, Toly Products and Magro Bros. READ MORE >>

Tourism expenditure grows by 6.9 per cent
- business travel to Malta on the increase
Over the first nine months of the year, total expenditure by tourists rose by Lm23 million, or 6.9 per cent, to Lm355.5 million. As a result, per capita expenditure increased to Lm179.6 from Lm175.1 over the first nine months of 2002. READ MORE >>

Malta seeking minimum of five EP seats, not six
Alternattiva Demokratika’s spokesperson on European affairs and General Secretary of the European Greens Arnold Cassola yesterday released documents to the media revealing that the Maltese government is seeking a minimum of five seats for itself in the European Parliament, not six as it had previously insisted.READ MORE >>

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