31 August 2005

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‘Made in China’ clothes blocked by Maltese customs
• More than 438,000 jerseys, trousers and blouses stopped
James Debono
Thousands of clothing items imported from China are piling in boxes at the Maltese customs pending the outcome of EU negotiations with China over import quotas for cheap Chinese clothes.

Yet another report for Brussels
Karl Schembri
Government yesterday published yet another report of generic proposals aiming to boost competitiveness and employment as a draft to the final report that has to be presented to the European Union by 15 October.

A whopping Lm15.4m spent on invalidity pensions
Michaela Muscat
The Lm1,379,469 spent on unemployment benefits is whimsical when compared to the Lm15,425,952 allotted to invalidity pensions in 2004. This dispels the myth that the unemployed, account for most of the ‘free-riding’.

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