Press Releases

Unknown individual destroying historic barumbara in Mgarr

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar has been informed that parts of the stone fabric of the historic barumbara located in the heart of Mġarr have been removed over the course of several evenings by an unknown individual. This illegal activity taking place under the guise of the night sky has resulted in the forced collapse of the......

Press Release issued on: 30/03/2017

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Existing Barumbara

A Web Of Deceit

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) denounces application PA 2610/15 to increase the height of apartment blocks at Marsalforn to 11-12 floors in a PA-blessed attempt to transform Marsalforn into a high-rise area. The FAR high rise policy clearly states that tall buildings go against Gozo’s character and should not even be......

Press Release issued on: 27/03/2017

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Marsalforn Abuse

Protecting the MCC and Valletta’s World Heritage Status

Flimkien għal  Ambjent Aħjar welcomes the restoration to take place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, however expresses concern about the assessment of works to be carried out, with the Planning Authority granting the permit before the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage gave its final approval. This was compounded......

Press Release issued on: 25/03/2017

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FAA Welcomes PA Mosta Rationalisation Decision

Flimkien għal  Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes the Planning Authority rejection of the development proposals for the Rationalisation site at Durumblat, Mosta, a green area of historical significance flanking Torri Cumbo. FAA along with the Ramblers Association and Friends of the Earth (Malta) have been challenging the Rationalisation......

Press Release issued on: 21/03/2017

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Positive Heritage Initiatives

Heritage and environment NGO Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes recent initiatives in favour of Malta’s natural and built heritage. The cast-iron protection of a these ecological sites is of the utmost importance, especially at ecological oases like Comino, where a major development project is being planned. Dr Claire......

Press Release issued on: 08/03/2017

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FAA Reacts to PN Environment Proposals

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar welcomes the PN’s proposals in favour of environment and heritage launched in its environment policy document. The entrenchment of environmental rights for citizens in the Constitution is an essential first step, and welcomed by FAA. Equally urgent is the repealing of the very damaging Design......

Press Release issued on: 21/01/2017

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NGOs Welcome Decision Affirming Right To Appeal

Flimkien għal  Ambjent Aħjar welcomes the Environmental and Planning Review Tribunal’s decision confirming the eNGOs’ and ERA’s right to appeal in the TownSquare and Mriehel high-rise cases. This decision shows that civil society has a legal right to be heard at all stages and for a of the planning process.  The NGOs......

Press Release issued on: 19/01/2017

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NGOs Vow To Fight On For The Right To Protect The Environment

Flimkien għal  Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, the Ramblers Association of Malta and the Qui-si-Sana Residents Association – the organisations which are appealing  the PA’s approval of the Townsquare and Mrieħel high-rises, refer to the  Planning Authority’s attempt to stop them from exercising......

Press Release issued on: 18/01/2017

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Clean Food Movement – Open Letter On Glyphosate To Environment Minister

Dear Hon. Herrera, When earlier last year we heard the positive news that the Maltese Government was in the process of banning the use of glyphosate in Malta, we were encouraged by the show of responsibility from government’s side as it chose to listen to the concerns of several experts and concerned individuals who have lobbied......

Press Release issued on: 16/01/2017

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Mepa Auditor

FAA feels obliged to bring to the attention of the public the alarming developments which were reported in the press recently revealing Mepa’s attempt to terminate the employment of the Investigating Officer at the Mepa Audit office. The public now has it from the Ombudsman that the Audit Officer is “a tool to ensure a transparent......

Press Release issued on: 08/01/2017

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