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Landmark Decision by MEPA Board On Application In Maghtab… 6.5.10

Public Interest precedes 2007 outline development permit   In a landmark decision earlier today, the MEPA Board unanimously refused to give a full development permit for an application which in August 2007 was granted an outline permit. The proposed development, which includes the demolition of a disused rabbit farm and......

Press Release issued on: 06/05/2010

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Birżebbuġia Scrapyard – Still Operating In Spite Of MEPA Closure 1.5.10

  On 3rd April 2009 the Times of Malta reported “MEPA closes ta’ Gasparell illegal scrap yard”.     Full credit is due to MEPA for such direct action. However environment and heritage group Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) points out that in spite of reports, MEPA did not carry out regular monitoring......

Press Release issued on: 01/05/2010

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Delimara Power Station Threat to Public Health 28.4.10

  The environment NGOs Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth, NatureTrust and Ramblers are greatly concerned by the major public health issues involved in the emissions of the proposed Delimara Power Station extension to be run on heavy fuel oil. This technology demands that there be strict monitoring of the......

Press Release issued on: 28/04/2010

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FAA/University Architecture Awards 2010

  Months of hard work bore fruit when fourth year architecture students were awarded the Tony Mifsud Architecture Award organised by the conservation and environment group, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar in conjunction with Professor Denis de Lucca, head of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Malta Named after......

Press Release issued on: 17/04/2010

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Five NGOs welcome MEPA decision re Dwejra

  The environmental NGOs – BirdLife Malta, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Nature Trust (Malta)and Ramblers Association Malta welcome the decision by the MEPA Board not to sanction the illegally built boathouses at the Dwejra Inland Sea.  The NGOs ‘  view this as an encouraging  sign  and......

Press Release issued on: 10/04/2010

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Stop Project Piano Petition – 03.04.10

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) states categorically that it is not one of the organisers of the STOP PROJECT PIANO petition for which signatures are being gathered in order to request a referendum on the Valletta Rehabilitation Project.  This politically-independent petition as well as a number of other Internet-driven......

Press Release issued on: 03/04/2010

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Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar condemns attack 25.2.10

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) condemns in the strongest terms the malicious attack on one of its founder members by Stephen Calleja, as published in the Independent of 21 February. The allegation made by Stephen Calleja is that Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar coordinator Astrid Vella, should be automatically excluded......

Press Release issued on: 25/02/2010

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Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar calls for legality and EIA on Valletta Plans 20.2.10

  The Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi recently announced that the Valletta Regeneration project will begin within months, if not weeks, “once the Malta Environment and Planning Authority gives its go-ahead.” Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) emphasises the choice of words “once the MEPA gives its go-ahead and not......

Press Release issued on: 20/02/2010

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Positive Move on the heritage front

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes the Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism’s recent initiative to apply for financial assistance under the European Regional Development Fund, with the intention of rehabilitating Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa. Equally positive are Dr Jason Azzopardi’s parallel measures taken......

Press Release issued on: 07/01/2010

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Tourism at all costs? – Astrid Vella

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) recognises the need for growth in the tourism sector and its contribution to the socio-economic well being of the Maltese Islands as well as the importance of regenerating and diversifying the tourism product in order to secure our competitiveness in the sector. Tourist trends also indicate......

Press Release issued on: 04/01/2010

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