Press Releases: 2010

Heritage Protection – A National Priority

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes the news that protection is to be given to sixteen historic sites through scheduling by MEPA’s heritage unit. This confirms the increased importance being given by the authorities to the protection of our heritage. FAA has lobbied on behalf of several of these sites; unfortunately,......

Press Release issued on: 12/12/2010

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NGO Contribution to Valletta’s Regeneration

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar backs the main objectives of the Fort St Elmo and Environs Development Brief to restore and rehabilitate the Fort as a cultural & recreational tourist attraction housing museums, a heritage trail and cultural facilities. This urgent work is no easy task especially since new uses have to......

Press Release issued on: 18/11/2010

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NGOs shocked over Dwejra

    The environmental NGOs Nature Trust (Malta), Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Din L-Art Helwa, Ramblers Association BirdLife Malta and Friends of the Earth Malta are appalled  by the way filming was being allowed in the Natura 2000 site at Dwejra in Gozo, with the depositing of tonnes of sand over the protected Dwejra......

Press Release issued on: 01/11/2010

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Heritage NGO And Residents’ Groups Unite To Save Heritage…. 23.10.10

  The synergy created by environment NGOs and residents’ groups in recent years has brought great benefits to our society; whereas previously citizens had no voice to express their concern about their deteriorating surroundings, they now know that they can influence events in a democratic way.   St. Paul’s Bay:......

Press Release issued on: 23/10/2010

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FAA Appeals MEPA decision on Valletta Regeneration Project…. 22.9.10

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar has lodged an appeal against the decision of the MEPA Board to grant Planning Application 03521/09 for “the construction of a new city gate for Valletta, Parliament building, new theatre at the Royal Opera House and ditch landscaping”.  Whilst reiterating that it favours the regeneration......

Press Release issued on: 22/09/2010

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MEPA Ignores Safety Requirements…. 14.9.10

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) deplores the manner in which the decision on the Marsaskala “rooftop public garden” was summarily decided, taking the public back to the bad old days of pre-reform MEPA.   FAA is representing Marsaskala residents in their struggle to protect their rights to retain a public......

Press Release issued on: 14/09/2010

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Heritage Preservation and Blind Eyes…. 11.9.10

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) is heartened to note that the restoration of Fort St Angelo is picking up momentum and augurs that the 10 million Euros required for the urgently-needed repairs are made available as soon as possible, just as funds have been found for other, less urgent projects. It is regretted......

Press Release issued on: 11/09/2010

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MEPA Rewards Illegalities…. 17.7.10

  The environment NGOs Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, NatureTrust Malta and Ramblers’ Association of Malta are pleased to note that MEPA reform is picking up momentum; the MEPA  Reform Act has now become law and the Environment Protection Department is being strengthened by an additional......

Press Release issued on: 17/07/2010

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Lack of Action on Air Quality Health Threat…. 4.7.10

  On the 24th June it was reported that Malta had taken the easy way out on air monitoring by convincing the EU that almost half of the 52 occasions when Malta exceeded EU limits of particulate matter in our air had were due to “natural causes” like ‘dust from the Sahara Desert’ and sea spray. The environment NGOs......

Press Release issued on: 04/07/2010

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Wrong Decisions are taken and will continue to be taken…. 26.6.10

  Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar is heartened by the MEPA Board’s request for a revision of plans for a project to construct 164 apartments, 232 garages and 960 square metres of commercial space on the site of the former Seven-Up factory in Hamrun. The issued raises at the hearing included the negative impact on the views......

Press Release issued on: 26/06/2010

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