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Equal treatment between persons irrespective of their religion, belief, disability, age and sexual orientation

 On 2 July 2008, the European Commission (EC) adopted a directive proposal which aims to provide for protection from discrimination.

So far, discrimination based on age, religion or belief, sexual orientation and disability is only prohibited in the fields of employment, occupation and vocational training. With its latest directive proposal, the EC intends to fill this gap.

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 The European Commission has welcomed the support of the European Parliament for its proposal to simplify the approval of hydrogen powered vehicles. This will mark a step forward in the development and marketing of clean and safe hydrogen vehicles.

As a result, they will be seen more often on Europe's streets and the European automotive industry could become more competitive by taking the lead in hydrogen technology.

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 GRTU has yesterday attended a public dialogue with the European Commissioner responsible for Competition Neelie Kroes. The session was entitles ‘How Malta can get the most out of competition policy', organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta.

Dr Joanna Drake, Head of EC representation in Malta's opening statement was that we frequently speak of making the best out of EU membership and a key component of this is competition policy.

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Proposti tal-GRTU

Illum il-GRTU wara 60 sena ta` esperjenza, bhala r-rapprezentant nazzjonali tas-self employed u n-negozji zghar ta` pajjizna, kif ukoll bhala l-promutur ta` numru infit ta` proposti u suggerimenti ghal tishih ta` l-intraprizi f-pajjizna, tghallimna li l-aktar moghod effettiv li jittwassal messagg b`sahhtu hu li nohorgu l-proposti taghna min zmien ghal zmien b'format ta` Manifest f'isem l-intraprizi z-zghar.

Dan il-Manifest jigi mahdum b'konsultazzjoni shiha u kontinwa mal-membri u jibqa` jigi aggornat skond il-kwistjonijiet li jinqalghu, dak li jkun qed jigi propost mill-Gvern, kif ukoll ic-cirkustanzi ekonomici u socjali li jitilghu min zmien ghal zmien. Illum dan isir ukoll fi sfond ta` Malta bhala membru shih ta` l-Unjoni Ewropeja.

Il-proposti taghna ma jinhadmux ghal sena wahda izda jkollhom l-ghan li jintlahqu sa 3 jew 4 snin. Barra dan il-GRTU tenfasizza wkoll punti differenti skond il-bzonn u s-sitwazzjoni tal-mument.

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The restoration of rubble walls and agro-tourism projects will be benefiting from EU funding of €5 m and €12 m respectively, Rural Affairs Minister George Pullicino said.

The financial allocation for the agriculture sector from EU funds between 2007 and 2013 amounts to €100 m.

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