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ALFRED SANT VISITS BETLEHEM

Former Prime Minister and MEP Alfred Sant visited the Christmas village at Għajnsielem, Gozo where he was toured around by Frans Cauchi, Għajnsielem mayor, Mr. Frans Ciangura and Luigi Landi, Mayor of Tolfo which for the last years has been reciprocating cultural initiatives with the village of Għajnsielem. Dr. Sant lauded these initiatives which attracted

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‘SMALLER BANKS WITHIN SMALLER ECONOMIES SHOULD NOT BECOME RISK AVERSE’

Alfred Sant told the European Parliament that we need to ensure that smaller banks within the smaller economies operating in the Eurozone do not become more risk averse by inhibiting their exposure to financial services in their national economy, and more importantly when lending to small and medium sized industries, while becoming less competitive. ‘Not

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DIFFERENT PLANS FOR WINDING DOWN FAILED EUROZONE BANKS

Elke König told Maltese MEP Alfred Sant that smaller and less complex banks compared to the big international banks will not be subject to the same plans of a new body which will be responsible for winding down failed Eurozone banks. König was addressing the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament when

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‘THE ARAB SPRING NOT A FAST TRACK FOR ADOPTION OF EUROPEAN VALUES’

Alfred Sant said it was an illusion to think that the Arab Spring was a fast track towards the adoption of ‘European’ values by Arab countries. “European” values, even the most fundamental one of human rights, cannot simply be exported. They can only be assimilated in a dialectical manner, subsumed and altered in the culture

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SANT ASKS EC WHEN IT WILL EVACUATE 1700 EMPLOYEES EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS

Maltese Europarliamentarian Alfred Sant has asked the European Commission whether a definite date has been decided to move out 1,700 employees from the Jean Monet Building in Luxembourg, 50 of which are Maltese Nationals. These employees are directly connected to the presence of asbestos after it had been establised that a large amount of asbestos