Iż-Żejjed Kollu Żejjed - Protesta

Moviment Graffitti is making a call for participation in a national protest free from partisan politics – Enough is Enough: We’re off to Valletta - on Saturday 7th September. It will start at 10am, from the Law Courts. The aim of this protest is to bring together residents, workers, farmers,...

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Europe must take collective responsibility for rescued migrants

Joint NGO Press Statement As Malta swelters in the summer heat, over 350 men, women and children are out at sea, stranded aboard rescue vessels waiting to be allowed to land. Despite repeated requests to Italy and Malta for a safe port, to date neither Member State has allowed...

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Measures introduced by St. Paul’s Bay Council welcomed, but construction problems still not addressed

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the measures introduced by the St Paul’s Bay Local Council to tackle the waste issues in the locality, while regretting the missed opportunity to address the problems caused by the under-regulation and under-enforcement of the construction industry that is causing...

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Central Link Crowdfunding Target Reached in less than 24 hours

The figure of €20,000 to challenge the Central Link in legal arenas has been successfully crowdfunded in less than 24 hours, NGOs have said in a statement. Hailing this result as a record, the NGOs stated that “today, residents and common citizens have shown that the opposition to this project...

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Fundraising for legal action against the Central Link project

After the Planning Authority (PA) shockingly approved the Central Link project, residents from various localities together with fourteen NGOs will be initiating legal action to challenge this appalling decision. Legal actions include, but are not limited to, an appeal with the Environment and...

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Residents, Local Councils and NGOs condemn ruse to splice and dice ITS application to evade holistic assessment of huge project

Joint Press Statement 13/07/19 Residents, Local Councils and NGOs condemn ruse to splice and dice ITS application to evade holistic assessment of huge project In view of the db Group’s separate development application for the proposed excavation of the former ITS site (PA/05533/19),...

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Residential Leases Act: The First Step Forward – Instability and Exorbitant Prices Yet To Be Addressed

Joint Press Statement 11/07/2019 A coalition of 20 NGOs active in the social field view the Residential Leases Bill as the first step forward. The NGOs had presented a proposal for rent regulation in February 2018 and reacted to the White Paper on this subject in October...

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St.Paul’s Bay residents launch petition with demands for a better locality

In light of the numerous issues that residents in the locality of St. Paul's Bay are facing (including Bugibba, Qawra and Xemxija) relating to the ongoing waste disposal problem, as well as problems faced because of construction sites, residents have come together and compiled a petition (see...

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DB permit revocation - the people can make a difference

Residents, NGOs and three Local Councils welcome the positive news that the permit for the abusive speculation at St George's Bay by DB Group on the site of the former ITS building has been revoked by the Court of Appeal, in response to a legal challenge filed by them. The Court of Appeal...

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Moviment Graffitti appeals PA’s approval of massive Burmarrad ODZ fuel station

Moviment Graffitti filed an appeal with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) against the Planning Authority’s (PA) decision to approve a massive fuel station on ODZ in Burmarrad. In this outrageous decision taken last April, the PA Board granted a permit for a tiny fuel pump of...

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Citizens, NGOs file judicial protest against Lands Authority for the enforcement of ITS contract

Several citizens and seven NGOs filed a judicial protest against the Lands Authority calling upon it to enforce the conditions of the contract entered into between the Government and DB San Gorg Limited Company regarding the ITS Site. The contract requires the developer to "restore" the St...

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Undeclared plans of Cold War facility underneath St. George’s Barracks revealed – NGOs request Emergency Conservation Order

Following the Planning Authority's approval of the db Group project in St. George's Bay last year, three local councils, several NGOs and residents came together to appeal the decision. Now plans and evidence have come to light showing the existence of an underground Cold War bunker created to...

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Revised Fuel Stations Policy Is An Improvement If Loopholes Are Removed

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the long-awaited review of the Fuel Service Station Policy for public consultation. The organisation is satisfied that the pressure applied through several direct actions, supported by many other NGOs and echoed by much of the public, has had its desired effect. This...

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We express solidarity and deep sorrow - Joint NGO Statement on the murder of Lassine Souleymane

We are deeply saddened by news of the death of Lassine Souleymane, brutally shot in Ħal Far over the weekend. We also wish all the very best to the two other victims of the shooting, and hope they recover without permanent or serious damage. Whatever the actual reasons for this terrible...

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Joint Press Statement: Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies

Twelve organizations representing a broad spectrum of society filed a judicial protest against the Minister for Transport and the Planning Authority to reveal all studies pertaining to the proposed tunnel between Malta and Gozo. They also asked for the carrying out of a Strategic Environmental...

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