SOFA agreement with the US would be humiliating and unconstitutional

Moviment Graffitti condemns in the strongest possible terms the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States, which has been reportedly approved by Cabinet. Malta’s Constitution clearly states that our country is neutral and explicitly prohibits foreign military forces on our...

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Moviment Graffitti urges PA to stop uglification of Gozo

We call on the Planning Authority to reject an application for a massive development that will see the construction of an eight-storey apartment block, towering over Xlendi bay and dwarfing the surrounding buildings. The hearing is due tomorrow, and despite numerous residents voicing their...

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Government placing Zammit Tabona’s interests above those of the people

Moviment Graffitti asks whether electoral donations given by the Zammit Tabona family are facilitating their business interests Following a change in the terms of the call for tender for a hop-on hop-off service, which will be replacing the fast ferry originally planned for Gozo, concerns...

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Joseph Muscat should assume responsibility for blatant conflict of interest appointment

NGOs condemned Joseph Muscat's defence of his appointment of a Planning Authority employee to the appeals Tribunal. Joseph Muscat appointed Martin Saliba to the appeals tribunal, which decides on Planning Authority cases, whilst Saliba was on leave from the PA, and with the assurance that...

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Organisations disappointed over dropping of fast-ferry service proposal

Eleven organisations are calling on the Government to reconsider its decision to ignore its electoral pledge to offer a fast-ferry service linking the Mġarr harbour to the Grand Harbour, in favour of a hop-on, hop-off ferry service. The latter service will not cater for the needs of Gozitan and...

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NGOs call for investigation of EPRT Chairperson’s conflict of interest

A group of NGOs is requesting a full-scale investigation into the practices that have led to a PA employee being appointed head of the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal. On Sunday 30th August, The Sunday Times has revealed how Martin Saliba, former chairperson of the EPRT, was still...

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Stop sacrificing lives on the altar of greed – Moviment Graffitti

The death of a construction worker in a collapse in Cospicua is another senseless death caused by lawlessness in the building sector, said Moviment Graffitti in a statement. Expressing shock at the umpteenth death on a building site, the activist group condemns the authorities’ complacency in...

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Tighter Rural Policy regulations a positive development

After studying the proposed reform for the Rural Policy, the undersigned NGOs are of the opinion that this presents a considerable improvement over the present Rural Policy. In general, the reforms represent stricter regulation of development occurring Outside Development Zone, resulting in an...

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Moviment Graffitti calls for anti-SLAPP legislation in Malta

Freedom of information must be protected at all costs Moviment Graffitti condemns without reservation the SLAPPs (strategic lawsuits against public participation) being threatened against five Maltese media houses who reported on the Montenegro windfarm deal that enriched private persons...

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From bad to worse at Planning Commission - organisations call for the removal of Mr Simon Saliba

Eleven organisations are calling for the removal of Mr Simon Saliba from Chairperson of the Planning Commission for obstructing the right to a fair planning process. Mr Simon Saliba has consistently shown disrespect for residents and other objectors during sittings held at the Planning...

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“Stop hogging our seas” Balluta Bay objectors tell Fortina ferry group

The 87-strong individuals, Local Council and NGOs who are appealing the Planning Authority's decision to allow the Fortina Group to operate a catamaran from Balluta Bay, denounce the group's Monday press release as more greenwash. "The entire bay from Balluta Bay right past the St. Julian's...

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People see through DB’s lies – thousands object for the third time to DB’s monstrosity

Over 5,800 objections have been submitted to the PA through this online form , during the representation period for the proposed DB Group project on the ITS site, which closes today. Many objections are still to be acknowledged by the PA.  The Local Councils of Pembroke, Swieqi and St....

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Organisations slam Planning Authority for concealing important studies of DB project

Organisations slammed the Planning Authority for keeping important studies relating to the DB’s ITS project concealed from the public. Despite the fact that there is only one week left for the public to make representations about the application, the PA has not released crucial studies such as...

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Organisations formally object to the DB Group plans for the ex-ITS site

Several organisations have submitted a detailed objection to the Planning Authority (PA) in connection with the DB Group project on the ex-ITS site. A summarized version of the objection has been placed on an online form and can be submitted to the PA by the general public. Despite the...

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Organisations take PA to Court over irregular Jerma Development Brief

A group of seven organisations filed a lawsuit against the Planning Authority (PA) after its failure to withdraw the flawed Jerma Development Brief. The seven organisations had sent a judicial protest to the Planning Authority (PA) last May for holding a vitiated and irregular...

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