Glyphosate renewal gridlock
November 9, 2017November 9, 2017
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Glyphosate renewal gridlock

Malta votes against renewal of harmful weed killer Reacting to the failure of the European Commission and EU Member States to agree on the renewal of the herbicide glyphosate, Martin Galea De Giovanni, Director of Friends of the Earth Malta said that “this is yet another positive development following years of campaigning since tests carried...

FoE Malta condemns murder of journalist
October 23, 2017October 23, 2017
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FoE Malta condemns murder of journalist

Friends of the Earth Malta condemns the cruel murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and offer condolences to her family, friends and all who worked alongside her. In light of this horrendous crime our duty to expose and resist injustices has never been so critical – civil society, including environmental NGOs are needed to be...

Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report
October 12, 2017October 12, 2017
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Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report

Report on the local vegetable and fruit supply chain in Malta Friends of the Earth Malta today launched its Agro Katina report and shopping guide for customers through a round table event which brought together NGOs, academics, farmers and hospitality stakeholders to discuss the findings and recommendations. The report is the product of FoE Malta’s...

False start on Independence Day! CETA underlines undemocratic nature of trade agreements
September 21, 2017September 21, 2017
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False start on Independence Day! CETA underlines undemocratic nature of trade agreements

The controversial CETA trade deal between Canada and the European Union has largely come into force today amid sharp criticism from Friends of the Earth groups around Europe. The early implementation – known as ‘provisional application’ – comes even though most national parliaments have not yet begun to debate or vote on the deal. [1]...

Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites
August 12, 2017August 12, 2017
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Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites

Friends of the Earth Malta and Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar would like to thank the 5500 citizens who voiced their support in having 24 sites* protected under the public domain act. Notwithstanding the fact that the public consultation took place in the middle of summer, the overwhelming response clearly shows that Maltese people value nature...

Over 250 NGOs launch alternative vision for Europe
June 20, 2017June 27, 2017
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Over 250 NGOs launch alternative vision for Europe

More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe including Friends of the Earth Malta, have today released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour...

Therapy through Nature project kicks off with gardening workshop & clean-up
May 10, 2017May 26, 2017
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Therapy through Nature project kicks off with gardening workshop & clean-up

In the Therapy through Nature project, Friends of the Earth Malta has partnered with the Richmond Foundation to engage their clients and support staff in nature therapy activities at the garden of Villa Chelsea, a therapeutic community managed by the Richmond Foundation that provides a residential and day community-based programme and respite care for persons...