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Significant win in the fight against the db Group project on the ITS site
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Significant win in the fight against the db Group project on the ITS site

Today’s decision of the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal is a significant win in the fight against the monstrous db Group project on the ITS site. Whilst we express our disappointment with the Tribunal’s decision to uphold the permit given by the Planning Authority (PA), we positively note that this permit will, for now, remain...

Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate
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Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

Update (08/02/2019) : Following the Environment and Development Planning Committee as requested by NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils the draft deal to hand over hundreds of thousands of square metres of land to the Corinthia Group to develop into a six-star hotel, apartments and retail space in St Julian’s has been sent back to...

Where there is resistance, there is hope
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Where there is resistance, there is hope

Interview with Andre Callus activist from Moviment Graffitti The videos of activists from Moviment Graffitti being forcefully dragged out by the Rapid Intervention Unit during a non-violent protest last month felt surreal. Images of force being used against protesters usually hail from some far away country. While Maltese activists have faced violence in the past,...

Press Conference: Proposed ITS development does not respect people and the environment
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Press Conference: Proposed ITS development does not respect people and the environment

(english version below) Ninsabu hawn illum għal din l-aħħar konferenza stampa qabel il-Bord tal-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar jiddeċiedi jekk jagħtix il-permess lid-db Group biex jagħmel il-proġett tiegħu fuq is-sit fejn sa ftit ilu kien hemm l-ITS. Minn Frar li għadda, ir-residenti ta’ Pembroke, bl-għajnuna tal-għaqdiet u bl-involviment tal-Kunsilli Lokali ta’ Pembroke, San Ġiljan u s-Swieqi, mexxew il-kampanja...

Anthropocene – A Dystopian Legacy / (Patria)
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Anthropocene – A Dystopian Legacy / (Patria)

We have finally started using the Green Resource Centre–a hub for environmentally-related activities. We are excited to be opening the doors to the public with the launch of a photography exhibition by artist Kevin Mallan. The project deals with the environment and aims to question current socio-economic practices predominantly within national territory. Anthropocene – A...

Citizens demand alternative vision for urban development and transport projects
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Citizens demand alternative vision for urban development and transport projects

We are a group of environmental NGOs, voluntary organisations and active citizens who wish to voice our concerns in unison and feel the urgent need to put forward an alternative vision to the way urban development and transport projects are being planned and executed. We believe piecemeal projects such as the Kappara Junction, Marsa Junction,...

Townsquare project permit revoked
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Townsquare project permit revoked

The Planning Authority’s appeals tribunal has revoked a permit for the 38-storey Sliema Townsquare project In a joint statement, Friends of the Earth Malta, together with  the Tas-Sliema Local Council and NGOs Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar,, Ramblers, Qui Si Sana and Tigne Residents Association and other organisations expressed their satisfaction at the outcome...