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29 Aug

A question of very different lobbyists – Alex Torpiano

In a recent testimony to the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the former executive chairman of the Planning Authority testified on the business meals that he had had with Yorgen Fenech. When questioned, he equated the pressure that developers exert, in order to get permission to build more and higher, with the pressure of eNGOs who lobby...

31 Jul

GUIDELINES COVID 19

For the health and safety of visitors, Din l-Art Ħelwa advises that we are observing the following regulations: Visitors must endeavour to observe the 2 metre social distancing rule. Maximum capacity of each building is communicated at each site. Acrylic shields have been fixed for your safety to reception desks where these are manned. We will ask you to provide us with your contact...

29 Jul

Din l-Art Ħelwa – here’s to another 55 years

This month Din l-Art Ħelwa, national trust of Malta, marks its 55th anniversary saying it is “still alive and kicking” despite the difficulties it faces brought about by the COVID19 pandemic. Simone Mizzi, former president and current secretary general, speaks about the great potential of Din l-Art Ħelwa heritage sites, but also about the challenges facing the organisation. Read the...

10 Jul

Din l-Art Helwa 55 – Heartfelt congratulations from Europa Nostra

To the attention of  Prof. Alex Torpiano, Executive President of Din l’Art Helwa    Dear Executive President, Dear Alex,   On this day, when your organisation Din l’Art Helwa celebrates its 55th birthday, the entire Europa Nostra family wishes to convey to you our heartfelt congratulations on this important milestone.  We wish to pay tribute to 55 years of...

07 Jul

Abandoned and Abused – Qbajjar Battery

Since Din l-Art Helwa’s 55th Anniversary June edition of its journal, Vigilo, published an article on the Qbajjar Battery at Qolla l-Bajda, Gozo, the state of abandon and the sad story of inefficient asset management by the authorities, was highlighted in a number of circles and in the media, and was also the...

13 May

PRESS STATEMENT  – MIŻIEB AND AĦRAX PETITION GETS OVER 10,000 SIGNATURES

  Spazji Miftuħa coalition backed by more organisations   A petition started by the Outdoor Recreation and Camping Association Malta to defend public access to Aħrax and Miżieb has surpassed the figure of 10,000 signatures. The petition, also hosted by NGO Coalition Spazji Miftuħa, is demanding that access to l-Aħrax and Miżieb remains open all throughout the year instead of being sealed off...

08 May

Coalition in Defence of Open Spaces

PRESS STATEMENT  Launch of Coalition in Defence of Open Spaces Spazji Miftuħa aims to preserve access to public open spaces A coalition of groups has been formed in response to a lobby’s sustained pressure on the open spaces of l-Aħrax and Miżieb. Spażji Miftuħa (“Open Spaces”) is made up of NGOs and local groups dedicated to...

25 Apr

Public demands clarity on proposed transfer of Miżieb and Aħrax

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT 25/04/20: Public demands clarity on proposed transfer of Miżieb and Aħrax NGOs Demand Meeting with PM, Environment Minister [MT version below]   A group of NGOs is asking government to immediately publish the full terms of any agreement regarding the transfer of the Miżieb and Aħrax open spaces to the FKNK, which was revealed earlier this week through the media. The NGOs...