Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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These are the main stories making the news headlines for this morning.

Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid

Boris Johnson increases lead, Raab eliminated from Tories’ leadership race

EU delays accession talks with N. Macedonia and Albania

Turkey to launch second drilling vessel for natural gas operations near Cyprus

France calls for the protection of underwater cultural heritage

President Vella expresses reservations on legal use of cannabis beyond medical care

Malta’s newspapers frontpages’ stories:

Malta Today covers a demonstration called by Moviment Graffitti on Tuesday to protest against abuse by developers. Residents who lost their homes addressed the crowd saying describing how they lost everything.

The Malta Independent also reports on the protest march in Gwardamangia which converged outside the offices of the Malta Developers Association. Moviment Graffitti read out a list of seven urgent demands to developers.  

Malta Today says that the PN’s chairman of the media arm Pierre Portelli resigned after a heated discussion in the party’s executive council. Portelli accused some MPs of undermining the party.

L-Orizzont quotes from the resignation letter by Pierre Portelli who said the party needs to be cleared of some of its own MPs before a needed ‘revolution’ could start. The paper says that leader Adrian Delia lost a key ally in Portelli.

In-Nazzjon reports that the PN parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday ended after midnight and leader Adrian Delia told the press later that the discussion laid the foundations for the future of the party.

The Malta Independent says that a meeting of the PN parliamentary group on Tuesday evening was still ongoing by the time the paper went to print. Leader Adrian Delia was welcome by around 100 supporters on his way to the meeting.

In-Nazzjon quotes the Association of Hotels and Restaurants which warns that Malta is transforming into a construction-site experience for visitors. President Tony Zahra said that the ‘intolerable’ situation is damaging the tourism sector.

L-Orizzont covers an address to the annual conference of International Labour Organisation by General Workers Union secretary general Josef Bugeja. He said that economic success in Malta is owed to social dialogue.  

In-Nazzjon reports that a 23-year-old construction worker passed away on Tuesday after suffering serious injuries from a four-storey fall at a building site. The incident happened last week in Qawra.


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