Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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Good morning

These are the morning headlines from news outlets from Malta, Europe and around the world.

A summit of 28 European Union leaders has ended without an agreement on who should take on the bloc’s top jobs.

Protesters have attempted to storm Georgia’s parliament during a mass rally against a speech inside the chamber by a Russian Member of Parliament.

Pete Buttigieg under scrutiny for his handling of a police shooting in his hometown.

The Malta Independent reports that there is a ‘sense of distrust’ within the PN after the parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday. MPs are demanding that leader Adrian Delia either resigns or holds a vote of confidence, which he is ruling out.

The Times of Malta reveals that government employee Neville Gafa’ is in Libya on official business with a government delegation. The paper says that Gafa’s role remains unclear but suggests he is part of the inner circle of OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri.

Haftar shows no will to negotiate end to fighting in Libya.

The Malta Independent quotes Eurostat figures which rank Malta in ninth place for highest food and beverage prices among EU states. According to the report, prices of staples in Malta are 12 percent higher than the EU average.

Moller-Maersk alters its route through the Strait of Hormuz.

UN Security Council calls for protection of persons with disabilities in conflict zones.

The Times of Malta speaks to legal analysts who said that Planning Authority members may have to recuse themselves from another vote on the City Centre project in Pembroke after the Court of Appeals declared the first vote null and void.

Malaysian Prime Minister has doubts Russia was behind downing of MH17

In-Nazzjon leads with a summit of the European People’s Party in Brussels ahead of the European Council meeting this weekend. PN leader Adrian Delia told his colleagues at the summit that the EU needs to get closer to the people.

L-Orizzont speaks to the executive chairman of the Building Industry Consultative Council Charles Buhagiar who said that no steps can be effectively taken against building contractors since they are not regulated by any laws.

Fresh wave of protests in Hong Kong

In-Nazzjon reports that a 10-year-old girl lost her life in a car collision on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened in Mellieħa and the child was rushed to Mater Dei hospital suffering from serious injuries.

L-Orizzont says that new berths are expected to be installed in Birżebbuġa as the number of boats increases. Transport Minister Ian Borg says that a data collection exercise is being carries out in the area in preparation for a call for offers. 

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