Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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These are the headlines for today.

Italian online betting firm based in Malta accused of failing to declare € 4 billion

Italy PM Conte requests explanation from Salvini for calling snap elections

US troops stationed in Germany could go to Poland

Ryanair pilots’ strike on 22 – 23 August and a 72-hour strike on 2 September

US troops stationed in Germany could go to Poland

Large parts of Australia hit by wild weather

Refugee who lived in Malta among the victims of Dayton shooting

Photo Story: The 29th Hanse Sail festival

Romanian to make 112 emergency system more efficient after recent killing of a teenager

40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

Large cruise ships banned from the historic centre of Venice

Powerful films explore European identity at Malta’s Summer Cinema

Photo story: The Sziget Festival in Hungary

Queen may cut short summer holiday because of Brexit crisis


Your headlines from Malta’s newspapers

The Times reveals that one of the victims of the mass shootings in Dayton spent five years in Malta before being relocated to the US. A former colleague of Saeed Saleh, originally from Eritrea, described him as ‘a real family man’.

The Malta Independent speaks to a Malta Airport spokesperson about the predicted effects of the strikes announced by Ryanair’s pilots in the UK. MIA sources say they have not received any information from Ryanair yet.

The Times reports that the Malta Financial Services Authority registered a loss of over €7 million in 2018. The main factors were a 37 percent rise in costs and the loss of revenues after the register of companies was removed to another entity.

The Malta Independent says that the Association of Consumer Rights is demanding the publication of the agreement reached this week between the Tourism Authority and the sunbed operators in Għadira bay.

L-Orizzont quotes President George Vella who said that foreign employees must be integrated, not exploited. The President was addressing a special session of the General Workers Union’s national council.

In-Nazzjon says that Santa Luċija residents are concerned about the loss of trees to make way for new tunnels. The paper says the residents expect uprooted trees to be re-planted in another area of the same town.

L-Orizzont announces the launch of the first medical cannabis company to operate from Malta, MGC Pharmaceuticals. Another story in the paper says that the Building and Construction Agency has been set up to oversee the sector.

In-Nazzjon speaks to Claudia Taylor-East, CEO of SOS Malta, about the latest figures on poverty. Taylor-East said that it is unfair that many children have a poor quality of life because their families cannot cope with cost of living.


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