‘Hang in there’, Macron tells ministers in minority government

‘Hang in there’, Macron tells ministers in minority government

PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Monday urged his ministers to "hang in there", be ambitious and show a willingness to compromise after he carried out a limited reshuffle that saw no opponents join his camp as he seeks a workable majority in parliament. Key roles such as the prime minister and finance minister remained unchanged in the reshuffle, which signalled no policy changes and was criticised by the opposition as being tone-deaf. Having lost their absolute majority in the lower house of parliament in elections in June, Macron and his government will need to negotiate bill-by-bill support from…
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Malta: Experts reviewing new zoo regulations before Bill is presented to Cabinet, minister says

Malta: Experts reviewing new zoo regulations before Bill is presented to Cabinet, minister says

Animal Rights Minister Anton Refalo has said that experts are reviewing suggestions submitted in the public consultation on zoo regulations but no timeline has been set yet for the finalisation of a Bill.  The public consultation was concluded last December after it was launched in November. But the ministry has since remained silent on the controversial White Paper, which had caused an uproar among zoo owners.  Source MaltaToday Updated 1745
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Australian PM reshuffles cabinet after series of scandals

Australian PM reshuffles cabinet after series of scandals

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reshuffled his Cabinet on Monday as he sought to repair his standing following a series of damaging allegations about the mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff. Morrison has struggled to placate public anger amid allegations of sexual abuse, discrimination against women and misconduct in parliament. In a move designed to regain voter support, Morrison said he would now have a record seven female lawmakers in his Cabinet as he awarded promotions and additional remits to five women. "I have always wanted to ensure there is a strong voice of women in my government, and there has…
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Malta: Cabinet approves change to divorce law

Malta: Cabinet approves change to divorce law

The Cabinet has today approved a draft law to amend the conditions required for divorce, and the draft will be presented before Parliament this evening. The Government said in a statement that the work on this draft called for a strong legal commitment which analysed the details to change this law which had come into effect ten years ago. Source: TVM Updated 1727
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Malta:  ‘Young people are no longer a priority for government’, says KNŻ

Malta: ‘Young people are no longer a priority for government’, says KNŻ

The National Youth Council (KNŻ) expressed its disappointment following the Government’s reshuffle. The representatives of young people claim that young people are no longer a priority in the eyes of the Prime Minister. KNŻ was surprised by the exclusion of the youth sector from the Parliamentary Secretariat for Sport, Recreation and Voluntary Organizations especially when the National Youth Policy is currently being formed. Source Newsbook Updated 1641
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Malta: Four new Cabinet Ministers sworn in

Malta: Four new Cabinet Ministers sworn in

Today, at St. Anton’s Palace, four new ministers were sworn in before the President of the Republic George Vella. Justyne Caruana, Clayton Bartolo, Miriam Dalli and Clyde Caruana were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers after Prime Minister Robert Abela announced a new Cabinet two days ago. Source: TVM Updated 1744
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Malta: Cabinet reshuffle under way

Malta: Cabinet reshuffle under way

Prime Minister Robert Abela has started calling in his MPs for one-on-one meetings as he aims to reshuffle his cabinet.  One source said there could be some casualties as Abela seeks to redistribute a number of roles and fill in vacant seats ahead of a general election. However, details are still sketchy, with some cabinet members anxious whether their own portfolio is about to change.  Source: Times of Malta Updated 1738
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Boris Johnson promises the “beginning of a new golden age”

Boris Johnson promises the “beginning of a new golden age”

Boris Johnson has promised the "beginning of a new golden age", as he makes a first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Boris Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy. He said other arrangements for the Northern Ireland backstop were "perfectly compatible with the Belfast Agreement to which we are, of course, steadfastly committed". He said Michael Gove would make plans for a no-deal Brexit a "top priority". He also assured EU citizens they would have "absolute certainty" of their right to live and remain in the UK. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responded to…
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Boris Johnson’s new-look cabinet to meet for first time

Boris Johnson’s new-look cabinet to meet for first time

Boris Johnson's new cabinet will meet for the first time on Thursday morning, before the new prime minister addresses the House of Commons. Johnson will make his Commons debut as prime minister after a cabinet massacre that saw 17 ministers lose their jobs and hardline Brexiteers appointed to top roles. On Wednesday, Johnson gave key roles to leading Brexiteers. Dominic Raab and Priti Patel returned to government as foreign secretary and home secretary respectively. And Sajid Javid became chancellor - as more than half of Theresa May's old cabinet, including leadership rival Jeremy Hunt, quit or were sacked. Other key…
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Anticipation for Johnson’s Cabinet

Anticipation for Johnson’s Cabinet

Boris Johnson takes office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will then unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal and of the rest of his Cabinet. Investors are braced to see who will be handed the top jobs such as finance minister, foreign secretary and Brexit minister. Interior minister Sajid Javid is widely tipped to stay in a top job - possibly as finance minister - and was spotted flanking Johnson as he arrived before lawmakers. There is talk that Johnson will appoint career…
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Greece’s new Prime Minister names cabinet

Greece’s new Prime Minister names cabinet

Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis named his cabinet on Monday. Mitsotakis' conservative New Democracy party won an outright majority with 158 seats in the 300-seat legislature. The newly-formed cabinet includes 51 ministers and only five women. Greeks hope the new government can make the country's economy work better after Greece emerged from the close surveillance of its international lenders last year. Christos Staikouras was appointed as finance minister, while Nikos Dendias will head the foreign ministry. Full list follows: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos State Minister George Gerapetritis Minister to the Prime Minister Akis Skertsos…
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