Corporate News: Express Trailers engineering complete two major projects

Corporate News: Two engineering projects completed this week by Express Trailers, continue to confirm the company’s resourcefulness and versatility. These past months have in fact been particularly busy for the team of around 25 employees who work in Express Trailers’ engineering and servicing section whose work culminated last weekend with the completion of a side-loader and a container stacker.… Be Informed

700,000 small and medium-sized companies are set to benefit from improved access to finance through European Investment Plan

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015. The Juncker Plan has made a clear impact on the EU economy and revolutionised the way innovation is financed in Europe.… Be Informed

Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

The Guardian: Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC and will be awarded an initial payment of £210,000 in damages, over the broadcaster’s report that the singer was being investigated about historical child sexual assault claims.

In a decision that the BBC warned represented a serious blow to press freedom, Mr Justice Mann awarded Richard £190,000 damages.… Be Informed

Alitalia will return to be Italy’s national flag-carrying airline

ANSA : Alitalia will return to be being Italy’s national flag-carrying airline, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said Wednesday.

Speaking on Italian radio, Toninelli said “the Italian nature of the airline is a fundamental points in its future”.

He said “we’ll once again make it become a flag carrier with 51% of the share capital in Italian hands and with a partner that will make it fly”.… Be Informed

Boris Johnson says it is ‘not too late to save Brexit’ as he describes PM’s Chequers plan as a ‘miserable, permanent limbo’

The Telegraph: Boris Johnson has said that it is “not too late to save Brexit” as he savaged the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan as a “miserable, permanent limbo”.

The former Foreign Secretary said that the Government has spent the past 18 months in “a fog of self-doubt” having “dithered” and “burned through negotiating capital”.… Be Informed

Tunisian ship, with 40 people on board, blocked off Tunisia. It claims it was refused permission to dock by Tunisia, Italy and Malta. The Mediterranean becomes the sea of dead for 16 people in a tragedy off Cyprus.

ANSA / TGCOM: A Tunisian gas-company ship that rescued 40 migrants has been blocked off the Tunisian coast for several days, Infomigrants said Wednesday.

It said Tunisia, Italy and Malta have refused it permission to dock and offload the people on board.… Be Informed

Canadian Prime Minister shuffles Cabinet ahead of election year

Reuters: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday ahead of a challenging 2019 election, stressing the need to diversify trade away from the United States while leaving key ministers in place.

Polls show the ruling Liberals are facing an increasing threat from the official opposition Conservatives and Trudeau made 11 changes to freshen up his front bench.… Be Informed

First commercial flight in 20 years between Ethiopia and Eritrea takes place

NPR: Ethiopia’s “bird of peace” has landed.

After two decades of bloody conflict, Ethiopia and Eritrea have been repairing their relationship with remarkable speed following a peace deal reached last week. On Wednesday, a new milestone was marked — the first commercial flight between the neighboring countries in 20 years.… Be Informed

More than half of Americans disapprove of Trump’s way of handling relations with Russia

Euronews: More than half of Americans disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling relations with Russia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after his controversial summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

However, Trump’s performance at the Helsinki summit, where Trump refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S.… Be Informed

European Commission’s President to meet Trump on 25th July

The Independent (UK): “The president of the European Commission is to travel to Washington for meetings with Donald Trump as relations between the EU and US hit their lowest point in recent memory.

Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Mr Trump on 25 July at the White House, where the pair of leaders are expected to discuss security and economic matters.… Be Informed

It’s not a question of whether Theresa May will lose her job, but when

 

Allison Pearson columnist and the chief interviewer of the Daily Telegraph writes that “Theresa May is a ghost prime minister and her Chequers deal is in the mortuary. It is no longer a question of whether she will lose her job, but when.”

“Last week, I got an unprecedented response after I wrote about Mrs May’s personal unsuitability for leading our nation through a historic negotiation.… Be Informed

Wednesday Morning Briefing

Good morning,

Matteo Salvini denounces photos of people stranded at sea by Libya as fake after being accused that this is a result of his action.

Donald Trump blames his ‘phonetics’ and ‘grammar’ for being understood correct on something he didn’t actually want to say.… Be Informed