These are the headlines from Malta’s Newspapers:
The Times leads with an European Commission report indicating that Malta is losing two percent of its GDP to international tax evasion, the highest rate in the EU. Losses incurred by Cyprus, which has the second highest rate, are estimated to be 0.7 percent.
The Independent quotes the Union of Professional Teachers which is accusing the Malta Union of Teachers of taking the Education Ministry’s side in a dispute about the working conditions of LSEs. The MUT said that directives ordered by the UPE are illegal.
In-Nazzjon covers a press conference by the Nationalist Party urging the government to support a parliamentary motion by the Opposition to declare a national climate emergency. The vote in the House is scheduled for Tuesday.
L-Orizzont features an interview with a woman who has struggled with mental health since she was a child. The unnamed woman says that the primary challenge was for her to accept herself for who she is.
The Independent picks up a World Bank report showing that one in four Maltese citizens have emigrated, the highest rate in the EU. More than 95 percent of emigrants are relocating to the same five countries, although the report does not specify which these are.
The Times questions Economy Minister Chris Cardona over claims by businessman Luke Chetcuti that they were contracting over beach concessions. The minister vehemently denied he sent text messages to Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi about the demands.
L-Orizzont speaks to the Church’s vicar for social work, Fr Charles Cordina, about cases of domestic violence. Fr Cordina says that policymakers must first understand the suffering created by domestic abuse.
In-Nazzjon carries a story about the special vote in the UK parliament today on the Brexit agreement reached between the EU and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The paper says this is a decisive moment for Britain’s exit from the bloc.
CiConsulta – Media Monitoring Service