Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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Good morning,

These are the headlines from Malta’s newspapers’ front pages for Thursday 18th July, 2019.

The Malta Business Weekly leads with a Jobsplus report showing that Malta registered the highest growth in population in the EU, an increase of 37 for every 1,000 residents. Meanwhile, the country received 16,000 job applications by non-EU nationals between January and May.

The Malta Independent reports on a joint operation by Planning Authority officials and the police to clear stables in Marsa that were being used by some 80 migrants as accommodation. The paper says that the officers had to cut through chains and padlocks to enter the site.

The Times also follows the story and says that the majority of migrants found living in the stables had overstayed their three-month residence permit and will be deported. One resident said that he was paying €100 monthly for a shared space in the stables.

L-Orizzont says that the stables rented out to migrants were not fit for horses and describes the ‘indecent conditions’ in which they were found living. The paper says that it had reported on the illegal accommodation almost a year ago.

The Malta Business Weekly says that the EU Commission is proposing an annual monitoring of rule of law in member states. The paper quotes Eurobarometer figures which show that 80 percent of EU citizens consider rule of law very important.

The Times carries a story about a prohibitory injunction filed in court by a woman claiming to be the owner of a winning lottery ticket, to stop Maltco from transferring the prize to third parties. The owner officially had until yesterday to claim the €820,000 prize.

The Malta Independent says that the Airline Pilots Association is willing to resume talks with Air Malta and the government after the industrial actions ordered last month. Representatives of the association said they have not been approached by the airline or the ministry yet.

In-Nazzjon quotes Opposition Leader Adrian Delia who warned in parliament that big investors are dictating the rules while the country is being robbed of public property. Delia questioned the government’s conditions for transferring public land into private hands.

L-Orizzont says that the Planning Authority board will today decide on the Central Link project between Mrieħel and Saqqajja. The paper says that studies suggest the new road system would reduce traveling time by half.

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