Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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These are the main stories for today.

The Malta Independent says that a public consultation exercise will be launched for the third time about the fuel station policy after changes have been made to the original proposals. The new policy caps stations at the current number of 89.

The Times reports that Alfred and George Degiorgio, accused with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, demand evidence to be presented within 24 hours that their phones where tapped by the secret service at the time of the killing.

The Malta Independent asks the government about any plans to legalise recreational cannabis. A spokesperson said that the government prefers to take the ‘longest route’ possible to make sure all support structures are first in place.

The Times follows the case of a woman who was pelted with eggs at a bachelor’s party and says that the incident caught on a video which surfaced last week was not the first time she has been subjected to the violent treatment.

L-Orizzont speaks to women’s rights activist Lara DImitrejvic about the egg-pelting incident who countered claims that the woman in question had consented to such treatment. Dimitrejvic said that there can never be authorisation for these types of acts.

In-Nazzjon reports that the government side blocked requests by the opposition to discuss the destruction of trees in the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Planning. The government argued that the Speaker had ruled against the discussion.

L-Orizzont reveals that an EU summit on migration will be held in Malta in September. Experts in the field from Germany, France, Italy and Malta will take part in technical discussions to chart a way forward on migrants rescued at sea.

In-Nazzjon says that a 42-year-old man lost his life at sea in Tigne after finding himself in difficulty and losing consciousness. Another story reports that a shop owner is in critical condition following a knife attack in an attempted robbery on his pastizzeria in Birżebbuġa.

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