Evening Daily News Feed Roundup

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These are the main news reported by the leading Maltese news portals.

Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli insisted on Tuesday she would wait for the advice of her legal team before taking a decision on the €80,000 contract of her predecessor Konrad Mizzi. Source: Times of Malta


Prime Minister Robert Abela met with Nationalist Party MEPs David Casa and Roberta Metsola in Brussels, who told him to investigate his predecessor, Joseph Muscat, as they refused to pose for a photograph. Source: Malta Today


Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia said today he respects the Prime Minister’s decision to transfer the hunting regulator under the responsibility of the Gozo Ministry. The Wild Birds Regulation Unit (WBRU), which has traditionally been under the portfolio of the environment ministry, was placed under the wing of Clint Camilleri, who is himself a hunter. Source: The Malta Independent


Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela today had his first meetings with the highest authorities at the European institutions in Brussels. This morning the Prime Minister met with the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, and later in the afternoon with the President of the European Council Charles Michel. Source: TVM


The Medical Association of Malta stated that its position on the public-private-partnership between the government and the private operator which took over three public hospitals has remained unchanged, as it reiterated its call for the contract to be annulled. Source: Newsbook

 

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UK to give Huawei a ‘limited role’ in 5G rollout.

 

The climate change may bring changes in wine production.

 

Netanyahu withdraws bid for parliamentary immunity.

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