Malta News Evening Roundup
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These are some of Malta’s main news as reported by Malta’s portals.

A fair free and sustainable Europe is possible, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat highlighted during the Party of European Socialists 2018 Congress. The Independent reports that while addressing the event, he spoke about work and the second industrial revolution, which stems from Artificial Intelligence.The great successes from our movement came from when we broke with the past. If we were music industry, we cannot hope people would go back to using a Walkman. We have to be the Spotify of politics, not the Walkman. Report is also found on TVM. 

As Prime Minister Joseph Muscat started singing Malta’s praises at the 2018 Party of European Socialists Congress (PES) in Lisbon, Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes, also a member of the Party of European Socialists, screamed ‘shame’ numerous times before she was silenced by applause, Malta Today reports.


Net News reports the Leader of the Nationalist Party stating the importance that the party’s message is communicated in a way that it can be easily understood. He spoke about the fact that electorate’s preferences are shifting every election. He was speaking during an event in Paola. Dr Delia thanked those working and contributing towards the Party’s mission.


A man was hospitalised after confronting a group of people who were placing flowers and candles in memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia at the foot of the Great Siege Monument in Valletta. The Times says “The man, 81, was seen, together with another individual, a 73-year-old, confronting around 10 activists who were paying tribute to the slain journalist.” One News’ report claims that man fell after being pushed by an activist. It also claims that the injuries are serious.


Corruption has “spread and captured” each of Malta’s institutions, recently-formed civil society group Repubblika has lamented, Malta Today reports.


New guidelines have been launched for educators, using of electronic communication like social media. Newsbook reports that the guidelines were created by a working group formed by the Ministry of Education, aimed at helping teachers in their use of social media and other forms of electronic communication.


The Dun Mikiel Azzopardi Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Monsignor Philip Calleja, in recognition and appreciation by the Dar tal-Providenza for his efforts and support for the Siggiewi Home. TVM reports that following the demise of Dun Mikiel in May of 1987, Monsignor Calleja had been entrusted by Archbishop Mercieca with organising Dun Mikiel’s funeral as well as taking care of the running of the Home, pending the nomination of Monsignor Lawrence Gatt as the new Director.

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