William Hague hopes for French help for a credible Brexit deal

William Hague (former foreign secretary and a former leader of the Conservative Party) writes on The Telegraph that last week has seen the most concerted British diplomatic push with our French neighbours in many years. Days after the new Foreign Secretary raced straight to Paris from his trip to China, the Prime Minister cut short her holiday to visit President Macron at his summer retreat.… Be Informed

Tuesday Morning Briefing

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Your Tuesday Morning Briefing covers the main headlines of the news.

 

BolognaThe main story remains the powerful explosion which took place in Bologna on Monday afternoon. 2 people died and 67 were injured after the deadly explosion. A number of cars were involved in this incident which also caused the collapse of the road where it happened.

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Saturday Morning Briefing

 

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As expected the death of Shannon Mak is the lead story on Malta’s Newspapers. Various happenings take different priorities around the world. As we go through 40 major international and local news portals, your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news as reported in Malta, Europe and the World.… Be Informed

Bank of England governor warns that there is an uncomfortably high possibility of a no-deal Brexit

Mark Carney has warned that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high” and will lead to higher prices.

The Bank of England governor said both the UK and EU should “do all things to avoid” a no-deal scenario. He added that the banks had done the “stockpiling” and the country’s financial system was in a position to be able to withstand a shock that could result from the UK leaving the EU without an agreement.… Be Informed

Friday Morning Briefing

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Your Morning Briefing for today follows.

Newspaper Headlines MaltaBoth the Times and The Malta Independent refer to the S&P credit rating on the banking system. Respected credit ratings agency Standard and Poors has highlighted increased reputational and operational risks for Malta’s banking sector, moving its risk score up two notches on its 10point scale. 

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FT: EU softens opposition to May’s post-Brexit plan for London Financial services

The FT reports that the EU’s chief negotiator has softened his opposition to Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan for London’s financial services industry after UK negotiators acknowledged Brussels would have ultimate control over the City’s access to European markets. London’s future as a global financial centre is tied to its ability to serve as a gateway to Europe for international banks, and UK negotiators had originally hoped they would be able to secure a special arrangement with Brussels to retain access even as Britain began to set up its own regulatory regime.… Be Informed

Tuesday Morning Briefing

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With every news cycle, a number of events take place. Your media briefing is intended to present you a snapshot of the main events of the past 24 hours through a review of over 30 news portals and agencies from Malta, Mediterranean, Europe  and the rest of the world.… Be Informed

UK Government is engaged in good planning and taking precautions in case of a no-deal Brexit

ITV reports that Downing Street has insisted the Government is engaged in “good planning” and taking “sensible precautions” in case there is a no-deal Brexit.

Asked if Theresa May would continue to lead the country if her negotiations fail and the UK is plunged into a no-deal scenario, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said she is “fully committed to delivering on the will of the British people”.… Be Informed

British Army is on standby to help deliver food, medicines and fuels if there are shortages after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Sunday Times Sky News: The army is on standby to help deliver food, medicines and fuels if there are shortages in the wake of a “no deal” Brexit, it has been reported.

Plans for the armed forces to help civilian authorities in the event of civil emergencies have been dusted off as part of contingency preparations for Britain leaving the EU without an agreement, according to Sunday Times.… Be Informed

Friday Morning Briefing

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Your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news of the main happenings in Malta, Europe and the World.

Wishing you a good day.

 

Greece Wild FireGreece has “serious indications” that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately. 

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