The week at a glance – February 10, 2019

Tunisian State visit

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi arrived in Malta for a two-day State visit where he held talks with President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia. During his visit Mr Essebsi addressed the Malta-Tunisia Business Forum and a conference entitled ‘Empowering Gender Equality’. In an interview with the Times of Malta prior to arriving in Malta, the Tunisian President said he believed there was an opportunity for the Maltese private sector for the recruitment of skilled and qualified Tunisian youths.

What made the headlines

40-week waiting time at Mater Dei outpatients: Lengthy waiting times for outpatient appointments were singled out by the European Commission, with a new report saying Maltese were waiting an average of 40 weeks for a first appointment at the national hospital.

Olaf asked to probe SVDP ‘corruption’: Reports of alleged abuse of EU public procurement rules in the provision of multi-million direct

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