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MIRIAM DALLI & MATTHEW VELLA OPPOSITION leader Simon Busuttil yester- day said "there was no question" that minis- ter Konrad Mizzi should respect an invita- tion from a committee of MEPs that was set up to investigate the Panama Papers. "He should definitely go. There is no ques- tion about that," Busuttil said, after address- ing a rally at the PN's Independence celebra- tions at the Floriana Granaries. "However there is only one way in which we can now stem the damage caused to Mal- ta's reputation by Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri and that is their immediate dis- missal." But Konrad Mizzi yesterday was adamant not to be brought into a debate as to whether he feels he should give MEPs an explanation of his financial affairs and why he chose to open an offshore company in Panama and a New Zealand trust. "I have not received any correspondence from the committee, and I will reply to that correspondence when it arrives," Mizzi reit- erated, his stand unchanged in a week where MEPs from the European socialist party de- cided not to support Leo Brincat's nomina- tion to become a member of the European Court of Auditors. Newspaper post PHOTO CHRIS MANGION SUNDAY • 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 • ISSUE 880 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY SUNDAY • 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 • ISSUE 880 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY maltatoday maltatoday YOUR FIRST READ AND FIRST CLICK OF THE DAY WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT tion to become a member PAGE 7 €1.40 Busuttil: Mizzi must respect MEPs' Panama 'summons' Times inquiry: Hillman in talks for 'amicable' solution MATTHEW VELLA ALLIED Newspapers are reportedly seek- ing some form of settlement with their for- mer managing director Adrian Hillman, after an internal board inquiry finalised its report into allegations of graft made against its former employee. MaltaToday is not aware of the contents of the report, which was compiled by the in- quiry's chairman Judge Giovanni Bonello. But a lawyer for Hillman, who resigned immediately after the inquiry was set up back in March by the Allied Newspapers board of directors, said his client had still not yet received a copy of the report. "To date, Adrian Hillman does not yet have either the terms of reference to this en- quiry, nor has he seen the report. We have requested this report but have now been informed that he is not entitled to see the report. "All I can say is that the company called on Tuesday to discuss an amicable way for- ward." Allied Newspapers said it was not in a po- sition when it was put to them whether the amicable way forward included a form of settlement to prevent any further litigation on the matter. Hillman's lawyer has refused to confirm or deny that an out-of-court settlement will be discussed. It was only on Friday that Allied Newspa- pers announced that the internal inquiry report had been presented to its board of di- rectors, just a week after Giovanni Bonello himself was appointed as chairman of the Strickland Foundation – the majority share- holder of Allied Newspapers. The foundation owns 78% of Allied News- papers and has a seat on the board of direc- tors. Fighting the long defeat As they see it: architects' plans for the Metropolis high-rise in Gzira, which is yet to be developed by Jalal Husni Bey's group SUNDAY • 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 • ISSUE 880 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY today today • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY today • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY ROALD DAHL His Gloriumptius world, 100 years on world, 100 years on 16 17 Youth worker Chris Mizzi MATRIX DIRECTOR IN MALTA Lana Wachowski tours St John Cathedral in Valletta in a break from filming the Netflix sensation Sense8 BACKPAGE PAGE 13 14 15 PN leader says he is convinced he can beat Joseph Muscat at the next general election Start your Business Today Company Formation and Servicing Permits & Formalities • Bank Introductions Registered Address Find us at: Hal Mann Vella, Mosta Road, Lija LJA 9016 • Mail: Tel: +356 21470999

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