BROTHELGATE: Why is Chris Cardona in Germany?

Published: January 31, 2017 at 7:10pm

Chris Cardona is in Germany as a guest of the German government. He was invited as a guest speaker at a ‘Stakeholder Forum’ organised by the European Commission and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The conference is called Futurium: Implementing the Digitising European Industry Actions, and it is held in Essen today and tomorrow.

Cardona, listed in the programme as “Dr Christian Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Malta”, was scheduled to give a 15-minute keynote speech at 2pm today, called Digitising European Industry: the View of the Maltese Presidency. Read the programme here.

The Economy Minister is accompanied by Joe Gerada, who has a law practice with former Labour Party television employees Charlon Gouder and Jonathan Attard. Gerada who worked at Malta Investment Management Co Ltd, the state corporation which manages state-owned companies and investments, is on secondment to the Economy Minister’s private secretariat, as a consultant.

Essen, where the conference is being held, is just half an hour by car from Velbert, where FKK Acapulco, the brothel he visited, is located. Incidentally, FKK stands for Freikoerperkultur, which means ‘nudism’. FKK Acapulco means ‘Acapulco Nudie Club’.

Map showing the travelling distance by car from Essen to Velbert.