Malta is a southern European island country in the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Valletta. It joined the European Union in 2004, and the eurozone in 2008.
The official name of Malta is the Republic of Malta. With some 450,000 inhabitants on 316 square kilometres (122 square miles) of territory, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It consists of an archipelago of several islands, of which only three are inhabited. This is an automatic compilation of DW content on Malta.
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The picture of Malta painted by murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia seems to be one of an island rife with corruption. Something akin to a Mafia state. But is it? Transparency International is a global coalition against corruption. Max Heywood is on it’s grand corruption and anti-money laundering team. He explains where Malta stand in an index of corruption and transparency?
Malta was shocked by a car bomb on Monday which killed local journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. She was part of the Panama Papers investigation and had been writing in newspapers and on her blog about corruption, politics, organized crime and high finance for years. British journalist Paul Dallison worked for several years alongside Caruana Galizia and describes her as a person and a journalist.
The sons of murdered Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have called for Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's resignation. They also rejected Muscat's offer of a reward to help find their mother's killers.
On Malta, Greek and EU finance ministers agreed "in principle" to new austerity measures allowing Greece's third bailout to proceed. The deal comes as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in Athens to open Documenta 14, one of Europe's top art festivals.