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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European Union passports are up for sale to rich outsiders who wouldn't be able to enter the EU any other way. As DW correspondent Teri Schultz reports, EU governments, such as Malta, are accused of ignoring applicants' backgrounds so they can sell so-called "golden visas."
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Lawmakers in Malta have lowered the minimum voting age for general elections and national referendums to 16. Beppe Galea is vice president of Europe's biggest political student organization, the European Democrat Students, part of the center-right European People's Party. Keith Walker spoke to Beppe and started by asking him why it is important for 16 year olds to have a vote.