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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EU lawmakers during the week voted to support a resolution calling on Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to step down with immediate effect. They argued he risks compromising a probe into the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who exposed government corruption. Keith Walker speaks with DW correspondent Teri Schultz about the latest developments in Brussels.
Yorgen Fenech offered to testify against government ministers in connection with the murder of a journalist that has plunged Malta into a political crisis. The prime minister, however, denied a pardon to the businessman.
Maltese police have arrested businessman Yorgen Fenech in connection with the 2017 killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The investigation into her murder has been called a "litmus test" for Malta's judiciary.