The Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances, with the prime minister's powers currently eclipsing other institutions, experts from Europe's top human rights body said on Friday.
The Royal Malta Yacht Club's Malta Altus Challenge will take part in the 36th America's Cup in 2021, the first time a yacht from the tiny Mediterranean archipelago has challenged for the prestigious 167-year-old sailing trophy.
A private accountant who set up offshore companies for two senior political figures in Malta was given a government consultancy in recent years worth nearly 60,000 euros per year, documents obtained by Reuters show.
Eleven migrants who were stranded on a Spanish fishing boat for more than a week after being rescued off Libya were brought to Malta on Sunday, ending an international stand-off, but Valletta said they would later be taken to Spain.
A Spanish fishing boat carrying 11 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya is heading to Malta, the Spanish government said on Sunday, bringing an end to a protracted standoff to find a safe port for the boat amid increasing European resistance to accepting migrants.
Investigators have identified a group of at least three Maltese nationals who they believe masterminded the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia 13 months ago, The Sunday Times of Malta reported on Sunday.
Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Friday he was ready to resign if implicated by official inquiries into a mystery Dubai firm and its links to companies set up in Panama by his chief of staff and former energy minister.
Malta's opposition on Monday called for the tourism minister and the prime minister's top aide to resign after an investigation by Reuters and Times of Malta showed that Panama companies they had set up had arranged to receive money through a mystery company called 17 Black in Dubai.
In February 2017, the Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote in her blog about a mystery company in Dubai called 17 Black Limited. She alleged it was connected to Maltese politicians, but offered no evidence.
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