Though some countries in the EU have decriminalized cannabis, the island nation is the first to legalize recreational use and cultivation for adults. Germany and Luxembourg are expected to follow suit early next year.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered after investigating a corruption case involving businessman Yorgen Fenech. A middleman in the murder was granted immunity for giving evidence.
17 Dec 2020
The EU nation has said a delayed British shipment is causing the bottleneck. Rights groups retort that the government's laissez-faire approach is to blame.
13 Sep 2020
The international rights group has condemned Malta for "unlawful" treatment of migrants in the Mediterranean. The UN has also called on Malta to allow 27 refugees currently on a cargo ship to disembark.
6 Dec 2019
Two years after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta's political class have found themselves entangled in the murder investigation. DW sits down with her family and EU lawmakers in search of justice.
27 Oct 2019
At a meeting in Malta, the three largest countries in the EU want to find a solution to the issue of distributing migrants. Will other countries follow their lead? Bernd Riegert reports.
11 Jun 2018
A migrant rescue boat carrying 600 people is stranded in the Mediterranean as Italy and Malta fight over who is responsible for their wellbeing.
1 Nov 2017
Malta has won praise for meeting its commitments as part of the EU’s refugee relocation program. But many say the country is not doing enough to support the new arrivals.
24 Dec 2016
Libyan Transport Minister in the government of national reconciliation Mohammad Maatouq says authorities are preparing to bring home passengers who were on board a Libyan passenger hijacked and diverted to Malta.
23 Dec 2016
Malta's prime minister tweets that women and children are being freed, after several passengers are seen walking down the steps from a hijacked Libyan plane.