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EU sees crime risks from Malta, Cyprus schemes to sell passports  Channel NewsAsia

The European Commission will warn that schemes in some EU countries that allow wealthy foreigners to buy citizenship or residency could raise risks of money ...

Channel NewsAsia
Crochet blankets donated to NGOs by HSBC Malta  Times of Malta

Over 228 crochet blankets were recently donated to various NGOs for the homeless, elderly and children by HSBC Malta. Some of the colourful blankets bear ...

Times of Malta
Measures against tax competition not in Malta's interests - Alfred Sant  Malta Independent Online

There is an increasing trend in Europe to combat tax evasion by eliminating tax competition. Measures against tax competition between EU member states ...

Malta Independent Online
Malta records the largest surplus and highest decrease in debt in the EU  Times of Malta

The latest public finance statistics published by Eurostat show that in the third quarter of 2018, Malta recorded the highest fiscal surplus (3.8%), and the largest ...

Times of Malta
Futsal: Malta beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in second friendly  Malta Independent Online

Andy Mangion scored a brace as Malta bounced back from their 4-2 defeat in Friday's opening warm-up to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in their second friendly ...

Malta Independent Online
Man arrested at airport with 2kg of cocaine  Malta Independent Online

A man travelling to Malta from Brasil was arrested at the airport on Sunday with 2kg of cocaine, the court heard on Monday. Adalberto Alves da Silva, 39, landed ...

Malta Independent Online
Thomas Smith Group presents €10,000 to Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation  Times of Malta

Thomas Smith Group presented the funds raised during the 20th edition of the annual Christmas Charity Swim, to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro ...

Times of Malta
Malta – our growth  Times of Malta

One of the more common 'table topics' of recent years has been Malta's 'economic boom', whether the growth is sustainable and what part the real estate market ...

Times of Malta
X Factor Malta finalists chosen after third live show  ESCXTRA.com

Malta have chosen their finalists of X Factor. During the third live show, the Maltese made their final cuts before going into next week's finals. Six of the eight ...

ESCXTRA.com
1 in 5 pensioners at risk of poverty in Malta  The Shift News

The proportion of pensioners at risk of poverty in Malta has increased every year since 2013 and now stands at 21.8%, according to Eurostat data. Although ...

The Shift News
Malta will need another 13,000 foreign workers this year  Times of Malta

Malta will need another 13,000 foreigners this year if it is to maintain its economic growth, according to the head of JobsPlus Clyde Caruana. With 55,000 ...

Times of Malta
Activist group Il-Kenniesa will run the Malta marathon in aid of The Shift  The Shift News

Activist group Il-Kenniesa will again be running the Malta marathon in aid of The Shift and in defence of press freedom. This is the second year running the team ...

The Shift News
Literacy tests 'misdiagnosing' Maltese-speaking students  MaltaToday

Students hailing from Maltese-speaking families may be at a disadvantage in literacy tests assessing their reading and comprehension abilities in English.

MaltaToday
X Factor Malta will return for a second season  ESCXTRA.com

It has been announced today on the X Factor Malta Facebook page that the global talent show will be returning to Maltese screens for a second season. Entries ...

ESCXTRA.com
10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019  The Local Norway

Whether you're interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is ...

The Local Norway
Labour markets  Malta Independent Online

The indications are that we do not have aunified labour market in Malta, with wage levels and employment conditions that impact “interactively” on each other.

Malta Independent Online
Aurobindo to invest €3 million in cancer research in Malta - Prime Minister  Malta Independent Online

Indian company Aurobindo, which has operated in Malta for the past 15-years, is to invest and expand its research facilities, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat ...

Malta Independent Online
A study of early Hospitaller Malta  Times of Malta

Joan Abela:Hospitaller Malta and the Mediterranean Economy in the Sixteenth Century The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2018. The study of early Hospitaller ...

Times of Malta
Sport Malta coaches faced with mismanagement, under-staffing and the continual fear of being sacked  Malta Independent Online

Coaches working at Sport Malta are facing serial mismanagement, under-staffing and the continual fear of losing their jobs due to budget cuts. Sources speaking ...

Malta Independent Online
Palumbo father and son sentenced to jail in Sicily  Times of Malta

Palumbo Shipyards boss Antonio Palumbo and his son Raffaele have been sentenced to six years in prison over illegal waste dumping in Sicily. The two ...

Times of Malta
Migrant boat in distress, Italy, Malta refer to Libya, which does not respond  Times of Malta

NGOs have raised the alarm about a boat with 100 people on board reportedly taking in water off Libya, with no one going to its assistance. The concern comes ...

Times of Malta
Malta-based Exchanges Total Crypto Trade Volume Crosses the $40 Billion Mark, Leading the World  Bitcoin Exchange Guide

As many of our readers already know, Malta is one of the premier crypto destinations for enthusiasts all over the world— primarily because of its relaxed financial ...

Bitcoin Exchange Guide
Panama Papers: Latest judgement 'exposes serious risks' for Malta's rule of law – David Casa  Malta Independent Online

The latest judgement of the Criminal Court of Appeal on the Panama Papers inquiry "exposes the serious risks posed to the rule of law in Malta", says Nationalist ...

Malta Independent Online
Prime Minister submits Malta to the 10-year test  Malta Independent Online

The race to the 25 May European Parliament election is now on and the parties have started using every Sunday morning, to rally the troops.

Malta Independent Online
75-Year-Old Dad Accidentally Boards Wrong Plane and Flies 1,400 Miles to Malta  PEOPLE.com

A 75-year-old Polish man got on the wrong flight and ended up in Malta instead of in Poland.

PEOPLE.com
PM Modi meets his Malta counterpart in Gandhinagar  Economic Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat in Gujarat's Gandhinagar on Friday. The meeting was held on the sidelines of Vibrant ...

Economic Times
Malta reaches 100% disbursement of EU funds by 2018  MaltaToday

Malta will not be sending any EU funds back to Brussels, as it has achieved all its disbursement targets of the funds allocated to it in the context of the 2014-2020 ...

MaltaToday
Malta's Azure Window could be replaced by steel archway  CNN

The spectacular Azure Window rock arch on Malta's island of Gozo collapsed into the sea in 2017. Now a Russian architect wants to build a mirrored steel ...

CNN
Follow Live: Spain decides and Malta draws closer  ESCXTRA.com

Spain select their entry for Tel Aviv tonight whilst Malta are one step closer to selecting their artist. Follow both shows live with us.

ESCXTRA.com
ROUND 3: It's time to make your Eurovision Prediction for France and Malta!  ESCXTRA.com

Welcome to ROUND THREE of Eurovision Prediction 2019. Next weekend, the national finals in France and Malta will take place. Now, it is up to you to predict ...

ESCXTRA.com
Maltese government to pronounce itself on plans for a possible no-deal Brexit in coming days  Malta Independent Online

The Maltese government will be pronouncing itself on its plans for a possible no-deal Brexit in the coming days, a government spokespersons told The Malta ...

Malta Independent Online
Malta Customs video game spreads across Europe  Times of Malta

A locally produced video game designed to showcase the work done by Customs officials is making waves across Europe, with the EU Commission translating it ...

Times of Malta
Leaving people in the dark  Malta Independent Online

I don't usually watch Xarabank but I made an exception this week and watched the one featuring Adrian Delia.

Malta Independent Online
Fuel will not be available after stations close on Tuesday  Times of Malta

Fuel will not be available after pumping stations close at 6pm tomorrow, the GRTU said on Monday night. In a statement following a lengthy meeting with station ...

Times of Malta
Malta purchases its second offshore patrol vessel  Navy Recognition

The Maltese MoD has signed a €35 million contract with Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria for the building of a second offshore patrol vessel named ...

Navy Recognition
EU nations reach deal on stranded migrants, Malta announces  BBC News

Malta has reached a deal with eight EU countries to divide up and take in 49 migrants stranded at sea for weeks. PM Joseph Muscat named them as Germany, ...

BBC News
Digging Malta (and Gozo) into a hole  The Shift News

The government is bulldozing ahead (metaphorically at least) with plans for the Gozo tunnel and early signs suggest that they are hoping to brush the ...

The Shift News
Travel - Why are the Maltese so competitive?  BBC News

The concept of pika is a cornerstone of Maltese culture; it's written into the skyline of the capital Valletta, and permeates across all walks of life.

BBC News
Ta' Qali National Stadium goes green – sort of  Malta Independent Online

An unusual sight greeted supporters as they attended this weekend's crunch fixtures at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali, with the stadium seemingly taking a ...

Malta Independent Online
Zammit Lewis, lawyer to Dizz Group, abstains from scrutiny of Izzo ambassadorship  MaltaToday

Muscat family friend and national waterpolo coach Karl Izzo made non-resident ambassador to Montenegro • Labour MP Edward Zammit Lewis abstains from ...

MaltaToday
Miriam Dalli Malta's good results  Malta Independent Online

Labour MEP Miriam Dalli today speaks about the progress Malta registered in its democratic credentials, being one of only three countries that improved its ...

Malta Independent Online
Lyme disease not present in Malta; Raises alarm in Europe  Newsbook

Lyme disease also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease by a bacteria spread by ticks has raised an alarm in continental Europe, however it has ...

Newsbook
Malta – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Valletta, 17-18.01.19)  France Diplomatie

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Malta from 17 to 18 January to take part in the ministerial meeting of the 5+5 Dialogue ...

France Diplomatie
House prices in Malta up 3.1% in third quarter of the year  Times of Malta

House prices in Malta increased by 3.1% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the previous quarter, Eurostat said. In a release on house prices, the EU's ...

Times of Malta
Italian investors file judicial protest over Satabank freeze  Malta Independent Online

Italian investor Davide Maria Di Maio and his brothers Sergio and Alessandro have filed a judicial protest against Satabank, Ernst & Young and the Malta ...

Malta Independent Online
12 Young Maltese DJs You Need To Know About  Lovin Malta

DJing has always been close to many Maltese people's hearts, with incredible DJs and raves in Malta going back decades. But in 2019, there's a slew of new, ...

Lovin Malta
The big sell out #4: Putting the 'global' in Vitals Global Healthcare, off Malta's back  The Shift News

The agreement signed between Steward Healthcare and Vitals Global Healthcare, transferring the concession of three public hospitals, has so far been hidden ...

The Shift News
Venus and Jupiter light up Malta's skies  Times of Malta

The sky was clear enough on Saturday at dawn to enable reader Klaus Farrugia capture Venus above Jupiter. The pair will at their closest on Tuesday at dawn.

Times of Malta
Malta's strong economy faces infrastructure, housing and labour challenges - IMF  MaltaToday

Malta's growth prospects remain favourable but mounting pressure on infrastructure, rapidly rising housing costs and labour shortages increasingly posed ...

MaltaToday
Tonight: Spain chooses Eurovision entry and Malta's X Factor continues  ESCXTRA.com

Tonight we have just two shows but by the end of the evening we'll have another entry for Tel Aviv 2019. First though, Malta's X Factor continues as the show ...

ESCXTRA.com
Malta: Blockchain Island  The Block Crypto

The video below, produced by Cointelegraph, provides a terrific look at Malta, aka “Blockchain Island.” Companies and projects in the cryptocurrency and ...

The Block Crypto
Land reclamation in Malta - Mikela Borg  Times of Malta

Life on the Maltese islands has become more hectic than ever, with a construction boom snowballing to unprecedented proportions. Catering for the ...

Times of Malta
In Malta, legal loopholes give poachers cover to hunt migratory birds  Mongabay.com

Within a day of arriving on the Mediterranean island of Malta on their southbound migration last August, three of 18 white storks were shot and killed by poachers ...

Mongabay.com
Two Saudi families purchased 62 Maltese passports: report  Al Jazeera English

Malta launched its controversial cash for passports scheme in 2013 to sell Maltese citizenship for $743000.

Al Jazeera English
Metsola asks EC about its efforts to find a solution for Maltese service pensioners  Malta Independent Online

*Service* pensioners in Malta have been handed a raw deal. Maltese and Gozitan pensioners do not want charity, they are simply asking for what is fair,” said ...

Malta Independent Online
Malta rescues 249 migrants in 24 hours; NGO boats held offshore  Reuters

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta's armed forces saved 180 migrants in two rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Monday, less than 24 hours after picking up ...

Reuters
Watch: "A first for Malta" - the MPO presents Bruckner's 'Romantic'  Newsbook

Just ahead of Valentine's Day, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra shall be performing Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 for the very first time in Malta on ...

Newsbook
Following the tracks of the Malta Railway  Times of Malta

A chance encounter and a promise made in London in the 1980s induced a man's endeavour to keep the memory of the Malta Railway alive. Paul Galea, a ...

Times of Malta
Malta does not allow humanitarian rescue ship crew exchange - NGO  Malta Independent Online

Humanitarian NGO Sea-Eye, which runs the rescue boat Prof Albrecht Penck, said that while the asylum seekers it had on board its vessel a few days ago were ...

Malta Independent Online
Two planes collide at Malta airport, no injuries reported  Times of Malta

Updated on Friday at 9.50am with MIA, Ryanair statements. Two passenger planes collided at Malta International Airport on Thursday night, though nobody on ...

Times of Malta
Maltese globigerina limestone designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource  Malta Independent Online

Maltese globigerina limestone has been designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource, following efforts by the Department of Conservation and Built ...

Malta Independent Online
In social media-savvy Malta, artisans are opting for a more traditional approach to sales  Equal Times

Be responsive and 'engage' your followers. Be present on multiple platforms. From hashtags to video formats, constantly educate yourself about the latest trends ...

Equal Times
Bianca Jagger denies links with White Flag organisation endorsed by Malta  The Shift News

Former actress and human rights advocate Bianca Jagger is the latest in a string of people and organisations distancing themselves from the White Flag ...

The Shift News
Push to probe Kuwaitis holding Malta passport  gulfnews.com

To know the motives and the emotions that lead people to apply for another citizenship.

gulfnews.com
Malta implements sweeping changes to pension regulations rules  International Investment

The Malta Financial Services Authority has made significant changes to the Maltese pension regulations which will have a major impact on how advisers ...

International Investment
Three things you need to know about Malta, the Google-incubated and Bill Gates-backed startup  www.businessgreen.com

The energy storage technology company is proving that batteries aren't just for backup anymore.

www.businessgreen.com
X Factor singer releases film taking on 'must-stay-gay culture' in Malta  MaltaToday

X Factor contestant who stoked controversy over gay conversion claims to premier 'ex-gay' film in London.

MaltaToday
X Factor has opened up a world of new voices for Malta  MaltaToday

X Factor Malta has introduced us to voices we might never have heard of otherwise. Their talent can be appreciated globally and even if they do not 'make it', ...

MaltaToday
After drawn-out negotiations, Malta allows rescued migrants to disembark  National Catholic Reporter

Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean were taken to shore in Malta Jan. 9 after being kept at sea while European nations argued over who was responsible ...

National Catholic Reporter
Order of Malta on the ground at Panama WYD  Vatican News

Experienced medics and paramedics of the Sovreign Order of Malta as well as medical equipment and logistics will be in Panama for World Youth Day, ...

Vatican News
Maltese bird breeders clinch top prizes at European event  Times of Malta

Maltese bird breeders won top prizes at the coveted Annual World Show organised by the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale, netting the best results since ...

Times of Malta
Malta's politicians administering public land as though it were theirs, PD insists  MaltaToday

Public land and sea are being administered as if Malta was government as a fiefdom with no laws to limit government, Partit Demokratiku said on Tuesday.

MaltaToday
Polish man takes wrong Ryanair flight and ends up in Malta  Times of Malta

An elderly Polish man caught the wrong Ryanair flight at Leeds Airport and ended up in Malta, 1,000 miles from home. He only realised he was in the wrong ...

Times of Malta
Netherlands ready to take in refugees from NGO ship off Malta  Al Jazeera English

Dutch government offers to take some of the 32 refugees on Sea-Watch 3, as Malta offers two ships shelter from storm.

Al Jazeera English
Watch: Construction rubble rains down on Marsalforn restaurant  Times of Malta

A restaurant in Marsalforn sent its staff home and stayed shut on Monday lunchtime as it was being pelted with rubble falling from an adjacent construction site.

Times of Malta
Travel News: Spain, Malta, Monaghan and family ski holidays  The Irish News

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in historic Malta Malta's Irish connection dates from the turn of the 20th century when The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, stationed in Floriana, ...

The Irish News
Poland arrests Huawei employee as spy, while Malta pushes forward with deal  The Shift News

Counter intelligence services in Poland have arrested the sales director of Huawei on charges of spying while the local offices of the Chinese company were ...

The Shift News
Seasonal influenza hits its peak in Malta, 15 per cent of GP visits due to flu  Malta Independent Online

Seasonal influenza has, as predicted, reached its peak in Malta and in line with other European countries, 15 out of every 100 people consulting their family ...

Malta Independent Online
Malta's Famed Azure Window Was Destroyed by a Storm, Here's How It Could Come Back to Life  The Weather Channel

A Russian architect is proposing a new mirrored structure to replace an iconic Maltese landmark that was lost to a 2017 storm. The Azure Window was a natural ...

The Weather Channel
Ferry crossings between Malta and Gozo continued upward trend in 2018  MaltaToday

According to the latest statistics published by the NSO, 5.7 million people crossed between Malta and Gozo by sea last year – a 7% increase over 2017.

MaltaToday
Malta's famous Azure Window, which was featured in 'Game of Thrones,' collapsed into the ocean, but it could be replaced by a quirky steel structure  INSIDER

Malta's "Azure Window," which once stood as an icon of the Maltese islands, crumbled into the sea from a storm in 2017. In aims of breathing new life into the ...

INSIDER
Pope urges EU to take in 49 migrants stranded off Malta  Middle East Eye

Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships in the ...

Middle East Eye
The EuroMillions causes a real buzz in Malta  Malta Independent Online

Tonight's EuroMillions jackpot has reached a staggering €46million, and lottery fans everywhere are putting their lucky numbers to the test. But it's the news that ...

Malta Independent Online
Cyrus Engerer takes inspiration from Dom Mintoff, says Malta should come before everything  Malta Independent Online

'Malta Qabel Kollox' – Malta before everything - will be Cyrus Engerer's slogan for the upcoming European Parliament elections, clearly inspired from the ...

Malta Independent Online
Brussels told to help Maltese fishers against Tunisian lampuki thieves  MaltaToday

An old feud between Maltese and Tunisian fishers shows no signs of abating despite decades-long attempts at forcing some form of state action against theft ...

MaltaToday
Resumption of scheduled Malta-Tripoli flights in the pipeline  Malta Independent Online

It was a detail that went unmentioned in the government's statement earlier this week regarding the visit by Libyan Government of National Accord President ...

Malta Independent Online
Italy warns Juncker over migrant ships near Malta - 'we'll give EU a slap on the wrist'  Express.co.uk

The Work and Pensions Minister of Italy reiterated co-Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's message Italian ports will be shut for any more migrant ships ...

Express.co.uk
Replacement proposed for Malta's 'Azure Window' that features on GoT  Daily Mail

Malta's famous Azure Window - an iconic archway that also featured in Clash of the Titans - collapsed during a storm in 2017, and these designs propose a ...

Daily Mail
Ireland agrees to take five unaccompanied minors stranded in Malta  The Irish Times

Italian minister objects to plan to distribute 300 migrants between eight European countries.

The Irish Times
'Malta needed assurances on relocation of 249 migrants rescued before allowing disembarkation' - Muscat  Newsbook

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat explained that Malta argued for the relocation of the 249 people rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) before allowing the ...

Newsbook
Azerbaijan state oil company's LNG supplies to Malta exceed obligations  The Shift News

Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR announced that its supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Malta last year exceeded contractual obligations, saying it ...

The Shift News
Two planes crash at Malta International Airport  MaltaToday

A Ryanair aircraft arriving from Bari clipped the wing of a Turkish Airlines jet departing for Istanbul on Thursday evening.

MaltaToday
Technologically advanced new Maltese passport ready by end of year  Malta Independent Online

The Maltese people are very keen on travelling and are fond of culture and heritage too; three elements that will be captured in the new Maltese passport, which ...

Malta Independent Online
Henley and Partners downgrades Malta's passport ranking  Times of Malta

A global index drawn up by Malta's cash-for-passports scheme concessionaires, Henley and Partners, has downgraded the island's rank by two places.

Times of Malta
Wanted Bulgarian man arrested in Malta  Times of Malta

A man wanted by the Bulgarian police has been arrested in Malta and is expected to face extradition proceedings. The police said the man, 30, was arrested ...

Times of Malta
X Factor Malta - Live Show 2 recap  ESCXTRA.com

Ahead of Sunday's X Factor Malta Semi-Final we recap all the performances of the second live show and what happened in the final showdown.

ESCXTRA.com
'I will not accept Malta becoming the new Lampedusa' – Joseph Muscat  Malta Independent Online

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said while addressing Parliament on Monday that he will not accept that Malta becomes "the new Lampedusa" and a target for ...

Malta Independent Online
Let's stop the agricultural decline - Michael Briguglio  Times of Malta

Recent Eurostat statistics do not provide encouraging reading for Malta's agricultural sector. Income in the sector declined by 9.4 per cent between 2016 and ...

Times of Malta
BirdLife Malta demands closure of hunting season at sea after 'massacre of protected ducks'  Malta Independent Online

While yesterday's Ornis Committee meeting was in session, BirdLife Malta received news that a flock of protected Shelducks were being shot off the northeast ...

Malta Independent Online
TMID Editorial: Politics - Not a good beginning  Malta Independent Online

We have now begun a crucial year, politically speaking, in preparation to the European Parliament election and the local councils election which will be held in ...

Malta Independent Online
 

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Malta (, (listen); Maltese: [ˈmɐltɐ]), officially known as the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 (122 sq mi), Malta is the world's tenth smallest and fifth most densely-populated country. Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km.2 The official languages are Maltese and English, with Maltese officially recognised as the national language and the only Semitic language in the European Union.Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled the islands, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French, and British. Most of these foreign influences have left some sort of mark on the country's ancient culture.Malta became a British colony in 1815, serving as a way station for ships and the headquarters for the British Mediterranean Fleet. It played an important role in the Allied war effort during the Second World War, and was subsequently awarded the George Cross for its bravery in the face of an Axis siege, and the George Cross appears on Malta's national flag. The British Parliament passed the Malta Independence Act in 1964, giving Malta independence from the United Kingdom as the State of Malta, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and queen. The country became a republic in 1974. It has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations since independence, and joined the European Union in 2004; it became part of the eurozone monetary union in 2008.Malta has a long Christian legacy and its Archdiocese is claimed to be an apostolic see because Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on "Melita", according to Acts of the Apostles, which is now widely taken to be Malta. While Catholicism is the official religion in Malta, Article 40 of the Constitution states that "all persons in Malta shall have full freedom of conscience and enjoy the free exercise of their respective mode of religious worship."Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, Valletta, and seven megalithic temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.