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Domestic abuse and violence against women are significant concerns in Malta, and a 2010 survey indicated that approximately 25% of women in Malta had been abused by their husband or partner.1 Additionally, Maltaâ's rates of domestic abuse have doubled in the past three years.2

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1http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130308/local/-Domestic-violence-means-more-than-physical-harm-.460686
2http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20131130/local/Domestic-violence-doubles-in-3-years.496861
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Malta News

NPR 
Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative reporter in Malta who revealed the secrets of the wealthy, powerful and corrupt, was killed by a car bomb on Monday. Her car exploded as she drove in northern Malta, sending debris into a nearby field, NPR's ... See more..
Chicago Tribune 
A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven ... See more..
Washington Post 
VATICAN CITY — The scandal-marred Vatican bank has gone to court in Malta to try to recover millions of euros (dollars) it lost in an investment fund. The Vatican said Tuesday that a Maltese judge would determine the total losses, which it termed ... See more..
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MaltaToday 
An analysis of the last four qualifying tournaments for the World Cup (2018 and 2014) and the European Championship (2016 and 2012) puts Malta at par with Andorra, San Marino and Gibraltar. The national team lost 35 of the 40 games played over the past ... See more..
Malta Independent Online 
Acronis, Runa Capital and Parallels today announced a €10 million investment in a European Technology Hub in Sliema, a project that “will support Malta in becoming the first smart island through accelerating innovation and participating in national ... See more..
Malta Independent Online 
A Crimean oil tanker that was shot at by a Libyan coastguard vessel after refusing orders to stop now lies anchored near the Hurd's Bank, in Maltese waters. The Libyans say the ship had loaded an illegal oil shipment or some other form of contraband. See more..
Malta Independent Online 
A total of 1,674,618 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo during the third quarter this year, up by 1.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2016. The highest number of passengers was recorded in August - 582,199 or 34.8 per ... See more..
Times of Malta 
People are travelling to Malta to seek religious and spiritual fulfilment, according to University of Malta lecturer Dane Munro. The phenomenon, known as faith-based tourism, sees pilgrims from new religious movements, dark religions and Catholic ... See more..
Times of Malta 
Pollution in Malta continues to be among the worst in Europe, with the island having the fourth highest levels of particles in the air compared to all Member States. Data published in a study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) showed that the ... See more..
Lovin Malta (press release) (blog) 
“Electric cars could be a good idea for Valletta, but not for the whole of Malta,” he said.. “We don't have enough electric power or electric charging stations, while the production of these cars also generates carbon dioxide,” he told the Times of ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy)
Area

Total 316 sq km
Land 316 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers
Natural Resources

limestone, salt, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; increasing reliance on desalination

Demographics

Nationality
Maltese
Population
411,277 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Malta - the smallest economy in the euro zone - produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources. Malta's geographic position between Europe and North Africa makes it a target for irregular migration, which has strained Malta's political and economic resources. Malta''s fertility rate is below the EU average, and population growth in recent years has largely been from immigration, putting increasing pressure on the pension system. Malta adopted the euro on 1 January 2008. Malta''s economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing, and tourism, and was hurt by ...See More the global economic downturn. Malta has low unemployment relative to other European countries, and growth has recovered since the 2009 recession. Malta''s financial services industry has grown in recent years and it has avoided contagion from the European financial crisis, largely because its debt is mostly held domestically and its banks have low exposure to the sovereign debt of peripheral European countries. Malta reduced its deficit below 3 percent of GDP, leading the EU to dismiss its official excessive deficit procedure against Malta in 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$11.45 billion (2012 est.); $11.35 billion (2011 est.); $11.16 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

12.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 12% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut flowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggs
Industries

tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services