), is a Southern European island country comprising 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. The country covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi), with a population of just under 450,000 (despite an extensive emigration programme since the Second World War), making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which at 0.8 km2, is the smallest national capital in the European Union. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English.

Malta's location has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, and a succession of powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British, have ruled the islands.

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TMIS Editorial - Judiciary: A chance to get it right

Independent Online 14 Feb 2021
In addition to the Chief Justice, Malta will have 24 judges and 25 magistrates ... A recent report by the Council of Europe based on 2018 data has also noted that Malta’s court cases take too long to conclude and that it is way above the EU average ... It is a necessary investment to make if we truly want to strengthen the rule of law in Malta.
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St Paul’s Bay, Sliema generate highest amount of mixed waste in the country

Independent Online 11 Feb 2021
The Wasteserv statistics provide an overview of waste collection in Malta and Gozo ... However on the island of Malta, the data shows that the amount of recyclable waste sent to Wasteserv facilities has doubled since 2016 ... In 2013, 10,973 tonnes of recyclable waste was received at Wasteserv facilities from the island of Malta.
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Malta saw increase in municipal waste per person, but is it a sign of a ...

Independent Online 09 Feb 2021
Municipal waste per person was the highest in Denmark, Malta, Cyprus and Germany in 2018, according to data published by the European Parliament. While the amount of municipal waste as measured per capita declined in the EU from 2005 to 2018, Malta was among a number of countries that experienced an increase.
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NGOs put forward recommendations on waste management plan

Independent Online 02 Feb 2021
The two NGOs have particularly been insisting on the importance of waste reduction as the first and foremost measure to manage Malta’s waste and are demanding that this new Waste Management Plan puts its emphasis on reducing waste generation, as per EU Waste Hierarchy.
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Malta lagging behind in waste management targets, NAO report finds

Independent Online 01 Feb 2021
The report concludes that Malta is lagging ... The NAO said that the government acknowledges concerns in the area of waste management and there has been a strong political commitment to allocate around €500 million to extend and upgrade Malta’s waste treatment facilities.
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Nature Trust appeals for more urgent action on marine debris as another dead turtle is found

Independent Online 19 Jan 2021
Nature Trust - FEE Malta has renewed its appeal to the public to reduce marine litter after a dead ... "Nature Trust - FEE Malta is strongly appealing to the public to dispose of plastic waste in the appropriate way and not dump it around, as it will tend to end up in the sea.
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Malta’s negative recycling trend has been reversed, Environment Minister says

The Malta Independent 15 Jan 2021
Just 19.2% (based on 2017 data) of plastic packaging waste was being recycled by Malta, the ...
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Greece and Cyprus maintain high recycling rates in European Union

Greek City Times 15 Jan 2021
... waste in the latest report published by Eurostat ... In contrast, less than one third of plastic packaging waste was recycled in Malta (19.2%, 2017 data), France (26.9%), Hungary (30.0%), Ireland (31.0%), Finland (31.1%), Denmark (31.5%), Austria (31.9%) and Luxembourg (32.3%).
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Eating our way to a healthier planet

Independent Online 15 Jan 2021
Professor Berry hopes that his year's Malta Sustainability Forum will increase awareness of the benefits of a Mediterranean Diet and that it will be adhered to ... We also must not waste! The food industry is part of the problem but should also be part of the solution by providing healthier foods.".
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Malta had lowest rate of recycling plastic packaging waste in EU in 2018

Independent Online 13 Jan 2021
In 2018, Malta ranked the lowest out of all 27 EU member states with regards to the recycling of plastic packaging waste, recent Eurostat statistics have shown ... At the other end of the scale, there is Malta with just 19.2% (based on 2017 data) of plastic packaging waste being recycled.Posted by Eurostat on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
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2020: A year of environmental reforms and green initiatives

Independent Online 10 Jan 2021
Reviewing SPED would be the first step in achieving a better and straightforward policy in Malta, he said ... In 2020, the government announced Malta’s largest-ever investment in the waste management sector with the project ECOHIVE ... This would also help Malta improve its overall environmental performance and reach recycling targets.
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eNGOs’ 2021 wish list: Stronger legal environmental protection, fossil fuel-free vision

Independent Online 03 Jan 2021
BirdLife Malta hopes that the natural environment footprint in the country does not decrease any further ... Friends of the Earth Malta Director Martin Galea De Giovanni spoke of the vision of a fossil fuel-free Malta, the wish to renationalise the energy sector, and the implementation of waste reduction measures.
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A quantum leap

The Malta Independent 13 Dec 2020
... time ever, in waste management. The truth is that Malta never performed well in this sector.

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