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The Isle of Malta, the Heart of the Ancient Mediterranean

The Isle of Malta is currently the smallest member state of the European Union, both in terms of territory and the size of its population.

Cannabis Use in Greece “Among Highest in Europe”

Cannabis use in Greece's capital Athens is among the highest in Europe, according to a Greek professor who spoke to national broadcaster ERT on Tuesday. Nikos Thomaidis, professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Athens said that Athens ranks...

Germany Takes Steps to Legalize Cannabis Following Malta’s Lead

Germany is preparing to legalize cannabis for recreational use. The country's coalition government announced on Tuesday that it would permit "the controlled sale of cannabis to adults for recreational purposes in licensed shops." The new proposal seeks to create a...

Malta First EU Nation to Legalize Cannabis for Personal Use

Malta became the first EU country to legalize cannabis for personal and at-home use on Tuesday. Malta's parliament approved a legal reform that gives citizens the ability to grow and possess specific amounts of marijuana. Citizens 18 and over can...

Greece Wastes More Food Than Any Other in Europe, UN Reports

An interesting report was made public recently by the UN about the levels of food waste, and Greece comes at the top.

90 Kilos of Cocaine Destined for Thessaloniki Seized on Malta

Customs officers on the island of Malta seized 90 kilos (198 pounds) of cocaine having a street value of almost €10 million on Boxing Day, December 26th. The drug shipment was apparently destined for Thessaloniki. The drugs were discovered hidden in two...

Greece's Top Court Rules Out Whistleblower's Extradition to Malta

A request by Malta that a Russian whistleblower in Greece be extradited to the island nation has been turned down by the Supreme Court in Athens. Thursday's decision concerned Russian national Maria Efimova, a former bank employee on the island, who...

Greek Prosecutor Appeals Maltese Whistleblower Decision

The case of a Russian whistleblower wanted by Malta took another twist on Friday as a Greek prosecutor appealed a court decision to turn down Valletta's extradition demand. Maria Efimova was one of the sources used by Maltese investigative reporter Daphne...

Athens Court Rejects Extradition Demand for Malta Whistleblower

A whistleblower linked to exposing alleged corruption in the Maltese political system has seen a demand she be extradited from Greece, rejected. Maria Efimova was one of the sources used by Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia who was assassinated in...

French FinMin Sapin: An Overall Agreement on Debt is Necessary

An agreement with the IMF on the Greek debt is necessary, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on the sidelines of the Ecofin meeting in Malta. "If there is no agreement on the sustainability of the Greek debt, markets will...