• Malta becomes a crown colony of the British Empire.

  • Malta is granted full independence.

  • Malta becomes a member of the European Union.

  • The euro is implemented as their national currency.

  • Malta's credit rating is downgraded by Standard and Poor's rating agency. 

  • The Panama Papers leak, revealing that two cabinet ministers owned offshore companies in Panama. 

  • Daphne Caruana Galizia, a reporter investivating the Panama Papers, is murdered. Mass protests pressure authorities to allow an independent public inquiry. 


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