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Corruption, Clientelism and Murder Malta Emerges as the EU's Next Problem Child

Two years after the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta's vast cesspool of corruption has become impossible to ignore. The EU's smallest member state is on the brink of failure.
Michael Vella, father of late Daphne Caruana Galizia, holding a portrait of his late daughter at a protest demanding justice for her.

Michael Vella, father of late Daphne Caruana Galizia, holding a portrait of his late daughter at a protest demanding justice for her.

Darrin Zammit Lupi / REUTERS
Daphne Caruana Galizia's sister, Corinne Vella

Daphne Caruana Galizia's sister, Corinne Vella

Gianmarco Maraviglia/ / DER SPIEGEL
A poster of Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

A poster of Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

Guglielmo Mangiapane/ REUTERS
Political activist and blogger Manuel Delia

Political activist and blogger Manuel Delia

Gianmarco Maraviglia/ DER SPIEGEL
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