Malta: jurisdiction facts

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Economy
Malta produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources. Malta’s geographic position between the EU and Africa makes it a target for illegal immigration, which has strained Malta’s political and economic resources. Malta adopted the euro on January 1, 2008.

Malta’s financial services industry has grown in recent years and in 2008-09 it escaped significant damage from the international financial crisis, largely because the sect