News - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/?xtor=RSS-1 enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L144xH72/visuel_defaut_une_fd-44916-890bc.jpg?1614684417https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr?xtor=RSS-1 Malta - Joint press briefing by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Mr Evarist Bartolo, Maltese Minister for Foreign and European Affairs (Valletta, 29 April 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-joint-press-briefing-by-m-jean-yves-le-drian-minister-for-europe-and?xtor=RSS-1 Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian Minister, cher Evarist, it's always a pleasure for me to come to Malta. It's my third visit as Foreign Minister in the past two years; they're always pleasant and positive visits. We took the time to talk and will continue our conversation over the coming months of preparations for the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, due at the beginning of 2022. We'll continue our conversation in the next few moments, but I wanted to say that our (…) 2021-04-29 20:00:2960942_258291Malta – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Valetta, 29 Apr. 21)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-visit-by-jean-yves-le-drian-valetta-29-apr-21?xtor=RSS-1 Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will travel to Valetta on April 29, where he will be hosted by Maltese President George Vella. He will meet with Evarist Bartolo, his Maltese counterpart, and Byron Camilleri, Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement. He will also meet with officials from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), the future European asylum agency, whose headquarters is in Malta. During his meetings, the Minister will (…) 2021-04-28 18:54:3660942_258264Malta – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian to Valletta (24 Jul. 20)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-visit-by-jean-yves-le-drian-to-valletta-24-jul-20?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Valletta on July 24 where he will be received by Maltese President George Vella. He will meet with his Maltese counterpart, Evarist Bartolo, and Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Byron Camilleri. These meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss key foreign policy issues of common interest, especially Libya, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as migration. The minister will (…) 2020-07-24 17:16:1460942_251096Malta – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Valletta, 17-18.01.19)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-visit-by-jean-yves-le-drian-valletta-17-18-01-19?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Malta from 17 to 18 January to take part in the ministerial meeting of the 5+5 Dialogue between the Western Mediterranean states. This meeting, which will be co-chaired by the Algerian and Maltese foreign ministers and will have the theme “Working Together: A Sustainable Future for the Western Mediterranean,” will focus on regional crises, notably in Libya, migration issues and sustainable development challenges.2019-01-18 10:18:5760942_239905Malta – Reception of migrants - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (09.01.19)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-reception-of-migrants-q-a-excerpts-from-the-daily-press-briefing-09-01-19?xtor=RSS-1 Q : Will France join with other European countries in taking in some of the 49 migrants who have been stuck for more than two weeks off the coast of Malta on two German NGO vessels? Why hasn't an agreement been reached yet to let them disembark? A : A European solution has been found for the more than 200 migrants who were recently rescued off the coast of Malta or who are on board the Sea Watch 3 and the Professor-Albrecht-Penck. These vessels will dock in Malta and their passengers will (…) 2019-01-09 19:18:4060942_239755Malta – Visit by Nathalie Loiseau (02.11.18)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-visit-by-nathalie-loiseau-02-11-18?xtor=RSS-1 Nathalie Loiseau, Minister for European Affairs will visit Malta on November 2. Ms. Loiseau and her Maltese counterpart, Helena Dalli, will discuss European priorities, notably migration policy, Brexit and the rule of law.2018-10-30 15:35:4960942_238508Murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (16.10.2017)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/murder-of-journalist-daphne-caruana-galizia-16-10-2017?xtor=RSS-1 A year after the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, France reiterates its condemnation of any attack against journalists or the freedom of expression. It again expresses its desire that full light be swiftly shed on those who ordered this murder, so that it does not go unpunished. The defense of press freedom and the freedom of expression, as well as the protection of journalists, are priorities for France's foreign policy, while almost 800 journalists have been killed (…) 2018-10-16 18:24:4760942_238208Malta – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his counterpart, Carmelo Abela (13.07.18)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-meeting-between-jean-yves-le-drian-and-his-counterpart-carmelo-abela-13?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is receiving his Maltese counterpart, Carmelo Abela, today.2018-07-16 10:54:2660942_236651Malta – Lifeline (03.07.18)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-lifeline-03-07-18?xtor=RSS-1 At the behest of President Macron and the Prime Minister of Malta, nine countries including France implemented a concrete cooperative solution for the disembarkation of 234 migrants from the Lifeline vessel in Malta during the night of June 27.2018-07-03 18:45:0160942_236475Malta - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (16.04.18)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/malta-republic/events/article/malta-q-a-excerpts-from-the-daily-press-briefing-16-04-18?xtor=RSS-1 Q - The Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was investigating very sensitive topics and had played a role in the revelations of the Panama Papers, was murdered six months ago. There has been no progress in the investigation since December and the arrest of three suspects. With Malta in the spotlight on this anniversary, and rallies being held from London to Berlin and from Brussels to Washington, what is Paris doing? Is this a subject that concerns France? A - Six months after (…) 2018-04-16 18:50:5260942_234559