Malta, an interface between tourism and migrations

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Former Britsih colony till 1974, member of the Commonwealth, Malta has been also a member of the European Union since 2004, of Schengen area (2007) and has integrated the euro zone since 2008.

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Valetta, the Maltese capital has an architecture which reminds an Arabic town.

 

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A wall in Valetta

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While mass tourism is easily seen in Valetta harbour, some migrants from Tunisia or Libya try to reach Malta on their own. The island host a growing number of legal and illegal migrants mostly from North Africa (Tunisia, Libya) that can be easily seen in the country.

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The Libyan airlines agency in Valetta reminds the African continent is close to Malta.

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A fort on the island of Gozo. In its history, the island was a permanent target from greater powers in the Mediterranean sea.

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A lot of towers and fortifications can be seen close to many parts of the coast.

 

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