The Maltese bishops' new guidelines that make it possible for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion have triggered confusion among priests and criticism from conservative factions, local media reported on Sunday.
The European Union needs reassurance from the new US administration that an existing arrangement on protecting transatlantic data flows will continue, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said on Friday.
Migrants should be processed in camps outside the European Union in case of a "mass influx" of refugees, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on the sidelines of an EU ministerial meeting in Malta Thursday.
Presiding over the European Union in the first half of 2017, Malta will try to restore citizens' trust in the EU, focusing on key issues such as migration, security and strengthening the single market.
Malta withdrew permission for a Russian military tanker to refuel off the island following international pressure, Times of Malta reported on Friday, two days after Russian ships called off plans to stop at the Spanish port of Ceuta.
Malta's parliament was on Monday debating a motion of no confidence in the government over Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's failure to sack a minister and his chief of staff, who are implicated in the Panama Papers affair.
Thousands of people took part Sunday in a protest organized by Malta's conservative opposition against an alleged corruption scandal involving two top officials from the island's Socialist administration.