Malta has been the subject of many books and films and, due to its natural advantages, Mediterranean climate, idyllic scenery and location, it has become both a tourist destination and a true international business location. Once a central point for shipping and a strategic military/ navy base in the Mediterranean, it is also now serviced by many of the major airlines. Malta has graduated to the “big league” as a result of the efforts of its government to rapidly grow its financial services, ICT and other technology related industries. The government has actively encouraged foreign nationals to settle in Malta for business purposes, fiscal advantages and lifestyle benefits.
The Republic of Malta (“Malta”) was founded in 1964 following independence from Great Britain. It comprises three islands Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta joined the EU in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2008. Valletta was originally built by the order of the Knights of St John’s and today it houses the business heart of Malta.
Valletta and the Neolythic temples are now UNESCO World Heritage sites. The temples are the oldest standing in the world and predate Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. The Cathedral of St John’s in Valetta and the Ports of St Elmo and St Angelo were built in the time of the Knights of Malta.
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