The annual carnival is a way for Maltese to comment on political affairs (Photo: Peter Grima)

The heated life of Malta's politics

by Eric Maurice, Valletta, Malta,

Malta has been commended in Brussels for its smooth presidency of the Council, since January, at a time of post-Brexit uncertainty. But back home, domestic politics can be just as tumultuous as the winds on the rocky Mediterranean island.

During a visit earlier this year to the EU's smallest state, EUobserver witnessed Valletta's carnival - where the array of grotesque painted figures included ministers involved in corruption accusations.

Days before, on the same streets, the oppo...

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