The European Commission sues Malta in the European Court of Justice, seeking to end the country's "golden passport" scheme, which is the only such scheme still active in the EU. This scheme allows large investors to be granted Maltese citizenship, and by extension, citizenship of the European Union.
Malta abandons a plan to close its border to unvaccinated travellers. Instead, they impose a mandatory quarantine. The new policy follows criticism from the European Commission that they are discriminatory.
Malta reports its first case of the "Delta" B.1.617.2 variant, which was originally discovered in India.
Malta reports its first three cases of the Lineage P.1 variant first detected in Brazil.
Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mario Grech, the former Bishop of Gozo, Malta, as secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops. Bishop Grech replaces Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, just prior to his 80th birthday.
Container ship MV "Alexander Maersk" is allowed by Italian authorities to dock in Pozzallo, Sicily, after several days. There, it discharges over 100 rescued migrants. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says German migrant rescue ship MV "Lifeline" will be permitted to dock in Malta in a deal that will see some of the migrants on board come to Italy.
Several thousand people protest in Valletta, Malta, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat because the leaked Panama Papers connect his Chief of Staff, Keith Schembri, and Health and Energy Minister, Konrad Mizzi, to offshore accounts.
Voters in Malta go to the polls for a general election with polls showing the Labour Party set to win government.
Former President of the United Nations General Assembly and President of Malta Guido de Marco, who led his country into the European Union, dies suddenly after having apparently recovered from surgery, shocking the nation of Malta.
Benedict prepares for a trip to Malta, his first trip abroad in 2010, where abuse survivors demand to meet him.