We look back at some of the issues plaguing European politicians this week.
Centre-right MEPs have torn into Muscat over rule of law in Malta and his administration's alleged links to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
A novel about Brexit's impact on society in the UK took home the European Book Prize.
After a meeting with the Prime Minister, Sophie In ‘t Veld, who is leading the European parliament’s emergency fact-finding mission to Malta, says she doubts the government’s credibility.
The victim’s family want Muscat to resign immediately, saying he is shielding friends and associates from the investigation. He is refusing to leave until his party has chosen a replacement.
Angry protesters yell "shame on you" on Maltese Justice , as he arrived for a meeting with an EU parliament delegation and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Muscat announced on Sunday night that he would resign in January amid outcry over the two-year-old investigation into the 2017 killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia who had been looking into suspected corrupt dealings in political and business circles in the island nation.
Malta PM defends actions as opposition quits parliament
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, engulfed in crisis over the probe into a murdered journalist, announced on Sunday he planned to step down, saying he would ask his ruling Labour Party to start choosing a new leader for the country next month.
The arrest comes as the long-stalled investigation into the October 2017 car bomb murder of Caruana Galizia intensifies.
Protesters blocked roads in Malta on Friday to demand Muscat's resignation, holding placards reading "assassins" and "blood is on your hands".
The demonstration comes after three government officials resigned on Tuesday amid a probe into the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
A prominent businessman arrested over the murder of Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was released on bail on Thursday evening.
The NGO faces a fine of up to €901,000.
The three-day festival included a competition for international teams of professional kite masters
The climate of press freedom in Malta "remains dire" two years after investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb, Reporters Without Borders has claimed in a comprehensive new report.
The shameful political game conducted by EU countries, motivated by the short-term goal of ensuring no rescue ships dock in their ports, has led to countless standoffs at sea.
Five EU interior ministers agreed on a draft migration proposal that will be discussed by all 28 interior ministers on October 8.
The sons of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have questioned the independence of a newly announced public inquiry into their mother’s death.
I was invited to cruise on a superyacht in Malta, bringing me that little bit closer to what it would feel like to own one myself.
Among the LGBTIQ+ community there are persons who are either raising their own children, or who have adopted or fostered children. As a society, we have a responsibility to ensure that these children thrive and reach their full potential, like all other children.
France has become the first EU member state to say it would welcome some of the 356 migrants on board the stranded rescue ship Ocean Viking.
Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock.
The Maltese government said in a statement to Euronews that the NGO Open Arms is not letting them take 39 people that were rescued in an area of Malta's responsibility, insisting they also take the 121 people rescued in an area outside of the country's responsibility.
Children are our most prized asset, yet around the world they still face poverty, trafficking, exploitation, bullying and discrimination even though the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the most widely ratified of any of the human rights treaties.
Maltese authorities have allowed 65 migrants aboard the Alan Kurdi rescue boat to disembark.