The Economist magazine 1843 published a long story entitled ‘Murder in Malta’. It’s written by Athens based journalist Alexander Clapp and here’s one paragraph you should read first:

“The lesson from Malta is not that journalists can be killed in tranquil places. This has always been the case. But, as Nicholas Shaxson, author of ‘Treasure Islands’, a book about tax avoidance, told me: ‘When a tiny country has turned so heavily dependent on a financial sector that has itself become so vast, and when the checks and balances of a normal democracy were never quite there to begin with, it does not take much for the rule of law to be entirely swept away.'”

Read the rest of the article here.