Why has Malta's perceived corruption grown so much recently?
One of the Panama Papers journalist was killed using a bomb in Malta:
The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption
in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.
Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when her car, a
Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device which blew
the vehicle into several pieces and threw the debris into a nearby
It seems that indeed Malta's corruption problems seem to have significantly increased during the recent years, losing 10 places in Corruption Perceptions Index:
Malta has lost 10 places in one year on the Corruption Perceptions
Index, falling to its worst ever 47th placing since it started to
be monitored by Transparency International in 2004.
Question: Why has Malta's perceived corruption grown so much recently?