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Bilateral chamber of commerce in Israel:

non existing

Sister Bilateral chamber of commerce in the member state:
Embassy in Israel:

Ambassador: H.E. Abraham Borg
Address: 50 Dizengoff St., Tel-Aviv top Tower 14th fl
Tel.: +972-3-6295914
Fax: +972-3-6295917
E-mail: manya.eiger@gov.mt

Israeli Embassy in the member state:

Ambassador: H.E. Ghideon Meir
Address: Via Michele Mercati 14, Rome, Italy
Tel.: + 39-06-36198500
Fax: + 39-06-36198555

EU membership year: 2004
Capital City: Valletta
Total Area: 316 sq km
Population: 412,966
Currency: Euro

Malta produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources. Malta's geographic position between the EU and Africa makes it a target for illegal immigration, which has strained Malta's political and economic resources. Malta adopted the euro on 1 January 2008. Malta's financial services industry has grown in recent years and in 2008-09 it escaped significant damage from the international financial crisis, largely because the sector is centered on the indigenous real estate market and is not highly leveraged. Locally, the restricted damage from the financial crisis has been attributed to the stability of the Maltese banking system and to its prudent risk-management practices. The global economic downturn and high electricity and water prices have hurt Malta's real economy, which is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing - especially electronics and pharmaceuticals - and tourism. Following a few years of modest growth, Malta's economy contracted by 2.2% in 2009, and the government of Malta took steps to provide direct grants to struggling local businesses.

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