Malta ranks poorly in Migrant Integration Policy Index: 33rd out of 38 countries

Malta has ranked 33rd out of the 38 countries assessed in terms of migrant integration. Over the last seven years integration in Malta has become increasingly restrictive, whilst public attitude towards migrants and integration remains a critical barrier to effective integration. The national integration strategy that is currently being developed is an opportunity to tackle these issues and to significantly improve Malta’s track record on migrant integration. These are some of the main findings of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) launched today. Malta scored at 40% on the index, making it ‘slightly unfavourable’ for integration.