Valletta – The Maltese ambassador to Finland has resigned according to media reports because he compared German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Adolf Hitler.
According to Maltese media, Michael Zammit Tabona had written in a Facebook post that has since been deleted:
“75 years ago we stopped Hitler. Who will stop Angela Merkel? She has fulfilled Hitler’s dream! To control Europe.”
Malta’s Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo confirmed to the Times of Malta newspaper on Sunday that the ambassador had resigned and that an apology would be sent to Germany for the “insensitive” comment.