By Datta Dharmadhikari
Iceland and Malta are the northernmost and southernmost islands in Europe. Fishing has been the main source of revenue for centuries on these two islands. Postal authorities of Malta and Iceland have now collaborated on a joint stamp issue occasioned by this relationship with fishing towns as the motif. The town of Husavik is the motif of the Icelandic minisheet while the Maltese one depicts the town of Mogarr, Gozo. The Republic of Malta is a small and densely populated country on an island by the same name and some smaller islands in the Mediterranean. The islands are located between Italy in the north and the northcoast of Africa. The official languages are English and Maltese. Malta joined the European Union in 2004and is now the smallest EU country both as regards size and population. Only three of the biggest islands are populated: Malta, Gozo and Comeno.