Malta’s ambassador to Finland resigned after comparing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, local media said.
Michael Zammit Tabona reportedly wrote on his Facebook page:
“Seventy-five years ago we stopped Hitler. Who will stop Angela Merkel? She has fulfilled Hitler’s dream! To control Europe.”
The post was deleted later.
Maltese Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo said Germany would receive an apology.
Mr Bartolo told the Times of Malta that he had instructed the ambassador to remove the comment “as soon as I was alerted to it”.
Mr Zammit Tabona, who became Malta’s ambassador in Finland in 2014, has so far made no comment on the row.
He is reported to be a political appointee – not a career diplomat.