August 12, 2010 / 4:31 PM / 9 years ago

Former Malta president de Marco dies at 79

VALLETTA Aug 12 (Reuters) - Former Maltese President Guido de Marco, who brought the small island country into the European Union, died on Thursday at the age of 79, the government announced.

De Marco served was president when Malta joined the EU in 2004. He died at Malta’s Mater Dei Hospital, the government said.

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