The question is: will Ryanair (FR) ever start operations to Malta (MLA) now that MLA is an EU member? There is only one airport in MLA and this will make it FR's (probably) only major international airport outside the British Isles and Ireland (and PMO). Where will FR fly from to serve MLA? Stansted? Very unlikely - flight too long to keep the fares dirt cheap. Ciampino? Maybe. But who will pay the landing fees for FR?
There are rumours that a major LCC will start ops to MLA soon, or perhaps by next Summer. My guess is Easyjet from Germany, which is a strong market for MLA - only second to the UK. But Ryanair seems to pop up more often in the aviation circles.