Who’s really running this country anyway?
Josanne Cassar
No one seems willing to take the bull by the horns and really take charge of the country
Waiting for the messiah
Saviour Balzan
Bernard Grech cannot win a game of dominoes, let alone an election
Press laws not strong enough

The government cannot take its tweaked laws as a fait accompli, without a convincing public consultation that takes on board also important observations on the...

The government cannot take its tweaked laws as a fait...

Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military
The Conversation

Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the defensive in Ukraine’s northeast. And one important dynamic in the lead-up to Ukraine’s...

Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the...

If Giorgia Meloni is a ‘fascist’… what’s Malta’s entire political establishment?
Raphael Vassallo

What are we to say about Meloni’s approach towards immigration, that it actually falls far short of the extremes that both Labour and PN have gone...

What are we to say about Meloni’s approach towards...

Much more than symbolism
Julia Farrugia Portelli

In the past, paying lip service often led to disappointment and frustration among those working in the disability sector as well as those persons with a...

In the past, paying lip service often led to disappointment...

Unbiased PBS, made in Brussels
Peter Agius

It is of no surprise to hear rumours in the Brussels ‘radio moquette’ that actors of the Maltese government are already looking for arguments to...

It is of no surprise to hear rumours in the Brussels...

Corruption has driven us into a brick wall

After all, past experience has already taught us that the existing institutions...

After all, past experience has already taught us that the...

Collective punishment for hunters? Inconceivable!
Raphael Vassallo

I mean, honestly: how much more 'absolutely, totally and in all other ways...

I mean, honestly: how much more 'absolutely, totally...

Abortion and choice: a personal view
Isabel Stabile

Each of us can hold a pro-choice position but be personally anti-abortion for themselves

Each of us can hold a pro-choice position but be personally...

Lip-service on climate is just a waste of time
Saviour Balzan

You cannot confront the climate crisis if your playbook back home is positivist...

You cannot confront the climate crisis if your playbook...

The social phenomenon of ‘the Queue’
Josanne Cassar

What I found interesting about the Queue was that it had obviously become something more than just paying homage to a beloved Queen - it finally clicked...

What I found interesting about the Queue was that it...

Full up, fed up... of tourism?

It is open season for unabashed construction wealth and paying tourists, while a silent war is waged against the dispossessed who suffer the consequences of...

It is open season for unabashed construction wealth and...

Italy’s first woman PM?
Michael Falzon

A Meloni administration will try to force the migration issue and hence controversies with Malta are bound to increase, perhaps even more than has already...

A Meloni administration will try to force the migration...

Inflation hits indiscriminately, but hurts discriminately | Peter G Pace O’Shea

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and an effective peace process in Ukraine are the ideal solutions to harness inflation and its negative effects

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and an effective peace...

Explained: Putin ‘nuclear option’ speech ups ante but shows Russia’s weakness
The Conversation

Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His latest desperate attempt to raise the stakes is the clearest signal of this yet –...

Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in...

Failing to enact the Equality Act leaves workers vulnerable to abuse | Claria Cutajar

Powerful entities with copious financial resources and extensive networks among the traditional elite used their influence to stop a legal reform that would...

Powerful entities with copious financial resources and...

‘Free beer all day… TOMORROW!’
Raphael Vassallo

After a summer dominated by complaints of Comino being overcrowded, flooded with deckchairs, and full of litter, minister Clayton Bartolo said...

After a summer dominated by complaints of Comino being...

Abortion and shifting sands

But the very fact that her health was put at risk because the law disallows abortion, laid bare the cruel situation women like Prudente are forced into

But the very fact that her health was put at risk because...

Air Malta is also ‘too big to fail’…
Raphael Vassallo

Oh well. At least, it doesn’t change that one part we all agree on....

Oh well. At least, it doesn’t change that one part we...