Ukraine needs more than just 'thoughts and prayers'
Despite speeches which conveyed a strong message of solidarity towards Ukraine, both Prime Minister Abela and Opposition leader Bernard Grech failed to adequately convey the sense...
BOV owes its shareholders an explanation
It is therefore crucial that the ‘return to normality’ in business is also matched by a return to normality in accountability and transparency
Citizens’ Assembly can chip away at EU trust deficit

Only through this kind of democratisation process can Europe’s social...

Only through this kind of democratisation process can...

A wake-up call to address poverty, and hunger

It should also serve as a wake-up call to stop the further destruction of...

It should also serve as a wake-up call to stop the further...

A SLAPP in the face of media intimidation

Admittedly, the anti-SLAPP proposal is not likely to suffer the same fate; as...

Admittedly, the anti-SLAPP proposal is not likely to suffer...

Neutrality needs to be debated, not discarded

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail further erosion of...

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail...

Youth, mental health and the perils of social media

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that can have profound...

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that...

Business as usual?

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of inclusion and renewal: even if this is happening in the absence of a much-needed debate on the...

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of...

Divorcing planning from environment

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision to have a separate planning minister will truly bring about any meaningful change in Malta’s...

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision...

It should be ‘Madam Speaker’ next

Ultimately, however, the only way to increase female participation in political life, is to simply stop expecting women to ‘change themselves’, by...

Ultimately, however, the only way to increase female...

The Pope’s uncomfortable truths

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff, by showing the same political commitment for social justice: while refraining from the kind of...

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff,...

If Grech stays, his reforms must be far-reaching

Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the stamina to coax it...

Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the...

A paradoxical election

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large segment may not feel represented in the current two-party set up anymore; and this should increase...

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large...

The only loser is democracy

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter enthusiasm that has characterised elections in the past

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter...

Abstention… from the highest court in the land

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal jurisdiction to...

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal...

Neither Labour nor PN has any ‘environmental credibility’

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the ‘environmental...

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the...

Regenerating old parties

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced their predecessor in the middle of the legislature are at the crossroads and now need a team of...

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced...

The abstention election?

If Labour wins by the same margin, not only will this be a knock-out blow on the opposition Nationalist Party, but it will also mean that Labour also has the...

If Labour wins by the same margin, not only will this be a...

Wages are paid in money, not words

Neither Labour nor the PN has actually committed itself to any specific wage increases, so far in the 2022 General Election campaign

Neither Labour nor the PN has actually committed itself to...

A new low in ‘power of incumbency’

It is also inexplicable why a party enjoying such a strong lead over the opposition, should resort to such cheap tactics in the first place

It is also inexplicable why a party enjoying such a strong...