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 legislation...
Corruption has driven us into a brick wall
After all, past experience has already taught us that the existing institutions cannot be relied upon; and the ongoing TM corruption case only reinforces the point that this...
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...

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...

Too easy to say: ‘Malta is full up’

Malta’s racism problem is spoken about less than its immigration problem

Malta’s racism problem is spoken about less than its...

Making poverty history

Malta must do everything to prevent the emergence of social ghettoes concentrated in deprived areas and social mobility should remain a prospect for all,...

Malta must do everything to prevent the emergence of social...

Fixing a broken planning system

Democracy may be imperfect, but it remains the best system we have - and planning should not be an exception

Democracy may be imperfect, but it remains the best system...

A bankrupt planning system

It is shocking to learn that the SCH has now dropped objections to a three-storey extension to a baroque palazzo and the construction of a swimming pool on the...

It is shocking to learn that the SCH has now dropped...

This is not ‘business as usual’

Government would be wise to ditch the mantra that it’s ‘business as usual’

Government would be wise to ditch the mantra that...

Is this Malta’s ‘tangentopoli’ moment?

One way of addressing this problem of mistrust is to strengthen anti-corruption...

One way of addressing this problem of mistrust is to...

Populist tonic for the summer malaise

Now that the dust has settled, after the unruly scenes witnessed in Ħamrun last week, it may be worth putting the entire incident into some perspective...

Now that the dust has settled, after the unruly scenes...

Remote governing... does Abela have a trust issue?

But his obsession with remaining in control all the time without trusting...

But his obsession with remaining in control all the time...

It’s not just 'competitiveness' that needs safeguarding

Malta’s business community needs to remember that its own competitiveness...

Malta’s business community needs to remember that its...

Air Malta cannot be saved by repeating the same mistakes

Editorial | Successive governments have always treated the airline, not as...

Editorial | Successive governments have always treated...

A warning of ‘bigger things to come’

If the institutions are truly working, however, people like Frederick Azzopardi would not need any show of support to make their case in court

If the institutions are truly working, however, people like...

The great influx in context

Crucially, however, the census should bring about a realisation that Malta is no longer homogenous – if indeed it ever was - but includes different...

Crucially, however, the census should bring about a...

George Vella’s Constitutional holiday

The President’s actions on the IVF bill are representative of a much wider malaise, which has cropped up several times in the past; and which can only be...

The President’s actions on the IVF bill are...

Europe’s gas crisis: a degree less in cooling

Gas savings can already be delivered in the summer by reducing the peak...

Gas savings can already be delivered in the summer by...

Ursula goes to Baku...

While Joseph Muscat is justified in saying that this agreement shows that he was no pariah in seeking energy cooperation with an autocratic regime, he is also...

While Joseph Muscat is justified in saying that this...

A line that should not be crossed

In short, a Prime Minister is neither a salesman, nor a monarch; but a servant of the people. At moments, Robert Abela seems to forget this crucial fact

In short, a Prime Minister is neither a salesman, nor a...