Malta has a crisis
Bernice did not need courage. She found the courage and did all she could to protect herself and her children. What Bernice needed was concrete and timely action by the...
Femicide: a nightmare from which we never ‘wake up’
As the NCPE reminded us, almost exactly a year ago:  This entails a concerted effort from all sectors and authorities, and from all citizens and residents, both women and...
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...

Expediting justice requires investment

It is manifestly useless to simply stamp our feet, and demand a faster and more efficient justice system... unless we are also willing to put our money where...

It is manifestly useless to simply stamp our feet, and...

Urgent need for a transparency registry

For as a country, we also need to learn that democracy and transparency also come at a cost: which is worth paying to avoid a downward spiral into a corporate...

For as a country, we also need to learn that democracy and...