Transparency still lacking in asset declarations
A closer look at the declarations themselves seems to raise more questions, than answers
No-pain budget but no pitch for new economic model
Caruana may want to re-evaluate his strategy over the medium term by reducing the subsidy on motor vehicle fuels and asking motorists to pick up part of the bill, thus reducing...
Could 2022 be a ‘Year of Inflation’?

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to adjust to a ‘new normal’, the sudden increase in demands for goods and services simply...

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to...

The ‘right to forget’ must be balanced with the ‘right to know’

In any democratic country, the rulings handed down by law courts do not attest merely to the verdict of any one specific case;...

In any democratic country, the rulings handed...

Blaming climate change will not wash

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed to cater for the expected increase in rainfall; and, worse still, that it cannot even cope with the...

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed...

Media needs reform, but also assistance

Losing the media may well be convenient for the powers that be; but it is definitely not in the interest of democracy itself

Losing the media may well be convenient for the powers that...

An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

‘Fairness’ can only be achieved through social reform

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if it departs from the...

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if...

Why Byron Camilleri has to go

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull by the horns when dealing with Col. Alex Dalli

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull...

Even ‘revolving doors’ have to be investigated

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to be connected to...

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to...

PAC: playpen of democracy

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides. While Konrad Mizzi was trying to score points with Labour grassroots, the truth is that he was...

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides....

Climate change also threatens democracy itself

The strategy casts a sobering light on Malta’s challenge to reduce carbon...

The strategy casts a sobering light on Malta’s...

The election that never was

Robert Abela kept the Nationalist Party guessing, forcing it into premature election mode, already taxing on its limited resources

Robert Abela kept the Nationalist Party guessing, forcing...

Robert Abela’s litmus test

Abela still needs to send a clear signal that he will leave no stone unturned in establishing both the political and judicial truths related to the Panama...

Abela still needs to send a clear signal that he will leave...

People want fairness: nothing more, nothing less

Neither a Labour victory by a larger margin, nor even the...

Neither a Labour victory by a larger margin, nor...

Making poverty history

Editorial | The 2022 Budget fails to address a growing mismatch between the rate of our country’s economic growth and the rate at which...

Editorial | The 2022 Budget fails to address a...

Which battles should the PN fight?

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in an unenviable predicament where he must strike a balancing act between ‘putting on a brave...

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in...

Solid growth based on tax collection programme

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the question as to whether...

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the...

Taxation is about morality, too

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an issue of social justice, more than economic gain. Preferential tax incentives deprive...

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an...