Rural leases: property market must be regulated
What the government’s proposed reform for agricultural leases this week shows is that, faced with a food security crisis should private landowners evict crop farmers simply...
PN protest: a reminder that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’  
In this sense, the party needs to go into listening mode, and fashion its message in a way which reconciles its ‘party principles’ (whatever these are) with popular...
Beyond Moneyval, vigilance must remain strong

Passing the Moneyval test, which still requires the final stamp of the...

Passing the Moneyval test, which still requires the final...

An imperfect IVF law, undermined by party-politics

The Labour administration must take a good hard look at its IVF law, and bring...

The Labour administration must take a good hard look at its...

There is more to ‘community' than investment

If ‘Kommunità Malta’ truly intends to live up to the...

If ‘Kommunità Malta’ truly intends...

COVID support does not undermine media autonomy

To gratuitously suggest that any media...

To gratuitously suggest that any media...

Pardons are not a 'Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free' card

Ultimately, everybody wants the full truth surrounding Caruana Galizia’s...

Ultimately, everybody wants the full truth surrounding...

Gozo’s strong civic awakening

The strong and united stance of Gozitan mayors shows partisan differences can indeed be put aside in the name of the common good

The strong and united stance of Gozitan mayors shows...

A wake-up call to the Opposition

For ultimately, the greatest stumbling block for PN recovery is that voters still find it very difficult to perceive it as an alternative government

For ultimately, the greatest stumbling block for PN...

Let’s not repeat last year’s mistakes

Until the vaccination programme is well underway, caution must be advised...

Until the vaccination programme is well underway, caution...

Without soul-searching, apologies are useless

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour should not be an...

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour...

A belated admission that cannabis users are not 'criminals'

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a fully liberalised...

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a...

A Maltese ‘Tangentopoli’, in the making

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once and for all, the...

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once...

Death of the Republic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by...

Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral...

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to...

Labour must take stock of Muscat legacy

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated with people like Keith Schembri, which the party has never disowned; much as it will never disown...

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated...

Muscat’s testimony reveals ‘unturned stones’

Clearly, a lot more work needs to be done, before we can safely claim that...

Clearly, a lot more work needs to be done, before we can...

‘Who is government trying to fool?’

There will be no ‘Team Malta’ high-fives if our country’s leaders expect us to ignore the fact that, of the top 40 days in which Malta...

There will be no ‘Team Malta’ high-fives if our...

Over-familiarity breeds corruption

This inquiry should cast a light on how a number of inexplicable permits – some in violation of policies – were approved; and come out with clear...

This inquiry should cast a light on how a number of...

It is the role of the press to ask uncomfortable questions

Journalism is there to mediate between a public that cannot question the people...

Journalism is there to mediate between a public that cannot...