Free for all
Saviour Balzan
No wonder most Maltese will not rally in large numbers to protect the countryside because those (and there are many) who have the privilege of owning private land believe they...
The Rassemblement National and Russia: history of a strategic alliance
The Conversation
A victory by Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential election would obviously be welcome news for Russia. As the brutal war in Ukraine drags on, the country’s...
May the (Police) Force be with you
Josanne Cassar

Weeding out the bad ones is crucial if the public is ever going to feel that police officers who are there to ostensibly ensure that law and order are kept in...

Weeding out the bad ones is crucial if the public is ever...

Sins of the past and present blemishes
Saviour Balzan

Lino Farrugia is expected to stay on as CEO of the FKNK, because the guys around the table of that executive committee do not have the balls to sack him 

Lino Farrugia is expected to stay on as CEO of the FKNK,...

Funds for political parties? Sounds a lot like ‘State Aid’, to me…
Raphael Vassallo

Political parties have succeeded in benefiting only themselves, while ‘distorting the market’ through decades of maladministration…

Political parties have succeeded in benefiting only...

Finally, Gonzi’s ‘new way of doing politics’ gets a chance…
Raphael Vassallo

Bernard Grech now has a spectacular opportunity to actually deliver –...

Bernard Grech now has a spectacular opportunity to actually...

The PN’s financial woes – 2
Michael Falzon

I understand that subsequently efforts were made to reduce the debt, but they were hardly successful, with NET TV losing some €1 million annually –...

I understand that subsequently efforts were made to reduce...

Political parties which cannot live within their means
Josanne Cassar

Here are Malta’s two major political parties, the recipients of so many...

Here are Malta’s two major political parties, the...

Lions, and tigers, and amateurs…
Raphael Vassallo

When the chips are down, you don’t exactly need a ‘PhD in Advanced Debating Skills’ to post a comment on Facebook… it is still not the...

When the chips are down, you don’t exactly need a...

‘Am I appealing?’ Not for me to say, really…
Raphael Vassallo

There is a tendency in this country to use words and expressions without...

There is a tendency in this country to use words and...

Tourism: back to square one
Michael Falzon

Who cares? So long as the shops, the bars and the restaurants are full, everybody is happy!

Who cares? So long as the shops, the bars and the...

A socially conscious energy transition | Josianne Cutajar

We must continue working towards ensuring a steady supply of energy, whilst...

We must continue working towards ensuring a steady supply...

When will MPs start acting honourably?
Josanne Cassar

If Mizzi was feeling humiliated by being called to appear in front of the PAC maybe he should have thought of that before all his dubious wheeling and...

If Mizzi was feeling humiliated by being called to...

It is time to turn declarations on disability rights into concrete action
Alex Agius Saliba

The European Commission should strengthen the role of the Child Guarantee in ensuring inclusion of children with disabilities and the ability to provide...

The European Commission should strengthen the role of the...

Prisons: Alex Dalli must be removed from Corradino | Annalise Ebejer

We can no longer pretend prisoners’ welfare only affects inmates. This is...

We can no longer pretend prisoners’ welfare only...

COP26: Accelerating momentum for climate action
Aaron Farrugia

Achieving compromises and consensus amongst all the 197 parties to the Paris...

Achieving compromises and consensus amongst all the 197...

Strange, how it always takes a scientist, not a fortune-teller, to predict the future…
Raphael Vassallo

Considering that Peter Gatt’s last three geological predictions, on the trot, have already proven so deadly accurate, wouldn’t it be a little...

Considering that Peter Gatt’s last three geological...

Why I hope Glasgow 2021 will not be another climate cop-out | Nikos Chircop

The planet simply cannot afford another Paris, where despite all the trumpets blown in 2015, the parties copped out of actually making the Accords legally...

The planet simply cannot afford another Paris, where...

Democracy and the common good
Michael Falzon

When will this country really break free?

When will this country really break free?

We’ve already destroyed most of Xlendi… so why not just destroy the rest?
Raphael Vassallo

But this? This is utterly indefensible (even by Hollywood movie reboot standards). So utterly, irredeemably awful, in fact, that… well, just look at us:...

But this? This is utterly indefensible (even by Hollywood...