The strange case of Dr Robert and Mr Abela
Raphael Vassallo
It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such totally antithetical human beings rolled up into one Prime Minister: a post that now appears split between ‘Dr...
Labour’s choice
Michael Falzon
Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to succeed him is for the future to decide – but the possibility is certainly there
It does not take much effort to do the right thing after all
Pressing the right buttons
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has shown that he wants to detach himself from the Muscat hegemony and I would not be too surprised if he...

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has...

A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

Building the foundation of a resilient community
Kahin Ismail

It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work of dedicated members...

It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work...

Is this a fresh start for Labour? Only time will tell
Josanne Cassar

Until Robert Abela and his new Cabinet get settled in and we get used to saying...

Until Robert Abela and his new Cabinet get settled in and...

‘Continuity’ works both ways
Raphael Vassallo

For Abela did not merely promise ‘continuity’ of Joseph Muscat’s economic or social policies; he also promised ‘continuity’...

For Abela did not merely promise...

Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan: What will Robert Abela’s priorities as PM be?
Saviour Balzan

Will Robert Abela tackle the problems of Malta’s deteriorating environment, good governance, transparency and accountability, and conflicts of interest?

Will Robert Abela tackle the problems of Malta’s...

We don't need another hero. Just good governance
Josanne Cassar

We just need someone to steer this country towards a more sensible,...

We just need someone to steer this country towards a more...

The new PM's job
Michael Falzon

So we will have to judge the new Prime Minister by what he does in his first 100 days, rather than by what he has been reported saying during the run-up to the...

So we will have to judge the new Prime Minister by what he...

Adieu Muscat, now for some more fun
Saviour Balzan

We need to calibrate this society, bring things down to earth a little bit. Bring forward some normality, bring communities together, help build a pluralistic...

We need to calibrate this society, bring things down to...

Muscat’s stadium-filler farewell concert left voters thirsting for more. Abela won easily
Matthew Vella

The Grinch who stole Christmas and the Labour leadership...

The Grinch who stole Christmas and the Labour leadership...

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Michael Falzon
Michael Falzon
Saviour Balzan
A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

The problem is not ‘the media’, it’s your behaviour in office
Josanne Cassar

'It is none of your business,' he told journalists when questioned...

'It is none of your business,' he told...

How about reforming the planning sector while we’re at it?
Raphael Vassallo

If granted, this permit will only serve as the starter pistol for the same old...

If granted, this permit will only serve as the starter...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Malta will not be a normal country with a new Labour leader
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Malta will still not be a normal country when it wakes up to a new prime minister on Monday

Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Malta will still not be a...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

The future is uncertain...  but it won’t be ‘united’
Raphael Vassallo

Still, the question remains. Will this last-ditch attempt at populism be enough...

Still, the question remains. Will this last-ditch attempt...