Checking Malta’s powerful Prime Minister through constitutional reforms
Michael Briguglio
As a neutral political figurehead, President George Vella may be best placed to rely on the report of the Venice Commission to lead the reform process to a conclusion
Slow drivers don’t cause accidents, over-speeding does
Josanne Cassar
Contrary to the claims of the people commenting on the above-mentioned discussion, no, no one ever caused an accident by exercising caution...
To lecture us about democracy, you have to be democratic…
Raphael Vassallo

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition, and what remains...

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition,...

Looking backwards to move forward

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address these issues has involved appointing a veteran from the Fenech Adami era – a classic case of...

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address...

No checks, no balances: why a whole system needs rethinking
Michael Falzon

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and legislative structures...

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and...

The third language: giving students the cutting edge for tomorrow’s world
Evarist Bartolo

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that subject but to guide and educate students in the subjects that will give them a cutting edge in...

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that...

What will forcing another foreign language really achieve?
Josanne Cassar

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders, innovators or free...

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders,...

Sleepwalking into an emergency

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge...

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and...

A shake-up in Brussels
Matthew Bugeja

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside and outside of its borders, EU leaders have turned to highly political individuals to pave the path...

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside...

It is much easier to destroy than to create
Raphael Vassallo

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its detractors; and this is...

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its...

Sudden population growth within the confines of an island
Josanne Cassar

But away from slick, fancy presentations and men in suits, the reality on the...

But away from slick, fancy presentations and men in suits,...

How vocational education is transforming our country
Evarist Bartolo

Malta is the land of second chances - and we hope to make it the land of the...

Malta is the land of second chances - and we hope to make...

A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

EU: Seizing our moment in the next five-year mandate
Aaron Farrugia

After 15 years of membership in the EU, Malta is no longer a new member...

After 15 years of membership in the EU, Malta is no...

Joseph Muscat: Here to stay?
Michael Falzon

A strong Muscat leading the Labour Party, with no end of his leadership years in sight, poses a robust challenge to any party in Opposition

A strong Muscat leading the Labour Party, with no end of...

You break the rules, so why shouldn't I?
Josanne Cassar

Being Mediterranean and laidback should not prevent us from embracing civic pride to show that we really love our own country as much as we claim we do

Being Mediterranean and laidback should not prevent us from...

A real drama behind a (mostly fictitious) documentary
Raphael Vassallo

Of all the inaccuracies in the first part of the BBC's docudrama about...

Of all the inaccuracies in the first part of the BBC's...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The lure of the political limelight
Josanne Cassar

There seems to be a general sense of exaggerated self-importance everywhere you look and our little island is certainly not lacking in that department

There seems to be a general sense of exaggerated...

The ‘SOK’ syndrome (and making sense of Malta’s new building rules)
Raphael Vassallo

According to urban legend, the idea for a course in Systems of Knowledge came to Education Minister Ugo Mifsud Bonnici’s head while he was stuck at an...

According to urban legend, the idea for a course in Systems...