CAP reform: enemy of the European Green Deal
Ralph Cassar
The new CAP favours huge agro-industrial interests, and so continues to subsidise intensive factory farming, responsible, according to Greenpeace studies, for 17% of all...
Edwin Vassallo may be a ‘dinosaur’… but he is not quite ‘extinct’ yet
Raphael Vassallo
Perhaps we should thank the likes of Edwin Vassallo for so graphically reminding us that the ‘struggle for equality’ is actually very far from over in this...
‘U Can’t Touch This…’
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s entire environmental law is underpinned by a tacit, unspoken rule: ‘any or all of this legislation can be overridden at will, if the...

Malta’s entire environmental law is underpinned...

Half-baked measures don’t work

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the...

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again...

As the world looks at Poland, women in Malta have it worse

Dr Christopher Barbara: Despite all the negative attention it has attracted,...

Dr Christopher Barbara: Despite all the negative attention...

‘Hate speech’ doesn’t mean ‘speech that you hate…’
Raphael Vassallo

If the next step in the equation is: 'therefore, he must be...

If the next step in the equation is: 'therefore, he...

Fleshing out Bernard’s vision
Michael Falzon

A negative campaign alone will not do the trick and fleshing out the vision depicted by Bernard Grech last Monday will always remain imperative if enough...

A negative campaign alone will not do the trick and...

Six degrees of Yorgen Fenech
Josanne Cassar

The cosy relationships which people in top, politically sensitive, posts have with big businessmen cannot be swept aside simply because it all happened before...

The cosy relationships which people in top, politically...

So who has been talking to Yorgen?
Saviour Balzan

Confidants, individuals and acquaintances who shared the same space and time with Yorgen Fenech, according to the WhatsApp messages they exchanged with him at...

Confidants, individuals and acquaintances who shared the...

Attack the local plans: how to redress the democratic deficit on planning

The only way to protest the development assault on good sense and serenity, is to force the redrawing of local plans in Malta, whether by court action...

The only way to protest the development assault on good...

Muscat’s ‘belated realization’: better late than never
Raphael Vassallo

Does Muscat’s view on reproductive rights plant the seed of a...

Does Muscat’s view on reproductive rights plant...

The COVID-19 crisis demands a coherent, unified approach

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread perception that the...

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread...

Potentiality and personhood: personal views | Isabel Stabile

Once abortion becomes legal in Malta, and yes, that will happen, we will look...

Once abortion becomes legal in Malta, and yes, that will...

On the right to family and civil unions for LGBTIQ+ persons | Christopher Vella

The Church can celebrate our fidelity, commitment and fruitfulness as much as it celebrates these qualities for heterosexual unions. If only the Church were to...

The Church can celebrate our fidelity, commitment and...

Budget 2021: More of the same... hoping COVID-19 will vanish into thin air
Michael Falzon

The decrease in the approval rate of the current administration must have influenced government’s thinking. Many interpreted the decision to extend the...

The decrease in the approval rate of the current...

Robert Abela is always right, and his critics are always wrong. Any questions?
Raphael Vassallo

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way criticised – be it over his (utterly disastrous) handling of the COVID-19 crisis; or his stance on...

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way...

As long as we treat politics like a cult, there is no hope
Josanne Cassar

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held beliefs and emotions...

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held...

Where’s our green deal on Malta’s shrinking countryside?
Saviour Balzan

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been misshapen and...

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been...

Bernard Grech’s golden opportunity

Grech must certainly address the measures introduced by the Budget. But a partisan critique, aimed only at enthusing his party...

Grech must certainly address the measures...

We need to talk about abortion | Noah Fabri

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another political football that...

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another...