Beyond GDP to quality of life
Julia Farrugia Portelli
Despite the pandemic and its challenges, the start of year 2021 is seeing thousands of pensioners benefitting from an increased pension
Fresh page for the country
Peter Agius
Opinion: Bernard Grech manifests the humble demeanour we expect from those whose prime ambition is to serve
Cowardly New World
Raphael Vassallo

One of the things that made 2020 such an awful year to live through (apart from COVID-19, and all the rest of it) was the realisation that humanity has, in...

One of the things that made 2020 such an awful year to live...

The war on truth
Michael Falzon

Post-truth is an invention of the powerful, not the powerless. It comes from the top, specifically with the intent to undermine the truth that may be...

Post-truth is an invention of the powerful, not the...

Changes in the new year
Saviour Balzan

Today, I am taking a step back. It is not a question of age. I am not dumping Mediatoday of course. But I will be doing solely what I have been doing for a...

Today, I am taking a step back. It is not a question of...

Looking back and looking ahead
Josanne Cassar

Will it not be much worse in the long run to give people false hope and have all their expectations dashed if normality is not restored as quickly as he has...

Will it not be much worse in the long run to give people...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

2020: A lot of positive work overshadowed by COVID-19 | Josianne Cutajar

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of good work was carried out by the European Parliament in the past 12 months

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of...

Raising a glass to our children
Kurt Sansone

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives changed as much as ours but they also displayed a resilience that many parents, including myself, may...

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives...

Carbon-neutrality: no small feat | Aaron Farrugia
Aaron Farrugia

As a government, we are committed to ensuring that sustainability remains at...

As a government, we are committed to ensuring that...

Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why Gospels disagree | Rodolfo Galvan Estrada
The Conversation

Today, genealogies may bring more awareness of one’s family medical history or help uncover lost family members. In the Greco-Roman era, birth stories...

Today, genealogies may bring more awareness of one’s...

Either they were human… or we’re aliens
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of pre-literate...

Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of...

2020: Man proposes, COVID disposes
Michael Falzon

Without entering into the merits of Rosianne Cutajar’s tryst with the business classes, I cannot but comment that such ‘improbable’ links are...

Without entering into the merits of Rosianne...

Does Malta have (enough) talent?
Josanne Cassar

Malta’s Got Talent is just that... if these shows can bring some happiness to people stuck at home at a time when they need to come together... then they...

Malta’s Got Talent is just that... if these shows can...

A murder that unravelled the ugliness of our political system
Saviour Balzan

If allowed, Yorgen Fenech could drag the entire house of cards down...

If allowed, Yorgen Fenech could drag the entire...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

The green revolution can create new jobs
Miriam Dalli

I intend to work to attract more firms that start seeing the local market as an interesting prospect. That would ensure the creation of local niches and embed...

I intend to work to attract more firms that start seeing...

A year of reckoning | Robert Fenech

If businesses are mainly interested in enriching themselves and their owners, and the government is mainly concerned with maintaining its power, who is to...

If businesses are mainly interested in enriching themselves...

Six ways to make EU and Maltese industry climate neutral | Ralph Cassar
Ralph Cassar

At the end of the day, it is also in industry’s interest to make a green transition. Together with other Green Parties from all over Europe we have...

At the end of the day, it is also in industry’s...

Yes, Rosianne Cutajar should resign: even just so we can all take a break for Christmas...
Raphael Vassallo

While I can more or less understand Rosianne Cutajar’s reluctance to resign… because it is, after all, her own head on the block… well,...

While I can more or less understand Rosianne...