Undermining the rule of law
Michael Falzon
The Labour Party and the current administration – both led by Robert Abela – did not react to Muscat’s outbursts. But is feigning that Muscat has said nothing...
A meat tax is probably inevitable – here’s how it could work | Cameron Hepburn, Franziska Funke
The average retail price for meat in high-income countries would need to increase by 35%-56% for beef, 25% for poultry, and 19% for lamb and pork to reflect the environmental...
Air Malta cannot be saved by repeating the same mistakes

Editorial | Successive governments have always treated the airline, not as...

Editorial | Successive governments have always treated...

Ukraine: EU should have seen food and energy crises coming | Anna-Sophie Maass
The Conversation

Eight years on since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Putin’s war against Ukraine reflects the failure of the coercive diplomacy of...

Eight years on since Russia’s annexation of...

Russia/Ukraine grain deal promises major benefits for poor countries... if it holds | Wandile Sihlobo
The Conversation

Wandile Sihlobo | The deal’s impact on grain prices is likely to be marginal. Grain prices are unlikely to return to pre-war levels

Wandile Sihlobo | The deal’s impact on grain...

Just when you thought it was safe (to go back to Comino)…
Raphael Vassallo

How much truth is there, really, to the government’s claim to have...

How much truth is there, really, to the government’s...

‘I want to ride my bicycle…’
Raphael Vassallo

It was never really possible for Malta to retain all that ‘childhood innocence’, was it? Not when we were also transforming the island into a...

It was never really possible for Malta to retain all that...

How to lose the game in Brussels
Peter Agius

While Brussels foresees the gradual replacement of the current fossil fuel to a less polluting variant, it does not care to do the math on the price of this...

While Brussels foresees the gradual replacement of the...

A warning of ‘bigger things to come’

If the institutions are truly working, however, people like Frederick Azzopardi would not need any show of support to make their case in court

If the institutions are truly working, however, people like...

Thanks, but no thanks
Michael Falzon

The people who run the party keep on making the same mistakes, provoking more people to abandon the PN

The people who run the party keep on making the same...

Fancy a takeaway – from someone earning slave wages?
Josanne Cassar

As long as they remain underpaid, every time you use that food app, you are...

As long as they remain underpaid, every time you use that...

Is balance between environment and business attainable? | Steve Ellul

Quality tourism and greener urban areas are examples that can deliver more...

Quality tourism and greener urban areas are examples that...

Give me real Velociraptors, any day of the week…
Raphael Vassallo

And you know what? I’m beginning to think I’d much rather take my...

And you know what? I’m beginning to think I’d...

Rigging, rationing and equity in education | Lara Said

All children have a gift and/or a talent. Unfortunately not all schools allow...

All children have a gift and/or a talent. Unfortunately not...

The great influx in context

Crucially, however, the census should bring about a realisation that Malta is no longer homogenous – if indeed it ever was - but includes different...

Crucially, however, the census should bring about a...

One gridlock too many
Michael Falzon

n spite of the millions of EU and Malta government funds spent to upgrade the road network, the ordinary citizen is still being treated shabbily when it comes...

n spite of the millions of EU and Malta government funds...

When is Metsola going to start delivering on all those ‘women’s rights’ promises?
Raphael Vassallo

Maybe it’s just that Roberta Metsola really DID intend to fulfil those promises, all along … but – in between posing for one...

Maybe it’s just that Roberta Metsola really DID...

Was this about insubordination... or a clash over liberal policies?
Josanne Cassar

Someone with such a liberal ideology as Mario Mallia working within the...

Someone with such a liberal ideology as Mario Mallia...

What the sacking of Mario Mallia tells us about the Church
Saviour Balzan

Mallia’s sacking does reveal how the whims of religious zealots inside...

Mallia’s sacking does reveal how the whims of...

George Vella’s Constitutional holiday

The President’s actions on the IVF bill are representative of a much wider malaise, which has cropped up several times in the past; and which can only be...

The President’s actions on the IVF bill are...