The first year of Adrian Delia
Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns with immigration, have raised uncomfortable questions about the directions he intends to take the PN
Positive action like quotas can accelerate women’s participation in politics
Renée Laiviera | One of the main challenges in Malta is the lack of women candidates running for elections... quotas can be part of a wider strategy to bring...
Warrants for MCAST graduates
Evarist Bartolo

The real difference is not between vocational and academic courses, but between good and bad courses

The real difference is not between vocational and academic...

The forgotten 8th September anniversary
Michael Falzon

The two-year war against the French was the one and only exception when the Maltese fought a war for their country – even if misguidedly – and not...

The two-year war against the French was the one and only...

Fortnite: When does a harmless hobby turn into an addiction?
Josanne Cassar

It has been compared to heroine and cocaine

It has been compared to heroine and cocaine

Road-widening is a stop-gap measure

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to...

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a...

The Mueller investigation and the mid-terms
Matthew Bugeja

Barring some spectacular revelations, the Special Counsel’s investigation...

Barring some spectacular revelations, the Special...

Why social media is making us anti-social
Josanne Cassar

Instead of social media helping us to understand and tolerate those with...

Instead of social media helping us to understand and...

Europe must be united on Libya

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become...

Facing the climate change threat
Evarist Bartolo

Today’s “dominant economic theories” and conceptions of modern capitalism are inadequate because they falsely assume societies will have...

Today’s “dominant economic theories” and...

Needed: a coherent Opposition
Michael Falzon

Malta needs a coherent Opposition led by people that do not have to check for potential back-stabbers every time they take a decision

Malta needs a coherent Opposition led by people that do not...

‘In case of fire, argue about politics...’
Raphael Vassallo

Let’s face it: nobody is discussing the issues at the sizzling core of...

Let’s face it: nobody is discussing the issues at the...

Numbers never count when  arguments fail
Saviour Balzan

This time around, the middle or high officials in agencies and government structures and even private companies are willingly active in a culture of corruption...

This time around, the middle or high officials in agencies...

Tear down, excavate, develop, repeat
Josanne Cassar

A street can go from a place where “everyone knows your name” to an anonymous, faceless row of blocks of apartments of displaced people who have no...

A street can go from a place where “everyone knows...

The political cost of prosperity

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing too much in economic growth, and too little anywhere else. It is not just the PN that is...

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing...

Here’s how that €11.4 million could be better spent
Josanne Cassar

There is psychology at work here, where the government is attempting to foster...

There is psychology at work here, where the government is...

Central Link: government’s own policies ignored
Ralph Cassar

It is highly irresponsible if not downright stupid to build an expensive...

It is highly irresponsible if not downright stupid to build...

‘Politics not done by tweets’? Could have fooled me...
Raphael Vassallo

Matteo Salvini’s tweets somehow manage to combine the inane narcissism of...

Matteo Salvini’s tweets somehow manage to combine the...

Prosperity calls for more social awareness

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are...

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social...

Poverty and social exclusion statistics explained

The European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions explained and how they...

The European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions...

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