Répondez, s’il vous plaît: do you still write to a pen-pal?
How would opening up to a complete stranger in writing feel in contrast to our guarded lives on social media?
A new dawn for Europe as sun sets on the United Kingdom’s EU membership
By EP President David Sassoli, European Council President Charles Michel, and EC President Ursula von der Leyen
Choosing the top cop
Michael Falzon

I agree that subjecting the police commissioner’s appointment to a qualified majority in Parliament would be a better way of doing it – but it is...

I agree that subjecting the police commissioner’s...

Free speech for learners
Saviour Balzan

'Prostitute' is a retrograde slur employed by men (and women) to undermine women in positions of influence or who take a stand, or simply when men...

'Prostitute' is a retrograde slur employed by...

Mater Dei: A living example of how different nationalities can work together
Josanne Cassar

As long as we are going to continue encouraging a foreign workforce, there is clearly a dire need for some long-term planning in the form of more health...

As long as we are going to continue encouraging a foreign...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
When cinema explores universal social issues
Josanne Cassar

The concept of the class divide between ‘us’ and ‘them’...

The concept of the class divide between ‘us’...

How to abort a national discussion
Raphael Vassallo

In the end, then, Muscat’s endorsement of this discussion may well end up inadvertently aborting it instead

In the end, then, Muscat’s endorsement of this...

Robert Abela has a tall order on good governance, but the economy beckons too
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan on Robert Abela • The new prime minister appears to be pressing the right buttons, but he also faces the challenge of keeping purchasing...

Saviour Balzan on Robert Abela • The new prime...

Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...

The strange case of Dr Robert and Mr Abela
Raphael Vassallo

It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such totally antithetical...

It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such...

Labour’s choice
Michael Falzon

Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to succeed him is for the future to decide – but the possibility is certainly there

Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to...

It does not take much effort to do the right thing after all
Pressing the right buttons
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has shown that he wants to detach himself from the Muscat hegemony and I would not be too surprised if he...

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has...

A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

Building the foundation of a resilient community
Kahin Ismail

It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work of dedicated members...

It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work...

Is this a fresh start for Labour? Only time will tell
Josanne Cassar

Until Robert Abela and his new Cabinet get settled in and we get used to saying...

Until Robert Abela and his new Cabinet get settled in and...

‘Continuity’ works both ways
Raphael Vassallo

For Abela did not merely promise ‘continuity’ of Joseph Muscat’s economic or social policies; he also promised ‘continuity’...

For Abela did not merely promise...

Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan: What will Robert Abela’s priorities as PM be?
Saviour Balzan

Will Robert Abela tackle the problems of Malta’s deteriorating environment, good governance, transparency and accountability, and conflicts of interest?

Will Robert Abela tackle the problems of Malta’s...