Leadership is the way forward
Europe needs a united and human response that does not forget the values that forged it after World War II; and this will come only through strong leadership and a commitment to...
Europe’s politicians are being sniped by identity politics from the far right
Matthew Bugeja
Politicians are afraid of being ousted if they take a line which angers their citizens on the migration issue and are implementing measures touted by far-right parties with the...
Roads are popular promises. But the PLPN is just postponing the problem
Ralph Cassar

Do residential roads need fixing and in some cases rebuilding completely? Of course, they do. The real issue, however, is making residential roads safer and...

Do residential roads need fixing and in some cases...

It is the EU that must outsmart human traffickers
Miriam Dalli

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their businesses to decisions...

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their...

How long will this ‘ad hockery’ last?
Michael Falzon

Those who think Muscat showed weakness when he brokered this ‘ad...

Those who think Muscat showed weakness when he brokered...

Those incredible, shape-shifting politicians...
Raphael Vassallo

It is disconcerting, to say the least, that two supposedly antithetical...

It is disconcerting, to say the least, that two supposedly...

‘Foreigners’ can read what you are saying too, you know
Josanne Cassar

How do you suddenly decide to move to another country without a job, a place to...

How do you suddenly decide to move to another country...

Social justice, solidarity, compassion blah, blah, blah
Saviour Balzan

For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the bottom of the deep...

For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the...

Diversity, but no unity

It now appears that the EU has come full circle: if not actually taken a step backwards. After the mandatory responsibility-sharing mechanism which introduced...

It now appears that the EU has come full circle: if not...

Europe’s strongmen and democracy | Michael Falzon
Michael Falzon

Rather than recognising that Fidesz has no place in a party that is supposed to...

Rather than recognising that Fidesz has no place in a party...

A profession, but also a vocation
Evarist Bartolo

Teachers and kindergarten assistants at Mater Dei do invaluable work in almost impossible circumstances. Together with the nursing and medical staff there,...

Teachers and kindergarten assistants at Mater Dei do...

Does public harassment of politicians work?
Josanne Cassar

To intrude when someone is having lunch or dinner and start berating them while...

To intrude when someone is having lunch or dinner and start...

Sovereignty is as sovereignty does...
Raphael Vassallo

The EU quite frankly doesn’t care about our problems... still less about solving them for us

The EU quite frankly doesn’t care about our...

This battle is not over... yet
Raphael Vassallo

Ironically, the only people who ever told them the full truth about EU regulations were Birdlife Malta and Alternattiva Demokratika: the two entities that the...

Ironically, the only people who ever told them the full...

Utopian, but not impossible

If the EU finds the political will to engage seriously and effectively with Libya, solutions may eventually be found

If the EU finds the political will to engage seriously and...

To be or not to be President
Saviour Balzan

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have felt Coleiro Preca was too strong witted and opinionated to serve the reforms that need to see this...

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have...

Controversial laws and conscientious objection
Josanne Cassar

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not made her statement...

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not...

If need be, Dublin rule changes should be made without unanimity
Roberta Metsola

We need to look seriously into having EU-run and EU-funded disembarkation...

We need to look seriously into having EU-run and EU-funded...

Too little Europe causing uncertain times
Joseph Muscat

Solidarity is not the reverse of resolve or loving one’s country. Those...

Solidarity is not the reverse of resolve or loving...

All the President’s misgivings

It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the government to be held hostage by the incumbent President’s moral sensitivities

It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the...

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