Should former empires return removed relics (and do we get the sword back)?
Charles Xuereb
It is bad enough to find one’s iconic national treasures in global museums, but it is worse to have to pay huge sums of money to private concerns to return removed...
How can you control those who are out of control?
Josanne Cassar
That’s what happens when you give carte blanche to a mighty juggernaut like the construction industry…reeling it back in can only be done if the Government...
Alla illiberani
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela will decide whether he is any different a leader to Eddie Fenech Adami, Lawrence Gonzi, or Joseph Muscat, the people who played the pipers’...

Robert Abela will decide whether he is any different a...

In it together | Helena Grech

This is really the time for unity, notwithstanding any initial hiccups at the start of such an unprecedented challenge

This is really the time for unity, notwithstanding any...

Enforcement cannot just be for lesser mortals
Raphael Vassallo

More importantly, however, there are limits to our country’s logistical...

More importantly, however, there are limits to our...

Future-proofing our societies
Miriam Dalli

Our people are resilient and entrepreneurial and can adapt to change when they have to. This crisis showed us how society can transform itself in a very short...

Our people are resilient and entrepreneurial and can adapt...

‘Swift action’? By the EU? You’ve got to be kidding me...
Raphael Vassallo

How would I react if I were a resident of Bergamo, or Milan, or Cremona, or...

How would I react if I were a resident of Bergamo, or...

The ITS deal mess
Michael Falzon

Many questions for which the Auditor-General sought answers should have been made by the Opposition in the first place

Many questions for which the Auditor-General sought answers...

Death threats are a serious matter
Raphael Vassallo

The realisation that there are still people out there who would use that murder to actively intimidate others… even if the intention was not to carry...

The realisation that there are still people out there who...

[WATCH] The PN needs Claudio Grech as leader
Saviour Balzan

The civil war in the Nationalist Party is not good for democracy

The civil war in the Nationalist Party is not good for...

Remove partisan politics from councils, and more people will vote
Josanne Cassar

It was only in 1998, when Sant’s short-lived administration was removed...

It was only in 1998, when Sant’s short-lived...

And then there was a party
Saviour Balzan

What will not happen surely is the decapitation of Delia, and his replacement by a level-headed politician who brings some clarity and sense

What will not happen surely is the decapitation of Delia,...

Champions League final: how money buys success on the pitch
The Conversation

Elisavet Argyro Manoli • There is a virtuous (or vicious) circle in...

Elisavet Argyro Manoli • There is a virtuous (or...

Is throwing a milkshake an act of political violence? What political theory tells us
The Conversation

Alexander Blanchard • If the right, or public opinion more widely, is prepared to call milkshaking “violence”, then it must be prepared to...

Alexander Blanchard • If the right, or public opinion...

Interpreting some of the election numbers
Josanne Cassar

This low turnout as a form of protest at this particular time in Malta is, for...

This low turnout as a form of protest at this particular...

How did we all get it so… wrong?
Raphael Vassallo

Whose fault is that, really? The voters who no longer identify with their previous political party of choice? Or the party itself: which failed to live up to...

Whose fault is that, really? The voters who no longer...

A shot in the dark
Michael Falzon

Inivting a black Maltese girl of African origin to address a political rally was a blatant example of tokenism and not a genuine effort in favour of integration

Inivting a black Maltese girl of African origin to address...

Political battles are not won by throwing milkshake
Raphael Vassallo

Given a choice between the politician trying to campaign, and the hoodlums...

Given a choice between the politician trying to campaign,...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's videoblog: Adrian Delia's future and that of third parties
Saviour Balzan

After the European election result, it's time for some soul searching

After the European election result, it's time for some...

They shoot cats, don’t they?
Josanne Cassar

“The description of how that fateful night unfolded reminded me of some violent video game, or else the type of drive-by shootings (unfortunately) common...

“The description of how that fateful night unfolded...