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...
It is time to turn declarations on disability rights into concrete action
Alex Agius Saliba

The European Commission should strengthen the role of the Child Guarantee in ensuring inclusion of children with disabilities and the ability to provide...

The European Commission should strengthen the role of the...

Prisons: Alex Dalli must be removed from Corradino | Annalise Ebejer

We can no longer pretend prisoners’ welfare only affects inmates. This is...

We can no longer pretend prisoners’ welfare only...

COP26: Accelerating momentum for climate action
Aaron Farrugia

Achieving compromises and consensus amongst all the 197 parties to the Paris...

Achieving compromises and consensus amongst all the 197...

Strange, how it always takes a scientist, not a fortune-teller, to predict the future…
Raphael Vassallo

Considering that Peter Gatt’s last three geological predictions, on the trot, have already proven so deadly accurate, wouldn’t it be a little...

Considering that Peter Gatt’s last three geological...

Why I hope Glasgow 2021 will not be another climate cop-out | Nikos Chircop

The planet simply cannot afford another Paris, where despite all the trumpets blown in 2015, the parties copped out of actually making the Accords legally...

The planet simply cannot afford another Paris, where...

Democracy and the common good
Michael Falzon

When will this country really break free?

When will this country really break free?

We’ve already destroyed most of Xlendi… so why not just destroy the rest?
Raphael Vassallo

But this? This is utterly indefensible (even by Hollywood movie reboot standards). So utterly, irredeemably awful, in fact, that… well, just look at us:...

But this? This is utterly indefensible (even by Hollywood...

A lifeline for Malta, the EU and the planet | Robert Abela

Our nation as a small island state, is the smallest emitter in the EU, but may...

Our nation as a small island state, is the smallest emitter...

Taxi Mary, quite contrary
Josanne Cassar

For most people taxis are once again considered a one-off luxury, a means of transport you book just to take you to the airport, or when you are desperate to...

For most people taxis are once again considered a one-off...

The terror of Robespierre
Saviour Balzan

You cannot praise Angelo Gafà for being a serious guy one day, and then choose to paste him on a poster and accuse him of being shameful and...

You cannot praise Angelo Gafà for being a serious...

European Citizen Prize rewards those who embody European values
Alex Agius Saliba

Dar tal-Providenza embodies the best values that we as Maltese and...

Dar tal-Providenza embodies the best values that...

Lassana masterpiece: gnashing of teeth betrays the frailty of Maltese identity
Matthew Vella

As we witness the shrill indignation of idiots whose small world has been brought into frame by the audacity of the Lassana portrait,...

As we witness the shrill indignation of idiots...

‘Environmental credibility’ needs more than just public gardens, you know…
Raphael Vassallo

Oh, Ok: I’ll admit that’s more how I would answer that question, if I were able to put words in Mr Ambjent’s mouth

Oh, Ok: I’ll admit that’s more how I would...

Reproductive rights are human rights – where does Malta stand? | Nathalie Psaila

In spite of Malta being a “proud UN member”, it consistently discriminates against women as sexual beings from very early on in their lives

In spite of Malta being a “proud UN member”, it...

A new political party? Mamma Mia!
Raphael Vassallo

According to the Electoral Commission, ‘ABBA’ is… wait for it… “too short to be abbreviated” (and, as George Clooney so...

According to the Electoral Commission, ‘ABBA’...

Disagreeing with the Ombudsman
Michael Falzon

One wonders whether it was the ministry that pushed the Commissioner to sign the letter or if it was the other way about. Whichever it was, it is a reflection...

One wonders whether it was the ministry that pushed the...

Dalli is not fit to be prison director
Saviour Balzan

One would have thought that people dying in prison would translate into solid and water-tight evidence of the state of affairs in Corradino –...

One would have thought that people dying in prison would...

If we live long enough, we’re all going to need taking care of
Josanne Cassar

As we gaze at our parents, we need to fully appreciate that one day, that will...

As we gaze at our parents, we need to fully appreciate that...