Cheap energy politics: why Malta falls behind on renewables
Ralph Cassar
Maltese governments, despite their international posturing, shamefully negotiated a 10% greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 (by a PN administration), and now a miserly, minimum...
And for its next trick, the PA will make ODZ disappear… forever!
Raphael Vassallo
The emphasis is once again – juts like in 2006 - on ‘minimising’ the gargantuan scale of this reform… by suggesting that, in practice, it would really...
What happened to that Public Domain Act, by the way?
Raphael Vassallo

All along, however: it is a stage which we would quite simply never have...

All along, however: it is a stage which we would quite...

Silly me to think a recusal would not be fair play at all...
Saviour Balzan

In the long list of defamation cases I have received and the few I have...

In the long list of defamation cases I have received and...

How did we manage to live our lives before social media?
Josanne Cassar

Social media has been a wonderful tool in so many ways, but in the wrong hands...

Social media has been a wonderful tool in so many ways, but...

Glaciers in the Alps melting faster than ever – 2022 was their worst summer yet | Neil Entwistle
The Conversation

The new flurries of snow will form a protective blanket to shield and reflect 90% of the sun’s radiation back into the atmosphere and limits the warming...

The new flurries of snow will form a protective blanket to...

Abela: come clean on media freedom
Peter Agius

While in Malta we need to see through a media reform which truly protects journalists, in Brussels the European Commission has presented a new law to ensure...

While in Malta we need to see through a media reform which...

A Mosque too far?
Raphael Vassallo

… but never – not even once – was this concern with ‘increased traffic’, and ‘worsening air pollution’, sufficient...

… but never – not even once – was this...

A social budget nonetheless | Michael Falzon

To those who doubted that the current international turbulence shall in anyway...

To those who doubted that the current international...

Lack of parental discipline has led to the ‘no children allowed’ rule
Josanne Cassar

The need for discipline has been watered down and diluted to such an extent, that it is no wonder so many are horrified when a family with a gaggle of kids...

The need for discipline has been watered down and diluted...

Praise me – when I am gone
Saviour Balzan

Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a simple and ordinary Nationalist from Sliema seeking to represent his constituency, who could garner...

Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a...

It’s Budget day again
Michael Falzon

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this year’s budget will not be giving details of a new sober and well-thought-out economic model that...

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this...

Oh look: another ‘European Parliament resolution’, for us to ignore…
Raphael Vassallo

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply ignore the European Parliament at will, without facing any form of consequence … I, for one, fail...

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply...

Daphne and our ‘dark underbelly’
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

Daphne should – and will – however, be remembered for her steadfast search for the truth behind the corrupt wheeling and dealing that went into...

Daphne should – and will – however, be...

Agriculture will suffer a slow death if we fail to act boldly | Anton Refalo

Fundamentally, the resolution acknowledged the responsibility of the State to intervene on the market to ensure the preservation of agricultural land, 

Fundamentally, the resolution acknowledged the...

‘We’re all human’ (but some of us are more human than others)
Raphael Vassallo

If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like Desmond Zammit Marmara...

If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like...

The end of the PL-PN duopoly?
Michael Falzon

In this situation the possibility of a strong third party cannot be ignored. This party should take most of the voters who are now saying that they will not...

In this situation the possibility of a strong third party...

Our mental health problems require more than just helplines
Josanne Cassar

No matter how many shopping malls, fancy eateries or designer apartments this...

No matter how many shopping malls, fancy eateries or...

'Innocent until proven guilty'
Saviour Balzan

Does the minister not understand how people appointed by the State to serve the public, must uphold the highest standards of propriety? Does he not realise...

Does the minister not understand how people appointed by...

Mandatory bail: in pursuit of the proper balance

Jonathan Attard & Byron Camilleri: why legal amendments will shield courts...

Jonathan Attard & Byron Camilleri: why legal amendments...