How to (accidentally) legalise abortion in Malta...
Raphael Vassallo
The PN must be banking a very great deal on the success of this strategy, if they genuinely believe that as many as 10% of Labour voters would be persuaded to change their mind by...
Transparency and accountability: No cheap solutions
Michael Falzon
The declared intention of moving towards negotiating procedures in public procurement continues to exacerbate the concern about lack of transparency and accountability
Strong leadership, management by crisis or a dictatorship?
Josanne Cassar

While the Prime Minister keeps insisting the economy cannot be put on pause,...

While the Prime Minister keeps insisting the economy cannot...

The medicine the country needs
Saviour Balzan

The Occupy Justice luminaries, with their typical political bias and make-up, have made it more difficult for the right people in the right organisations to...

The Occupy Justice luminaries, with their typical political...

It’s a jungle out there
Josanne Cassar

The reason we are feeling it more acutely than ever now is because when there is a gradual, steady breakdown in a country’s already flimsy approach to...

The reason we are feeling it more acutely than ever now is...

The other ‘message from the electorate’… and what the PN can do
Raphael Vassallo

The PN could become the party to propose a radical new approach to pressing...

The PN could become the party to propose a radical new...

Have a beer for us up there, Ċukaj
Kurt Sansone

Until we meet again for a heated discussion on the rainbow-painted zebra crossing in Floriana, farewell Ivan Fenech

Until we meet again for a heated discussion on the...

It is time communities are listened to: social impact studies are the way forward
Michael Briguglio

Social impact assessments can help verify the consequences and impacts of development proposals in relation to the communities involved

Social impact assessments can help verify the...

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...

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...

Pinching the media bubble
Evarist Bartolo

Political parties having their own newsrooms might sound strange to foreigners, but the polarisation of this country means this is a reality

Political parties having their own newsrooms might sound...

Why is it so difficult to just give us the facts?
Josanne Cassar

Tearing down old houses and doing away with old trees speaks of a ruthless,...

Tearing down old houses and doing away with old trees...

Everyone’s fault but theirs
Raphael Vassallo

Sadly, we can’t rely on God to step in and clean up the mess. Instead, we have to rely on Adrian Delia... 

Sadly, we can’t rely on God to step in and clean up...

It’s World Cup time again
Michael Falzon

We now have a tournament, conceived as a bridge between nations, taking place in a country that has hardly stopped burning those bridges

We now have a tournament, conceived as a bridge between...