The status of women is the status of democracy | Constance J. Milstein, US ambassador
Malta is a trusted partner in our efforts to promote shared values and to advance peace and stability... Malta’s leadership at both the UNSC and OSCE presents unique...
Rent law amendment: Socialist PR but exploitative reality | Matthew Attard
The minister, likely after much lobbying from the MDA, has decided to remove all rent-calming measures that were in law. The most impactful was the extension of the di fermo...
A debate becomes a debacle
Michael Falzon

Before we rush into hurried decisions, I believe the process of passing the law should be temporarily stopped after the second reading is approved. Then...

Before we rush into hurried decisions, I believe the...

‘Bernard the Barbarian’
Raphael Vassallo

There is only one way we can possibly make sense, of every single aspect of Bernard Grech’s entire ‘barbaric’ speech in Parliament last...

There is only one way we can possibly make sense, of every...

Robert Abela’s first test
Saviour Balzan

Both leaders are positioning themselves for the next generation. Abela for a shaky but modern and progressive generation powered by young voters who are for...

Both leaders are positioning themselves for the next...

When it comes to amendments to abortion law, clarity is paramount
Josanne Cassar

iI is essential for it to be acceptable to the medical...

iI is essential for it to be acceptable to the medical...

Reclaiming the night: a march to end violence against women

Kristina Abela | We will be uniting to send a clear message: it is not ok that...

Kristina Abela | We will be uniting to send a clear...

How ‘far to the right’ does the PN have to go, before we start calling it a ‘far-right party’?
Raphael Vassallo

I just thought I’d ask, because… well, some of the things that Bernard Grech has been saying, over the past few weeks, have almost reminded me of...

I just thought I’d ask, because… well, some of...

‘Housing the oppressor’ | Audrey Friggieri
Raphael Vassallo

The murder of Bernice Cassar has shocked and outraged the public; but as...

The murder of Bernice Cassar has shocked and outraged the...

You can’t ‘protect women’s lives’, without also protecting their ‘physical and mental health’
Raphael Vassallo

Much as I hate to say this, in a country where both abortion and suicide are equally ‘taboo’ – the condition of pregnancy, in and of itself,...

Much as I hate to say this, in a country where both...

Commissioner for Standards: An unwarranted impasse
Michael Falzon

The issue is no longer whether the Government’s nominee is suitable...

The issue is no longer whether the Government’s...

Femicide: without women’s liberation, we all bear responsibility
Cyrus Engerer

Why are we so shocked that a husband thinks his wife is his own property and...

Why are we so shocked that a husband thinks his wife is his...

The buck stops with the PM: meaningful reform must be taken now
Saviour Balzan

We do not live in a utopian world where violence is forever eradicated and...

We do not live in a utopian world where violence is forever...

Too little, too late… and too many unanswered questions
Josanne Cassar

While murderers are continuing with their lives and running loose,...

While murderers are continuing with their lives and running...

A civil society-led movement for human-centered drug policy reforms | Karen Mamo

By giving people who use drugs equal opportunities to speak and contribute to the development of a human rights-based drug policy approach, society would be...

By giving people who use drugs equal opportunities to speak...

So it’s OK to buy gas from Qatar… but not to play football there?
Raphael Vassallo

Shouldn’t it be just as objectionable, to sign lucrative business deals...

Shouldn’t it be just as objectionable, to sign...

Pride in our profession | Antoine Zammit

High density and high car dependence and a lack of regard to cumulative realities of land use topple this balance over. This is why new and properly drafted...

High density and high car dependence and a lack of regard...

Cheap energy politics: why Malta falls behind on renewables
Ralph Cassar

Maltese governments, despite their international posturing, shamefully...

Maltese governments, despite their international posturing,...

And for its next trick, the PA will make ODZ disappear… forever!
Raphael Vassallo

The emphasis is once again – juts like in 2006 - on...

The emphasis is once again – juts like in 2006 - on...

A different World Cup
Michael Falzon

Meanwhile, fans of the beautiful game will lay back and enjoy the spectacle, little bothering about all that has happened for the World Cup to be held in Qatar

Meanwhile, fans of the beautiful game will lay back and...