Paying more, because we are an island: the case for change on EU transport rules
Peter Agius
No EU member state, large or small, can sit back and hope that things turn out well. No one can speak for Malta better than the Maltese just as no one is more familiar with Malta...
Values change. So should parties | Pierre Muscat
The PN should stop playing the role of the priest. And we should beware the seductive strategies of political talk. It is more open conversation that we need
Who is ‘the State’?
Michael Falzon

In his evidence in front of the inquiry, former PM Joseph Muscat tried to play on this agglomeration of responsibilities. He is, after all, the person who...

In his evidence in front of the inquiry, former PM Joseph...

Politics by Netflix
Josanne Cassar

There is something about last week’s events which smack too much of a studied, marketing approach

There is something about last week’s events which...

Laws for gods and animals, it’s a never-ending cycle
Saviour Balzan

The fact is that nothing can change what the assassination of Daphne means,...

The fact is that nothing can change what the assassination...

How summer 2021 has changed our understanding of extreme weather
The Conversation

The interconnections between extreme weather events have, until recently, been...

The interconnections between extreme weather events have,...

That ‘Ġaħan Laburist’? He might be a whole lot smarter than Edward thinks…
Raphael Vassallo

As Zammit Lewis put it himself: it’s what the ‘Ġaħan Laburist’ wants, isn’t it? And, oh look: it’s also precisely what the...

As Zammit Lewis put it himself: it’s what the...

A mafia mentality
Ralph Cassar

It is clear that Malta’s investigative institutions have failed and continue to fail in respect of the investigation and prosecution of high level crime...

It is clear that Malta’s investigative institutions...

Where social justice is lacking
Michael Falzon

This story, however, has raised an interesting ethics issue. Do humans have a right to endanger animal lives by using them to do dangerous work?

This story, however, has raised an interesting ethics...

Sorry may not be ‘the hardest word’… but it’s a good start
Raphael Vassallo

And while you could always interpret that as a subtle reminder that the Caruana...

And while you could always interpret that as a subtle...

An early election is the answer to this calamity
Saviour Balzan

Before the 2017 elections, nobody had the slightest notion that there had been...

Before the 2017 elections, nobody had the slightest notion...

Where do we go from here?
Josanne Cassar

If PM Robert Abela wants to roll up his sleeves and get going on these inquiry recommendations, he has his work cut out for him

If PM Robert Abela wants to roll up his sleeves and get...

Reforming the public broadcaster | Carmelo Abela

This commitment is aimed at developing better journalistic, sports, cultural...

This commitment is aimed at developing better journalistic,...

Urgent: an updated sexual health policy | Nathalie Psaila

It is time for Malta to have a robust sexual health framework and protect its...

It is time for Malta to have a robust sexual health...

Are algorithms going to choose our party leaders, too?
Raphael Vassallo

Let’s just hope those algorithms do a slightly better job of selecting...

Let’s just hope those algorithms do a slightly better...

Everything we know about drug addiction is wrong
Cyrus Engerer

The only manner of tackling addiction as based on best practice, research and...

The only manner of tackling addiction as based on best...

‘Save us, Bernard! You’re our only hope…!’
Raphael Vassallo

I suppose Bernard Grech could always resort to a Jedi ‘mind-trick’,...

I suppose Bernard Grech could always resort to a Jedi...

The tourism mess
Michael Falzon

In practical terms, this means that the members of Abela’s Cabinet have the leeway to push contradictory policies

In practical terms, this means that the members of...

Staff shortages in the time of corona
Josanne Cassar

For economic growth to flourish it also has to be sustainable in terms of human resources, and right now that does not seem to be the case

For economic growth to flourish it also has to be...

Vaccinated? Then it is time to lift the lid
Saviour Balzan

If Malta has surpassed the herd immunity benchmark, and imposed obligatory...

If Malta has surpassed the herd immunity benchmark, and...