The reality of good governance | Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi
The Venice Commission has issued a positive report on our ambitious reforms. It is imperative that we proceed with speed to enact these extensive reforms. Good governance...
No simple truth
Michael Falzon
Whatever the merits and demerits of Caruana Galizia’s blog, the fact is that she was on the right track in her hunt of the ramifications that became apparent after the...
100 ideas to inspire change and progress inside Labour
Lydia Abela

It is time our nation makes the next leap forward: improving our natural...

It is time our nation makes the next leap forward:...

Do we measure politicians by our own yardstick?
Josanne Cassar

The notion that taking a slice of the pie is completely unacceptable, not to...

The notion that taking a slice of the pie is completely...

Schools must open, the unions must back down
Saviour Balzan

The confusion of messages on the scale of precautions was first exacerbated by...

The confusion of messages on the scale of precautions was...

Problem solved? Not quite...
Raphael Vassallo

Keith Schembri’s arrest cannot be held up as any form of instant validation of the state of health of our country’s institutions. For that, the...

Keith Schembri’s arrest cannot be held up as any form...

Let’s make change happen | Ursula von der Leyen

We have the opportunity to do more than simply repairing our economy: we can...

We have the opportunity to do more than simply repairing...

Plastic bottle recycling: a significant culture change
Aaron Farrugia

On all levels, the introduction of this scheme stands as a testament to our...

On all levels, the introduction of this scheme stands as a...

A stitch out of time
Raphael Vassallo

Now that all the dust has finally settled, ‘Stitching’ can be seen for what it ultimately was all along: a low-key, somewhat Spartan play, focusing...

Now that all the dust has finally settled,...

By doing nothing we can only watch the world go by
Evarist Bartolo

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable...

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people...

The checks and balances myth
Michael Falzon

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the checks and balances in the US constitution work or whether they are just a myth – as they seem...

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the...

Heavy-handed police reaction has boosted environmental cause
Josanne Cassar

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint. Instead what we got was...

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint....

Heroes just for one day
Raphael Vassallo

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished tradition of always making itself a pain in every government’s arse... regardless which of two...

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished...

Positive action like quotas can accelerate women’s participation in politics

Renée Laiviera | One of the main challenges in Malta is the lack of women candidates running for elections... quotas can be part of a...

Renée Laiviera | One of the main...

Sweden election: yes, the far right made gains, but we're not falling apart
The Conversation

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten | Like IKEA, Swedish politics will probably remain defined by its two strongest features: modular and pragmatic.

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten | Like IKEA, Swedish politics...

It’s not about gender or race. It’s about bad sportsmanship
Josanne Cassar

Naomi Osaka showed dignity and maturity under the unbelievable pressure of...

Naomi Osaka showed dignity and maturity under the...

Maghtab and beyond
Michael Briguglio

Should government want to combat scepticism on its waste management policies, it should be more forthcoming in the provision of information and it should...

Should government want to combat scepticism on its waste...

Why Malta should push for a Maltese EC president
Raphael Vassallo

I can’t realistically imagine any Maltese Commission President steering...

I can’t realistically imagine any Maltese Commission...

Warrants for MCAST graduates
Evarist Bartolo

The real difference is not between vocational and academic courses, but between good and bad courses

The real difference is not between vocational and academic...

The forgotten 8th September anniversary
Michael Falzon

The two-year war against the French was the one and only exception when the Maltese fought a war for their country – even if misguidedly – and not...

The two-year war against the French was the one and only...