From EU standards to Maltese rights
Peter Agius
Raising the level in Malta to EU standards was one of the reasons for joining the EU, and this is still valid today more than ever before when sewage is flowing in the sea,...
From delusion to hope
Mark Said
Today, Malta is saddled with a government that launched structural reforms that were celebrated at the time of their approval but diluted or sabotaged at the time of their...
A new dawn for Europe, where democracy is reimagined | Matthias Portelli

Together, as a united front, we can turn the tide, ensuring that the European project remains a beacon of hope for generations to come. The time to act is now;...

Together, as a united front, we can turn the tide, ensuring...

A tribute to Isabelle Bonnici
Mark Said

Jean Paul’s demise and the consequent permanent grief within his parents are just one of many other disastrous unintended consequences that occur as the...

Jean Paul’s demise and the consequent permanent grief...

Suppressing foreign owned media
Michael Falzon

Even in public pedestrian areas like the area of the entrance to Valletta, heavy vehicles should not be allowed when maintenance works are carried out

Even in public pedestrian areas like the area of the...

Abela’s reference to Um El Faroud means only one thing, really. Nothing has changed since 1995
Raphael Vassallo

And that, of course, is also another good reason for Abela to have thought twice, before making that particular comparison in the first place. For what is he...

And that, of course, is also another good reason for Abela...

When you bring the wrong person into your life, it’s the children who always suffer 
Josanne Cassar

When it comes to second relationships, I try, but fail, to understand how people can decide to merge households so quickly without getting to know this new...

When it comes to second relationships, I try, but fail, to...

Shock in the city
Saviour Balzan

The history of the Labour Party when it comes to ex-leaders taking on newly elected leaders is very well known, and Muscat knows it. No one is bigger than the...

The history of the Labour Party when it comes to ex-leaders...

From compassion to action: A call for change in mental health | Steve Ellul

Stress management seminars, self-care initiatives, and preventive measures emerge as essential components of a resilient and thriving community, mirroring a...

Stress management seminars, self-care initiatives, and...

Graduate education and mountain climbing | Nicole Falzon

As I gird myself for this adventure, I cannot help but draw parallels between...

As I gird myself for this adventure, I cannot help but draw...

The right to a fair hearing
Michael Falzon

Regulators cannot investigate anyone and then proceed to formulate an accusation that is decided upon by the same regulator who then proceeds with a...

Regulators cannot investigate anyone and then proceed to...

The ‘Wild West’ was actually quite tame, compared to Malta…
Raphael Vassallo

Almost makes you wonder, doesn’t it, which is actually the...

Almost makes you wonder, doesn’t it, which is...

Maltese and European women deserve better | Claudette Abela Baldacchino

I am committed to working further towards a future where gender equality is a given, rather than a debate

I am committed to working further towards a future where...

Downsizing the construction industry big time
Saviour Balzan

Beyond lax safety and enforcement, the greed and obsession to cement Malta is...

Beyond lax safety and enforcement, the greed and obsession...

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...

Malta is a trusted partner in our efforts to promote shared...

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...

The minister, likely after much lobbying from the MDA, has...

A brewing educational crisis?
Mark Said

The education administration is slack, possibly corrupt, and rather helpless against the student community. There are no proper checks on the functioning of...

The education administration is slack, possibly corrupt,...

Family businesses - the bedrock of sustainable growth | Steve Ellul

Whether it's the quaint corner grocer, the sleek office headquarters, or...

Whether it's the quaint corner grocer, the sleek office...

Eurovision is supposed to be a song contest… not a ‘declaration of principles’
Raphael Vassallo

At the moment, they’re all about whether Israel should be allowed to even compete in this year’s ESC: when that country stands accused, by large...

At the moment, they’re all about whether Israel...

An industrial travesty
Michael Falzon

In the case of the mess made by Malta Enterprise and INDIS Malta, Minister Silvio Schembri is politically responsible. Up to the time of writing, he did not...

In the case of the mess made by Malta Enterprise and INDIS...