Matteo Messina Denaro: end of an era, but not the end of the Cosa Nostra
The Conversation
Denaro’s arrest could well produce a power vacuum that throws the Cosa Nostra into crisis – but this is not the end of the mafia
Farmers need fair valuation for their land | Miguel Azzopardi
The bill as currently proposed will make it more difficult for farmers to secure a fair price for their land. We cannot let speculative interests jeopardise the farming sector by...
The impact of the shrinking household on the environment | Rachael Scicluna

Rachael Scicluna | The phenomenon of one-person households and alternative living arrangements are now becoming urgent matters in policy terms due to their...

Rachael Scicluna | The phenomenon of one-person households...

It would take more than just a ‘new pronoun’ for Maltese to become gender-neutral
Raphael Vassallo

Everything, from tables, to chairs, to trees, to clouds, to body-parts, is effectively ‘genderless’ in the English language. In...

Everything, from tables, to chairs, to trees, to clouds, to...

Lessons in democracy, from Vladimir Putin…
Raphael Vassallo

While the rest of the world – including Malta’s government, and...

While the rest of the world – including Malta’s...

A pumping station too many
Michael Falzon

Does this venture into competition with private enterprise – by providing the consumer with commercial catering facilities in WSC premises – have...

Does this venture into competition with private enterprise...

Who’s really running this country anyway?
Josanne Cassar

No one seems willing to take the bull by the horns and really take charge of...

No one seems willing to take the bull by the horns and...

Waiting for the messiah
Saviour Balzan

Bernard Grech cannot win a game of dominoes, let alone an election

Bernard Grech cannot win a game of dominoes, let alone an...

Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military
The Conversation

Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the defensive in Ukraine’s northeast. And one important dynamic in the lead-up to Ukraine’s...

Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the...

If Giorgia Meloni is a ‘fascist’… what’s Malta’s entire political establishment?
Raphael Vassallo

What are we to say about Meloni’s approach towards immigration, that it actually falls far short of the extremes that both Labour and PN have gone...

What are we to say about Meloni’s approach towards...

Much more than symbolism
Julia Farrugia Portelli

In the past, paying lip service often led to disappointment and frustration among those working in the disability sector as well as those persons with a...

In the past, paying lip service often led to disappointment...

Unbiased PBS, made in Brussels
Peter Agius

It is of no surprise to hear rumours in the Brussels ‘radio moquette’ that actors of the Maltese government are already looking for arguments to...

It is of no surprise to hear rumours in the Brussels...

Collective punishment for hunters? Inconceivable!
Raphael Vassallo

I mean, honestly: how much more 'absolutely, totally and in all other ways...

I mean, honestly: how much more 'absolutely, totally...

Abortion and choice: a personal view
Isabel Stabile

Each of us can hold a pro-choice position but be personally anti-abortion for themselves

Each of us can hold a pro-choice position but be personally...

Lip-service on climate is just a waste of time
Saviour Balzan

You cannot confront the climate crisis if your playbook back home is positivist...

You cannot confront the climate crisis if your playbook...

The social phenomenon of ‘the Queue’
Josanne Cassar

What I found interesting about the Queue was that it had obviously become something more than just paying homage to a beloved Queen - it finally clicked...

What I found interesting about the Queue was that it...

Italy’s first woman PM?
Michael Falzon

A Meloni administration will try to force the migration issue and hence controversies with Malta are bound to increase, perhaps even more than has already...

A Meloni administration will try to force the migration...

Inflation hits indiscriminately, but hurts discriminately | Peter G Pace O’Shea

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and an effective peace process in Ukraine are the ideal solutions to harness inflation and its negative effects

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and an effective peace...

Explained: Putin ‘nuclear option’ speech ups ante but shows Russia’s weakness
The Conversation

Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His latest desperate attempt to raise the stakes is the clearest signal of this yet –...

Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in...

Failing to enact the Equality Act leaves workers vulnerable to abuse | Claria Cutajar

Powerful entities with copious financial resources and extensive networks among the traditional elite used their influence to stop a legal reform that would...

Powerful entities with copious financial resources and...