The nanny state for you
Saviour Balzan
Beyond the petty squabbles over the choice of a Standards Commissioner, there is a brave new world which will have a massive impact on the way things will be changing in the...
Singing people’s praises after they’ve gone
Josanne Cassar
Parnis was a ‘true Socialist’, Arrigo was a ‘true Nationalist’... and yet the fact remains that in the last few years of their lives they were both...
Revolving doors
Saviour Balzan

Senior government officials should be handsomely remunerated to block them from being associated with big business for at least three years after they quit -...

Senior government officials should be handsomely...

Who needs the Far Right, anyway, when we have PN/PL?
Raphael Vassallo

In a sense, then, this next election could almost be regarded as a straight...

In a sense, then, this next election could almost be...

Laid back for summer
Michael Falzon

Bernard Grech has become less and less effective as time passes...His words hardly excite the most loyal PN supporters, let alone those who have led their...

Bernard Grech has become less and less effective as time...

How can online porn be ‘bad’… when Malta is making so much money out of it?
Raphael Vassallo

At which point, we do have to ask ourselves:  who’s the biggest ‘money-launderer’ in all this, anyway? Fr Luke Seguna… or the...

At which point, we do have to ask ourselves: ...

Anything goes...
Saviour Balzan

Air Malta stands a chance of passing muster for the cut-throat competition of aviation only if it is shut down as a company, and then recreated as a new...

Air Malta stands a chance of passing muster for the...

After a two-year absence, festas are back with a vengeance
Josanne Cassar

While it is nice to see the centuries’ old traditions being upheld, it is...

While it is nice to see the centuries’ old traditions...

Climate inaction, corruption and dictators | Daniel Desira

We need a unified and vigilant environmental movement, as well as a strong...

We need a unified and vigilant environmental movement, as...

Undermining the rule of law
Michael Falzon

The Labour Party and the current administration – both led by Robert Abela – did not react to Muscat’s outbursts. But is feigning that Muscat...

The Labour Party and the current administration –...

A meat tax is probably inevitable – here’s how it could work | Cameron Hepburn, Franziska Funke

The average retail price for meat in high-income countries would need to increase by 35%-56% for beef, 25% for poultry, and 19% for lamb and pork to reflect...

The average retail price for meat in high-income countries...

If Frank Psaila is a ‘turncoat’… who the heck isn’t?
Raphael Vassallo

So if that makes Frank Psaila a ‘turncoat’ – even though he...

So if that makes Frank Psaila a ‘turncoat’...

There is hope after all
Saviour Balzan

Graffiti’s show of force at Blue Lagoon is a reaction to decades of treating the Blue Lagoon as a postcard destination when in fact it is a veritable...

Graffiti’s show of force at Blue Lagoon is a reaction...

A warped sense of sympathy: why do we feel sorry for the culprit?
Josanne Cassar

When a 23-year-old driver was charged with killing Antoine Degabriele in a...

When a 23-year-old driver was charged with killing Antoine...

Ukraine: EU should have seen food and energy crises coming | Anna-Sophie Maass
The Conversation

Eight years on since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Putin’s war against Ukraine reflects the failure of the coercive diplomacy of...

Eight years on since Russia’s annexation of...

Russia/Ukraine grain deal promises major benefits for poor countries... if it holds | Wandile Sihlobo
The Conversation

Wandile Sihlobo | The deal’s impact on grain prices is likely to be marginal. Grain prices are unlikely to return to pre-war levels

Wandile Sihlobo | The deal’s impact on grain...

Just when you thought it was safe (to go back to Comino)…
Raphael Vassallo

How much truth is there, really, to the government’s claim to have...

How much truth is there, really, to the government’s...

‘I want to ride my bicycle…’
Raphael Vassallo

It was never really possible for Malta to retain all that ‘childhood innocence’, was it? Not when we were also transforming the island into a...

It was never really possible for Malta to retain all that...

How to lose the game in Brussels
Peter Agius

While Brussels foresees the gradual replacement of the current fossil fuel to a less polluting variant, it does not care to do the math on the price of this...

While Brussels foresees the gradual replacement of the...

Thanks, but no thanks
Michael Falzon

The people who run the party keep on making the same mistakes, provoking more people to abandon the PN

The people who run the party keep on making the same...