Now is the time to prepare for all tomorrow’s crises
To believe that our time on this planet is going to be defined by just a single emergency, is to deny ourselves the reality of a future that is not so distant
Even in crisis time, some animals remain more equal than others
While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so far been largely exemplary, it has once again exposed the fault lines between those who are always listened to and...
Malta’s leaders must present united front on COVID-19
Matthew Vella

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear conflicting messages will...

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear...

Time to talk about a windfall tax

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be expected to join the effort of ‘socialising the costs’. What remains uncertain is whether...

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be...

Abela’s COVID-19 budget won’t work: we should be planning a fightback
Matthew Vella

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance that will pay wages and keep the economy ready for its bounceback

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance...

A time for civic responsibility

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities that saw us through those dark times so effectively. We did it 70 years ago; and now we are called...

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities...

Looking beyond the immediate crisis

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past crises Malta has had to endure, our ability to overcome it will depend how responsibly we behave today

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past...

Coronavirus: Tough times ahead

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will be facing daunting challenges in the near future. Our ability to withstand them will depend,...

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will...

Time to reassess our priorities

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their loved ones? Clearly, we must reassess our national priorities… otherwise we would have failed...

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their...

‘An overblown, press-created hysteria’

The general public would be far better served by paying more attention to the...

The general public would be far better served by paying...

Blood on our hands

Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the Nationalist administration, once again the Maltese government has blood on its hands

Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the...

Labour at 100: the need for self-reflection

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for the party to adopt...

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for...

The courage to rectify past mistakes

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in one of its own budgets, and set up a public agency that would be responsible for tracking...

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in...

The institutional rot still runs deep

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must be addressed at its head. Without strong moral leadership there can be no revolution inside the...

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must...

The die is cast...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks of the party could be very damaging, if not fatal. And as party grassroots move to take sides in...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks...

Bad news for democracy

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy counterbalance between Government and Opposition: more so in a context like Malta’s Parliamentary...

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy...

Trust matters,  for both Abela and Delia

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one thing out: a leader who is less trusted than his own party cannot win an election; Adrian Delia must...

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one...

A revolving door that needs to be shut

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected...

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...