Time to consider a soft lockdown
While a full lockdown may be counterproductive at this stage, it may make sense to encourage people to work from home, reintroduce measures against group gatherings, and extend...
Case closed? Not quite
There can be no justice for Caruana Galizia if the alleged involvement of the PM’s former chief of staff Keith Schembri, through his assistance to one or other...
European minimum wage: when more Europe means better conditions

There are legitimate concerns with raising the minimum wage: this would...

There are legitimate concerns with raising the minimum...

A welcome precedent for development in Malta

Perhaps, after years of criticism for over-developing Tigné, MIDI now...

Perhaps, after years of criticism for over-developing...

No time to lower our guard

To insist on more mass-events now – at a point where only a tiny fraction of the population has been vaccinated; and when more potent variants of the...

To insist on more mass-events now – at a point where...

Gender equality still elusive (even this Valentine's Day)

The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to commemorate this...

The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to...

Prison may not be the answer to all criminality problems

Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions have been raised on...

Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions...

FIAU must be supported by lawmakers

The backlash against the FIAU by ‘critics’ who should know better – but whose friends in the financial services...

The backlash against the FIAU...

The risk of dependence on foreign workers

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no taxation without...

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no...

Addressing the reality of tomorrow's workplace

This is, in fact, a major downside to the government’s economic strategy:...

This is, in fact, a major downside to the...

A new class of vulnerable

One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery workers in Malta in 2020 were an essential part of the COVID-19 ‘frontline’, as it were:...

One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery...

Making the best of a (very) bad deal

It remains, however, a case of making the best out of a (very) bad deal. As such, it is important not to repeat the mistakes of the past

It remains, however, a case of making the best out of a...

Gender quotas should be part of a holistic electoral reform

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to kick-start this much-needed...

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to...

Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

Easier to attack the press, than to confront the facts

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find themselves under...

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find...

Behind the affront

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to resort to false, moralistic premises to sack people who are considered to be valid, internal critics

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to...

The inquiry must reach its conclusions unhindered

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time limit is now used as a...

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time...

Christmas should not be an excuse to lower our guard

Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended families converge for...

Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended...