Justice must be a level playing field
In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all applied by the...
Rent is a double-edged sword
Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived from the 132% increase declared? Are the authorities working to ensure that all taxes are being paid and that all...
Slime and punishment

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring tuna farms in line with their permit conditions, it would be a public admission that the entire...

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring...

A house divided

It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon Busuttil announced the break-through truce: but those smiles couldn’t conceal the naked daggers...

It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon...

Dark times for democracy, indeed

Delia should be preparing for European elections, not struggling to keep the PN afloat. Opposition MPs should be meeting people, learning about their problems,...

Delia should be preparing for European elections, not...

The Big Lie

This was indeed the ‘biggest lie in Maltese history’ - It cannot be allowed to go unpunished

This was indeed the ‘biggest lie in Maltese...

Scapegoating of Africans must stop

The ignorance of the Lega mayor infuriated the usual commentators, who were eager to remind Ceccardi that Malta has assumed its responsibility for migrants and...

The ignorance of the Lega mayor infuriated the usual...

A political World Cup

Russia’s successful hosting of this event should also put a renewed spotlight on that country, in the hope that things will change for the better.

Russia’s successful hosting of this event should also...

Responsibility has to be shouldered

Muscat has to respond. It must be made clear that responsibility for this state of affairs will be shouldered, and that – if nothing else, for the good...

Muscat has to respond. It must be made clear that...

Quality of life should not be the price of success

Having a booming economy is something Malta can be justifiably...

Having a booming economy is something Malta can be...

Leadership is the way forward

Europe needs a united and human response that does not forget the values that forged it after World War II; and this will come only through strong leadership...

Europe needs a united and human response that does not...

Long way to go for 'cosmopolitan  Malta'

A lot of work still remains to be done. Just wishing for a cosmopolitan country is clearly not enough to make it happen successfully

A lot of work still remains to be done. Just wishing for a...

Diversity, but no unity

It now appears that the EU has come full circle: if not actually taken a step backwards. After the mandatory responsibility-sharing mechanism which introduced...

It now appears that the EU has come full circle: if not...

Utopian, but not impossible

If the EU finds the political will to engage seriously and effectively with Libya, solutions may eventually be found

If the EU finds the political will to engage seriously and...

All the President’s misgivings

It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the government to be held hostage by the incumbent President’s moral sensitivities

It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the...

More cars should mean more  trees, not fewer

Inevitably, road networks and other contruction projects will keep...

Inevitably, road networks and...

Wanted: independent regulators for our financial sector

Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed, global –...

Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed,...

A stop-gap measure, not a solution

Unless the EU adopts a uniform migration policy, acceptable to all members, we will continue to see populists gaining ground, and more incidents like the...

Unless the EU adopts a uniform migration policy, acceptable...

10 years later…

While the PN struggles with creating an alternative vision for governing, Muscat shows no signs of slowing down his own reformist pace; even after five...

While the PN struggles with creating an alternative vision...

Something’s got to give

The effects of construction emerge as a single category of concern within the top four national concerns. And when coupled with the environment in...

The effects of construction emerge as a single category of...

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