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 and a commitment to...
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
The perils of a racialised underclass

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in the next European elections, it will be Muscat – with his strong welfarist state and economic...

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in...

Road-widening is a stop-gap measure

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to...

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a...

Europe must be united on Libya

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become...

The political cost of prosperity

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing too much in economic growth, and too little anywhere else. It is not just the PN that is...

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing...

Prosperity calls for more social awareness

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are...

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

A year of broken promises

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to ensure that only one set of cronies divides the spoils

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to...

Last chance to redeem

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a reputation for corruption and bad governance throughout Europe, and it remains to be seen whether he has the...

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a...

A conspiracy theory too far

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies to the conspiracy theorists, too, who allege that the Afriqiyah hijack was concocted to give the...

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies...

Unhappy New Year

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the prevailing political and economic models have failed, yet there has been no discernible effort to...

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the...

Mental health is a social, not just personal issue

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least strive to be more...

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least...

Christmas in Aleppo

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the foreseeable future but for the sake of the innocent people caught up in this ghastly inferno, the...

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the...

Her boldest speech yet

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many will agree was her most hard-hitting speech to date, and we ignore it at our peril

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many...

Positions of mistrust

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding, only full transparency can deliver a better and more honest service

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding,...

It’s about accountability and public standards

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a systemic overhaul...

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a...

Time to review citizenship laws

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than obscene at a time when millions of people are trying to pour into Europe from under-developed or...

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than...

Our electoral system has broken down

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without fixing its flawed electoral system once and for all

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without...

Education is an end in itself

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to restore the dignity of vocational subjects that were previously downgraded within the educational...

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to...

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