A pleasantly boring Budget
While still aiming for a surplus, which appears to have become the new normal, the Budget for next year places an emphasis on the lower middle classes and targets the side effects...
Society does not exist to boost private profitability
The Malta Employers Association has proposed that "any package negotiated in the public sector should be discussed with private sector representatives before given the...
Migrant standoffs expose European division

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to abide by its...

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to...

Year of the long knives

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has become increasingly hostile and vitriolic, to the point that we seem to be more concerned with airing...

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has...

Towards a fairer and more just society

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by Malta's politically-charged news cycle, as journalists we are often staggered at how...

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by...

To have and have not, at Christmas

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic well-being only through the Gross Domestic Product. That view looks only at the ‘haves’,...

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic...

Who will bell the Constitutional cat?

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and...

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

Blaming the interconnector is not good enough

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the issue

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the...

Even better than the real thing

If there is one basic rule of journalism, it is that unverified facts should never be published

If there is one basic rule of journalism, it is that...

Disintegrating the integrated | A joint editorial by MaltaToday, Times of Malta, the Malta Independent

A government policy designed to break people into submission or destitution, pushing people to live in a state of limbo, is nothing short of inhuman and...

A government policy designed to break people into...

The proof of the (environmental) pudding

If the Nationalist Party is elected and betrays any of its pledges, it will have given civil society plenty of rope to hang it with it

If the Nationalist Party is elected and betrays any of its...

They are children, not criminals

Malta cannot continue to flout international citizenship laws - a review of the entire process is long overdue

Malta cannot continue to flout international citizenship...

Safeguarding Malta’s energy interests

Only once all the contracts have been published will we be able to tell if Labour’s energy policy really safeguards Malta’s interests in this sector

Only once all the contracts have been published will we be...

Beyond Good and Evil

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good versus evil, and the explosive diatribes of Salvu Mallia

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good...

Keeping within one’s remit

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European Commission must desist from wading into political frays, political parties must keep within their...

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European...

The Salvu Mallia ‘problem’

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this is not the basis for a happy marriage of convenience

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this...

Our greatest challenge in 2017

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity to finally exorcise a traditional inferiority complex that has dogged our country since Colonial...

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity...

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...