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
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 quotas in 2015, EU...
The first year of Adrian Delia

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns with immigration, have raised uncomfortable questions about the directions he intends to take the PN

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns...

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...

Paceville: The cart before the high-rise horse

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s scarcest...

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s...

On judging others by one’s yardstick

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that any press story which negatively portrays his own party, is automatically an attack on democracy...

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that...

Panama Papers: More than just offshore

To reflect the European spirit at work inside Brussels’s PANA committee, a Maltese parliamentary committee would mean having MPs speak of all...

To reflect the European spirit at work inside...

Budget 2017: ‘No one left behind’

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails to answer fundamental questions

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails...

Social budget that addresses pensioner and low-income earners

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by growing tourism...

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by...

Politics is a full-time job

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi stem from his handling of private financial interests while wearing a political hat

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi...

Shooting the messenger

It is a common tactic to respond to politically turbulent press stories by simply attacking or undermining the medium that printed them

It is a common tactic to respond to politically...

An affront to women’s rights

The compromise on the morning after pill may be convenient for a political class that doesn’t seem interested in the plight of the people affected...

The compromise on the morning after pill may be...

Time is running out for Air Malta

The Prime Minister is right to hold out for a deal which is more beneficial for Air Malta, especially if the Alitalia agreement would have reduced Air Malta to...

The Prime Minister is right to hold out for a deal which is...

Time to adapt to new social realities

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no longer comfortably fit in any one category, as well as receiving an influx of foreigners

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no...

Back to school, back to traffic

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion at particular peak times in a number of localities

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion...

Back to school, back to traffic

Only a truly innovative transport system which takes cars off the road – without replacing them with buses or minivans – can alleviate...

Only a truly innovative transport system which takes cars...

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