Sorry is the hardest word
Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith – happened back...
Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

Culture change needed on domestic violence

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new reality, or a reality...

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new...

Taking on Labour: opposing Muscat's growing supremacy

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing supremacy, it has to...

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing...

Desperate times call for desperate measures

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the lowest ever...

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the...

The EP resolution must be heeded

The European Parliament's resolution on Malta is important for us, and we should be mature enough to put aside political differences and accept...

The European Parliament's resolution on...

Malta should set its own ethical standards and get its act together

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for notoriety in the...

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for...

Secrecy must be attacked

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to undertake their responsibilities, information leaks are not only bound to happen... but they have...

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to...

No politics, no scandal

As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of the leaked Paradise Papers, but to date, no political names have been exposed.

As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of...

Malta’s ‘amoral familism’, revisited

Malta's two-party system knows it is kept alive by patronage and...

Malta's two-party system knows it is kept alive...

Complex reforms call for in-depth discussion

Just before the 2013 general election, Joseph Muscat said he intended to give...

Just before the 2013 general election, Joseph Muscat said...