Let’s not abort all discussion...
To banish all discussion is therefore also to banish ways in which existing legislation can be made more effective
Is the Gozo tunnel a fait accompli?
This raises the question: is the Gozo tunnel already a fait accompli? Are these studies simply being conducted as a cosmetic exercise, without any real implication on the...
Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the...

When court orders must be defied

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish information about court cases, but there are nonetheless exceptions to this right

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish...

Power of incumbency

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling economic growth and public expenditure to Malta’s benefit, there is a limit to how far this...

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling...

Selling ourselves cheap

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or only seek to reap profit on the rich who set foot in Malta

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or...

The national curriculum should reflect today’s reality

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as a compulsory subject...

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as...

ITS should pave the way to land reforms

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance, and can ill afford to lose

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance,...

Quotas are a means, not an end

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine change can only be brought about by the involvement of more women, and even then will certainly take...

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine...

Party financing needs a serious reform

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible areas of action

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible...

An unholy alliance

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice. Most MPs have conflicts of interest, especially those who provide services to the private sector

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice....

Catching up with women’s rights

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe in a number of cardinal points

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe...

Of inquiries and reports

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully autonomous judiciary, imbued with investigative powers of its own

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully...

‘Warnings’ might not be enough

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road safety, the government must ramp up its efforts for more effective policing

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road...

Upping the battle against crime

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police force not just in terms of collective agreements and rank-and-file issues... but also in terms of...

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police...

Press laws: the debate starts

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would be preferable if both government and Opposition conducted it without unnecessary hysterical...

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would...