All the President’s misgivings
It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the government to be held hostage by the incumbent President’s moral sensitivities
More cars should mean more  trees, not fewer
Inevitably, road networks and other contruction projects will keep eating into Malta’s already limited natural and urban landscape... and trees are always the...
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...

Have the floodgates been opened?

The Gozo Chamber's proposal may well open the floodgates to speculative abuse that will almost certainly destroy Gozo’s inimitable character

The Gozo Chamber's proposal may well open the...

Stopping the revolving door for top public servants

The expression refers to a process whereby legislators or regulators...

The expression refers to a process whereby legislators or...

Malta’s planning regime needs urgent reform

The controversial Rural Policy in Design Guidelines, approved in 2014,...

The controversial Rural Policy in Design Guidelines,...

Malta’s test of fire

Malta's presidency over the European Council will be a crucial test for our national leadership

Malta's presidency over the European Council will be a...

Too much authority, too little planning

Taken in isolation the four towers may not have a dramatic impact; but if one, two or three other high-rises are approved in a locality which stands in the...

Taken in isolation the four towers may not have a dramatic...

Is Muscat’s success Mintoff’s failure?

Joseph Muscat argued that the country’s success was built on his...

Joseph Muscat argued that the country’s success was...

The MaltaToday stand on euthanasia | A question of dignity

The way a society cares for its people, the way its healthcare succours its...

The way a society cares for its people, the way its...

Are we up to the task?

We must look beyond merely tightening controls to fight terrorism

We must look beyond merely tightening controls to fight...

Grounded by reality

There is room for further negotiations on both sides

There is room for further negotiations on both sides

An ill wind blows nobody any good

It seems the likeliest outcome of the failed military coup in Turkey is further erosion of the democratic process

It seems the likeliest outcome of the failed military coup...

Blogs and harassment

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s judicial protest can be seen as another phase in this ever-evolving area of conflict

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s judicial protest can be...

Towards higher ethical standards

It is fitting that Parliament is currently debating a bill to scrutinise the ethical behaviour of MPs, people of trust and government advisors and consultants

It is fitting that Parliament is currently debating a bill...

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