Blood on our hands
Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the Nationalist administration, once again the Maltese government has blood on its hands
Labour at 100: the need for self-reflection
Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for the party to adopt ‘self-criticism’ as its new political motto; to distance itself from crude...
A cautious, disciplined re-opening

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any consideration of the re-opening of travel corridors for the time being

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any...

Upping the game in financial regulation

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner of Police will be crucial to improving authorities’ image on dealing with financial crime 

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

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...

Salvaging Muscat’s legacy

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand has been severely damaged. From now on, he faces an uncertain political future

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand...

Investigation must remain top priority

The effect of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder on the public will be 'extraordinary'. 'Such is the nature of a crime against everything that...

The effect of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder on the...

The pen conquers fear
Nobody deserves to die

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was a cold, calculated and barbaric act that has shocked the nation

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was a cold,...

A ‘feel-good’ budget, but at what cost?

Over the decades the budget has evolved into something more pervasive than...

Over the decades the budget has evolved into something...

Edward Scicluna’s strategy pays off

Not many finance ministers have the luxury to present budgets, which turn up a fiscal surplus... Edward Scicluna is in exactly that position

Not many finance ministers have the luxury to present...