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...
Wanted: independent regulators for our financial sector
Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed, global – problem, Malta’s laxity in coming to grips with the issue, still stands out
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...

‘Remain’ remains the sensible choice

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on purely factual grounds

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on...

If ‘sex sells’, it should be regulated

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides associated with the failure...

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides...

Malta needs a proper planning policy

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative government which promises to be greener

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative...

A vision of one’s own

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party, besides its leadership

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party,...

Setting the libel record straight

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed persons and public figures who are not politically exposed is very often the cause for libel suits

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed...

The untouchables

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency: public servants, and chairpersons/officials of public entities and national agencies such as the MFSA,...

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency:...

Who calls the shots on hunting?

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on turtle dove hunting speaks volumes about the bizarre political realities

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on...

Limited space calls for limited development

The organisers of ‘Kamp Emergenza Ambjent’ were perfectly justified...

The organisers of ‘Kamp Emergenza Ambjent’ were...

Reclaiming control over the environment

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of the environmental plight of the Maltese islands

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of...

Increasing minimum wage would be a start

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how some families cannot keep up with even the most basic costs of living

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how...

A crisis of morality

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this week’s Global Forum on Corruption in London was bound to raise eyebrows locally and abroad.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this...

Panama goes beyond national politics

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of wealth, not just about the people and companies caught with their pants down. Global tax avoidance...

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of...

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