A snapshot in time
Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about any issue; they can accurately estimate the percentage of people who hold such and such an opinion; but they will never...
It takes courage to challenge the status quo
It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental missing ingredient, in all these cases, is courage. It takes courage to take a firm stand, even knowing that there may be a...
Overplaying the abortion card

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has...

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party...

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...

To be ineffective, or not to be effective

Former environment minister Leo Brincat’s grilling before the European...

Former environment minister Leo Brincat’s grilling...

The planning amnesty is wrong. We must end the cycle of sanctioning illegality

The Planning Authority seems to have been unable to control abusive development

The Planning Authority seems to have been unable to control...

August is the cruellest month, and Labour knows it

August is a time when most people ‘switch off’ from the usual...

August is a time when most people ‘switch off’...

Taking over the asylum

In a country where so much still depends on a system of political patronage, this can only raise suspicions of nepotism in the broader sense of the word

In a country where so much still depends on a system of...

Crunch time for Air Malta

The path has now been cleared for the new business plan to take off

The path has now been cleared for the new business plan 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...