‘Open for business’: but at what cost to public health?
It is manifestly unfair that, while people are expected to maintain social distancing rules in small places and where only a few people gather such as shops, or even Mass...
The nuts and bolts of Malta’s rule of law problem
We need to give ample room to bring forth Malta’s urgent problem on police prosecutions, money laundering, unexplained wealth, and the lack of deterrence for the criminal...
Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

Half-baked measures don’t work

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the...

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again...

Attack the local plans: how to redress the democratic deficit on planning

The only way to protest the development assault on good sense and serenity, is to force the redrawing of local plans in Malta, whether by court action...

The only way to protest the development assault on good...

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...

A manifestation of prejudice

That such a motion could even be considered a politically sagacious move, in the climate of Malta today – after the recent battles won by the Gay Rights...

That such a motion could even be considered a politically...

A question of meritocracy

The government’s silence about the recent revelations concerning John Bundy is indicative of the general state of public administration in Malta

The government’s silence about the recent revelations...

Public scrutiny long overdue

The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both timely and highly commendable; questions however remain as to whether the proposal – which is still...

The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both...

Mutiny in the Opposition

Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming party leaders to face internal dissent among warring factions. But such tensions are normally shielded...

Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming...

An inauspicious start

On 7 September – a week before his election – Delia said that co-option to Parliament was “no longer an issue”. Clearly, that was a lie

On 7 September – a week before his election –...

Delia’s baptism of fire

It was certainly no small feat to win the PN election under such circumstances, but Adrian Delia faced ubiquitous opposition at all levels

It was certainly no small feat to win the PN election under...

The Simon Busuttil era

The standards to which he tried to hold the PN in place are still there, and still in demand. It now falls to others to turn Busuttil’s worthy...

The standards to which he tried to hold the PN in place are...

The danger of unopposed government

In a speech intended to commemmorate his first 100 days in office, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave a broad outline of his programme for the next five years,...

In a speech intended to commemmorate his first 100 days in...

Every day is like Sunday

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy transforming at a fast pace, there is now a very real danger that a shared understanding of what is...

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy...

The race isn’t over yet

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the PN leadership election was an eye-opener but can we predict the eventual election result?

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the...

‘Building the Railroad’

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent years: according to the JobsPlus director, “attracting them again, and in larger numbers, is a...

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent...