A salary raise for teachers and police officers
Now more than ever, particular attention has to be given to young people; a generation that seems to have radically transited from a digitally-shy era into one where life simply...
Punishing Montebello is not what the Church needs
The question many others will be asking is whether Montebello should abide by the rules of his club or leave it. But is his voice stronger within the institution? Does 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...

Migration issue calls for leadership

Unlike the issues that the EU is accustomed to discussing – such as trade agreements, directives on specific areas of industry, etc. – there has to...

Unlike the issues that the EU is accustomed to discussing...

The honourable thing

While credit is due for bowing out with grace, it would be a mistake to extend the ‘honourable’ accolade also to the behaviour which warranted...

While credit is due for bowing out with grace, it would be...

A paradigm shift for politics

This spate of high-level resignations already indicated a profound paradigm shift in Malta’s political landscape: which had formerly been characterised...

This spate of high-level resignations already indicated a...

A gift by any other name

Clear, unequivocal rules are therefore needed to ensure that Malta’s House of Representatives does not degenerate into a marketplace for politicians and...

Clear, unequivocal rules are therefore needed to ensure...

The criminal libel bandwagon

Even if never carried out, the threat of prison in itself constitutes a direct affront to freedom of expression. But there are other, less direct threats...

Even if never carried out, the threat of prison in itself...

A political stalemate

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat went to great lengths to discredit the Opposition leader’s economic credentials while...

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph...

Last nail in the ‘Eco Gozo’ coffin

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino should send shivers down the spine of any Environment Authority.

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino...

Safeguarding autonomous institutions

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays, one would expect the office of the Ombudsman to be furnished with more money and resources, not less.

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays,...

Traffic needs a radical rethink

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several new measures, it remains unclear how the proposals in this year’s Budget will help improve the...

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several...

A question of responsibility

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause to take stock of the implications of Saturday’s mishap; and, where necessary, embark on a...

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause...

Upholding freedom of expression

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also serves to clear the air on a number of misconceptions surrounding the principle of freedom of...

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also...

Meritocracy: a blatantly forgotten promise

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions given to persons with...

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions...

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