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
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 liberal message...
Migrant standoffs expose European division

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to abide by its...

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to...

Year of the long knives

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has become increasingly hostile and vitriolic, to the point that we seem to be more concerned with airing...

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has...

Towards a fairer and more just society

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by Malta's politically-charged news cycle, as journalists we are often staggered at how...

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by...

To have and have not, at Christmas

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic well-being only through the Gross Domestic Product. That view looks only at the ‘haves’,...

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic...

Who will bell the Constitutional cat?

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and...

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

A question of trust

Mizzi must make a full disclosure, declare his assets in his register of assets, and then close the operations

Mizzi must make a full disclosure, declare his assets in...

The Church’s position is indefensible

The paper launched by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in person was so illogical and unsound, that its authors felt the need to ‘clarify’ their...

The paper launched by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in...

Parliament must be above suspicion

Recent revelations have unfortunately cemented a perception of nepotism and political cronyism having infiltrated even the country’s most sensitive...

Recent revelations have unfortunately cemented a perception...

Technocrats are not the solution

If such powers of appointment are granted to the Prime Minister, it would effectively mean that our electoral system would be up to a point misleading

If such powers of appointment are granted to the Prime...

Euthanasia: time for mature debate

When dealing with terminal, degenerative conditions such as ALS – and there are many others – Malta has traditionally avoided discussing whether...

When dealing with terminal, degenerative conditions such as...

Joseph Muscat’s ‘missing link’

After the Mintoff era, Labour struggled for years to come to terms with a new identity. Muscat is right to want to modernise his party’s...

After the Mintoff era, Labour struggled for years to come...

Are political parties becoming irrelevant?

Abela’s appointment vacates the position of ‘deputy leader for...

Abela’s appointment vacates the position of...

Challenges for a new rector

Maltese governments have traditionally viewed the University as an extension of their own executive capability – the academic arm of a machine that...

Maltese governments have traditionally viewed the...

Lands reform must be transparent

Transparency and accountability should be a higher priority for the Lands Department than other, less sensitive sectors.

Transparency and accountability should be a higher priority...

The wisdom not to speak

This week, Busuttil lashed out at a ‘Mafia in Castille’, and dubbed the NAO audit into the Gaffarena expropriation order as ‘a Mafia...

This week, Busuttil lashed out at a ‘Mafia in...

A serious test for Joseph Muscat

Falzon’s resignation was crucial also because the issue exposed an endemic governance problem in Malta: the unhealthy proximity of business and politics.

Falzon’s resignation was crucial also because the...

More than words

The most recent example of Busuttil’s reformist agenda – an environmental convention – was certainly a step in the right direction.

The most recent example of Busuttil’s reformist...