Development cannot fuel economic growth forever
Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s future economic growth, today’s successes can easily become tomorrow’s catastrophes.
The Halal hullabaloo
Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue – for there are valid arguments on both sides – it can be seen at a glance that many of the more populist objections...
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...

We cannot afford another Frontex failure

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by the International Organisation for Migration, this latest catastrophe points towards a dramatic...

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by...

Brexit: the consequences

Politically, the impact of Brexit is likely to be even more earth-shattering than the economic consequences

Politically, the impact of Brexit is likely to be even more...

After the earthquake

The consequences of Britain’s decision to pull out of the EU are nothing if not far-reaching and momentous

The consequences of Britain’s decision to pull out of...

Overplaying the abortion card

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive, Serracino Inglott also confirmed that pills with the same active ingredients and mode of action were...

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive,...

‘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...