Revisiting the IIP
Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a jealously-guarded privilege,...
Climate change cannot be fought with empty words
Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

It’s about accountability and public standards

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a systemic overhaul...

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a...

Time to review citizenship laws

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than obscene at a time when millions of people are trying to pour into Europe from under-developed or...

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than...

Our electoral system has broken down

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without fixing its flawed electoral system once and for all

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without...

Education is an end in itself

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to restore the dignity of vocational subjects that were previously downgraded within the educational...

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to...

Tax cuts are not the only answer

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political sense, but it remains a traditional approach to an issue which would be better confronted with...

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political...

Let’s not lose sight of humanity

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata of society as criminals, the government is sending out the message that human dignity is only...

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata...

Anger must be channelled, not ignored

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison d’etre: if they continue to ignore popular angst in favour of a corrupt establishment, we can...

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison...

Justice is not a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than others, otherwise, we shall be left to conclude that justice is a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than...

Barack Obama, a hard act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed the face of the America, he may yet prove a very tough act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed...

Expropriation can only be justified for public use

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the national interest, the...

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the...

Are we taking organised crime seriously enough?

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if a child is killed...

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if...

Paceville: The cart before the high-rise horse

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s scarcest...

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s...