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 country where the major...
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 atones for that...
Tackling financial crime

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution bottleneck on money laundering and tax evasion?

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution...

Scooters should be encouraged, not penalised

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new way of travelling that...

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new...

Enough really is enough

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception that people are living in fear inside their own homes; and that the situation is being tolerated...

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception...

Crackdowns should be on criminals, not victims

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should not have been the...

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should...

Public officials must be open to public scrutiny

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration exercise more...

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration...

Malta is not immune to measles, or ignorance

Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much as against contagious...

Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much...

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...

Reclaiming control over the environment

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of the environmental plight of the Maltese islands

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of...

Increasing minimum wage would be a start

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how some families cannot keep up with even the most basic costs of living

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how...

A crisis of morality

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this week’s Global Forum on Corruption in London was bound to raise eyebrows locally and abroad.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this...

Panama goes beyond national politics

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of wealth, not just about the people and companies caught with their pants down. Global tax avoidance...

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of...

The big sleep

It will be up to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue and the finance minister to really assure the public that a real investigation on tax avoidance will take...

It will be up to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue and...

Saved by a superconnector?

Nobody expected that Air Malta’s restructuring programme mandated under strict European Commission conditions, would have seen the airline perform a...

Nobody expected that Air Malta’s restructuring...

A half-baked measure

Muscat – regardless of any personal involvement in the actual scandal – is not only powerless to act against transgressing ministers, but is...

Muscat – regardless of any personal involvement in...

A question of priorities

Humanitarian visas may not be a panacea and they will not completely stem irregular immigration to Europe. But they can at least save lives. At this point,...

Humanitarian visas may not be a panacea and they will not...

The choice is clear

Muscat has strengthened his position in terms of personal trust ratings – but this must be counterbalanced by a marked drop in trust of the Labour...

Muscat has strengthened his position in terms of personal...