Sleepwalking into an emergency
This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge into a political...
A hotbed of conflicts of interest
To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created a hot-bed for...
Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

The MaltaToday stand on euthanasia | A question of dignity

The way a society cares for its people, the way its healthcare succours its...

The way a society cares for its people, the way its...

Are we up to the task?

We must look beyond merely tightening controls to fight terrorism

We must look beyond merely tightening controls to fight...

Grounded by reality

There is room for further negotiations on both sides

There is room for further negotiations on both sides

An ill wind blows nobody any good

It seems the likeliest outcome of the failed military coup in Turkey is further erosion of the democratic process

It seems the likeliest outcome of the failed military coup...

Blogs and harassment

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s judicial protest can be seen as another phase in this ever-evolving area of conflict

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s judicial protest can be...

Towards higher ethical standards

It is fitting that Parliament is currently debating a bill to scrutinise the ethical behaviour of MPs, people of trust and government advisors and consultants

It is fitting that Parliament is currently debating a bill...

Reforming the education sector

The discussion on the Maltese educational system reform provides an excellent opportunity to finally address a number of outstanding issues in this sector

The discussion on the Maltese educational system...

The ugly reality of violence against women

It may be worth recalling recent warnings about the extent of this problem,...

It may be worth recalling recent warnings about the extent...

Of censorship and cyberbullying

The recent clash between Brikkuni vocalist Mario Vella and OPM aide and blogger Glenn Bedingfield has once again exposed the limitations of freedom of speech

The recent clash between Brikkuni vocalist Mario Vella and...

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...