Muscat must end the uncertainty he started
Both the Labour Party and the country needs a clear leadership succession schedule, with a clearly laid-out plan as to when Muscat will step down, and how the leadership contest...
Protests are about more than numbers
Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government more sensitive to the creeping perception that it is in cahoots with big developers
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...

Time to adapt to new social realities

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no longer comfortably fit in any one category, as well as receiving an influx of foreigners

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no...

Back to school, back to traffic

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion at particular peak times in a number of localities

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion...

Back to school, back to traffic

Only a truly innovative transport system which takes cars off the road – without replacing them with buses or minivans – can alleviate...

Only a truly innovative transport system which takes cars...

Questions about Malta’s Independence, 52 years later

In most areas of identity, the questions remain wide open

In most areas of identity, the questions remain wide open

In praise of ‘Occupy Manoel Island’

Lurking beneath the surface is a deep-rooted and widespread sense of discontent concerning our country’s strategic use of land

Lurking beneath the surface is a deep-rooted and widespread...

The mark of Panama

Leo Brincat's vote against the no-confidence motion filed against Konrad Mizzi caused him to pay the ultimate price before a majority of MEPs who...

Leo Brincat's vote against the no-confidence motion...

What happened to the Panama Papers investigation?

There is more than just a political dimension to the Panama Papers; and...

There is more than just a political dimension to the Panama...

To be ineffective, or not to be effective

Former environment minister Leo Brincat’s grilling before the European...

Former environment minister Leo Brincat’s grilling...

The planning amnesty is wrong. We must end the cycle of sanctioning illegality

The Planning Authority seems to have been unable to control abusive development

The Planning Authority seems to have been unable to control...

August is the cruellest month, and Labour knows it

August is a time when most people ‘switch off’ from the usual...

August is a time when most people ‘switch off’...

Taking over the asylum

In a country where so much still depends on a system of political patronage, this can only raise suspicions of nepotism in the broader sense of the word

In a country where so much still depends on a system of...

Crunch time for Air Malta

The path has now been cleared for the new business plan to take off

The path has now been cleared for the new business plan to...