Yes, teachers need to be valued more
Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an extraordinary level of...
Transparency applies to the law courts, too
The institutional rot still runs deep

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must be addressed at its head. Without strong moral leadership there can be no revolution inside the...

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must...

The die is cast...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks of the party could be very damaging, if not fatal. And as party grassroots move to take sides in...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks...

Bad news for democracy

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy counterbalance between Government and Opposition: more so in a context like Malta’s Parliamentary...

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy...

Trust matters,  for both Abela and Delia

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one thing out: a leader who is less trusted than his own party cannot win an election; Adrian Delia must...

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one...

A revolving door that needs to be shut

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected...

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
Have the floodgates been opened?

The Gozo Chamber's proposal may well open the floodgates to speculative abuse that will almost certainly destroy Gozo’s inimitable character

The Gozo Chamber's proposal may well open the...

Stopping the revolving door for top public servants

The expression refers to a process whereby legislators or regulators...

The expression refers to a process whereby legislators or...

Malta’s planning regime needs urgent reform

The controversial Rural Policy in Design Guidelines, approved in 2014,...

The controversial Rural Policy in Design Guidelines,...

Malta’s test of fire

Malta's presidency over the European Council will be a crucial test for our national leadership

Malta's presidency over the European Council will be a...

Too much authority, too little planning

Taken in isolation the four towers may not have a dramatic impact; but if one, two or three other high-rises are approved in a locality which stands in the...

Taken in isolation the four towers may not have a dramatic...

Is Muscat’s success Mintoff’s failure?

Joseph Muscat argued that the country’s success was built on his...

Joseph Muscat argued that the country’s success was...

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...