The crisis is over, but recovery is just beginning
That is the only way business will survive and come out of this situation in a position to be profitable again, albeit at a lower level than they were used to
Malta must work towards a solution, too
The government must sooner or later start questioning whether its policy in holding migrants out at sea is really serving the national interest
A wartime budget

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient fire-power, at a glance, to at least kickstart a jittery economy, it may not be enough to see through a...

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient...

Abela must translate his 'enforcement' warnings into action

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a communal effort in which...

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a...

A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

The proof of the (environmental) pudding

If the Nationalist Party is elected and betrays any of its pledges, it will have given civil society plenty of rope to hang it with it

If the Nationalist Party is elected and betrays any of its...

They are children, not criminals

Malta cannot continue to flout international citizenship laws - a review of the entire process is long overdue

Malta cannot continue to flout international citizenship...

Safeguarding Malta’s energy interests

Only once all the contracts have been published will we be able to tell if Labour’s energy policy really safeguards Malta’s interests in this sector

Only once all the contracts have been published will we be...

Beyond Good and Evil

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good versus evil, and the explosive diatribes of Salvu Mallia

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good...

Keeping within one’s remit

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European Commission must desist from wading into political frays, political parties must keep within their...

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European...

The Salvu Mallia ‘problem’

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this is not the basis for a happy marriage of convenience

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this...

Our greatest challenge in 2017

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity to finally exorcise a traditional inferiority complex that has dogged our country since Colonial...

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity...

A year of broken promises

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to ensure that only one set of cronies divides the spoils

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to...

Last chance to redeem

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a reputation for corruption and bad governance throughout Europe, and it remains to be seen whether he has the...

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a...

A conspiracy theory too far

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies to the conspiracy theorists, too, who allege that the Afriqiyah hijack was concocted to give the...

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies...

Unhappy New Year

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the prevailing political and economic models have failed, yet there has been no discernible effort to...

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the...

Mental health is a social, not just personal issue

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least strive to be more...

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least...