Political and legal responsibility are not the same
Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case as much as any other, the fact remains that the law was not followed to the letter when applied to...
A welcome, but long overdue, appointment
A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed: not only have serious allegations undermined public confidence in elected officials, but the lack of an accepted code of...
An indictment of our political culture

It should not really surprise us that the unwholesome situation mapped out in the GRECO report – which we have all tacitly accepted – would...

It should not really surprise us that the unwholesome...

Fuelling suspicions

Protest and activism is an important part of any democracy. The relative comfort that comes with a growing economy must not lull us into complacency that...

Protest and activism is an important part of any democracy....

Piracy is as piracy does

If a crime was committed, it took the form of attempting to return survivors to a place where they faced a well-founded fear of persecution

If a crime was committed, it took the form of attempting to...

Adrian Delia must consider his political options

If the issue were only about Adrian Delia, one might understand his defiance....

If the issue were only about Adrian Delia, one might...

Separation of powers is long overdue

Given the events of the past three years alone – where the AG’s role has been repeatedly called into question – it is surprising that it even...

Given the events of the past three years alone –...

Complacency is not an option

Higher property prices mean that entrants into the home ownership market – mostly young couples – will find it much harder to buy, especially at a...

Higher property prices mean that entrants into the home...

The media's role is also to engage

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an ‘existentialist crisis’ affecting the media, but his polarised example of a straight choice...

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an...

A national culture of dependency

The time has come for both these parties to put their money where their mouth is. The current war of words regarding Gaffarena is not only hypocritical, it is...

The time has come for both these parties to put their money...

Europe must have the courage to admit its failure

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission has issued a...

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission...

Maltese politics is stuck in traffic, too

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently afflicting...

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently...

Police reform more urgent than ever

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law and order, even a single case of dereliction of duty can seriously undermine public trust in an area...

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law...

Censorship is no substitute for enforcement

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced that his government...

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced...

A high-risk gamble

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a high-risk gamble the online gaming industry can be for countries that rely too heavily on it as...

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a...

Party financing: a lost opportunity

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been hamstrung by the failure of the two main political parties to ever agree on the finer details.

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been...

Whose job is it to ‘watch MEPA like a hawk’?

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the environment’ had...

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the...

Humiliating Greece comes at a price

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the longest summit in EU history got underway on Sunday afternoon contrasted greatly with the dovish stand...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the...

Closing the gaps on freedom of expression

The latest reform signals a change in Maltese governments’...

The latest reform signals a change in Maltese...

Rushing to dismantle the goalposts

Too often in the past we have seen cases where MEPA’s regulations – often criticised for being ‘strong with the weak and weak with the...

Too often in the past we have seen cases where MEPA’s...