Abela’s COVID-19 budget won’t work: we should be planning a fightback
Matthew Vella
Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance that will pay wages and keep the economy ready for its bounceback
A time for civic responsibility
Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities that saw us through those dark times so effectively. We did it 70 years ago; and now we are called upon to do it again
‘Open for business’: but at what cost to public health?

It is manifestly unfair that, while people are expected to maintain social...

It is manifestly unfair that, while people are expected to...

The nuts and bolts of Malta’s rule of law problem

We need to give ample room to bring forth Malta’s urgent problem on...

We need to give ample room to bring forth Malta’s...

This is a time to uphold freedom of expression, not curtail it

It is not only freedom of the press that is at stake here, but also the...

It is not only freedom of the press that is at stake here,...

Hardened hearts inside the PN
A verdict that doesn’t resolve the impasse

Delia has no appreciation of his political ineffectiveness in facing up to...

Delia has no appreciation of his political ineffectiveness...

Delia should go: but at what cost for the Opposition?
Anger must be channelled, not ignored

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison d’etre: if they continue to ignore popular angst in favour of a corrupt establishment, we can...

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison...

Justice is not a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than others, otherwise, we shall be left to conclude that justice is a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than...

Barack Obama, a hard act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed the face of the America, he may yet prove a very tough act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed...

Expropriation can only be justified for public use

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the national interest, the...

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the...

Are we taking organised crime seriously enough?

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if a child is killed...

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if...

Paceville: The cart before the high-rise horse

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s scarcest...

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s...

On judging others by one’s yardstick

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that any press story which negatively portrays his own party, is automatically an attack on democracy...

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that...

Panama Papers: More than just offshore

To reflect the European spirit at work inside Brussels’s PANA committee, a Maltese parliamentary committee would mean having MPs speak of all...

To reflect the European spirit at work inside...

Budget 2017: ‘No one left behind’

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails to answer fundamental questions

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails...

Social budget that addresses pensioner and low-income earners

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by growing tourism...

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by...

Politics is a full-time job

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi stem from his handling of private financial interests while wearing a political hat

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi...

Shooting the messenger

It is a common tactic to respond to politically turbulent press stories by simply attacking or undermining the medium that printed them

It is a common tactic to respond to politically...