No excuse not to implement GRECO reforms
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in Parliament that the criticism levelled by Greco was partially a result of the "irresponsible way" the Opposition has portrayed Malta...
Cynical resolution on Gozo tunnel
The parliamentary attempt to rope in the Nationalist opposition to back the development can be interpreted as just another cynical pre-electoral move to undermine any sort of...
Tackling financial crime

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution bottleneck on money laundering and tax evasion?

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution...

Scooters should be encouraged, not penalised

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new way of travelling that...

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new...

Enough really is enough

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception that people are living in fear inside their own homes; and that the situation is being tolerated...

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception...

Crackdowns should be on criminals, not victims

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should not have been the...

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should...

Public officials must be open to public scrutiny

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration exercise more...

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration...

Malta is not immune to measles, or ignorance

Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much as against contagious...

Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much...

The criminal libel bandwagon

Even if never carried out, the threat of prison in itself constitutes a direct affront to freedom of expression. But there are other, less direct threats...

Even if never carried out, the threat of prison in itself...

A political stalemate

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat went to great lengths to discredit the Opposition leader’s economic credentials while...

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph...

Last nail in the ‘Eco Gozo’ coffin

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino should send shivers down the spine of any Environment Authority.

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino...

Safeguarding autonomous institutions

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays, one would expect the office of the Ombudsman to be furnished with more money and resources, not less.

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays,...

Traffic needs a radical rethink

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several new measures, it remains unclear how the proposals in this year’s Budget will help improve the...

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several...

A question of responsibility

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause to take stock of the implications of Saturday’s mishap; and, where necessary, embark on a...

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause...

Upholding freedom of expression

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also serves to clear the air on a number of misconceptions surrounding the principle of freedom of...

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also...

Meritocracy: a blatantly forgotten promise

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions given to persons with...

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions...

Right to strike under threat

The GWU was right in calling the strike, also because workers and commuters alike deserve a fair deal from the new operators.

The GWU was right in calling the strike, also because...

The EU’s ‘annus horribilis’

This is the biggest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the EU, yet the world’s richest continent has proved woefully unprepared and ill-equipped...

This is the biggest humanitarian crisis since the creation...

Dealing with ‘national threats’

Busuttil, who inherited a wounded party after the 2013 elections, knows he must reinvent an ideological identity that sets the PN apart from Joseph...

Busuttil, who inherited a wounded party after the 2013...

The big ‘immigrant invasion’ lie

In 2014 – a year since Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue mission was downsized and replaced by Frontex’s Operation Triton – Malta experienced...

In 2014 – a year since Italy’s Mare Nostrum...