Who will bell the Constitutional cat?
Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and balances? Or will...
The President’s outspokenness will be missed
In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly contradicting government in any way, Marie-Louise Coleiro’s brusque outspokenness may yet go down...
Overplaying the abortion card

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has...

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party...

Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on 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...

Time to raise police standards

Unfortunately the police force is not new to controversies and the recent events underline the wholesome reform needed to restore the citizens’...

Unfortunately the police force is not new to controversies...

Greece’s final countdown

Tsipras has to date played the card that the impositions of the so-called ‘troika’ run counter to the spirit of democracy that his country...

Tsipras has to date played the card that the impositions of...

Assets and liabilities

There is mounting evidence that the annual declaration of assets is not taken seriously by the ministers themselves, and more pointedly by the public at...

There is mounting evidence that the annual declaration of...

Government must prove it listens

Perhaps we have become so inured to empty catchphrases that we no longer even expect incoming governments to actually stand by their electoral promises.

Perhaps we have become so inured to empty catchphrases...

The thin red lines

The overwhelming impression is that the entire island is turning into one continuous building site.

The overwhelming impression is that the entire island is...

An environmental rebirth

It would seem that an unintended consequence of the Zonqor controversy was to place the environment back at the forefront of the national agenda

It would seem that an unintended consequence of the Zonqor...

Political responsibility must be shouldered

As long as the party funding remains unregulated at law, one can only expect...

As long as the party funding remains unregulated at law,...

Too many coincidences

Whatever the surname, people are justified in questioning whether it was a ‘lucky coincidence’ that led to the acquisition of a property so close...

Whatever the surname, people are justified in questioning...

Not in ‘the national interest’

When still in opposition, the Labour Party had insisted – not without good reason – on a revised code which ironed out all the loopholes and...

When still in opposition, the Labour Party had insisted...

Concrete evidence of unaccountability

As is only to be expected, the results have already been spun into political arguments by either side.

As is only to be expected, the results have already been...