Road-widening is a stop-gap measure
Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to develop, and may...
Europe must be united on Libya
In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive
Drug policies need to target criminal networks

Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also discuss the need to...

Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also...

Not even investigated, let alone ‘cleared’

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is ensuring that...

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is...

A snapshot in time

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about any issue; they can accurately estimate the percentage of people who hold such and such an opinion;...

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about...

It takes courage to challenge the status quo

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental missing ingredient, in...

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental...

Development cannot fuel economic growth forever

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s future economic...

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s...

The Halal hullabaloo

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue – for there are valid arguments on both sides – it can be seen at a glance that many of the more...

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue –...

It’s about more than two seats

The way the discussion has since developed indicates that we are very far from solving the underlying systemic problems that make our cumbersome electoral...

The way the discussion has since developed indicates that...

Partners in crime

Under the scheme on offer, people are invited to pay hefty fines running into the hundreds of thousands of euros in order to ‘regularise’ the...

Under the scheme on offer, people are invited to pay hefty...

Isolated in more than one sense

The results of the Greek elections have been interpreted as a major disruption of the economic direction in which the eurozone – of which Malta forms...

The results of the Greek elections have been interpreted as...

Transparency is a commitment, not a choice

Briefly put, the electorate doesn’t need the Labour government to remind...

Briefly put, the electorate doesn’t need the Labour...

A warning shot across the bows

The rise of Syriza in Greece also reflects the failure of the aforementioned policy to reverse the slowdown which has strangled the Greek economy

The rise of Syriza in Greece also reflects the failure of...

Stopping the rot

At this point, we must either resign ourselves to powerlessness in the face of an unsavoury culture that infects various strata of society… or we must...

At this point, we must either resign ourselves to...

'Begging your pardon'

As many had long suspected, the fuel procurement scandal revealed the existence of a deep-rooted culture of ‘give and take’ that pervaded parts of...

As many had long suspected, the fuel procurement scandal...

In need of a game changer

The change in leadership of June 2013 has clearly not worked to reverse the political tide for the party in opposition. Unless this changes, the prospects of a...

The change in leadership of June 2013 has clearly not...

The real price of freedom

What set the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo apart from other media was the bravery and tenacity with which it pursued its editorial mission even in...

What set the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo...

Lost in translation

Malta's fifth referendum, to be held on 11 April, will mark the first instance of a referendum held to abrogate, or annul, a law

Malta's fifth referendum, to be held on 11 April,...

Violence towards women is not a game

In a bizarre twist, the questionable initiative of a local football club very quickly turned into a political controversy in its own right, as various...

In a bizarre twist, the questionable initiative of a local...

2015: a year of change?

One thing 2015 is also likely to illustrate is that public expectation from politics as a whole will also be higher.

One thing 2015 is also likely to illustrate is that public...