A critical juncture for PN and Malta
Just as personal problems sometimes become public concern, the Nationalist Party’s internal problems cannot be considered ‘private’, when they also directly...
Brave new technological world
Much of what was once considered ‘science fiction’ is, in fact, now becoming reality. Artificial intelligence has already crept into the mainstream by way of computer...
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...

The parliamentary attempt to rope in the Nationalist...

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 –...

It’s not just about birds

It is difficult to imagine a more direct challenge to the principles of democracy, than a threat to overturn a referendum result.

It is difficult to imagine a more direct challenge to the...

A European election without Europe

All along, both parties have successfully projected the image that they are cut off from the realities affecting the daily life of citizens. This is all a...

All along, both parties have successfully projected the...

A culture of responsibility-shirking

Both political parties seem to be locked in a permanent tit-for-tat mentality, which ignores the more pressing concerns

Both political parties seem to be locked in a permanent...

A challenging time for the Church

It is no secret that the Church Archbishop Charles Scicluna inherited has been going through a particularly difficult phase of late. 

It is no secret that the Church Archbishop Charles...

People should decide, not politicians

Joseph Muscat's treatment of the hunting referendum has politicised the debate, in what is a betrayal of the democratic principle that the referendum...

Joseph Muscat's treatment of the hunting referendum has...

A farewell to meritocracy

Engerer’s European credentials are not under discussion here but rather the inescapable whiff of political nepotism that raises eyebrows

Engerer’s European credentials are not under...

Ministerial discretion is the issue

The National Audit Office report observed that a direct order on six months’ hedging on unleaded gas and diesel was “detracting from the...

The National Audit Office report observed that a direct...

Whistleblowers still unprotected

Already the scope of application of this law is limited (and would de facto exclude the oil scandal, or any comparable scenario).

Already the scope of application of this law is limited...

A recipe for scandal

As long ago as 2004, Minister Debono had been questioned regarding her husband’s position within the public service: a position that would be considered...

As long ago as 2004, Minister Debono had been questioned...

Two years: our assessment

Two years ago the electorate proved again that no one is forever, and that democracy always, somehow, prevails.

Two years ago the electorate proved again that no one is...

This is not war

The launch of the slick hunters’ campaign led to a swift and angry rebuke by the No campaign calling on real hunters to take charge and debate the issues...

The launch of the slick hunters’ campaign led to a...

Government is not a business

Had the government allowed matters to proceed in court it would have rightfully taken back a property valued at €500 per square metre.

Had the government allowed matters to proceed in court it...