A collapse in health and safety standards
The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity to such matters in other areas – such as its insistence on lowering utility bills. So one can only question the...
Gazing into the future
The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like gay marriage and adoptions; without a socially liberal orientation it will be condemned to stay as a large minority party
No ‘secret deals’ over human rights

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening international law, and committing human rights violations, through ‘secret deals’ with other...

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening...

Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

The media's role is also to engage

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an ‘existentialist crisis’ affecting the media, but his polarised example of a straight choice...

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an...

A national culture of dependency

The time has come for both these parties to put their money where their mouth is. The current war of words regarding Gaffarena is not only hypocritical, it is...

The time has come for both these parties to put their money...

Europe must have the courage to admit its failure

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission has issued a...

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission...

Maltese politics is stuck in traffic, too

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently afflicting...

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently...

Police reform more urgent than ever

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law and order, even a single case of dereliction of duty can seriously undermine public trust in an area...

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law...

Censorship is no substitute for enforcement

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced that his government...

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced...

A high-risk gamble

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a high-risk gamble the online gaming industry can be for countries that rely too heavily on it as...

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a...

Party financing: a lost opportunity

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been hamstrung by the failure of the two main political parties to ever agree on the finer details.

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been...

Whose job is it to ‘watch MEPA like a hawk’?

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the environment’ had...

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the...

Humiliating Greece comes at a price

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the longest summit in EU history got underway on Sunday afternoon contrasted greatly with the dovish stand...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before 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...