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 had to take an...
Complacency is not an option
Higher property prices mean that entrants into the home ownership market – mostly young couples – will find it much harder to buy, especially at a time when banks have...
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...

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...