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...
Humanity’s inevitable fate
We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the inter-generational justice that must be delivered for the mess that we and those before us have made of climate change. Nothing...
We must protect jobs: including fishermen

The Maltese government should immediately call for ministerial-level talks with...

The Maltese government should immediately call for...

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...

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...

Fifteen years of MaltaToday

As 2014 draws to an end, so does the 15th year of MaltaToday’s existence as an independent newspaper. 

As 2014 draws to an end, so does the 15th year of...

An eventful, if unhappy, year

This year we have seen a dramatic escalation of tension and conflict in various parts of the world. 

This year we have seen a dramatic escalation of tension and...

President of a changing republic

The President's office still retains an aura of quasi-sanctity, in a political climate where personal attacks and mudslinging are otherwise considered the...

The President's office still retains an aura of...