In defence of long-term planning
In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has been on more flexible...
Women still unequal on their day
Measures that disrupt and short-circuit structures of equality are indeed necessary, but they must also start deep inside the culture of politics
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...

A state of the nation speech

The days ahead will surely lead to further discussion and scrutiny of the budget and a more profound examination of the accuracy of the estimates and targets...

The days ahead will surely lead to further discussion and...

Precarious work needs full-time solution

Action needs to be taken at both local (government) and international (EU) level, with a view to ensuring that all workers are entitled to benefit from the...

Action needs to be taken at both local (government) and...

Standing up to the ODZ threat

The fact that a government entity is entertaining ideas about hotels on ODZ also raises questions on land reclamation plans.

The fact that a government entity is entertaining ideas...

Time for a reform of broadcasting

Attesting to the difficulty of this challenge is the fact that the TPPI report constitutes but one of many attempts over the years

Attesting to the difficulty of this challenge is the fact...

Justice is not just for political parties

It is increasingly clear from the way the party financing argument is being...

It is increasingly clear from the way the party financing...

Air Malta losses a déjà vu

Tough and politically unpopular decisions have to be taken to safeguard an airline that is, at the end of the day, one of Malta’s most strategically...

Tough and politically unpopular decisions have to be taken...

First steps towards regeneration

The PN cannot expect to remain liberal with the liberals, and conservative with the conservatives. It must try harder to forge an identity that is both...

The PN cannot expect to remain liberal with the liberals,...

Why Malta needs the Fourth Estate

The electoral result we saw in March 2013 was itself confirmation that the electorate had rejected that government over those issues. But this doesn’t...

The electoral result we saw in March 2013 was itself...

More questions than answers

We are still in the dark as to the revised timeframes for the completion of the gas-fired station. 

We are still in the dark as to the revised timeframes...

A risky and unnecessary gamble

It is as though the present administration wants to reassure its European counterparts that it intends to take its wildlife commitments seriously, while at the...

It is as though the present administration wants to...

Transparency was an electoral promise, too

Such was Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s confidence before the election...

Such was Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s confidence...

Health reforms must be transparent

Concern has been expressed that the shift from public to private healthcare will be partly financed by taxpayers’ money

Concern has been expressed that the shift from public to...