The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
Never too late for transparency and accountability
As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it is a case of better late than never
‘Open for business’: but at what cost to public health?

It is manifestly unfair that, while people are expected to maintain social...

It is manifestly unfair that, while people are expected to...

The nuts and bolts of Malta’s rule of law problem

We need to give ample room to bring forth Malta’s urgent problem on...

We need to give ample room to bring forth Malta’s...

This is a time to uphold freedom of expression, not curtail it

It is not only freedom of the press that is at stake here, but also the...

It is not only freedom of the press that is at stake here,...

Hardened hearts inside the PN
A verdict that doesn’t resolve the impasse

Delia has no appreciation of his political ineffectiveness in facing up to...

Delia has no appreciation of his political ineffectiveness...

Delia should go: but at what cost for the Opposition?
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...

Time to raise police standards

Unfortunately the police force is not new to controversies and the recent events underline the wholesome reform needed to restore the citizens’...

Unfortunately the police force is not new to controversies...

Greece’s final countdown

Tsipras has to date played the card that the impositions of the so-called ‘troika’ run counter to the spirit of democracy that his country...

Tsipras has to date played the card that the impositions of...

Assets and liabilities

There is mounting evidence that the annual declaration of assets is not taken seriously by the ministers themselves, and more pointedly by the public at...

There is mounting evidence that the annual declaration of...

Government must prove it listens

Perhaps we have become so inured to empty catchphrases that we no longer even expect incoming governments to actually stand by their electoral promises.

Perhaps we have become so inured to empty catchphrases...

The thin red lines

The overwhelming impression is that the entire island is turning into one continuous building site.

The overwhelming impression is that the entire island is...

An environmental rebirth

It would seem that an unintended consequence of the Zonqor controversy was to place the environment back at the forefront of the national agenda

It would seem that an unintended consequence of the Zonqor...

Political responsibility must be shouldered

As long as the party funding remains unregulated at law, one can only expect...

As long as the party funding remains unregulated at law,...

Too many coincidences

Whatever the surname, people are justified in questioning whether it was a ‘lucky coincidence’ that led to the acquisition of a property so close...

Whatever the surname, people are justified in questioning...

Not in ‘the national interest’

When still in opposition, the Labour Party had insisted – not without good reason – on a revised code which ironed out all the loopholes and...

When still in opposition, the Labour Party had insisted...