Sleepwalking into an emergency
This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge into a political...
A hotbed of conflicts of interest
To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created a hot-bed for...
Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

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...

Too little, too late

Bearing in mind that this review had been sparked by at least one death as a result of shortcomings in Malta’s detention policy, it is little short of...

Bearing in mind that this review had been sparked by at...

The worst of the worst

An inquiry into the death of Mamadou Kamara lifted the lid on many of the systemic problems within Malta’s detention regime at the time

An inquiry into the death of Mamadou Kamara lifted the...

When the gunsmoke fades

Incoming Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela should pay close attention to the glaring administrative shortcomings this report has exposed within the...

Incoming Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela should...

Energy plan still clouded by uncertainty

The public needs greater reassurance that this reduction is, in fact, doable in the present economic climate

The public needs greater reassurance that this reduction...

Not business as usual

Prime Minister Muscat has so far resisted taking any decision, arguing that the inquiry must be concluded before the Opposition’s motion can be...

Prime Minister Muscat has so far resisted taking any...