Let’s not abort all discussion...
To banish all discussion is therefore also to banish ways in which existing legislation can be made more effective
Is the Gozo tunnel a fait accompli?
This raises the question: is the Gozo tunnel already a fait accompli? Are these studies simply being conducted as a cosmetic exercise, without any real implication on the...
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...

Political parties are not above the law

Even as the Nationalist and Labour parties spent years arguing over their respective plans to ‘rescue’ the State energy corporation, both were...

Even as the Nationalist and Labour parties spent years...

White Rocks, or white elephant?

While one welcomes the fact that a call for expressions of interest has been issued this time round, one cannot but express concern about the fact that the...

While one welcomes the fact that a call for expressions of...

Integration is not an option

As has been rightly pointed out elsewhere, the single greatest barrier to integration remains fear… and the unknown is the primary case for fear in any...

As has been rightly pointed out elsewhere, the single...

The Iraqi crisis calls for a global approach

So far news reporters have been reluctant to modify their terminology...

So far news reporters have been reluctant to modify their...

There is more than one kind of ‘worth’

If the Muscat administration wants to live up to its earlier promise of a just...

If the Muscat administration wants to live up to its...

Malta needs to confront its weight problem

Local and international studies suggest that weight problems, in particular...

Local and international studies suggest that weight...

Small steps forward, giant strides back

The trapping precedent shows us how government achieves this aim, too: as a rule, by delegating responsibility to a supposedly independent authoritative...

The trapping precedent shows us how government achieves...

Undermining democracy

The biggest problem by far concerns the broader implications of this new hunters' petition, should the government cave in to its outrageous demands. 

The biggest problem by far concerns the broader...

Lessons from the electorate

Malta is changing; and unless its political parties likewise change, they will be simply left behind.

Malta is changing; and unless its political parties...

What the PN needs...

There can be little doubt, then, who really needs to “wake up and smell the coffee”.

There can be little doubt, then, who really needs to...

In need of a reality check

There are indications that more people are switching off from the usual allure of the political parties.

There are indications that more people are switching off...

The Church in a changing world

Catholicism is changing, and the good news for the Maltese Church is that is has now both an indication of the pulse of Maltese Catholicism, and also the...

Catholicism is changing, and the good news for the Maltese...