A pleasantly boring Budget
While still aiming for a surplus, which appears to have become the new normal, the Budget for next year places an emphasis on the lower middle classes and targets the side effects...
Society does not exist to boost private profitability
The Malta Employers Association has proposed that "any package negotiated in the public sector should be discussed with private sector representatives before given the...
Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the...

When court orders must be defied

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish information about court cases, but there are nonetheless exceptions to this right

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish...

A loss for the people?

The next President should be able to offer a social, reconciliatory hand and straddle the political divide as a unifying figurehead, embracing an understanding...

The next President should be able to offer a social,...

No waivers on ethics

Franco Mercieca should make his plans for the immediate future clear

Franco Mercieca should make his plans for the immediate...

A legion of small fry

The government is claiming to have advice from the Attorney General that what so many consumers and businesses did in paying the perpetrators of the rigged...

The government is claiming to have advice from the Attorney...

Politics of perception

The results of our survey about the popularity of Cabinet ministers make for interesting and occasionally surprising reading.

The results of our survey about the popularity of Cabinet...

No one is above the law

The UN said Church rules are not in conformity with provisions relating to children's rights to be protected against discrimination, violence and all forms of...

The UN said Church rules are not in conformity with...

A long overdue step in the right direction

A system of state funding may go some distance towards addressing an apparently...

A system of state funding may go some distance towards...

Some citizens are more equal

The revised IIP scheme launched last Thursday may have satisfied the European Commission, but one of the main bones of contention has been left unaddressed.

The revised IIP scheme launched last Thursday may have...

Putting Church and State asunder

Ordinary citizens fully concur with the need for a separation between ecclesiastical and government affairs

Ordinary citizens fully concur with the need for a...

Governing in prose

If there was a lesson to be learnt from recent events, it would be that Muscat and his government should stop believing their own hype

If there was a lesson to be learnt from recent events, it...

Addicted to politics

The choice of next President may provide an opportunity to begin a ‘detox’ process to address the country’s burgeoning political addiction.

The choice of next President may provide an opportunity to...

Protecting the most basic principles of democracy

MaltaToday will further undertake all legal courses of action available, should...

MaltaToday will further undertake all legal courses of...

The tip of a judicial iceberg

Placed in the context of a steadily deteriorating public perception of the justice system, the Farrugia Sacco case heavily underscores the most basic problems...

Placed in the context of a steadily deteriorating public...