A good start, but only a start
Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for Labour’s...
Continuity won, but some change is inevitable
From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have commenced with a promise of continuity: but for practical as well as political reasons, a certain...
‘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?
Breathing relevance into the Presidency

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social policy minister Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has certainly not allowed the position to influence her...

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social...

A bold step in the right direction

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if Parliament takes the step to debate a policy for the protection of public land – especially the...

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if...

Spring hunting issue far from settled

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring, hunters still managed to pepper the season with irregularities.

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring,...

Migration requires a long-term vision

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it makes a welcome change that Europe finally intends to address the problem head-on. 

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it...

Human trafficking is the symptom, not the cause

EU heads of state and government will convene in Brussels tomorrow for an...

EU heads of state and government will convene in Brussels...

Councils: Something to think about

Traditionally, opposition parties have always fared better at council level; yet it was also not expected of the PN to gain a majority.

Traditionally, opposition parties have always fared better...

The battle was lost, but not the war

The Maltese electorate has now endorsed the view that Malta should derogate from the European Wild Birds Directive. For the foreseeable future, spring hunting...

The Maltese electorate has now endorsed the view that Malta...

A step away from gender prejudice

Primarily, this bill gives legal recognition to a class of people who were previously denied any official status: and, consequently, rights.

Primarily, this bill gives legal recognition to a class of...

Why we ask you to vote no

This issue goes beyond party politics. The disproportionate sense of empowerment among the most lawless of the hunting community means spring hunting has to...

This issue goes beyond party politics. The disproportionate...

The sky’s the limit

There are other objections to high-rise in Malta which are not based on irrational fears alone

There are other objections to high-rise in Malta which are...

It’s not just about birds

It is difficult to imagine a more direct challenge to the principles of democracy, than a threat to overturn a referendum result.

It is difficult to imagine a more direct challenge to the...

A European election without Europe

All along, both parties have successfully projected the image that they are cut off from the realities affecting the daily life of citizens. This is all a...

All along, both parties have successfully projected the...