The President’s outspokenness will be missed
In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly contradicting government in any way, Marie-Louise Coleiro’s brusque outspokenness may yet go down...
Loneliness is not just for Christmas
Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that Caritas has put forward for its plan of action. And not without good reason. According to a recent census, there are...
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...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Crunch time for the PN

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

From profits to people

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation Office have been starved of resources: making it all but impossible to maintain the sort of monitoring...

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation...

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...

Poor arguments for a poverty debate

By vehemently opposing what is as yet only a possibility, the Chamber of Commerce betrays an impulse to shoot down the discussion before it even gets off the...

By vehemently opposing what is as yet only a possibility,...

Echoes of a political crisis

The ongoing discussion on same-sex unions, and in particular on the adoption of children by same-sex couples, seems to be taking an inauspicious turn.

The ongoing discussion on same-sex unions, and in...

A bus we can’t afford to miss

Malta’s brief experience with an international public transport operator may not have been a major success, but there is much to learn from it if the service...

Malta’s brief experience with an international public...

A year of change. Or was it?

2013 was a memorable year for a number of reasons. It witnessed the historic resignation of a pope, and a successor who seems to have already radically altered...

2013 was a memorable year for a number of reasons. It...