The Faustian Pact that brought down the edifice
Matthew Vella
Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be investigated now
The Prime Minister’s position is untenable
Matthew Vella
The stage is set for Muscat’s exit, and the chance for Labour to save the vestiges of its administration and its name as a social-democratic party
The bar has been raised, but not high enough

Prime Minister Robert Abela’s first priority must be to take the...

Prime Minister Robert Abela’s first priority must be...

Abela moves from words into action: Konrad Mizzi gets the boot

Mizzi flung down the gauntlet, and defied Abela’s explicit marching...

Mizzi flung down the gauntlet, and defied...

Full closure. From Panama onwards

Cleary, in the most silent of ways, other people must have profited along with Fenech. The question is, who?

Cleary, in the most silent of ways, other people must have...

Too little, but not too late

Naturally, one does not expect Abela to do the probing and investigating himself; but he should give a clear sign that what he expects from the police is a...

Naturally, one does not expect Abela to do the probing and...

Abela must act to restore Malta’s reputation

Robert Abela may have promised a degree of ‘continuity’ from...

Robert Abela may have promised a degree of...

Coronavirus economic recovery plan: achieving normality

Discipline and vigilance will remain important as we go forward to ensure the...

Discipline and vigilance will remain important as we go...

A state of the nation speech

The days ahead will surely lead to further discussion and scrutiny of the budget and a more profound examination of the accuracy of the estimates and targets...

The days ahead will surely lead to further discussion and...

Precarious work needs full-time solution

Action needs to be taken at both local (government) and international (EU) level, with a view to ensuring that all workers are entitled to benefit from the...

Action needs to be taken at both local (government) and...

Standing up to the ODZ threat

The fact that a government entity is entertaining ideas about hotels on ODZ also raises questions on land reclamation plans.

The fact that a government entity is entertaining ideas...

Time for a reform of broadcasting

Attesting to the difficulty of this challenge is the fact that the TPPI report constitutes but one of many attempts over the years

Attesting to the difficulty of this challenge is the fact...

Justice is not just for political parties

It is increasingly clear from the way the party financing argument is being...

It is increasingly clear from the way the party financing...

Air Malta losses a déjà vu

Tough and politically unpopular decisions have to be taken to safeguard an airline that is, at the end of the day, one of Malta’s most strategically...

Tough and politically unpopular decisions have to be taken...

First steps towards regeneration

The PN cannot expect to remain liberal with the liberals, and conservative with the conservatives. It must try harder to forge an identity that is both...

The PN cannot expect to remain liberal with the liberals,...

Why Malta needs the Fourth Estate

The electoral result we saw in March 2013 was itself confirmation that the electorate had rejected that government over those issues. But this doesn’t...

The electoral result we saw in March 2013 was itself...

More questions than answers

We are still in the dark as to the revised timeframes for the completion of the gas-fired station. 

We are still in the dark as to the revised timeframes...

A risky and unnecessary gamble

It is as though the present administration wants to reassure its European counterparts that it intends to take its wildlife commitments seriously, while at the...

It is as though the present administration wants to...

Transparency was an electoral promise, too

Such was Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s confidence before the election...

Such was Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s confidence...

Health reforms must be transparent

Concern has been expressed that the shift from public to private healthcare will be partly financed by taxpayers’ money

Concern has been expressed that the shift from public to...