A breakdown of national trust
Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a wake-up call for the...
An opportunity to strengthen rule of law
Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection for ordinary citizens against abuse of power by the State… and recent events have clearly shown that the...
‘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?
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...

A new definition of ‘compromise’

Democratic exercises such as elections and referendums are not subject to the whims and fancies of the prime minister of the time.

Democratic exercises such as elections and referendums are...

Libel as intimidation

The message, this time emanating from the police and law courts as much as from the hunters themselves, is that anyone who tries to stand up to the practice of...

The message, this time emanating from the police and law...

A disappointing performance

By refusing to give any clear answers to specific questions, both Vella and the Commission president have sent out ominous and ambiguous messages regarding the...

By refusing to give any clear answers to specific...

Spring hunting referendum: No longer about the birds

MaltaToday, The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent call for abolition of...

MaltaToday, The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent...

The hunting lobby has lost all credibility

The tide of popular feeling has now decidedly turned against the hunters’...

The tide of popular feeling has now decidedly turned...

What makes us a nation?

Even today, 50 years later, the fundamental question of what makes us a nation is not easy to answer.

Even today, 50 years later, the fundamental question of...

Juncker’s risky Commission gamble

Given the Commission’s unflattering history when it comes to Commissioners placing their nation state’s interests above the responsibilities of...

Given the Commission’s unflattering history when it...

Raise transport subsidies, not fares

While Arriva did bring about positive improvements as regards pricing and greater discipline among drivers, it failed on the more basic aim of providing access...

While Arriva did bring about positive improvements as...

The controversy that won’t go away

If the contracts were drawn up correctly, responsibility should be shouldered by the periti who certified the works and by contractors who should pay for any...

If the contracts were drawn up correctly, responsibility...

Missing the wood for the trees

Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter’s arraignment on misuse of the company credit card is a separate issue which takes us no nearer or further from the...

Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter’s arraignment...

Democracy is not just about money

It is clear that the government-launched consultation process will amount to a stand-off between the three parties, and as a result will be inconclusive.

It is clear that the government-launched consultation...