Bad news for democracy
To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy counterbalance between Government and Opposition: more so in a context like Malta’s Parliamentary democracy, which...
Trust matters,  for both Abela and Delia
MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one thing out: a leader who is less trusted than his own party cannot win an election; Adrian Delia must face the facts
A due diligence report that leaves us none the wiser

The idea to introduce a due diligence process was commendable for the PN, but...

The idea to introduce a due diligence process was...

A leadership election, without leadership

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that has been conspicuously...

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that...

Prison should be a place of reform, not retribution

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so cavalierly disregards...

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so...

Bernard Grech’s ‘carelessness’ may prove costly

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to mention his nonchalance...

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to...

Abela risks being dragged down by Muscat’s legacy

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are currently living in,...

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are...

The risks of prostitution reform

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by experts and social workers with clear knowledge of what is happening in the field. Anything less would...

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by...

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...

Libya and the lessons of history

It remains a fact that many of the insurgent militias – including those associated with the most extreme and radical face of Islam – had been armed...

It remains a fact that many of the insurgent militias...

The taxpayer is owed an explanation

So far, a Freedom of Information request for the workings of the €4.2 million evaluation has been denied; but the police investigation report itself...

So far, a Freedom of Information request for the workings...

Minimum standards for care of the elderly

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future, and the implications...

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future,...

Minimum standards for care of the elderly

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future, and the implications...

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future,...

Compensation doesn’t address the problem

The government cannot simply pick and choose whom to compensate in what...

The government cannot simply pick and choose whom to...

Employers sometimes abuse the system, too

Not only has the MEA failed to address the serious issue of ongoing abuse of...

Not only has the MEA failed to address the serious issue of...

Dealing with an increase in crime

In a country where immigration has already exacerbated racist sentiment, it is all too easy to pin the blame on society’s most vulnerable sectors.

In a country where immigration has already exacerbated...