Gozo’s strong civic awakening
The strong and united stance of Gozitan mayors shows partisan differences can indeed be put aside in the name of the common good
A wake-up call to the Opposition
For ultimately, the greatest stumbling block for PN recovery is that voters still find it very difficult to perceive it as an alternative government
An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

‘Fairness’ can only be achieved through social reform

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if it departs from the...

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if...

Why Byron Camilleri has to go

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull by the horns when dealing with Col. Alex Dalli

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull...

Even ‘revolving doors’ have to be investigated

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to be connected to...

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to...

PAC: playpen of democracy

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides. While Konrad Mizzi was trying to score points with Labour grassroots, the truth is that he was...

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides....

A political stalemate

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat went to great lengths to discredit the Opposition leader’s economic credentials while...

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph...

Last nail in the ‘Eco Gozo’ coffin

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino should send shivers down the spine of any Environment Authority.

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino...

Safeguarding autonomous institutions

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays, one would expect the office of the Ombudsman to be furnished with more money and resources, not less.

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays,...

Traffic needs a radical rethink

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several new measures, it remains unclear how the proposals in this year’s Budget will help improve the...

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several...

A question of responsibility

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause to take stock of the implications of Saturday’s mishap; and, where necessary, embark on a...

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause...

Upholding freedom of expression

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also serves to clear the air on a number of misconceptions surrounding the principle of freedom of...

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also...

Meritocracy: a blatantly forgotten promise

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions given to persons with...

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions...

Right to strike under threat

The GWU was right in calling the strike, also because workers and commuters alike deserve a fair deal from the new operators.

The GWU was right in calling the strike, also because...

The EU’s ‘annus horribilis’

This is the biggest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the EU, yet the world’s richest continent has proved woefully unprepared and ill-equipped...

This is the biggest humanitarian crisis since the creation...

Dealing with ‘national threats’

Busuttil, who inherited a wounded party after the 2013 elections, knows he must reinvent an ideological identity that sets the PN apart from Joseph...

Busuttil, who inherited a wounded party after the 2013...

The big ‘immigrant invasion’ lie

In 2014 – a year since Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue mission was downsized and replaced by Frontex’s Operation Triton – Malta experienced...

In 2014 – a year since Italy’s Mare Nostrum...

Populism on oil prices doesn’t help

Busuttil’s demands today immediately contrast with his immediate predecessor’s insistence on higher energy prices

Busuttil’s demands today immediately contrast with...