Continuity won, but some change is inevitable
From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have commenced with a promise of continuity: but for practical as well as political reasons, a certain...
A new political season for Malta
Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that builds a new...
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...

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...

Annus horribilis for the justice system

The events of this week may well be the last straw that broke the camel’s back, at least with regard to the public credibility of a justice system that has...

The events of this week may well be the last straw that...