Small parties not making inroads
One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a country where the major...
An election-eve, environmental epiphany
It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make atones for that...
A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

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...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

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...

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection...

Keith Schembri must be investigated for obstruction of justice
Matthew Vella

That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial consequences for his...

That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial...

Drug law reform long overdue

If government is to legislate properly on the issue, it must do so as part of a comprehensive and, above all, results-driven drug policy

If government is to legislate properly on the issue, it...

Busuttil’s tightrope walk

Even if it is unfair to saddle Busuttil himself with all the blame for the PN’s crushing defeat in March, it remains a fact that his campaign performance...

Even if it is unfair to saddle Busuttil himself with all...

Taking meritocracy for a ride

Jason Micallef’s nomination to the post of Chairman of V18 undermines the whole concept of meritocracy and ignores the spirit of rewarding competence and...

Jason Micallef’s nomination to the post of Chairman of...

Your job is not a copy-paste

That change brings a breath of fresh air is understood, but that merit plays no part in most of the choices is sad, to say the least.

That change brings a breath of fresh air is understood, but...

MaltaToday calls for investigation into OLAF report
Different context, same principle

Underlying the Franco Mercieca dilemma is a much more seminal controversy which has never been satisfactorily resolved.

Underlying the Franco Mercieca dilemma is a much more...

Less planning… more authority?

It remains to be seen whether a MEPA reform to reduce bureaucracy can be achieved without weakening environmental regulations.

It remains to be seen whether a MEPA reform to reduce...

Prison is no place for the police

The present government intends to continue the questionable practice of keeping two vastly different branches of the law and order department together under...

The present government intends to continue the questionable...

Wanted: a real safe pair of hands

If we are to really ensure a stable economic future, government policy must be motivated by more than just the short-term interests of its own political...

If we are to really ensure a stable economic future,...

(Not) all in the family

One sincerely hopes this is not the beginning of a whole new way of bungling political decisions.

One sincerely hopes this is not the beginning of a whole...

The Police Force’s ‘Gray area’

The resulting quandary over whether or not the police should be fully independent from government has never been fully resolved.

The resulting quandary over whether or not the police...

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

The decisions taken at last Friday’s Nationalist Party executive meeting are...

The decisions taken at last Friday’s Nationalist Party...