A revolving door that needs to be shut
It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected Labour Party leader
The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

A high-stakes diplomatic game

Ukrainian President's visit would have been an opportunity for Malta to return to a role to which she is historically accustomed: that of mediator on the...

Ukrainian President's visit would have been an opportunity...

A President for all

Following a spate of controversial political appointments, Muscat’s choice of president will inevitably be interpreted as the litmus test of his commitment...

Following a spate of controversial political appointments,...

Polidano’s misdemeanours: all about timing?

Many extensive illegalities have been sanctioned, and this has allowed the big...

Many extensive illegalities have been sanctioned, and this...

At arm’s length

John Dalli’s comments raise the question: should the maxim of blocking political interference be extended to other equally important spheres?

John Dalli’s comments raise the question: should the...

A tragedy for the environment

The Portomaso decision is not only scandalous, but indicative of the political mindset.

The Portomaso decision is not only scandalous, but...

A bitter pill, sweetened

Government has acted correctly in guaranteeing transparency on the IIP, but this concession should be backed up by real rights for migrants who contribute to...

Government has acted correctly in guaranteeing transparency...

A community bond put up for sale

If citizenship is for sale, then what next?

If citizenship is for sale, then what next?

Perceptions on budget and citizenship

Whether the IIP will prove to be a permanent source of revenue that lightens Malta’s tax burden is something yet to be proven.

Whether the IIP will prove to be a permanent source of...

Sliding doors and the disaster at Mistra

When the first sign of interest in building a mega cluster of high-rise apartments in Xemxija Heights, St Paul’s Bay, was revealed in the press in 2008, the...

When the first sign of interest in building a mega cluster...

Towards a common approach to migration

This time, it is opposition leader Simon Busuttil’s turn to deflate the government’s claims of having ‘achieved results’ in the Council of Ministers...

This time, it is opposition leader Simon Busuttil’s turn...

Time to let the people decide on spring hunting

It now falls to the ordinary voter to stand up and be counted. Justice in this...

It now falls to the ordinary voter to stand up and be...

We’re all liberals now…

While this newspaper welcomes the apparent consensus that should pave the way for full marriage equality at law, a few questions remain.

While this newspaper welcomes the apparent consensus that...