Abortion: Uncomfortably numb
While fully recognising the government’s attempt to bring some sanity to Malta’s strict anti-abortion law, we urge the Prime Minister to move beyond discomfort....
Joseph Muscat is no underdog
He is no longer the underdog he once was when starting out as Labour leader in 2008
Religion as an identity totem

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to religion, the teaching of ethics provides an opportunity to create a common ethical ground for an...

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to...

A coalition too far?

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and Marlene Farrugia is the only PD MP: would she have enough leverage to stop government from dishing out...

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and...

Building our way to hell

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that both main parties are in bed with the construction industry and big businesses

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that...

A sense of perspective on Brexit

Malta has done well out of the financial services and related industries, but it would be unwise to rely too much on a notoriously fickle sector for economic...

Malta has done well out of the financial services and...

Media law: bigger than just one person

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media, and will continue to apply even in a distant future where the players are different from today

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media,...

Power of incumbency

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling economic growth and public expenditure to Malta’s benefit, there is a limit to how far this...

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling...

Selling ourselves cheap

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or only seek to reap profit on the rich who set foot in Malta

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or...

The national curriculum should reflect today’s reality

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as a compulsory subject...

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as...

ITS should pave the way to land reforms

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance, and can ill afford to lose

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance,...

Quotas are a means, not an end

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine change can only be brought about by the involvement of more women, and even then will certainly take...

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine...

Party financing needs a serious reform

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible areas of action

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible...

An unholy alliance

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice. Most MPs have conflicts of interest, especially those who provide services to the private sector

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice....

Catching up with women’s rights

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe in a number of cardinal points

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe...

Of inquiries and reports

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully autonomous judiciary, imbued with investigative powers of its own

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully...

‘Warnings’ might not be enough

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road safety, the government must ramp up its efforts for more effective policing

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road...

Upping the battle against crime

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police force not just in terms of collective agreements and rank-and-file issues... but also in terms of...

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police...

Press laws: the debate starts

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would be preferable if both government and Opposition conducted it without unnecessary hysterical...

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would...

Time to reform press laws

There can be no doubt that libel suits are a weapon in the hands of the powerful

There can be no doubt that libel suits are a weapon in the...