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
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 government
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...

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...

A challenge and an opportunity

The PN must give serious consideration to as many contenders as possible for the leadership, rather than limit the choice to what would likely be the...

The PN must give serious consideration to as many...

Looking back, to move forward

This country needs a working democracy which heralds modern political parties which can implement policies and reforms.

This country needs a working democracy which heralds modern...

It’s all about creating jobs

Malta has managed – very differently to countries abroad – to contain the effects of the worst recession since the last war.

Malta has managed – very differently to countries abroad...

A reform agenda

We will be judging any new government on the basis of the implementation of a reforming programme that includes important changes to the way our democracy...

We will be judging any new government on the basis of the...

General fatigue

In these last eight days it is hoped that some personality or event or assertion manages to liven up the debate in what is fast becoming an extremely...

In these last eight days it is hoped that some personality...