Deadlocked by political bickering
Clearly, there must be some form of mediation – ideally provided by the President, as well as other parliamentary officers – to impart upon both sides the necessity of...
Malta is in no position to criticise ‘Qatargate’
From this perspective, it is clearly hypocritical of countries like Malta to criticise the EU over Qatargate: when the situation on their own home soil is so much worse
Extremism might ‘get you somewhere’, in the end

The upshot, of course, is that nothing ever gets done at all, about the...

The upshot, of course, is that nothing ever gets done at...

On IVF, the PN has painted itself into a corner

All the PN’s past positions on IVF were clearly aimed at appeasing only...

All the PN’s past positions on IVF were clearly aimed...

Sins of omission: incompetence or corruption

There is more to this story than just the deceit perpetrated by two rogue...

There is more to this story than just the deceit...

An indictment of the entire political system

It is, in a nutshell, patently unacceptable for government to keep pointing...

It is, in a nutshell, patently unacceptable for government...

Gozo tunnel: a return to sanity?

It is time for politicians to make an honest reflection on past promises and for giving Gozitans the impression that the tunnel is a done deal

It is time for politicians to make an honest reflection on...

Metsola’s lost opportunity in Israel

One wonders how Europe’s renewed discovery of its global democratic role, in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, suddenly appears fragile in the...

One wonders how Europe’s renewed discovery of its...

We must question the efficacy – not just ‘ideology’ – of IVF treatment

In a nutshell, it is time to finally put this essential service – which taxpayers proudly finance out of communitarian solidarity – to a general...

In a nutshell, it is time to finally put this essential...

Agriculture is about food security, not just ‘folklore’

At this juncture it is crucial to stop regarding agriculture as merely...

At this juncture it is crucial to stop regarding...

Party financing law urgently needs an update

Expecting political parties to regulate themselves, in this matter, is...

Expecting political parties to regulate themselves, in this...

Ukraine needs more than just 'thoughts and prayers'

Despite speeches which conveyed a strong message of solidarity towards Ukraine,...

Despite speeches which conveyed a strong message of...

BOV owes its shareholders an explanation

It is therefore crucial that the ‘return to normality’ in business is also matched by a return to normality in accountability and transparency

It is therefore crucial that the ‘return to...

Citizens’ Assembly can chip away at EU trust deficit

Only through this kind of democratisation process can Europe’s social...

Only through this kind of democratisation process can...

A wake-up call to address poverty, and hunger

It should also serve as a wake-up call to stop the further destruction of...

It should also serve as a wake-up call to stop the further...

A SLAPP in the face of media intimidation

Admittedly, the anti-SLAPP proposal is not likely to suffer the same fate; as...

Admittedly, the anti-SLAPP proposal is not likely to suffer...

Neutrality needs to be debated, not discarded

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail further erosion of...

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail...

Youth, mental health and the perils of social media

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that can have profound...

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that...

Business as usual?

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of inclusion and renewal: even if this is happening in the absence of a much-needed debate on the...

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of...

Divorcing planning from environment

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision to have a separate planning minister will truly bring about any meaningful change in Malta’s...

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision...