An uneasy migration pact
Admittedly, defining a common action plan is not easy. For the time being the proposed migration pact is the best shot at adopting a common front although it requires more human...
A pastor carpet bombing comedians into silence (a figure of speech)
The pastor believes that he should be treated with kids gloves and comedians, or journalists, should steer away from making any critical reference to him, his words, or his...
Overplaying the abortion card

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive, Serracino Inglott also confirmed that pills with the same active ingredients and mode of action were...

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive,...

‘Remain’ remains the sensible choice

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on purely factual grounds

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on...

If ‘sex sells’, it should be regulated

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides associated with the failure...

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides...

Malta needs a proper planning policy

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative government which promises to be greener

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative...

A vision of one’s own

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party, besides its leadership

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party,...

Setting the libel record straight

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed persons and public figures who are not politically exposed is very often the cause for libel suits

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed...

The untouchables

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency: public servants, and chairpersons/officials of public entities and national agencies such as the MFSA,...

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency:...

Who calls the shots on hunting?

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on turtle dove hunting speaks volumes about the bizarre political realities

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on...

Limited space calls for limited development

The organisers of ‘Kamp Emergenza Ambjent’ were perfectly justified...

The organisers of ‘Kamp Emergenza Ambjent’ were...

Reclaiming control over the environment

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of the environmental plight of the Maltese islands

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of...

Increasing minimum wage would be a start

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how some families cannot keep up with even the most basic costs of living

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how...

A crisis of morality

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this week’s Global Forum on Corruption in London was bound to raise eyebrows locally and abroad.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this...

Panama goes beyond national politics

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of wealth, not just about the people and companies caught with their pants down. Global tax avoidance...

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of...

The big sleep

It will be up to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue and the finance minister to really assure the public that a real investigation on tax avoidance will take...

It will be up to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue and...

Saved by a superconnector?

Nobody expected that Air Malta’s restructuring programme mandated under strict European Commission conditions, would have seen the airline perform a...

Nobody expected that Air Malta’s restructuring...

A half-baked measure

Muscat – regardless of any personal involvement in the actual scandal – is not only powerless to act against transgressing ministers, but is...

Muscat – regardless of any personal involvement in...

A question of priorities

Humanitarian visas may not be a panacea and they will not completely stem irregular immigration to Europe. But they can at least save lives. At this point,...

Humanitarian visas may not be a panacea and they will not...

The choice is clear

Muscat has strengthened his position in terms of personal trust ratings – but this must be counterbalanced by a marked drop in trust of the Labour...

Muscat has strengthened his position in terms of personal...