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
Do not feed illegalities

There is simply no justification whatsoever for the fact that an entirely illegal zoo at Montekristo estate in Hal Farrug should have been allowed to...

There is simply no justification whatsoever for the fact...

A shadow over CHOGM

Recent events, including the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Russian airliner downed in Egypt, as well as escalating tensions between Russia and Turkey have...

Recent events, including the terrorist attacks in Paris,...

‘This is not a pigsty’, indeed

Individual members of parliament may not have noticed, but the rest of the country has moved on since ‘debates’ were settled with loud threats of...

Individual members of parliament may not have noticed, but...

Time to take Paceville by the horns

It is not for nothing that Paceville has gained its notoriety for ‘lawlessness’. For Paceville is also an industry in its own right – and an...

It is not for nothing that Paceville has gained its...

An offensive truth

If both parties are content to be labelled ‘big shops’ – and even revel in the compliment – they are certainly not in a position to...

If both parties are content to be labelled ‘big...

Migration issue calls for leadership

Unlike the issues that the EU is accustomed to discussing – such as trade agreements, directives on specific areas of industry, etc. – there has to...

Unlike the issues that the EU is accustomed to discussing...

The honourable thing

While credit is due for bowing out with grace, it would be a mistake to extend the ‘honourable’ accolade also to the behaviour which warranted...

While credit is due for bowing out with grace, it would be...

A paradigm shift for politics

This spate of high-level resignations already indicated a profound paradigm shift in Malta’s political landscape: which had formerly been characterised...

This spate of high-level resignations already indicated a...

A gift by any other name

Clear, unequivocal rules are therefore needed to ensure that Malta’s House of Representatives does not degenerate into a marketplace for politicians and...

Clear, unequivocal rules are therefore needed to ensure...

The criminal libel bandwagon

Even if never carried out, the threat of prison in itself constitutes a direct affront to freedom of expression. But there are other, less direct threats...

Even if never carried out, the threat of prison in itself...

A political stalemate

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat went to great lengths to discredit the Opposition leader’s economic credentials while...

In his two-hour speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Joseph...

Last nail in the ‘Eco Gozo’ coffin

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino should send shivers down the spine of any Environment Authority.

The prospect of construction works near or under Comino...

Safeguarding autonomous institutions

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays, one would expect the office of the Ombudsman to be furnished with more money and resources, not less.

Given the sensitive and vital nature of the role it plays,...

Traffic needs a radical rethink

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several new measures, it remains unclear how the proposals in this year’s Budget will help improve the...

Despite all this attention and the announcement of several...

A question of responsibility

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause to take stock of the implications of Saturday’s mishap; and, where necessary, embark on a...

It would be even more tragic if the country did not pause...

Upholding freedom of expression

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also serves to clear the air on a number of misconceptions surrounding the principle of freedom of...

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale’s judgment also...

Meritocracy: a blatantly forgotten promise

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions given to persons with...

It is true that there is a prevalence of public positions...

Right to strike under threat

The GWU was right in calling the strike, also because workers and commuters alike deserve a fair deal from the new operators.

The GWU was right in calling the strike, also because...