Exotic parrots and red flags
To eliminate the revolving doors conundrum, with all the negative connotations it brings about, the State would have to be ready to fork out generous transition payments to...
A sporting legacy beyond infrastructure
The GSSE experience should not pass us by, without having a long hard look at how we, as a country, deal with sports
The big ‘immigrant invasion’ lie

In 2014 – a year since Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue mission was downsized and replaced by Frontex’s Operation Triton – Malta experienced...

In 2014 – a year since Italy’s Mare Nostrum...

Populism on oil prices doesn’t help

Busuttil’s demands today immediately contrast with his immediate predecessor’s insistence on higher energy prices

Busuttil’s demands today immediately contrast with...

Blurred lines between Church and State

Pope Francis’s reform has now streamlined the Ecclesiastic Annulment process by (among other things) scaling back the excessive bureaucracy that had...

Pope Francis’s reform has now streamlined the...

Europe must not shirk its refugee obligations

This is not merely a challenge to Europe’s organisational capability when...

This is not merely a challenge to Europe’s...

Europe divided over refugee crisis

The reality we now witness forces us all to reassess this perception, and conclude that Europe has so far failed its ‘biggest test since WWII’.

The reality we now witness forces us all to reassess this...

In child abuse, silence hurts more than scandal

In such cases, the greatest erosion of trust may have less to do with the abuse...

In such cases, the greatest erosion of trust may have less...

Environment protection at an all-time low

According to the SPED, development may be permitted in ODZ areas ‘where...

According to the SPED, development may be permitted in ODZ...

This is a human tragedy, not a ‘migration crisis’

MaltaToday has taken an editorial stand to stop using the word migrant; a term...

MaltaToday has taken an editorial stand to stop using the...

Let’s not make IVF a political football

we have one party’s women’s section accusing the other of being...

we have one party’s women’s section accusing...

Transparency is also part of energy security

Even with the abundance of energy that will be made available to the island,...

Even with the abundance of energy that will be made...

The media's role is also to engage

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an ‘existentialist crisis’ affecting the media, but his polarised example of a straight choice...

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an...

A national culture of dependency

The time has come for both these parties to put their money where their mouth is. The current war of words regarding Gaffarena is not only hypocritical, it is...

The time has come for both these parties to put their money...

Europe must have the courage to admit its failure

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission has issued a...

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission...

Maltese politics is stuck in traffic, too

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently afflicting...

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently...

Police reform more urgent than ever

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law and order, even a single case of dereliction of duty can seriously undermine public trust in an area...

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law...

Censorship is no substitute for enforcement

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced that his government...

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced...

A high-risk gamble

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a high-risk gamble the online gaming industry can be for countries that rely too heavily on it as...

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a...

Party financing: a lost opportunity

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been hamstrung by the failure of the two main political parties to ever agree on the finer details.

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been...