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
The price of ‘buying the peace’

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price: both literally - in the sense that a larger Cabinet also means higher expense - but also in terms of...

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price:...

It’s a prison, not a personal fiefdom

Though not immediately related to any of the previous prison fatalities – most of which took place on Alexander Dalli’s watch – the attitude...

Though not immediately related to any of the previous...

Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

Ghosts of the past

It remains unclear how far we are all now expected to go back in search of present relevance in past events.

It remains unclear how far we are all now expected to go...

Ghosts of the past

It remains unclear how far we are all now expected to go back in search of present relevance in past events.

It remains unclear how far we are all now expected to go...

Addressing the energy question

Recent exchanges between Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Opposition leader Joseph Muscat have exposed a serious flaw in our country’s entire approach to...

Recent exchanges between Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and...

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The slow death of democracy?

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most fundamental principles of democracy and the necessities of financial survival in a globalised world.

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most...

The slow death of democracy?

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most fundamental principles of democracy and the necessities of financial survival in a globalised world.

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most...

Cautious, prudent and… clinically precise?

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a pattern of behaviour...

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a...

Cautious, prudent and… clinically precise?

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a pattern of behaviour...

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a...

Counting our chickens
Counting our chickens

The financial situation at both Enemalta and WSC has clearly not been calculated as part of Malta’s balance of payments.

The financial situation at both Enemalta and WSC has...

Message not received

With his address to the House of Representatives yesterday, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi illustrated a clear and unmistakable pattern of behaviour which has...

With his address to the House of Representatives yesterday,...

Saved by the speaker

Friday’s parliamentary debate, which ended in Minister Austin Gatt surviving a vote of no confidence by the skin of his teeth, raised a number of serious...

Friday’s parliamentary debate, which ended in Minister...