An injustice in slow motion
All we are left with now is a dead man, a family unable to find closure, and no justice. The acquittal was the final act in an injustice that has been unfolding in slow motion...
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...
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...

Whose job is it to ‘watch MEPA like a hawk’?

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the environment’ had...

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the...

Humiliating Greece comes at a price

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the longest summit in EU history got underway on Sunday afternoon contrasted greatly with the dovish stand...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the...

Closing the gaps on freedom of expression

The latest reform signals a change in Maltese governments’...

The latest reform signals a change in Maltese...

Rushing to dismantle the goalposts

Too often in the past we have seen cases where MEPA’s regulations – often criticised for being ‘strong with the weak and weak with the...

Too often in the past we have seen cases where MEPA’s...

Time to raise police standards

Unfortunately the police force is not new to controversies and the recent events underline the wholesome reform needed to restore the citizens’...

Unfortunately the police force is not new to controversies...

Greece’s final countdown

Tsipras has to date played the card that the impositions of the so-called ‘troika’ run counter to the spirit of democracy that his country...

Tsipras has to date played the card that the impositions of...

Assets and liabilities

There is mounting evidence that the annual declaration of assets is not taken seriously by the ministers themselves, and more pointedly by the public at...

There is mounting evidence that the annual declaration of...

Government must prove it listens

Perhaps we have become so inured to empty catchphrases that we no longer even expect incoming governments to actually stand by their electoral promises.

Perhaps we have become so inured to empty catchphrases...

The thin red lines

The overwhelming impression is that the entire island is turning into one continuous building site.

The overwhelming impression is that the entire island is...

An environmental rebirth

It would seem that an unintended consequence of the Zonqor controversy was to place the environment back at the forefront of the national agenda

It would seem that an unintended consequence of the Zonqor...

Political responsibility must be shouldered

As long as the party funding remains unregulated at law, one can only expect...

As long as the party funding remains unregulated at law,...

Too many coincidences

Whatever the surname, people are justified in questioning whether it was a ‘lucky coincidence’ that led to the acquisition of a property so close...

Whatever the surname, people are justified in questioning...