Over-familiarity breeds corruption
This inquiry should cast a light on how a number of inexplicable permits – some in violation of policies – were approved; and come out with clear recommendations for...
It is the role of the press to ask uncomfortable questions
Journalism is there to mediate between a public that cannot question the people in authority, and those calling the shots
Let’s not repeat last year’s mistakes

Until the vaccination programme is well underway, caution must be advised...

Until the vaccination programme is well underway, caution...

Without soul-searching, apologies are useless

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour should not be an...

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour...

A belated admission that cannabis users are not 'criminals'

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a fully liberalised...

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a...

A Maltese ‘Tangentopoli’, in the making

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once and for all, the...

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once...

Death of the Republic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by...

Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral...

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to...

Time to reassess our priorities

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their loved ones? Clearly, we must reassess our national priorities… otherwise we would have failed...

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their...

‘An overblown, press-created hysteria’

The general public would be far better served by paying more attention to the...

The general public would be far better served by paying...

Blood on our hands

Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the Nationalist administration, once again the Maltese government has blood on its hands

Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the...

Labour at 100: the need for self-reflection

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for the party to adopt...

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for...

The courage to rectify past mistakes

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in one of its own budgets, and set up a public agency that would be responsible for tracking...

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in...

The institutional rot still runs deep

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must be addressed at its head. Without strong moral leadership there can be no revolution inside the...

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must...

The die is cast...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks of the party could be very damaging, if not fatal. And as party grassroots move to take sides in...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks...

Bad news for democracy

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy counterbalance between Government and Opposition: more so in a context like Malta’s Parliamentary...

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy...

Trust matters,  for both Abela and Delia

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one thing out: a leader who is less trusted than his own party cannot win an election; Adrian Delia must...

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one...

A revolving door that needs to be shut

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected...

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...