The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella
This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or instrumentalise the rule of law to promote an unacceptable discourse that divides people. The true colours of...
We should not lose our humanity
We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any pan-European...
A cautious, disciplined re-opening

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any consideration of the re-opening of travel corridors for the time being

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any...

Upping the game in financial regulation

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner of Police will be crucial to improving authorities’ image on dealing with financial crime 

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

When court orders must be defied

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish information about court cases, but there are nonetheless exceptions to this right

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish...

People first, not profits

Malta’s few remaining public spaces are being taken over for the profit of countless bars and restaurants with encroachments that allow platforms to be...

Malta’s few remaining public spaces are being taken...

No excuse not to implement GRECO reforms

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in Parliament that the criticism levelled by Greco was partially a result of the "irresponsible way" the Opposition...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in Parliament that the...

Cynical resolution on Gozo tunnel

The parliamentary attempt to rope in the Nationalist opposition to back the development can be interpreted as just another cynical pre-electoral move to...

The parliamentary attempt to rope in the Nationalist...

An indictment of our political culture

It should not really surprise us that the unwholesome situation mapped out in the GRECO report – which we have all tacitly accepted – would...

It should not really surprise us that the unwholesome...

Fuelling suspicions

Protest and activism is an important part of any democracy. The relative comfort that comes with a growing economy must not lull us into complacency that...

Protest and activism is an important part of any democracy....

Piracy is as piracy does

If a crime was committed, it took the form of attempting to return survivors to a place where they faced a well-founded fear of persecution

If a crime was committed, it took the form of attempting to...

Adrian Delia must consider his political options

If the issue were only about Adrian Delia, one might understand his defiance....

If the issue were only about Adrian Delia, one might...

Separation of powers is long overdue

Given the events of the past three years alone – where the AG’s role has been repeatedly called into question – it is surprising that it even...

Given the events of the past three years alone –...

Complacency is not an option

Higher property prices mean that entrants into the home ownership market – mostly young couples – will find it much harder to buy, especially at a...

Higher property prices mean that entrants into the home...

Humanity’s inevitable fate

We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the inter-generational justice that must be delivered for the mess that we and those before us have made of...

We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the...

In defence of long-term planning

In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has...

In reality, however, over the past six years of economic...