Slime and punishment
If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring tuna farms in line with their permit conditions, it would be a public admission that the entire country has its...
A house divided
It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon Busuttil announced the break-through truce: but those smiles couldn’t conceal the naked daggers drawn beneath
The perils of a racialised underclass

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in the next European elections, it will be Muscat – with his strong welfarist state and economic...

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in...

Road-widening is a stop-gap measure

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to...

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a...

Europe must be united on Libya

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become...

The political cost of prosperity

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing too much in economic growth, and too little anywhere else. It is not just the PN that is...

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing...

Prosperity calls for more social awareness

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are...

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

PN debates must give vision

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing on is the need to counterbalance Mucat's dominance on a national scale. Electors should be...

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing...

Adapting to population pressures

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be intertwined: the first is a question of increased population pressures from both residents and...

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be...

Mixed messages on Brexit

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are poised to take maximum benefit from a Brexit that will certainly happen

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are...

A new phase of environmental awareness

It is no longer just random voices in civil society calling for more awareness of such issues: the wider population is also beginning to feel the effects of...

It is no longer just random voices in civil society calling...

Beaches are meant to be ‘public domain’

While the authorities are right to clamp down on such abuses, it remains a fact...

While the authorities are right to clamp down on such...

Trapped by our own trapping policy

The ECJ’s opinion validated much of the criticism already levelled at Malta, both locally and internationally, over its stubbornness in pursuing a...

The ECJ’s opinion validated much of the criticism...

No rollback on Aarhus

What matters is not just that information is provided to those interested in a particular permit as clients or objectors, but that this information is easily...

What matters is not just that information is provided to...

A criminal complaint too far

'As the person caught red-handed opening a secret company, it should be Keith Schembri to prove Busuttil’s allegations wrong'

'As the person caught red-handed opening a secret...

The PN’s dilemma: continuity or change?

The Nationalist party is caught, as in a vice, between the opposing forces of...

The Nationalist party is caught, as in a vice, between the...

The cost of overdevelopment

If we are to preserve our natural heritage and conserve our urban tradition – which would entail a strict ‘ODZ is ODZ’ policy – the...

If we are to preserve our natural heritage and conserve our...

A day of celebration and protest

Fears that the new law would somehow affect the way people can legally talk about family relations – to the extent, for example, of ‘out-lawing...

Fears that the new law would somehow affect the way people...

Breaking our addiction to cars

We are reaching a point where existing solutions no longer serve their purpose

We are reaching a point where existing solutions no longer...

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