Delaying resignation will increase confusion
Unless Joseph Muscat resigns – and resigns now – chaos will continue to reign unchecked
Malta’s most trying moment, a nightmare before Christmas
Matthew Vella
The spirit of national protest must be all the more respected and protected. The people’s security has to be guaranteed.
A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

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

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

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...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

More harm than good

By threatening Malta’s banking system in its totality, Giegold has betrayed the fact that his interest does not lie in genuine reforms but rather,...

By threatening Malta’s banking system in its...

The road to highrise…
Nipping it in the bud

Scicluna’s decision to invite Bugre to the band club and confront the matter was also a message to Malta’s political leaders

Scicluna’s decision to invite Bugre to the band club...

A green flashpoint

This latest example of an apparent ‘fait accomplit’ raises questions as to the weight public outcry is given in Malta’s planning process

This latest example of an apparent ‘fait...

Will the real PN stand up?

The PN remains beset by infighting, and is still torn between an experiment to sharpen its identitarianism – represented by Delia –...

The PN remains beset by infighting, and is still...

The first year of Adrian Delia

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns with immigration, have raised uncomfortable questions about the directions he intends to take the PN

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns...

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...