Silence will not make the issue go away
Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years after both Pilatus Bank and Sadr himself came to public attention. Why did the news have to be revealed by others? Why the...
Pilatus: the headache that won’t go away
The Malta Financial Services Authority has ordered the removal of Ali Sadr Hasheminejad from chairman of Pilatus Bank, but why was he granted a licence to operate in...
The EP resolution must be heeded

The European Parliament's resolution on Malta is important for us, and we should be mature enough to put aside political differences and accept...

The European Parliament's resolution on...

Malta should set its own ethical standards and get its act together

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for notoriety in the...

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for...

Secrecy must be attacked

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to undertake their responsibilities, information leaks are not only bound to happen... but they have...

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to...

No politics, no scandal

As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of the leaked Paradise Papers, but to date, no political names have been exposed.

As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of...

Malta’s ‘amoral familism’, revisited

Malta's two-party system knows it is kept alive by patronage and...

Malta's two-party system knows it is kept alive...

Complex reforms call for in-depth discussion

Just before the 2013 general election, Joseph Muscat said he intended to give...

Just before the 2013 general election, Joseph Muscat said...

Salvaging Muscat’s legacy

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand has been severely damaged. From now on, he faces an uncertain political future

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand...

Malta must mend the fences

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy in its regard within the European Parliament, even if the EP’s treatment of Malta is...

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy...

Policing the police

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start cleaning up its own house - and to be seen doing so

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start...

Zonqor campus must be stopped

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean reversal of one of Joseph Muscat’s earliest policies. That, in itself, merits an explanation. If...

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean...

2018 should be a year of major reforms

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year (momentous for all the wrong reasons), to ensure that the new one starts on a happier, more productive...

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year...

A most deadly year

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia still has blood freshly dripping off the last page of this...

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the...

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