Muscat cannot wash himself clean of the impunity he has blessed
Matthew Vella
Even if he does remove Schembri and Mizzi, the political sacrifice will not wash Joseph Muscat clean of the impression of impunity he himself has blessed, when he did not remove...
A brave initiative that must deliver an outcome
Though any step that can bring closure to this case is to be welcomed, Muscat’s initiative remains a risky one, in a country where Presidential pardons have a history of...
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...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

An opportunity to strengthen rule of law

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection for ordinary citizens against abuse of power by the State… and recent events have clearly...

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection...

Quality of life should not be the price of success

Having a booming economy is something Malta can be justifiably...

Having a booming economy is something Malta can be...

Leadership is the way forward

Europe needs a united and human response that does not forget the values that forged it after World War II; and this will come only through strong leadership...

Europe needs a united and human response that does not...

Long way to go for 'cosmopolitan  Malta'

A lot of work still remains to be done. Just wishing for a cosmopolitan country is clearly not enough to make it happen successfully

A lot of work still remains to be done. Just wishing for a...

Diversity, but no unity

It now appears that the EU has come full circle: if not actually taken a step backwards. After the mandatory responsibility-sharing mechanism which introduced...

It now appears that the EU has come full circle: if not...

Utopian, but not impossible

If the EU finds the political will to engage seriously and effectively with Libya, solutions may eventually be found

If the EU finds the political will to engage seriously and...

All the President’s misgivings

It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the government to be held hostage by the incumbent President’s moral sensitivities

It would be a gross distortion of democracy, for the...

More cars should mean more  trees, not fewer

Inevitably, road networks and other contruction projects will keep...

Inevitably, road networks and...

Wanted: independent regulators for our financial sector

Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed, global –...

Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed,...

A stop-gap measure, not a solution

Unless the EU adopts a uniform migration policy, acceptable to all members, we will continue to see populists gaining ground, and more incidents like the...

Unless the EU adopts a uniform migration policy, acceptable...

10 years later…

While the PN struggles with creating an alternative vision for governing, Muscat shows no signs of slowing down his own reformist pace; even after five...

While the PN struggles with creating an alternative vision...

Something’s got to give

The effects of construction emerge as a single category of concern within the top four national concerns. And when coupled with the environment in...

The effects of construction emerge as a single category of...

Priorities in a changing Malta

Perhaps the most striking statistic is an apparent spike in concerns with environmental degradation, coupled with the effects of the construction industry

Perhaps the most striking statistic is an apparent spike in...