Criminalising NGOs doesn’t help
It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had to step in where governments refuse to venture; now, it seems EU states want to try and give the impression that there...
Justice must be a level playing field
In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all applied by the...
A clarification is in order

As Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat has a responsibility to call on Cardona to either confirm his dissociation, or give a public, detailed account of his...

As Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat has a responsibility...

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 old whistleblower test

In the battle of perceptions that both political leaders are waging, it can only be the independence of the magisterial inquiry that will guarantee a sane...

In the battle of perceptions that both political leaders...

Transparency, integrity and fairness

Transparency, integrity and fairness in the decision-making process are crucial to safeguard public interest

Transparency, integrity and fairness in the decision-making...

Accusations of money laundering

It was inevitable that the activities and successes of Keith Schembri's business past would be used as fodder to bring him down - a businessman in the...

It was inevitable that the activities and successes of...

Race to the bottom

The solution is a fair tax system which guarantees a fair distribution of wealth and not a race to the bottom between parties trying to win the election by...

The solution is a fair tax system which guarantees a fair...

Governance as seen through the employers

It is good to know that there are skilled people keen on entering politics, which is a ruthless arena as the current situation proves

It is good to know that there are skilled people keen on...

The venerated lobbies

The argument remains that the two perceptions are facing each other as if they were two principles: a vibrant economy against a corrupt government

The argument remains that the two perceptions are facing...

A battle for the switchers

Expect the next weeks to be tense, intense and heated. The parties will ponder whether to unleash pure hell through a negative campaign, or whether there are...

Expect the next weeks to be tense, intense and heated. The...

Long and winding road

Perhaps we shall have to wait for political parties to look at governance beyond winning elections before we can reduce our national dependence on cars

Perhaps we shall have to wait for political parties to look...

The childcare conundrum

Voters should consider such a proposal not for its allure as ‘yet another freebie’, but for the social purpose it serves for the wider society

Voters should consider such a proposal not for its allure...

Protecting the environment beyond the Constitution

A clear commitment not to construct the few open spaces left in this country,...

A clear commitment not to construct the few open spaces...

On promises and candidates

This election has brought to the fore the importance of so many new considerations which, prior to this election, were peripheral or on the back burner

This election has brought to the fore the importance of so...

Weaponised free speech

It is the role of the political class to show responsibility and to look beyond the result of June 3 and read through their words, deeds and actions

It is the role of the political class to show...

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