An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’
Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which so clearly works against his own government’s interests? 
Violent words lead to violent crimes
Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually enforce the law....
A crowning achievement for Metsola (and Malta)

Many will expect Metsola to invest the credibility gained in Europe, in...

Many will expect Metsola to invest the credibility gained...

Air Malta: the reform that never took off

Editorial | This week’s measures were announced on the back of a cold,...

Editorial | This week’s measures were announced on...

An opportunity that is too important to lose

Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or ironies: the PN’s...

Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or...

The ghosts haunting Abela and Grech

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the winner of this year’s election will be

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the...

Shattered serenity

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are issues that Maltese society still has to deal with in a forceful manner.

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are...

Schools: a key concern

There can be no underestimation of the value of physical schooling - physical contact and an ability to explore the limits of their...

There can be no underestimation of the value of...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

Moving forward to a new reality

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical rethinking of our usual approach. Difficult decisions will need to be made about who can return to work

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical...

Hands off Miżieb and l-Aħrax: this is about land use, not hunting

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the public’s right of...

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the...

Health decisions should be taken for health reasons

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also warrants a dose of...

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also...

The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or...

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human...

We should not lose our humanity

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any...

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this...

Governments cannot face this crisis alone
A sign of things to come

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares the public for what is yet to come: a spike in cases, that can only be kept manageable through...

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares...

Now is the time to prepare for all tomorrow’s crises

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be defined by just a single...

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be...

Even in crisis time, some animals remain more equal than others

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so far been largely...

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so...