Responsibility has to be shouldered
Muscat has to respond. It must be made clear that responsibility for this state of affairs will be shouldered, and that – if nothing else, for the good of Malta’s...
Quality of life should not be the price of success
Having a booming economy is something Malta can be justifiably proud of; but it should not come at the expense of the residents’ quality of life.
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...

Quotas are a means, not an end

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine change can only be brought about by the involvement of more women, and even then will certainly take...

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine...

Party financing needs a serious reform

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible areas of action

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible...

An unholy alliance

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice. Most MPs have conflicts of interest, especially those who provide services to the private sector

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice....

Catching up with women’s rights

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe in a number of cardinal points

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe...

Of inquiries and reports

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully autonomous judiciary, imbued with investigative powers of its own

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully...

‘Warnings’ might not be enough

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road safety, the government must ramp up its efforts for more effective policing

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road...

Upping the battle against crime

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police force not just in terms of collective agreements and rank-and-file issues... but also in terms of...

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police...

Press laws: the debate starts

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would be preferable if both government and Opposition conducted it without unnecessary hysterical...

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would...

Time to reform press laws

There can be no doubt that libel suits are a weapon in the hands of the powerful

There can be no doubt that libel suits are a weapon in the...

The real threat to democracy

The undisguised nepotism that has dogged Joseph Muscat’s first term has severely eroded public trust in vital national institutions

The undisguised nepotism that has dogged Joseph...

Blaming the interconnector is not good enough

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the issue

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the...

Even better than the real thing

If there is one basic rule of journalism, it is that unverified facts should never be published

If there is one basic rule of journalism, it is that...

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