Social justice, solidarity, compassion blah, blah, blah
Saviour Balzan
For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the bottom of the deep blue, or better still, have a taste of Libyan hospitality in the concentration styled camps where the...
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 quotas in 2015, EU...
Controversial laws and conscientious objection
Josanne Cassar

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not made her statement...

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not...

If need be, Dublin rule changes should be made without unanimity
Roberta Metsola

We need to look seriously into having EU-run and EU-funded disembarkation...

We need to look seriously into having EU-run and EU-funded...

Too little Europe causing uncertain times
Joseph Muscat

Solidarity is not the reverse of resolve or loving one’s country. Those...

Solidarity is not the reverse of resolve or loving...

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...

Pinching the media bubble
Evarist Bartolo

Political parties having their own newsrooms might sound strange to foreigners, but the polarisation of this country means this is a reality

Political parties having their own newsrooms might sound...

Why is it so difficult to just give us the facts?
Josanne Cassar

Tearing down old houses and doing away with old trees speaks of a ruthless,...

Tearing down old houses and doing away with old trees...

Everyone’s fault but theirs
Raphael Vassallo

Sadly, we can’t rely on God to step in and clean up the mess. Instead, we have to rely on Adrian Delia... 

Sadly, we can’t rely on God to step in and clean up...

It’s World Cup time again
Michael Falzon

We now have a tournament, conceived as a bridge between nations, taking place in a country that has hardly stopped burning those bridges

We now have a tournament, conceived as a bridge between...

More cars should mean more  trees, not fewer

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

Inevitably, road networks and...

Set up disembarkation locations outside the EU
Frank Psaila

Had Malta allowed the Aquarius to berth in its ports, that would have created a...

Had Malta allowed the Aquarius to berth in its ports, that...

Tell you what: give us Lampedusa, and our SAR is yours...
Raphael Vassallo

There: see how easy it all is? No need for any stand-offs, diplomatic tiffs,...

There: see how easy it all is? No need for any stand-offs,...

A real Child Protection Act, at last
Josanne Cassar

Imagine yourself at five years old and having to wait until now, at the age of ten, for matters to finally start moving in the right direction. In the...

Imagine yourself at five years old and having to wait until...

Last call for the gravy train
Saviour Balzan

Loyalty is like convenience, and when the time comes they will both dump Muscat and Delia if it suits them

Loyalty is like convenience, and when the time comes they...

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,...

Why pride doesn’t cut it | Manuel Zarb

Young people are not proud of political party branding in any capacity, and they do not identify with political parties’ PR campaigns

Young people are not proud of political party branding in...

[WATCH] A golden opportunity to evade justice
Saviour Balzan

Judge Silvio Meli’s decision to order Deputy Police Commissioner Silvio...

Judge Silvio Meli’s decision to order Deputy Police...

On children’s nutrition, it really takes a village
Evarist Bartolo

At the end of the day, the responsibility for a child or young person first...

At the end of the day, the responsibility for a child or...

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea
Raphael Vassallo

Clearly, then, this very much is a ‘pan-European problem’... as Italy, Malta and other southern states have been howling for years

Clearly, then, this very much is a ‘pan-European...

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