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
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 – and the Busuttil...
The first year of Adrian Delia

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns with immigration, have raised uncomfortable questions about the directions he intends to take the PN

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns...

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...

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...

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had...

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...

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of...

Rent is a double-edged sword

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived from the 132% increase declared? Are the authorities working to ensure that all taxes are being paid...

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived...

Slime and punishment

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring tuna farms in line with their permit conditions, it would be a public admission that the entire...

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring...

A house divided

It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon Busuttil announced the break-through truce: but those smiles couldn’t conceal the naked daggers...

It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon...

Dark times for democracy, indeed

Delia should be preparing for European elections, not struggling to keep the PN afloat. Opposition MPs should be meeting people, learning about their problems,...

Delia should be preparing for European elections, not...

The Big Lie

This was indeed the ‘biggest lie in Maltese history’ - It cannot be allowed to go unpunished

This was indeed the ‘biggest lie in Maltese...

Scapegoating of Africans must stop

The ignorance of the Lega mayor infuriated the usual commentators, who were eager to remind Ceccardi that Malta has assumed its responsibility for migrants and...

The ignorance of the Lega mayor infuriated the usual...

A political World Cup

Russia’s successful hosting of this event should also put a renewed spotlight on that country, in the hope that things will change for the better.

Russia’s successful hosting of this event should also...

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...

Muscat has to respond. It must be made clear that...

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...

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