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 weakened by the...
Prosperity calls for more social awareness
We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are geared up for the challenges of poverty, in a new age of perceived prosperity and wealth
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 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...

Every day is like Sunday

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy transforming at a fast pace, there is now a very real danger that a shared understanding of what is...

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy...

The race isn’t over yet

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the PN leadership election was an eye-opener but can we predict the eventual election result?

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the...

‘Building the Railroad’

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent years: according to the JobsPlus director, “attracting them again, and in larger numbers, is a...

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent...

A leadership debate, or a civil war?

It is tragic that the ‘something’ in question would be a declaration of war by Nationalists against Nationalists.

It is tragic that the ‘something’ in question...

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

Experience also shows that a combination of education and strict enforcement...

Experience also shows that a combination of education and...

The fine line between law and business

It is to be noted, for instance, that the draft ‘Lawyers’ Act’, tabled recently, does not include outright restrictions on commercial...

It is to be noted, for instance, that the draft...

PN debates must give vision

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing on is the need to counterbalance Mucat's dominance on a national scale. Electors should be...

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing...

Adapting to population pressures

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be intertwined: the first is a question of increased population pressures from both residents and...

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be...

Mixed messages on Brexit

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are poised to take maximum benefit from a Brexit that will certainly happen

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are...

A new phase of environmental awareness

It is no longer just random voices in civil society calling for more awareness of such issues: the wider population is also beginning to feel the effects of...

It is no longer just random voices in civil society calling...

Beaches are meant to be ‘public domain’

While the authorities are right to clamp down on such abuses, it remains a fact...

While the authorities are right to clamp down on such...

Trapped by our own trapping policy

The ECJ’s opinion validated much of the criticism already levelled at Malta, both locally and internationally, over its stubbornness in pursuing a...

The ECJ’s opinion validated much of the criticism...

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