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  • Ins and outs of EU-US trade deal

    When, in November 2011, US and EU leaders agreed to take action “to boost trade and revive stagnant economies on both sides of the Atlantic”, many believed the proposed new deal would be the medicine that the western economies needed to move out...

  • The option that Nato has

    The North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of defence ministers is meeting at Nato headquarters in Brussels this week to discuss where there are wars, currently just under 20, in the world. A decision on whether or not to start a bombing...

  • A mother vs embryo

    A mother vs embryo

    We have been witnessing heated debates about the Embryo Protection Act. Medical technologies, such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and statutes that regulate them raise as many questions as they answer. While one must applaud the fact that this...

  • Kick-starting the convention

    I make reference to the editorial ‘Quest for constitutional reform’ (February 8) which dealt with two main issues, that of constitutional awareness and the person to chair the convention. What it unfortunately failed to mention and could be a...

  • Qualities of a good politician

    Politicians are born, not made. Time and again we see people coming into public life from the blind side and sometimes they even make headlines by what they say. People who roam around town and village squaresget impressed and go forward to...

  • Lazy use of languages

    Albert Borg of the Kunsill tal-Malti has expressed the valid point that our Maltese language suffered a break with its mother Arabic tongue in 1249, when the Maltese Muslims were expelled from Malta by emperor Frederick II to southern...

  • Discipline on the road

    I cannot fathom George Debono (‘Where biking is as natural as walking’, February 3). He quotes serious accidents but does not advocate strict road control. Even more, there should be a specialised court to instil responsibility. An irresponsible...

  • Air Malta, a shining star

    Air Malta, a shining star

    I recently flew on an Air Malta flight to London. From the welcoming smile on board to the farewell greeting at the end of the flight, the crew delivered the highest standards of customer care. The cabin crew team was led by Moira Fenech and not...

  • Human embryo protection

    Martin Scicluna (‘Amend the Embryo Law’, January 27), is campaigning for the Embryo Protection Act to be amended because he considers a fertilised ovum (embryo) as a soulless living thing, ignoring the fact that he himself was once an embryo. He...

  • Hospital car park

    Anyone who has had a medical appointment at Mater Dei Hospital in the morning or who has visited a patient during the midday visiting hours knows very well the difficulty of trying to find a place to park in the car park. But there is something...

  • Information management pitfalls

    The Justice Minister had no problem publishing the inquiry report into last November’s nightclub incident in Paceville that left dozens injured, including minors. However, he acted differently in the case of October’s car show tragedy and...

  • Quest for female scientists

    The call for freedom from discrimination and freedom from gender stereotypes has long been advocated by the feminist movement. Over several decades, women have struggled for their right to vote, autonomy and equality before the law. Increasingly,...

  • The waves coming our way

    The waves coming our way

    Thirty years ago, I lived in the US for three years. I had one or two culture shocks but the most startling one came after, while I was travelling around Europe and settling down in England. At the time, Europeans looked down on Americans as naïve...

  • Pope’s plea on environment

    With all the talk of Natura Malta, the Malta Environment Authority and the PN’s green agenda, we do need to consider what Pope Francis had to say in his encyclical Laudato Si. For us in Malta this is a wake-up call to help one and all understand...

  • Health and safety review

    Following the Paqpali għall-Istrina incident, the government commissioned a review of legislation governing health and safety during public events. Mark Gauci, Occupational Health and Safety Authority chief executive officer, was entrusted with...

  • Cleaning up after dogs and horses

    Cleaning up after dogs and horses

    It is the law in Malta that those who walk their dogs should clean whatever their pets leave behind them; a very appropriate thing to do. However this does not seem to apply to horses. Recently observing the hundreds of horses circling the street...

  • Freedom of speech and defamation

    A debate is raging about the need or otherwise of updating the laws that regulate publications in the press as well as via the online medium. There is undoubtedly a delicate balance between one person’s right to freedom of speech and another...

  • Iklin bus must be considered

    We, a lot of first and second year students at the University of Malta, have to leave home at 6.15am for an 8.30am lecture. This is because bus 31 from Buġibba comes by full up, not only at 8am but also during the day. Buses 250 and 260 pass by...

  • Watch: What's the problem with the thousands of foreigners working in Malta?

    Watch: What's the problem with the thousands of foreigners working in Malta?

    TimesTalk on Tuesday discussed the news revealed in parliament that more than 27,000 foreign workers are registered to work in Malta. Is that a reflection of a growing economy? It the presence of so many foreigners in the working population...

  • Let the media follow MCESD

    A member of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development complains that he was misreported by a section of the media and the social partners’ response was to close the doors to the media. For some time, reporters were allowed to cover the...

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