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Europe’s democratic test

Next weekend’s European Parliament elections are an important exercise in the bloc’s democracy. The...

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Parents, children and politics

Using underage children in political campaigns is undoubtedly not a new phenomenon. Some child psychologists...

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Egrant: people’s right to know

Ten months ago a magisterial inquiry found there was no evidence linking the Prime Minister’s wife or her...

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Failures in environmental responsibilities

In an informal meeting of the European Union 27 leaders in Sibiu in Romania, the Union’s role in fighting...

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The impact of alcohol abuse

The abuse of alcohol has devastating effects that are more widespread than those of abuse of hard drugs because...

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Stop the caravan charade

There is absolutely no doubt that Malta would top any index that measures indiscipline and lack of law...

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Planning beyond short-term forecasts

The key economic performance indicators continue to look good for this and next year. GDP growth, unemployment,...

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Landlords owed a fair deal

Over the last five decades, different administrations have introduced laws to protect the interests of tenants,...

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Preserving what is left of valleys

As an uncontrolled building spree keeps disfiguring much of the face of Malta, demolishing in the process the...

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The epidemic of loneliness

We may be living in the golden age of communication when contacting friends and relatives by technological means...

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Public procurement lacks integrity

Public procurement is one of the government activities most vulnerable to corruption. Although, there are very...

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Respect for all workers

Social harmony can only be achieved in an environment where all workers are valued and treated with respect and...

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An imperfect step forward

Facing a spate of planning applications to open more fuel stations amid wide public concern, the Minister for the...

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Curiosity won’t kill Muscat

When one speaks of curiosity killing the cat, one is usually warning that inquisitiveness can lead to dangerous...

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Will high courts come of age?

The decision by the government to plough ahead with six judicial appointments came right after the First Hall of...

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Abuse of man’s best friend

The spectre of illegal dog fighting has reared its ugly head again. Nationalist MP Mario Galea admitted he had...

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Corrupt practices devalue civil service

An honest, competent and independent civil service is essential for the proper functioning of a democratic system...

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Racehorse meat on the menu

Recent reports of horses being slaughtered in an unlicensed rural farm on the outskirts of Siġġiewi have given...

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Objection arrogantly overruled

The government has decided to overrule the objection raised by civil society group Repubblika, which filed an...

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Control wayward contractors

How many more accidents must happen in the construction industry before the country decides to do all that is...