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  • Watch: Lawrence Gonzi on the state of Malta 15 years after EU membership

    Watch: Lawrence Gonzi on the state of Malta 15 years after EU membership

    Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi gives his views about Malta's political and social landscape 15 years to the date since the island became an EU member. Dr Gonzi speaks about the changes he has seen since becoming Malta's first prime minister...

  • Daphne had not been offered police protection for years

    This is a statement made by Daphne Caruana Galizia's family with reference to the opinion piece by Mark Anthony Falzon 'Reporters without arguments'. At the time of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, she had not been offered police protection for...

  • Control wayward contractors

    How many more accidents must happen in the construction industry before the country decides to do all that is necessary to effectively regulate what is possibly the most wayward sector of the economy? Following the collapse of an apartment block...

  • Delivering more secure borders - Roberta Metsola

    Maltese and Gozitan citizens, like so many people in other EU member states, have repeatedly expressed their concern about immigration and security issues, in particular about our external borders. Since our islands are on the southern border,...

  • Spinning and speculation - Emmanuel Galea

    Spinning and speculation - Emmanuel Galea

    Minister Ian Borg is really concerned about Gozo and the proposed Malta-Gozo tunnel project. So much so that he roped in the Minister for Gozo, as after all it mainly concerns Gozo though I have not read anywhere any comments regarding this tunnel...

  • What I stand for - Arnold Cassola

    In  around four weeks’ time the Maltese and the EU residents in Malta will be electing their six representatives in the European Parliament. It is a strange scenario, with the Labour Party and the Nationalist Party united in their hara-kiri quest...

  • The EU-Japan trade deal - Carmelo Abela

    Last month, a government delegation led by Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri, had the opportunity to visit Foodex Japan 2019, one of Asia’s largest food and beverage trade shows – now in its 44th...

  • Why I am pro-choice - Andrea Dibben

    Why I am pro-choice - Andrea Dibben

    I became a mother when I was 17 years old.  My pregnancy was not planned and despite being young and unmarried, the thought of getting an abortion never crossed my mind.   Growing up in Malta, I had strong feelings against abortion and I wanted to...

  • Female participants

    Female participants

    For the first time, adult female participants adorned the Good Friday parade in Mosta. This is a very good development. The costumes they wore were excellent. Hopefully, in the future more women with private costumes would adorn this procession –...

  • Regulatory bodies

    Reading Joe Vella’s ‘rebuke’ (‘Confidence’, April 17) for daring to question the mechanism of Maltese ‘democracy’ made me think that, in his haste to chastise the ignorant ‘foreigner’, he totally missed my point. If he looked across the page from...

  • Rescinded sentence

    I refer to the TVM news report last Thursday regarding the appointment of three new judges and three new magistrates. The Prime Minister is quoted as having said that “the government has always respected the decision of the court”. I believe the...

  • Hearts filled with love

    In his letter ‘Hearts of stone’ (April 23), Fr Victor Degabriele makes a sweeping statement that people are foregoing parenthood to selfishly accumulate wealth. This may be true for some but it is hardly a fair judgement. As a woman in her 20s, I...

  • The illusion of good governance

    Democracy should be about accountable and transparent government, ideally no corruption at all, a healthy rule of law, pluralism and tolerance of diverse ideas. These principles can be best achieved if the executive, legislative and judicial arms...

  • Investing in youth - Tibor Navracsics

    It is less than a month now until we all have the chance to make a choice. The European Parliament elections at the end of May are a unique opportunity for us to have a say on Europe’s future, on how we should tackle big issues facing us today,...

  • Listening to student voices - Anne-Marie Callus

    Inclusive education is about acknowledging – and celebrating – diversity among students. It is therefore also about providing for students’ different needs in schools and in the classroom. A key question then is: how do we go about catering for...

  • Electric dreams - Albert Bezzina

    Electric dreams - Albert Bezzina

    The Prime Minister has disclosed that soon, and suddenly, only electric cars will be imported – EV Day.  Is this a whimsical dream or a declaration taken on advice from competent persons? There are issues that need to be addressed relating to...

  • EP elections ‘turbulence’ - Edward Zammit Lewis

    EP elections ‘turbulence’ - Edward Zammit Lewis

    As the campaign for the European Parliament elections, scheduled for May 25 gains momentum, it is important to reflect how these elections can change Europe’s political landscape. This may lead to a reshaping of European democracy and have a...

  • Full of determination

    Many years ago, during a visit by our prayer group at Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi, I met a very young Debbie Schembri who welcomed us. A young woman full of determination, with a strong character, I met her again at the Millennium chapel.

  • Writing on the wall

    The undeniable truth is that so-called warlord Khalifa Belqasim Haftar always had the discreet backing of many other strong European, western and other countries. There were many reliable reports in reputable magazines and newspapers during the...

  • The easy part

    We do need to improve our transport network, this was never in dispute. It’s how we do it that is. The challenge is to create a real change in how we travel. There lies the problem. Clearly, those unwilling to change should rejoice at those who...