The Malta Independent 15 December 2017, Friday

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Fixing Europe's roof while the sun is shining

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 08:33 Last update: about 1 day ago

By Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission This March, the European Union marked its 60th anniversary in Rome. It was a moment for us to come together and look back at what our...

Clyde Puli’s big challenge

Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:09 Last update: about 12 hours ago Frank Psaila

Clyde Puli, the new secretary general of the Nationalist Party is a sociologist. Never has his background been more useful.  The Qormi-based politician happens to be at the right place at the...

400 contractors, 316 square kilometres

Monday, 11 December 2017, 08:04 Last update: about 4 days ago Mark A. Sammut

A pressing issue on the Maltese Islands is the environment. Not just the countryside but also the urban environment. The real small dimensions of the islands coupled with the illusion of increased...

Earning the nation's trust

Sunday, 10 December 2017, 08:06 Last update: about 6 days ago Justyne Caruana

It seems surreal that while all facts and figures repeatedly prove the country's continuous wellbeing on all fronts, some are stubbornly stuck in their attempts to dig further into issues to create...

The post-rational man (and woman)

Sunday, 10 December 2017, 07:33 Last update: about 6 days ago Michael Asciak

In our categorising of human political, economic and philosophical thought we often tend to use terms such as analytical and then post-analytical thought, modern and then post-modern thought. Now I...

Five weeks since Daphne’s funeral… Think again!

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:34 Last update: about 7 days ago Vicki Ann Cremona

This week, a hearty congratulations is owed to our police force, whether aided by foreign police or not. (Interesting though, that we started out with the Dutch police and ended up with the Finnish...

Soft power: how to control the masses

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 09:20 Last update: about 13 days ago

Mark A. Sammut and Anna Carnesecchi   We have recently witnessed two episodes of mass manipulation in Malta: the national orchestra will play the Prime Minister’s favourite songs...

Our Euro-Mediterranean role

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 09:15 Last update: about 13 days ago Justyne Caruana

While some are entrapped in overstretched attempts to tarnish the country’s reputation, the Labour government incessantly strives in all international fora to attract further massive investment...

All I want for Christmas

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 08:56 Last update: about 13 days ago Peter Fenech

It may be my impression but decorations for Christmas seem to have gone up earlier this year. They started to surface and become visible in the middle of November and this struck me as odd, though...

Four weeks since Daphne’s funeral….. Why is autonomy important?

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 08:41 Last update: about 13 days ago Vicki Ann Cremona

In the fourth week since Daphne’s funeral, once again the family have had to take action to ensure that justice is done. It is rather surprising that in certain cases, which only involve common...

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