The Malta Independent 24 May 2018, Thursday

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Identity beyond politics

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:53 Last update: about 23 hours ago

These last weeks, we have seen debate over two issues related to identity. One issue was about foreign workers mentioned by Opposition leader Adrian Delia and the other by Education Minister Evarist...

EU General Protection Regulation – Are you ready?

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:11 Last update: about 2 days ago

With just days to go before the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May, your inbox has probably been inundated with messages from various firms asking you to...

Opinion: Let’s talk, but respect our principles - Chris Fearne

Monday, 21 May 2018, 09:05 Last update: about 3 days ago Chris Fearne

The amendments we proposed to existing IVF legislation have generated quite a national discussion, animated by those who are in favour as much as by those who are not. Those who urgently require these...

Helping childless couples

Monday, 21 May 2018, 09:02 Last update: about 3 days ago Tonio Fenech

In the debate for or against the government’s decision to change the Embryo Protection Act, the people terribly caught in the crossfire are the “so described” infertile...

From promises to action

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 09:17 Last update: about 4 days ago Justyne Caruana

“The Maltese pension system has a significant redistributive function, and contributes to the protection of the elderly against absolute poverty. The impact of the reforms initiated in 2014, and...

Dr Muscat’s Social Contract

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 09:10 Last update: about 4 days ago Mark A. Sammut

All politicians enter into a contract with the people. Some terms and conditions are specific to a particular politician, others are common to them all. I am not referring just to promises, as...

The democratic hydra

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 09:08 Last update: about 4 days ago Timothy Alden

"Democracy is inherently self-destructive," one of the many professionals backing Partit Demokratiku, but keeping a low profile, told me after the vigil on 16 May. "As soon as most politicians...

A brazen abuse of the planning system (1)

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 09:06 Last update: about 4 days ago John Ebejer

The proposed development of the ITS site at St George’s Bay has raised the concerns of many and for good reason. People living in the area are worried that the development will have a negative...

It is a human product, not a human being!

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 08:39 Last update: about 5 days ago Michael Asciak

Declaring that an eight-cell human embryo is not a human being has a purpose. The idea is to convince people by spinning a tale – that the embryo is not human but only a product, a commodity,...

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