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Comments on this electoral cycle

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 08:51 Last update: about 2 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

ADPD has re-established its presence at a local council level through the election of Sandra Gauci at St Paul’s Bay. A good performance by all our candidates is definitely welcome news for the...

Understanding the establishment

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 08:28 Last update: about 2 days ago Mark Said

You’ve heard it, you’ve read it and you’ve seen it. Definitions of "the establishment" share one thing in common: they are always pejorative. Rightwingers tend to see it as the...

Cooking history

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 08:16 Last update: about 2 days ago Kevin Cassar

Minister Owen Bonnici, Abela’s most senior cabinet member, vindictively ordered government employees, day in day out, to dismantle Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial. He was found guilty of...

A re-focussing on heritage needed

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 08:05 Last update: about 2 days ago Julie Zahra

The first Malta Biennale came to a close last month, and unfortunately left a bitter taste in the artistic and cultural sector. Reportedly, the lavish event which spanned numerous locations and three...

Gozo: The employment landscape

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 07:56 Last update: about 2 days ago Emmanuel J. Galea

The employment landscape in Gozo offers a fascinating glimpse into the island’s economic dynamics and challenges. Gozo has a unique economic structure heavily influenced by its public sector,...

Who’s the victor?

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 07:55 Last update: about 18 hours ago Victor Calleja

In Malta, why is anything connected to elections a bit of a farce? Analysing the latest electoral exercise, the selection by the people of the six MEPs to represent us in Brussels feels a bit...

Robert Abela’s right: but he contributed to the problem

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 07:54 Last update: about 2 days ago Noel Grima

There are various and sometimes conflicting accounts about what Robert Abela said on Monday after Labour suffered a severe blow in the European Parliament election last weekend. From an...

Mired in short-term policies

Friday, 14 June 2024, 11:53 Last update: about 2 days ago Mark Said

They may look good and reassuring on paper. Sure, we have quite a few long-term policies and strategies in many areas. Yet, in reality, on the ground, they eventually all fall back and transform...

Opinion polls

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 08:00 Last update: about 4 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

Apart from the Labour Party, the most embarrassed by the results of the EP elections in Malta must have been the promoters of opinion polls.  In recent years, their influence had become close to...

Armaments and funds

Monday, 10 June 2024, 08:00 Last update: about 7 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

In coming years, given its “new” policies on security and defence, the EU will surely need to increase its outlays on armaments and other military equipment. For the Union’s budget...

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