The Malta Independent 25 October 2021, Monday

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Decentralization or devolution

Monday, 25 October 2021, 07:02 Last update: about 2 hours ago Alfred Sant MEP

Decentralization happens when in a given political system, public administration is run not from an overall central point but from several, so that citizens will perceive the operations of the state...

Playing to the gallery

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 10:00 Last update: about 20 hours ago Mark A. Sammut Sassi

... is relatively easy. The Government is accusing the Opposition of promising everything to everybody. This because Opposition Leader Bernard Grech unfolded an excellent all-inclusive vision for an...

Dishonourable bluff

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 09:30 Last update: about 21 hours ago Kevin Cassar

"No I, ..so, so,... under oath, I confirmed and confirm, so, I am not saying that I have nor that I don't have, that I ever notarised or didn't notarise an affidavit, that I don't want to say, I am...

A fixed-term Parliament

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 09:00 Last update: about 22 hours ago Carmel Cacopardo

At this point in time, within the party we are discussing our electoral manifesto for the forthcoming general election. When will it be held: shortly or much later? At the time of writing no official...

A Christmas box of promises

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 08:00 Last update: about 22 hours ago Noel Grima

The whole budget procedure has become, over the years, turgid, repetitive and predictable. By the time the actual speech was read in the House, we would already know it all including the details....

Girls’ night out

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 08:12 Last update: about 2 days ago Rachel Borg

The way that the nation’s business is being conducted by Robert Abela’s Ministers is like watching one of those gadgets that shoots out balls for tennis players to practice their game, or...

Tale of two leaders

Friday, 22 October 2021, 08:55 Last update: about 3 days ago Owen Bonnici

This week has been characterized by the speeches of the two main political leaders, Dr Robert Abela, the Prime Minister, and Dr Bernard Grech, the Leader of the Opposition, in Parliament on the budget...

Who is a journalist?

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 08:00 Last update: about 4 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

I admit that at times, as polemics about freedom of speech roll on, I feel confused about the use of the word “journalist”. Are those who write a blog or an article in a newspaper to be...

[Un]attractiveness survey and Bernard Grech’s solutions

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 07:30 Last update: about 5 days ago Peter Agius

Yesterday we followed EY's attractiveness survey results. #Malta’s attractiveness dropped a worrying 25 percentage points. All through the questions asked, the figures spoke of economic...

Shores moving apart

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 11:45 Last update: about 5 days ago Evarist Bartolo

The best road to take for a resilient post-pandemic recovery and security in Europe and the Mediterranean region would be to call a conference on security and co-operation in the Mediterranean. We...

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