The Malta Independent 10 July 2020, Friday

Blogs & Opinions

Tax justice

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 07:00 Last update: about 19 hours ago Alfred Sant MEP

Substantial lobbies in Europe – and not just on the left – consider that the time has come to reinforce the appeals in favour of tax justice in terms of the structures set for taxation and...

What happened to constitutional reform?

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 06:59 Last update: about 19 hours ago Michael Briguglio

The official website for Malta’s constitutional reform states that ’You can make a difference to your life and those of future generations‘. It asks of the reader: ’What...

How not to deal with Europe

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 07:51 Last update: about 1 day ago Peter Agius

While you read this, the European Parliament is in open plenary session. MEPs gather virtually or physically to vote on 15 pieces of legislation today, from rights of persons with disabilities to...

The truth about Kalkara’s cart ruts

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 06:13 Last update: about 2 days ago Tara Cassar

Much outcry arose last Friday following the hearing of a controversial planning application for the construction of 18 apartments over five storeys within a Class B archaeological site in Kalkara....

The state

Monday, 6 July 2020, 07:08 Last update: about 3 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

There are some who fear that because of the current pandemic, many countries will end up almost totally dominated by the state. In order to counter the financial crisis which has affected practically...

A state in crisis

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 10:53 Last update: about 5 days ago Mark A. Sammut

The conception of the modern state is based on the idea that those in power aren’t above the law. Despite all the theories and declamations of principle, the temptation’s always there for...

Post-Covid tourism

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 09:52 Last update: about 5 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

Tourism is understandably one of the hardest hit sectors as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the years, tourism numbers increased substantially as a result of an increased connectivity: the...

Acute observations of a freed hamster

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 09:04 Last update: about 5 days ago Victor Calleja

For three months, it seemed that life indoors, like a little hamster circling on his wheel, would last forever. Strangely, now that we have been set free, or at least free to roam, everything feels...

We hold you to your boast, Robert Abela

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 08:03 Last update: about 4 days ago Noel Grima

The prime minister has been reported to have boasted that Malta will pass the Moneyval test this October and pass it with excellence. Last September, Moneyval, the European branch of the...

Facing reality

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 07:42 Last update: about 5 days ago Rachel Borg

Our country is in the grip of evolution and it could go either way. The reality is that we risk going down into the abyss of a lawless state or finally re-achieving the security, justice and success...

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