Last Updated 15 | 09 | 2014 at 08:49


​The conclusion is clear cut. Jean Claude Juncker’s appointments to “his” Commission and the way he structured them, will increase the influence of the political right in the management of the...Read More >>

  • Erdogan Needs A Spasm Of Lucidity

    Date: Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:27

    The ascendancy of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the presidency places Turkey on a trajectory that could usher in a new era unlike any other since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
  • Saved by the Bell!

    Date: Thu, 11/09/2014 - 09:54

    It's important to realize that whenever you give power to politicians or bureaucrats, it will be used for what they want, not for what you want."   Harry Browne You must be out of your mind to think for one moment that the British people would tolerate Blair in any...
  • Sceptic

    Date: Thu, 11/09/2014 - 08:25

    ​When we’re told that the major loss of government revenue happens as a result of abuses in the welfare system, I always remain sceptical. Clearly, such abuses do exist. They need to be eliminated.
  • Atrocities

    Date: Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:28

    A terrible logic seems to be in place as atrocities occur all around us in a world that has apparently become too small to accomodate  well enough the human race. Time after time, in the US, China, Norway an individual opens fire on assemblies of “innocent” people....
  • Reckless Policies, Dire Consequences

    Date: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:14

    The Netanyahu-led government’s announcement of its decision to annex nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank between the Etzion settlement block and Jerusalem amounts to nothing less than a reckless and offensive act that only further undermines Israel’...
  • Appointments

    Date: Thu, 04/09/2014 - 08:22

    ​After the European Council’s decisions on who to appoint as “European” President and who to take over the responsibilities of foreign affairs within the European Commission, the appointments game has switched over to the assignment of portfolios in the Commission.
  • Three positives among so many...

    Date: Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:06

    ‘Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.’ Evan Esar Let’s not only shun and curse the darkness without grasping the glimmer of hope in the light of a candle.  Hopefully, its light would not be so fragile or likely to be put in jeopardy, flickering for...
  • Dual

    Date: Mon, 01/09/2014 - 07:31

    ​Many still fail to understand how strongly the Maltese economy is running in a dual mode. It relies on two engines of productive activity which operate according to different rhythms. One engine runs on traditional lines – it is made up of manufacturing, construction...
  • Now That The Guns Have Been Silenced

    Date: Fri, 29/08/2014 - 06:50

    The new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has immediately raised the same old question: will it last, or is it merely just another pause, providing the prelude for the next round of fighting à la previous ceasefires? My reading of the situation that brought both sides...
  • Young people at play

    Date: Thu, 28/08/2014 - 08:56

    ​Għajn Tuffieħa this week round about four o’clock in the afternoon was a very pleasant place to be in. On behalf of the international union of socialist youth, the Labour Youth Forum successfully organised a summer camp there, which was attended by over one thousand...