Last Updated 23 | 10 | 2014 at 08:56


​In his farewell speech to the European Parliament, Manuel Barroso sounded defensive. The ex-President of the European Commission knows that the overall view about the work of the Commission he...Read More >>

  • Neither Direct, Nor Indirect

    Date: Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:59

    ​The Chamber of Commerce is sceptical about government’s plan to emphasize in the upcoming budget, an increase of the indirect tax burden – thereby penalising consumption—instead of enhancing the direct tax burden, which weighs on citizens’ income.
  • The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

    Date: Thu, 16/10/2014 - 20:09

    During the donor conference held in Cairo a few days ago, the US, EU, and other countries pledged $2.7 billion for reconstruction in Gaza. It is undoubtedly necessary to make such a humanitarian effort to rebuild the shattered lives of hundreds of thousands of...
  • 300

    Date: Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:53

    To get the support ot euro parliamentarians in his bid to become President of the European Commission, or at least the socialist ones, Jean Claude Juncker made a central promise. He would arrange for the creation of a new investment fund totalling 300 billion euros....
  • A Malta Brand

    Date: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:51

    ​We have been told that Malta should develop its own “brand” – a corporate image that would define her better with foreign investors and leaders, who do not know us too well. In this way, they would more likely be attracted to start a business relationship here.
  • The GRECH Coat of Arms

    Date: Thu, 09/10/2014 - 16:34

    Painted or etched on the shields of numerous European families, cities and institutions, are large ferocious beasts of the wild as well as fearsome and marvelous monsters born from the fantasy of man.  Adorning these coats of arms in equal numbers are also the smallest...
  • Neutrality

    Date: Thu, 09/10/2014 - 07:34

    ​The controversy regarding Malta’s neutrality that took place recently was a bit strained. It arose mostly because the minister of foreign affairs Dr George Vella stated that neutrality by itself would not necessarily guarantee the island’s security.
  • France Sliding

    Date: Mon, 06/10/2014 - 08:47

    ​The state of affairs in France has become disquieting. The economy is stalling, new jobs remain absent, deflation persists and the government deficit is poisonous. Politically the socialists have rarely been so weak while the right seems to be teetering towards civil...
  • The BARBARO Coat of Arms

    Date: Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:12

    The Barbaro family shield is without a doubt one of the most interesting examples of heraldry in Malta. When people look at this coat of arms, some simply observe a red ring upon a silver field whilst others see a patrimony laden with history, giving the Barbaro’s...
  • Wrong Camp?

    Date: Thu, 02/10/2014 - 09:00

    “There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Benjamin Disraeli
  • Karmenu Vella at the EP

    Date: Thu, 02/10/2014 - 08:50

    ​For Karmenu Vella's hearing, the hall was packed. The European Parliament's environment committee was involved as well as MEPs who cover matters related to fisheries and maritime affairs.