Last Updated 28 | 07 | 2014 at 08:57


​After having spent the last two months or slightly less coming to grips with how the European Parliament operates, along with my fellow MEPs, new or well established, I witnessed how the summer...Read More >>

  • Justice Reforms

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:34

    ​The government’s approach to accelerate reforms in the administratrion of Maltese justice must be commended. This is not an area about which I am knowledgeable but for quite a while, even I have been aware that it needed and will need to modernise. Actually, the...
  • Artistic Endeavours

    Date: Mon, 21/07/2014 - 08:44

    ​At last, we might be accepting to consider cultural activities not just as an endeavour meant to promote the beautiful emotions of mankind but also one that should and could have a strong economic impact. When you follow this line of thought in order to determine how...
  • Comical….If it weren’t so sad

    Date: Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:06

    “If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that's brotherhood. But if you - if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that's not brotherhood, that's hypocrisy.” - Malcolm X Evidently, not...
  • Coalition

    Date: Thu, 17/07/2014 - 08:42

    ​A new friend of mine at the European Parliament made a curious comment. In this Parliament, he said, we can observe two different parliamentary cultures in action. There’s the culture of those who are accustomed to a political system where the prime moves happen in a...
  • A Good Start

    Date: Tue, 15/07/2014 - 08:53

    Hardly 5 weeks have passed since I got elected to the European Parliament and this has been quite a hectic period. Let's forget the upheaval that working abroad brings to your family life after all this was foreseen. Let's also forget that you need to set up a second...
  • Chinese Incitement

    Date: Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:29

    ​History in this country often seems to repeat itself. All these warnings that are being published about the ties that the Maltese government is promoting with China remind one of the fearmongering that took place when the Labour government first opened diplomatic...
  • Drugs For All?

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

    There is a significant difference between decriminalising and legalising drugs. When defined seriously and coherently, decriminalisation makes sense to prevent youths and children from being typecast as criminals if they lose out to drugs. Meanwhile though, the...
  • Renzi, Strikes and Anton

    Date: Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:27

    RENZI Italian Prime Minister Renzi’s speech to the European Parliament to introduce his country’s presidency of the European Union during these six months was eloquent and studded with references to Europe’s literary heritage. Many columnists considered the speech a...
  • Primary School

    Date: Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:44

    As I wrote in the previous blog, I see nothing scandalous in the proposal to lengthen the period during which a child goes to school. Indeed, such a reform would be beneficial, even if we Maltese are still influenced by the habits of our peasant ancestors who saw...
  • May We Ask Your Honour? – Misnomers and Misdirections

    Date: Mon, 30/06/2014 - 19:41

    "You know your country is dying when you have to make a distinction between what is moral and ethical, and what is legal."  John De Armond While there are harmless misnomers, such as perhaps the mathematical misnomer of the Pythagorean Theorem, there are also those...