Last Updated 29 | 08 | 2014 at 08:53


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...Read More >>

  • 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...
  • A Lesson Israel and Hamas Should Remember

    Date: Mon, 25/08/2014 - 00:07

    The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is only reinforcing the notion that unlike previous ceasefire agreements, preventing repeated violent confrontations requires a fundamental change in the status quo. Hamas’ demand for the complete lifting of the blockade and...
  • The Extremes

    Date: Sun, 24/08/2014 - 23:55

    In recent months, I’ve spoken to many people, Maltese and others, who mentioned how worried they are by what they consider to be the spread of extremism in the world at large – especially in the range from the Near East to Mesopotamia and beyond. I guess that their...
  • Troubles in Libya

    Date: Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:56

    ​The troubles in Libya are creating troubles too for Maltese enterprises which over the years, had invested and worked in this neighbouring country. Indeed, it is dubious whether in future we will still be able to consider Libya as one country. ​The danger for those...
  • Airport, Central Bank and Snakes

    Date: Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:38

    ​Tourism minister Zammit Lewis was right to insist on an investigation regarding how the emergency lights at the runways of Gudja International Airport failed to switch on when the electricity supply in the country at large was shut off. Flights approaching Malta were...
  • A note from the heart of the Mediterranean: A celebration of village life and a tale of two farmers

    Date: Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:10

    I featured the feast of Santa Maria from the village of Qrendi this week working on an assignment with my friend and colleague Ian Noel Pace and together with his beautiful photography, we managed to capture the serene life of this wonderful agricultural village and...
  • Neither Hamas Nor Israel Can Have It Both Ways

    Date: Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:25

    The earlier failure to achieve a new and lasting ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was not surprising.
  • Leaders

    Date: Thu, 14/08/2014 - 08:55

    ​During a very productive meeting held with General Workers Union leaders this week – Victor Carachi, Tony Zarb and Josef Bugeja – we discussed among other topics how we could coordinate inputs at the European Parliament with the activities of the European Trade Unions...
  • European Payments

    Date: Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:12

    I found it a bit strange that the coming into force of the Single European Payments Area (SEPA) on the 1 August was given practically no publicity. On the basis of this new arrangement, all banks in the euro zone will be able to effect transfers to each other on the...
  • Justified

    Date: Thu, 07/08/2014 - 09:16

    ​Finally, critical voices have begun to be heard. Their criticism is justified. ​During the weeks that Israel mercilessly bombarded Palestinian territory, the US and European countries issued no clear condemnation of what was going on. This approach created a huge...