Last Updated 27 | 11 | 2014 at 19:33


As it happened, Ali Khamenei, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were all walking in one of the UN’s corridors. To show that he is just an ordinary human being and a humble...Read More >>

  • Francis in Strasbourg

    Date: Thu, 27/11/2014 - 00:48

    As expected, when he addressed the European Parliament, Pope Francis spoke in a manner that is not frequently heard in European fora. And this wasn't because he used religious rhetoric -- he did not.
  • The Budget? What Budget?

    Date: Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:11

    "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is...
  • Huffing and Puffing

    Date: Mon, 24/11/2014 - 09:21

    ​One gets the impression that in dealing with the budget for 2015, the Opposition and the media backing it have been following the strategy of doing their best to dampen the attention usually given to the budget. Thus people will come to believe that the measures it...
  • Social Balance

    Date: Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:43

    ​Finance minister Scicluna managed in the budget for 2015 to overcome the toughest challenge he faced: he needed to ensure that the measures announced would sustain social justice. ​We knew he wanted to reduce the burden of direct taxes and increase that of indirect...
  • Monday's Budget

    Date: Mon, 17/11/2014 - 09:25

    The 2015 budget should really serve to stamp the present government’s way of doing things. While its first budget, in line with an electoral promise, was the same as that presented by the previous administration before it collapsed, its second one was necessarily...
  • The Fallacy Of The Gaza Withdrawal

    Date: Thu, 13/11/2014 - 17:59

    The Netanyahu government has forcefully and consistently promulgated the notion that Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, its subsequent takeover by Hamas, and the violence emanating from it strongly suggest that the Palestinians aim for Israel’s destruction rather...
  • We need a fair Malta, a fair Malta for all

    Date: Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:13

    Back in September 1998, in the midst of the one of the most turbulent political times of our recent history, I had the opportunity to be among the many youngsters at the very front of the PN’s mass meetings. I had the opportunity to listen to Eddie Fenech Adami during...
  • Corruption

    Date: Thu, 13/11/2014 - 09:21

    ​The Spanish media was recently agog with details about corruption cases in which were involved people having a high profile in politics, public and private economic managment, public administration... even members of the royal family. ​In the circumstances, one...
  • Caution

    Date: Mon, 10/11/2014 - 09:04

    ​Two main options are available when confronting political and social developments – either caution or immediate reaction to every change that occurs in any given situation. ​Both options have their pluses. Electronic media are acquiring a growing impact on how public...
  • The HABER Coat of Arms

    Date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:40

    It is no secret that many Maltese family coats of arms have very suspicious and obscure origins. Whilst several such shields have appertained to the same family throughout the centuries, handed down from one generation to the next, other shields require a more wary eye...