Category: Articles

Home » Articles
How does President Spiteri Debono fit in Malta’s political Landscape
Post

How does President Spiteri Debono fit in Malta’s political Landscape

Born in Victoria, Gozo, in 1952, President Spiteri Debono is a notary and will become the first female Gozitan appointed President. Her political career includes stints in the Labour Party’s National Executive. Myriam had unsuccessful attempts as a candidate in the general elections. However, in 1996 she was appointed as the first woman speaker of...

Role of the Maltese President – what’s the point of it?
Post

Role of the Maltese President – what’s the point of it?

In copy-pasting the the role of the British Monarch, we lost the main point of the role of the Maltese President- a spunt opinion piece This April, a respectable and most likely elderly politician will be selected to become Malta’s next head of state. It’s happened every five years since 1974, when our country became...

The history of women’s right to vote in Malta
Post

The history of women’s right to vote in Malta

The journey of the women’s right to vote start from their contributions in WW1. Maltese women indirectly contributed to winning World War I by taking care of up to 80,000 soldiers and prisoners of war while food was running out and death rates were going up. After World War I, the Sette Giugno riots in...

Sofia inquiry - What does it say?
Post

The Sofia Inquiry summarized and explained.

In a thorough examination, the Sofia inquiry has shed light on the lapses in due diligence and oversight by several government entities, without implicating these entities in corruption or bribery. The detailed examination of the failures identified by the public inquiry reveals a multifaceted breakdown in regulatory compliance, oversight, and enforcement mechanisms across several entities...

What is the farmers protest about?
Post

What is the farmers protest about?

Malta like the rest of Europe, has experienced another farmers protest against a range of European Union policies, which they claim pose a threat to their livelihoods and the sustainability of agriculture. In the Netherlands, the focus has been on opposing nitrogen emission reduction measures, including mandates to reduce livestock populations. German farmers are rallying...

Stabbilta – The inflation control scheme analysed
Post

Stabbilta – The inflation control scheme analysed

The government declared that, in an effort to counteract growing inflation and support social welfare, it has launched a bold economic initiative called “Stabbilta”: a voluntary price limiting program. The government has taken a unique cooperative approach by encouraging businesses to voluntarily lower the cost of necessities to 85% of their Recommended Retail Price index...

What is the new process of electing Malta’s next President?
Post

What is the new process of electing Malta’s next President?

The selection of Malta’s President has historically been a parliamentary decision, requiring only a simple majority to support the nomination put forward by the Prime Minister. Put simply, the party in government could choose whoever it deemed appropriate with little input required from the opposition.  However, significant changes were introduced in 2020, altering the procedure....

Qassisin miżżewġa. L-Arċisqof Scicluna jargumenta favur. Nispjegaw għaliex għandu punt.
Post

Qassisin miżżewġa. L-Arċisqof Scicluna jargumenta favur. Nispjegaw għaliex għandu punt.

F’intervista mat-Times of Malta, l-Arċisqof Scicluna qal, “għaliex għandi nitlef qassis tajjeb li jixtieq ikollu familja?” Fl-2017, il-Papa nnifsu kien diġà ta ħjiel dwar il-possibilità li l-irġiel miżżewġa jitħallew isiru saċerdoti. Imma qassisin miżżewga hi idea tajba? Aqra l-artiklu bl-Ingliż Qassisin miżżewġa – mhux xi ħaġa ġdida Għalkemm bidla drammatika, il-possibiltà ta’ qassisin miżżewġin tkun...

Married priests. Is it a good idea?
Post

Married priests. Is it a good idea?

In an interview with the Times of Malta, Archbishop Scicluna said, “why should I lose a good priest who wishes to have a family?” In 2017, the Pope himself already hinted at the possibility of allowing married men to become priests. Maybe times have changed and priests should be allowed to get married. But are...

Nanalizzaw ir-reshuffle tal-Kabinett: Mossa strateġika qabel l-elezzjoni tal-MPE?
Post

Nanalizzaw ir-reshuffle tal-Kabinett: Mossa strateġika qabel l-elezzjoni tal-MPE?

F’mossa li ħasdet lil ħafna, il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela ħabbar reshuffle tal-kabinett, hekk kif ninsabu fuq l-għatba tal-elezzjonijiet tal-Parlament Ewropew. Din id-deċiżjoni tidher li hija maħsuba biex tindirizza oqsma li fihom il-pubbliku kien qed juri li ma kienx kuntent. Dan il-ħsieb jinbet hekk kif l-akbar bidliet kienu fil-ħolqien ta’ rwoli ġodda u bidliet fl-istaff, biex...