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  • Notre Dame in our backyard

    The burning down of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris just before Easter has provoked an outpouring of public emotion worldwide. The images of the famous Gothic cathedral engulfed in flames are hugely powerful, and people all over the world have united in dismay. In her reaction, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described Notre Dame […] More

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  • Too many errors of judgment

    We’ve heard this line before: as long as nothing manifestly illegal occurred, it is business as usual. Konrad Mizzi had used that argument on his Panama dealings as government minister, and we have heard it many times since. We are on a slippery slope, as it is the dominant mentality in everything. In the granting […] More

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  • Housewives, witches and prostitutes in parliament

    Malta’s six members of the European Parliament are perfectly gender balanced, three men and three women. The percentage of women in the Maltese parliament, however, is miserably inadequate. They do a tough job in what is a completely male-dominated field. Our women MPs have achieved a lot, but many milestones still lie ahead. Having reached […] More

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  • Throwing your vote away

    The European parliamentary elections are fast approaching. Compared to national elections, they are given secondary importance. But still the results do count, and quite a bit. The polls suggest that the Nationalist Party may lose one seat to the Labour Party, with a 2-4 outcome. As elsewhere in Europe, the choices that voters make reflect […] More

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