Ombudsman still lacking cooperation from public authorities
The Ombudsman has outed public authorities to the Venice
‘Slow progress’ on reforms to tackle money laundering and corruption
The European Commission has expressed concern over Malta’s ‘attractiveness’
Opposition and civil society raise the stakes on rule of law reforms
In a move that raises the stakes on rule
Rule of law reforms reflect Prime Minister’s reluctance to shift power
If first impressions count, then the first impression of
Pieter Omtzigt accuses Maltese government of handling institutional reform behind closed doors
Special rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt has called on the Maltese
A hierarchy of rights 
In many places across the world, we are witnessing
European court orders Poland to suspend judiciary panel for lack of independence
Europe’s highest court has ordered Poland to suspend a
The leisure of gods
If you think democracy and transparency are expensive –
Stoking the fire 
Just like his predecessor, Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela
Over 20 press freedom NGOs present rule of law recommendations to Commission
The European Commission must effectively capture the challenges that
‘Judicial reform must be transparent’ – Vincent De Gaetano
Former European Court of Human Rights Judge Vincent De
Malta’s new version of Trump
On Palm Sunday, Prime Minister Robert Abela told people
Government sanctioned disobedience
As parallels continue to be made with wartime years,
The consequence of Joseph Muscat
Since Joseph Muscat came to power in 2013, with
Scandal games for quarantined kids
Social distancing, shop closures, and work from home have
Life before and after ‘the war’
It takes a very short moment of reflection to
‘Some are more equal than others’
Four years ago, Evarist Bartolo, then Education Minister, compared
A collapsing microstate
Watching Malta’s foreign minister squirm uncomfortably in reaction to
‘Who is protecting the murderers?’
After almost seven years of the Labour Party in
Miriam Pace didn’t deserve to die like this
The latest building collapse in Santa Venera is a
Not a gangster film — it just looks like one
Is there a single sector in Malta that isn’t
If this is ‘normality’…
Malta is back to normality. Not. A few days
Redefining ‘normality’
Within a few weeks of his election, Prime Minister
European Commission Vice President calls for full prosecution of politicians involved in journalists’ murders
European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova has called for
‘Rule of law requires strong institutions, active citizens, leaders who protect it’
“We cannot defend our values without the rule of
‘It’s an uphill battle, but it’s possible’
The “positive” meetings with the Maltese government were a
Michael Farrugia missed the memo
When someone asks whether you’re going to accept responsibility
A corrupting island in a corrupting sea
Malta may not be a Mafia State after all.
Maltese courts are a continental embarrassment
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) routinely trashes
European Commission urging Robert Abela to continue reforms ‘not enough’
European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen encouraging Prime