Although still a taboo, abortion has entered public debate—the fact that marks a fundamental societal shift. Time will tell whether Malta’s pro-choice campaign will eventually repeat the success of the Irish one. For now, let us revisit the arguments in favour of legalising it.
In the name of profit, various commercial interests are seeking to take away all that Valletta has to offer to the good of society. Any vision for a better city ought to have our common good as its main aim.
The experience of migration is turned into a problem for those forced to or wishing to migrate—if they are seen and treated as ‘problematic’ migrants; for those who are welcomed as privileged expats, the story is different.
Here are a few suggestions on how we can make Malta a fairer and greener place. The list below is, by no means, exhaustive, but could be just enough to lead to a deeper transformation of our society.
The year 2018 has been both challenging and exciting. Here are a few stories, best-loved by our readers and editors, which delve into Malta’s most discussed and pertinent issues of 2018.
In countries with low public welfare spending such as Malta, individuals are aware that their (and their family’s) social welfare depends on the accumulation of private wealth. Therefore, the state needs to step in as a social partner.
Malta is a culturally diverse country with a complex social and political sphere—the fact which might come across as unexpected of an island state of such a minuscule size. And due to this complexity, Malta’s everyday political and social realities could be a treacherous terrain to navigate.