Business & Economy

Fico hits magic number 750,000

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Business turnover shows it’s worth 13 million euro Almost 750,000 visitors attended Fico Eataly World in its first 11 weeks creating a turnover of 13 million euro. In a statement Primori states that they have a “Target of 6 million admissions in 3 years.” Plus, the first night bus aims to transport staff employees from […]

Quiet work revolution underway at GD

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Employees get flexi hours plus incentives for studying Some staff will now be decide their own work days to a sum of up to 12,000 euros worth spread over four years, and their middle and high schools paid by the company. These are some of the points from a draft of the new internal GD […]

€20 million investment for Bolognese sport

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Lepore: “Conceiving sport as an ‘urban meeting place’ and therefore ‘care of relationships’, allows us to look at a new role of sporting policies, like cultural ones”. A delegation at Illumia auditorium discussed a strategic plan of ‘Bologna for sport’, on behalf of the Municipality and supported by the scientific outfit Nomisma. It represented the […]

Rome sends their waste to Emilia Romagna

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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M5S: “It doesn’t have to come here at all.” Waste from Rome Controversy over the possibility that waste from the nation’s capital is being disposed of in ER region hit the social network. Grillini councillors began firstly by attacking Bonaccini: “(He) started a controversy that could be completely useless.” The president of the Emilia Romagna […]

Bolognese income increases but half went to the over 60’s

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Younger age groups found to be more in difficulty than in past. Gender inequalities also reduced Declared income by Bolognese citizens slightly increased, but almost half of the wealth still remains in the hands of over 60s. The younger age groups, on the other hand, are more in difficulty than in 2002, a year taken […]

Direct flights to China in 2018

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Starting June’18 from Nanchang + 60 more flights Marconi pulled off a marketing miracle concluded in the Italian Embassy Beijing. The first direct flight will be from Nanchang, Jiangxi capital, south-east of China. Over the following weeks, other flights to and from China will land and depart from Bologna for a total of 60 incoming […]

Businesses penalised for open door policy

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Closed doors pollute less say Comune The new winter ordinance that compels city shops to keep their front doors closed while operating winter heating or air conditioning in summer has come into effect. The measure “aims to contain pollutant emissions in the atmosphere” and was announced by Valentina Orioli. The councillor for the Environment, as […]

Tourism Councillor declares war on city centre jam-packed with dehors

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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NEW RULES Councillor for Marketing and Tourism, Matteo Lepore has declared drastic action must be taken to stem the over crowding of chairs and tables around the old centre: “We need to improve quality and controls.” At current levels the city has extended the licenses for 136 dehors until June 30, 2018 nevertheless, Lepore sent […]

Golinelli sets a high bar for Bolognese philanthropy

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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New Art & Science Centre Marino Golinelli: “I’m leaving a piece of my heritage to the Foundation for young people’s dreams.” The new Center opened the ‘City for Knowledge and Culture’ at Opificio Golinelli. The modern structure is 8 meters high and spans 700 square meters (added to 9,000 of the Opificio). It was designed […]

City Image Under Threat

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

A five year boom for restaurants (+ 31.9%), minimarkets (+ 48%), cafes (+ 233%) Minister of Culture, Bruna Gambarelli, fears that Bologna may soon pay for its own quick success story. The rush to develop tourism in the city is likely to transform the dream of becoming the City of Food in the future, and […]