Politics


Incompetent bureaucrats in Bologna Comune

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Letter from the comune arrives day late.

Comune sends out letter day after expiry date! Today, 26th February, in the post I received a letter from the Comune showing I’m entitled to vote in the next EU elections in May 2019. However, the letter stipulates I must register by the 25th of February if I want to vote. It shows the date […]

VOLT ITALIA: petition for signatures

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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150,000 needed to enter EU race Different strokes for different folks! To participate in the next EU elections in May every country has its own rules of entry. So new parties like Volt Italia must hit the streets in search of people to sign a petition, which is merely in support of their eventual participation […]

Zuppi criticized by Anonymous parishioners

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Mosque minaret

Responds to a Mosque in Bologna: “Where’s the problem?” Plus Radio interview When the archbishop was interviewed regarding what he thought about a Mosque being built in Bologna some parishioners met his attitude with derision and scorn. The archbishop of Bologna, Matteo Maria Zuppi shared some of his views with his young hosts on Plus […]

Archbishop Zuppi rallies against “Free hand-outs”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
Antonio Patuelli_President-ABI

Religious leaders attend Conference of Christian Entrepreneurs. Archbishop Matteo Zuppi criticized the proposal for citizenship income. In his usual politeness, the archbishop made it clear that the social doctrine of the Catholic Church contemplates the dignity of man through fulfilment as a person and not through subsidies. “What today serves the man,” explains the prelate, […]

2 Bolognese real life heroes

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Medal of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

Morgantini & Mucci honoured by President Mattarella The two Bolognese were among 33 people honoured in the Quirinale by President Sergio Mattarella. One is the founder of the Cucine Popolari, and the other is the policeman who came to the aid of those during the huge firebomb on the bridge at Borgo Panigale. They put […]

Mimmo Lucano awarded Honorary Citizenship

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
Errani Facebook post

City council approves a proposal by PD Francesco Errani “Today the City Council of Bologna has approved my proposal to confer honorary citizenship of the city of Bologna to Mimmo Lucano, mayor of Riace,” Errani proudly announced. The PD municipal councillor announced the news across all the social networks and it quickly spread to the […]

More police officers heading for Bologna

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Police officers on 'the beat' in Piazza Maggiore

Viminale announces: “They will be operational by February.” Carabinieri numbers will also be increased 21 more police officers to be exact will soon arrive in the city and province. The announcement was made at the Viminale with an official note in which it further explains that by next February 174 new police officers in total […]

Tourism tax increases

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Tourists in Piazza Maggiore

Tax set to rise to 6%. “We will lose customers” The Municipality aims to increase the tourist tax, ie the tax payable by tourists who sleep in the city’s accommodation facilities. The goal is to raise it from 5%-6%, but above all they plan to eliminate the system used by hotels and B&B’s (this relates […]

9,000 Mobike trips a day

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Account suspension for cheaters! The company is thinking of ‘punishing’ those who privatize the orange bikes, for example by parking them in the backyard or by locking them Mayor Virginio Merola appealed to users by saying, “Many use the bike sharing, should not park the bikes badly.” Then there was a further warning launched by […]

Carabinieri Check Vaccine Certificates

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Protests kick off in Bolognese schools PD rejoices after amendment freezes the so-called flexible vaccine programme in the Milleproroghe. By Alexandra Patton New Requirements Carabinieri del Nas are carrying out checks in Emilia-Romagna schools. The checks verify the authenticity of the documentation for children’s vaccinations. Of the few institutions audited so far, no anomalies or […]