Politics


WE ARE VOLT EUROPA!

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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VOLT aims to be the first pan European political party Not content with sitting around watching politicians drive our democratic systems into the ground, a few European students had had enough and decided to act. Their aim is the stuff made of dreams – not unlike the one Martin Luther King was inspired to share […]

Unibo Professor Lucia Rossi to be next EU judge

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Rossi: “A nomination that is also an important recognition for Bologna and Alma Mater.” Lucia Serena Rossi, law professor of European Union Law at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Bologna, is the first Italian woman to be appointed Judge of the European Court of Justice. As a Professor in Unibo, she […]

Brits Scramble For EU Citizenship

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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By Samuel Stolton Applications for European citizenship from UK citizens have increased to many thousands, a report published last week reveals. Ireland continues to be at the top of the list by a considerable degree, as applications for citizenship of the country have almost trebled in the twelve months after Brexit. The trend reflects a […]

City population hits 60,000 neo-Bolognese

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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But city council rejects round table meetings with community reps Bolognese journalists hit out at flippant disregard for non-native citizens When articles first appeared on recent statistics showing a massive increase in Bologna’s multi-cultural shift, nobody least expected how the comune would react. Alas, some council members are not entirely happy that 60,000 Bolognese citizens are […]

City gives birth to ‘One World’

Friday, July 28th, 2017
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The association for foreigners who are also looking to future elections. By Olivio Romanini Colonists of Virginia in 1775, had a slogan re claiming the illegality of taxes in situations where parliamentary representation was absent: “No taxation without representation.” The parallel may not be exact in this case, but fundamentally this is the philosophy that […]

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY Erasmus

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Alma Mater to celebrate 30 years of Erasmus…with a party of course! Naturally, the Student Council have decided the best way to celebrate 30 years of the Erasmus program would be to hold a huge student party. A spokesperson said, “It will be held in September.” The Student Council is the academic body representing university […]

FI demand new law on mosques

Friday, June 9th, 2017
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“They need to be certified” Forza Italia plan to submit a new bill of law to the Region: there must be a census on places of worship or rooms dedicated to religious activities by the Municipalities where they issue certifications on issues of compliance with hygienic and sanitary norms. In particular, it also includes the […]

Boldrini in Liberation Day speech: “Facebook must remove fascist pages.”

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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President of the Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini called Zuckerburg to remove offensive material from its social network. Boldrini spoke in Piazza Nettuno in front of crowds to celebrate Italy’s liberation after WWII. She told them: “There’s a network 2,700 pages of the extreme right and I wrote to Zuckerberg to remove them.” Thousands gathered […]

President of Carisbo Foundation’s confusing walk back

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Merola on Leone Sibani: “Thanks Sibani for the change of heart.” First he resigned. Then in less than 24 hours Sibani withdrew his offer. It’s been no surprise that for quite a while the winds of change have tried to upset the normal routine of one of Bologna’s most powerful business machines in the city: […]

Bologna needs to show its international colours

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Bologna: The biggest smallest city in the world! Having just celebrated St Patrick’s Day on March 17th, Bologna has finally taken one big step towards acting like the big city it so wants to be. Our city councillors and mayor travel the world selling Bologna to tourism and business fairs, yet most people have neither heard […]