Politics


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 […]

‘Solidarity Income’ already paid to 20,000 people

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

8,000 families have benefited, among them many single people and underpaid workers. Criteria changes lead to increase in the amount of the monthly contributions Bonaccini and Gualmini: “Nobody must fall behind, Res is a new pillar of regional welfare” There are about 20,000 people and 8,000 families in Emilia-Romagna who have obtained Solidarity Income (Res) to […]

A new political party is born!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Volt Team Italia

The first Italian pan-European party takes to the field The left is struggling to regroup and Italy is without real opposition. The country is at the mercy of Matteo Salvini’s outbursts and the existential uncertainties of Luigi Di Maio and the intense bickering taking place inside the Democratic Party. On Saturday, July 14, a group […]

Left coalition seeks to reinvent itself in #my2cents

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Former PD senator Sergio Lo Giudice

After disastrous elections PD reaches out Led by former senator Sergio Lo Giudice, the PD has simply had enough of division and in-house bickering, which many obviously point out helped cause their near-annihilation election after election. On their dedicated Facebook page ‘Retedems’, are encouraging a more grass roots perspective – aka the Movimento 5 Stella: […]

The hunt is on for foreign reg cars

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Foreign reg plates

Comune will spend €3.5m to recoup fines Tourists or those passing through Bologna are avoiding road penalties. However, evidence from investigators in law enforcement agencies also point to ‘furbi Italiani’  (sly Italians) who are circumventing Highway Code sanctions and therefore make it impossible to notify drivers of pending sanctions. Retracing ownership of cars of course is very often a complicated and […]

Stop Child Labour

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Child Labourer in Pakistan

3 young Bolognese school activists need your help By Carla Lefranc, Chiara and Francesca Ciardella Three children from the International School of Bologna are trying to make a difference in the community by starting a petition on child labour. They started this subject 1 year ago and still have not reached their full number of […]

Europe’s Political Youth Revolution

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
volt member growth_22.2.18

Viral movement A political PEACEFUL revolution is underway and going viral across every European country, city, town and village. From the far corners of the Irish coast to the Romanian borders with Moldavia, from the most southern Mediterranean towns in Italy, Spain and Greece to the upper Nordic countries like Finland, the ‘OLD EUROPE’ of Donald […]

City council to stop fascist parties

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Forza Nuova - source: ukaktion.wordpress.com

Unions and Comune in fight to limit fascism and xenophobia Agreement aims: “To prevent the allocation of public spaces in future to groups and associations inspired by fascist, racist and xenophobic ideologies.” Several agreements have already been signed in the metropolitan area by trade unions in collaboration with the new and recently appointed security councillor […]