Politics


‘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
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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 […]

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
Rossi's unibo profile page

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
Actor Colin Firth and his wife director Livia Firth arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)(GOLDENGLOBES-ARRIVALS)

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 […]