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 […]

Whatsapp group report for duty in Bolognina

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

– Project gets political bipartisan support – Public tenders to make shopping safer and plans for the youth ‘Progetto sicurezza in Bolognina’ is an initiative aka ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ that is being launched in the Bolognina area to much political fanfare – since all parties are actually on board with it. The organising committee – of […]

Rebels trash library fighting modern day oppression & social injustices

Monday, February 13th, 2017

CUA hits back to prevent university forcing students into dehumanising and degrading acts: by going through turnstiles in the uni library. According to CUA’s Facebook page their aims are to: ‘…to live and help build the Bologna university area as one of our great social centres in the open air; to promote culture, art, and […]

Anti-Trump protest

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Anti-Trump Protest today in Bologna got off to a wet but enthusiastic start! PD Consigliere Marco Lombardo attended today’s event as well as group leaders from various cultural and immigrant associations.     


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Bologna Press is supporting the ‘Sì’ campaign in the upcoming referendum for reforming the constitution on the 4th of December. At an open assembly organised by ‘I Moderati – associazione culturale’ we heard the various arguments in support of changing the constitution. The small but focused meeting was attended by representatives of non Italian community […]

Johns Hopkins runs from democracy

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Democracy? What democracy? A planned political debate for Nov 24, at the renowned Bolognese institute SAIS – Johns Hopkins, has been cancelled due to sensitivity surrounding the issue. The aim was to enable students and even those international residents to grapple with the issues at stake by discussing the whole event in English. The title for […]

Lega Nord’s internal political spat goes public

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A public post on Facebook called for the expulsion or  “a heavy disciplinary action” against Lucia Borgonzoni, famed for bringing the incumbent city mayor to a tie-breaker in the last elections. Ex-Provincial Commissioner Stefano Ruozzi tendered his resignation, which is being linked to internal leaks. However, Ruozzi countered that it was “…a natural expiration of […]

Merola’s ‘mea culpa’ moment

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Apology for ‘potential terrorist attack’ in Piazza Maggiore The mayor didn’t quite fall on his sword, but in order to conclude an embarrassing “hiccup” as he called it, Merola apologised for a van, which made its way into Piazza Maggiore sparking fears of a terrorist attempt during the Nomadi concert. There were thousands attending the concert, […]

President Erdogan attacks Bolognese Prosecutor

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Necmettin Bilal Erdogan

And rattles cage for picking on his wee son. The prosecutor of Bologna has confirmed the case of alleged money laundering and “will pursue its activities with confidence and commitment” in the case against Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, the son of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Daddy Erdogan launched a bombastic broadside against the Bolognese […]

Municipal Police HQ set for big change

Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Di Palma out, Mignani back in. The top boss at the Municipal Police HQ is scheduled to leave in October. Present commander Carlo Di Palma will soon leave his €100,000 post to make way, or rather, to see the return of Romano Mignani. Mignani (above) is currently Director for the District of San Donato-San Vitale. […]