Politics


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 […]

Whatsapp group report for duty in Bolognina

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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– 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
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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
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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.     

“BASTA UN SÌ”

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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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
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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
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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 […]