Politics


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 […]

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.