Ambasciatore Usa: il «no» passo indietro. Di Maio duro (con gaffe)

«L’Italia `e un paese di G7 e un partner fondamentale all’interno dell’economia globale,`e nel nostro interesse di influenzare questi affari». William Medici.   John R. Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to Italy   September 13, 2016 By Il Sole 24 Ore   Se al referendum sulla riforma della Costituzione vincessero i “No” l’Italia farebbe «un grosso passo indietro». Lo… Read More →

Turkey’s Situation: Dire

July 31, 2016 By William Medici   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s tyrannical focus to retain his grip on his country has proved to be incredibly dangerous to Turkey’s citizens, allies and will lead to the continuing erosion of stability in the region and beyond. His reluctance to engage complex issues (i.e. Syria’s civil war, migrants, ISIS,… Read More →

Beppe Grillo

Maybe Italy’s politicians aren’t crazier than those in the United States – Italian election coverage

(The New Yorker) Posted by Alexander Stille   The results of the last Italian election are baffling, if not incomprehensible, to most foreign observers: as one American friend put it, a majority of Italians voted either for a comedian (Beppe Grillo) or a clown (Silvio Berlusconi). A center-left coalition won a narrow plurality in the lower house… Read More →

Milan, Italy

Italy election: the ‘forgotten generation’ seeking opportunities abroad Milan may be Italy’s fashion & business capital but some young people see emigration as their only option

By Lizzy Davis of the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/19/italy-elections-young-people-emigration   Last year Brunella Filí, a young filmmaker in Milan, looked around her and realised that half her friends had moved away. It wasn’t that they had gone back to the south, where she is from; or that they had swapped Italy’s fashion and business capital for its political capital…. Read More →

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