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Politics 27-01-2022

The escalation in Ukraine and the Italian presidency race explained

This week our podcast focuses on the escalation in the Ukrainian and Russian borders. On the diplomatic efforts to maintain the peace in the region and what does Russia want from Ukraine and the West.
Coronavirus 26-01-2022

Italy eases border rules for EU arrivals

Italy will ease coronavirus restrictions for arrivals from the rest of the EU from February, with passengers required to show proof of vaccination, recent recovery or a negative test, but not quarantine.
Global Europe 26-01-2022

Putin sweet-talks Italian firms despite Ukraine tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed a virtual meeting with top Italian executives on Wednesday (26 January), despite Rome's opposition due to escalating tensions over Ukraine.
Politics 26-01-2022

Italy’s presidential election still wide open as the political stalemate continues

The Italian centre-right coalition has proposed their first shortlist of candidates for the presidential elections, keeping their best cards in their pocket as the political deadlock continues.
Global Europe 14-01-2022

NGO: Human lives at stake as Italy blocks migrant rescue ship

Delays caused by the blocking of the Ocean Viking rescue ship by Italian port authorities have put human lives at stake, Julia Schaefermeyer, communications officer at SOS Mediterranean, the NGO that charters the vessel, has told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 11-01-2022

Italy blocks migrant rescue ship after inspection

Authorities in the Sicilian port of Trapani detained the Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship following an 11-hour inspection, the group that operates the vessel said Tuesday.
Politics 04-01-2022

Does Draghi stay or go? Italy readies for new president

Italy's parliament will start voting on January 24 for a new president, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi widely expected to take over despite the risk of destabilising the country's post-pandemic recovery.
Coronavirus 04-01-2022

Sewage survey shows Omicron spreading to most regions in Italy

A survey of wastewater showed the Omicron coronavirus variant spreading to a majority of regions of Italy in December, the government's National Health Institute said on Monday(3 January).
Health 29-12-2021

Italy’s restaurants cry for help amid COVID surge as Poland deaths reach all-time high

Italian restaurant and club owners are seeking urgent government support due to increased cancellations prompted by a surge in coronavirus infections, they said in a statement on Wednesday, while Poland reported an all-time high in the number of deaths.
Global Europe 28-12-2021

Italy gives safe port to 558 migrants rescued at sea

Italy on Tuesday allowed a charity boat carrying hundreds of migrants rescued at sea to dock in the Sicilian port of Augusta, with another vessel waiting offshore for permission to bring 440 more to land.
Economy & Jobs 28-12-2021

Health experts say Italy faces paralysis under quarantine rules

Health experts urged the Italian government on Monday (27 December) to relax COVID-19 quarantine rules, saying that the country otherwise risked paralysis as the highly infectious Omicron variant spreads.

At least 30 dead in migrant boat accidents in Greece

Greek coast guards scoured for survivors in the Aegean Sea on Saturday (25 December) after the latest in a series of migrant boat accidents that have killed at least 30 people in just days.
Economy & Jobs 24-12-2021

Macron, Draghi call for reform of EU fiscal rules

French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Thursday (23 December) on Brussels to reform its fiscal rules to allow greater investment spending while acknowledging the necessity to reduce debt. “Just as the rules could not be...
Elections 23-12-2021

Italy’s Draghi signals he’s willing to become president

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi signalled on Wednesday (22 December) he would be willing to become head of state when the position falls free early next year, saying his unity government had already completed much of its agenda.
Banking union 17-12-2021

EU leaders set no date for banking union, ask for plan to get there

European Union leaders reiterated on Thursday (16 December) their political commitment to finishing the bloc's banking union, but set no date for it, underlining the deep disagreements between governments on what needs to be done to get there.
Agrifood 13-12-2021

Pitched ‘bottle’: the prosecco v. prošek controversy

The prosecco v. prošek issue is not just another ordinary controversy over wine branding as it could have a major impact on the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) framework currently under revision.
Digital & Media 10-12-2021

Brussels praises Italy for fining Amazon €1.1 billion in antritrust case

The Italian antitrust body has slapped a €1.128 billion fine on Amazon after finding that the US giant holds a position of absolute dominance in the Italian e-commerce market, which has allowed it to favour its own logistics service. The European Commission has already praised Italy's move, while Amazon said it would appeal the decision
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Global Europe 03-12-2021

An education “on-live” challenge from Italy

A new global landscape for Higher Education is the result of the worldwide health crisis. "During the pandemic, we have attended an accelerated course into the future and for the future," said Luiss University Dean Andrea Prencipe
Global Europe 26-11-2021

Italy, France sign ‘Quirinale Treaty’ as Merkel’s exit tests European diplomacy

The leaders of Italy and France will sign a treaty on Friday (26 November) to strengthen bilateral ties at a time when European diplomacy is being tested by the departure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Global Europe 29-10-2021

Biden seeks to prove his political clout at G20, COP26 summits

As world leaders flock to Rome for the G20 summit, President Joe Biden kicks off a trip aimed at reasserting US international credentials, starting at a meeting Friday (29 October) with Catholic ally Pope Francis.
Elections 11-10-2021

Italian police arrest far-right party officials after anti-vax riot

Italian police said on Sunday (10 October) they had arrested 12 people, including top officials of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, following clashes in Rome against a government drive to make the COVID-19 "Green Pass" mandatory for all workers
Global Europe 04-10-2021

Supporters chant ‘freedom’ at Catalan leader’s extradition heading

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont appeared in court on Monday in Sardinia where a judge will decide whether to extradite him to Spain to face sedition charges linked to Catalonia's 2017 failed independence bid.
Economic governance 04-10-2021

Draghi on quest to challenge EU rules and grow out of public debt

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi unveiled an ambitious Italian budget for 2022-2024 last week, with deficits above the limits set by the Stability and Growth Pact, in what appears to be a bet on a change in the EU’s fiscal rulebook.
Climate change 01-10-2021

‘We are listening’: Italy says leaders will heed young activists’ climate calls

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi pledged on Thursday (30 September) that world leaders would listen to the demands of young climate activists ahead of the United Nations COP26 summit in November, after a meeting in Milan with Greta Thunberg.