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Pride and Prejudice in Italy’s Budget Battle with Brussels

A student rebellion in surprising quarters broke out today in Italy and will continue until Sunday evening. Ahead of the European Commission’s judgement on Italy’s 2015 budgetary plan on Monday, the Italian Finance ministry has launched a twitter campaign, hashtag … Continue reading

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War of Words between Barroso and Renzi

Renzi is still pumped up from his success at the European elections and yesterday upped the ante in his posturing with the European Commission. In light of the never-ending recession and the increase in anti-EU/euro sentiment, he can play the … Continue reading

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Italy’s 2015 Budget Plan Slammed by EU

JYRKI KATAINENVICE-PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL Dear Minister,First and foremost, I would like to thank you for the submission of Italy’s Draft Budgetary Plan (DBP) for 2015, which we received on 15 October and complementary tables on 16 … Continue reading

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Obama, Jinping e Renzi Incontrano Dio

Dio convoca i capi di Stati Uniti, Cina e Italia e gli dice che il mondo finirà il giorno successivo e che bisogna preparare i popoli. Così Barack Obama va in televisione e annuncia: “Americani, ho da darvi una bella … Continue reading

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New Details Emerge in Italian Match-Fixing Scandal

The two biggest names involved in the current police investigation into match-fixing in Italian football, ‘calcioscommesse’, seem to have had a stroke of luck during the forensic analysis of over 200 computers, mobile phones and tablets. Of the 56 confiscated … Continue reading

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Italian Establishment Withdraws Support for Renzi

Renzi took a hammering yesterday from an unexpected, new adversary. The establishment newspaper, Corriere della Sera, launched an unprecedented attack against our rock’n’roll premier in a hard-hitting editorial. Ferruccio de Bortoli wrote that Renzi is egocentric, superficial and unable to … Continue reading

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Le presenze di UKIP all’Europarlamento

All MEPs are paid £72,000. Here is just a quick breakdown of UKIP MEP attendance records (since 2009): Godfrey Bloom: Plenary (whole Parliament) votes: 54% (Only 2 MEPs were worse) Roll Call votes: 29% (He was the worst MEP) Amount … Continue reading

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