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Even students avoid taxes in Italy

Most Italian Universities are public, and in fact they’re not very expensive, at least compared with Anglo-Saxon ones. Moreover, if your family is poor, you are entitled to fee exemptions, scholarships and other benefits. But how do you establish if a student’s family is poor ? You use fiscal data, of course. The problem is … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Politics

Berlusconi appeals to President, Pope and Courts

Berlusconi’s party obtained an urgent meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano and a warranty that the Letta Government will ask for a new confidence vote from the Parliament. Berlusconi’s fiancée, Miss Francesca Pascale, asked for a hearing with the Pope to explain the Cavaliere’s “tragedy”. Finally, Berlusconi’s lawyers reserve to appeal to the Court of Appeals, … Continue reading


The fight of Italy against water

After yet another tragic flooding in Sardinia, Italy keeps interrogating itself about the safety of its territory. Decades of bad landscape management and undeterred building have altered the hydraulic equilibrium, with frequent flooding events and landslides. Moreover, Italy is nearly surrounded by the sea, and as we all know the sea level is slowly raising. … Continue reading

Crime and Court news

Inside Berlusconi’s sex scandal

In Italy, judgments are motivated. Profusely motivated. The Criminal Court of Milan filed with the Chancery the motivated judgement which found Mr Berlusconi guilty of juvenile prostitution and abuse of power. There you can read: “First of all, it is proven that the defendant had sexual intercourse with El Mahroug, Karima in exchange for consistent … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Politics

Italian Minister of Justice survives scandal (for now)

The Italian Parliament is currently debating an individual motion of no confidence presented by the opposition against Minister of Justice Annamaria Cancellieri. Mrs Cancellieri is accused of “making some phone calls” to take out of jail Mrs Giulia Ligresti, arrested in connection with the bankruptcy of her family empire. Mrs Cancellieri is, indeed, a personal … Continue reading