Crime and Court news / Foreign relations / Security and defence

Italy-India row drags on

The row between Italy and India over the marines case was reignited by renewed speculation that Indian prosecutors could ask to Court to impose the death penalty pursuant to counter-terrorism and piracy laws. On 26 January, the Indian Republic Day, rightist MP Ignazio La Russa forced his way into the celebration organized by the Indian … Continue reading

History of Italy / Politics

Italian major party wants to impeach President

The Five Stars Movement, which in the last political elections gained 25 percent of the votes and controls one third of the Senate, confirmed that it will try to impeach President Giorgio Napolitano. Pursuant to the Italian Constitution, the President can be impeached by the Parliament only for high treason or attack against the Constitution. … Continue reading

Economy / History of Italy

Italy to Obama: salaries indexed to inflation not a good idea

In his last address on the state of the Union, US President Barack Obama stated his will to index US salaries to inflation. Such an indexation was in force in Italy between the Seventies and the Nineties. It was officially called “indennit√† di contingenza” but was better known as “scala mobile” (“sliding scale”). In the … Continue reading