Economy / Tourism / Transport

Are Italian highways too expensive?

For long the European Union has been accusing Italy of favoring too much the contractors managing its highways. Despite this, Mr Renzi’s budget law and another Decree enacted by the Government not only prorogued their contracts for six months, but allowed them to increase yet again the tolls paid by users. The newspaper Il Corriere della … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Tourism / Transport

Saboteurs targeting Italian railways

A serie of sabotages against the Italian railway network climaxed today when an arson in the Santa Viola station disrupted the railway traffic in the area around Bologna. According to the investigators the sabotages are not connected with the popular movement opposing high speed railway links for environmental reasons, but rather with the writers’ subculture. … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Foreign relations / Security and defence

ISIS child soldier “was kidnapped in Italy”

Lidia Solana Herrera is a Cuban woman resident in Belluno, in Northern Italy. Her son Ismail, just three year old, was kidnapped by his father, Ismar Mesinovic, who was reportedly killed while fighting for the Islamic State. Some days ago, Mrs Herrera recognized Ismail in a photo posted on the Web. In the photo the … Continue reading

Economy / Foreign relations

The Italian Presidency semester, a difficult evaluation

The semester of Italian rotating Presidency of the EU Council is nearly over, and it’s time for an evaluation. In Italy, the opposition is saying that the Government achieved nothing, of course. The Government replies that it got the Juncker Plan. Observers noticed – in Italy just like elsewhere – that the Plan carries few real … Continue reading