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Italy. Government reform to ban politicians from returning to judicial office

The Italian government has approved a key reform of the country’s much-criticized judicial system, preventing magistrates from moving directly from judicial careers to politics and vice versa. Reforms to the country’s justice system are among several requirements imposed by the European Union on Italy to receive billions of euros in pandemic recovery funds. Among those […]

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Goffredo Fraccaro, chef who refined Italian cuisine in New Orleans, dies at 96 | Where NOLA eats

Chef Goffredo Fraccaro embraced life with a joy he simply couldn’t keep to himself. He incorporated it into his cooking, notably in his best-known and most influential restaurant, La Riviera in Metairie. He expressed it through his favorite cause, Chefs’ Charity for Children. And he shared it through life stories from his native Italy to […]

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The Italian government will not block the referendum on the legalization of cannabis

This article was originally published on Cannabis and technology today and appears here with permission. Cannabis reform is sweeping the European continent, as evidenced by the fact that Malta recently passed the continent’s first-ever adult legalization measure. A number of other countries have indicated that their current legislators plan to do the same in the […]

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The Italian tourism industry asks the government for financial assistance amid the current COVID-19 situation

Italy’s tourism industry has requested assistance from the country’s government to help the sector cope with the damage caused by the coronavirus and its new strains. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has recently led to a large number of flight cancellations over the Christmas weekend in Italy and other European countries, as governments continue to […]

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Italy’s tourism industry calls for more state aid as visitor numbers drop

Italy has seen disastrous tourism figures for 2021 with only 60 million visitors compared to more than 100 million in 2019, as well as 13 million fewer trips by Italians abroad. Carlo Sangalli, the president of the association Confcommercio, raised the alarming statistics with the Italian government, calling for more support, including an extension of […]

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Italian government targets unvaccinated with restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

Timeline of the United States COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization Over the past year, the Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for adults and children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as protection against the deadly coronavirus. ROME – The Italian government decided on Wednesday to exclude unvaccinated people from certain leisure activities in a […]

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Tensions between Italian government escalate over tax reform

A general view of the Italian Parliament as Prime Minister Mario Draghi addresses MPs on April 26, 2021 at Rome’s Montecitorio Palace with plans on how to spend EU recovery funds. Alberto Pizzoli/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Divisions within the Italian government deepened […]

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Italian government reaches agreement on contested justice reform

The Italian judicial system is a frequent source of disputes The 5 Star Movement, prosecutors, had challenged the reform The statute of limitations was the main sticking point The reform must now be approved in parliament ROME, July 29 (Reuters) – The Italian government has reached an agreement on a disputed reform of the judicial […]

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Italian government bans cruises from Venice

Italy has announced a ban on large cruise ships sailing through the northern city of Venice. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said the ban was approved at a Cabinet meeting on July 13 and will come into effect on August 1. She covers the lagoon near St. Mark’s Square and the Giudecca Canal. The lagoon area […]

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Italian government bans cruise ships from Venice

Italy announced on Tuesday that it was banning large cruise ships from entering Venice waters and also declaring the city’s lagoon a national monument, in a bid to protect a fragile ecosystem from the downside of mass tourism. The ban, demanded for decades by Venice residents and environmentalists, will come into effect on August 1. […]

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Euro 2020 news – Italian government decides to reopen Stadio Olimpico, Scotland ‘optimistic’

The Italian government has decided that the Olympic stadium in Rome could be reopened to the public for the next 2020 European championship, the Italian football federation (FIGC) announced in a statement on Tuesday. “The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, told us that the government’s scientific advisers will identify the best solutions to allow the […]

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What is the next step for the Italian government?

On January 26, the Italian government – led by then-Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, close to the Five Star Movement – collapsed when its government coalition became untenable. This tenuous coalition included, above all, the left-wing populist movement Five Star and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). It also included a relatively new party, Italia Viva, which […]

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Why the Italian government is on the verge of collapse

The Italian government has been thrown into turmoil after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi withdrew his Italia Viva party from the ruling coalition. Renzi struck the blow after rejecting plans by current Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on how to spend 209bn euros (£186bn) in EU recovery funds, as part of a EU aid program for […]

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Italian government wavers on how to revive economy after Covid-19

ROME—In the depths of the pandemic, a sign of normality is returning to Italy: political instability. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s government is struggling to avoid collapse after a small coalition member threatened to withdraw vital parliamentary support. The Italia Viva party, led by former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has long been skeptical of Mr […]

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What future for tourism in Italy?

According to a recent survey conducted by the Italian Government Tourism Office known as ENIT, a third of Italians are already looking forward to and planning for the Christmas holidays. According to market research provider Euromonitor, the future of tourism and travel in Italy will be sustainable, responsible and digital. So how is tourism really […]

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The Italian government has shown the world how to assume its responsibilities in the event of a pandemic | Francesca Melandri

IIf ever there was an unlikely country to be held up as a model of collective civility, it’s Italy. My homeland is generally described as a beautiful place whose abundance of natural and cultural treasures are entrusted, alas, to its disorganized, corrupt and unruly inhabitants. And yet everyone these days seems to shower us with […]

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Italian government to discuss security of key networks, Huawei in 5G: sources

The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government will meet on Thursday to discuss the best ways to strengthen the security of strategic networks, two sources said, as the United States increases pressure on Rome to exclude China’s Huawei from its […]

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Tenor Andrea Bocelli informs the Italian government about the coronavirus

ROME (Reuters) – Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli issued a scathing criticism of the Italian government’s handling of the coronavirus on Monday, saying he had been humiliated by a recent lockdown and urging people to disobey rules still in place. FILE PHOTO: Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli rehearses in an empty Duomo square on Easter Sunday […]

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Italy’s tourism industry misses out on US big spenders

Tourists are back in Italy – a country that was the epicenter of Europe’s coronavirus outbreak months ago, claiming nearly 35,000 lives. European Union borders have reopened to tourists from a list of countries without the need to quarantine. But the United States is not on this list – much to the dismay of Italian […]

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Fiat Chrysler secures $7.1 billion loan backed by Italian government

The Italian government on Wednesday approved support for a $7.1 billion (€6.3 billion) loan that will help support Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s operations in the southern European country and some investments keys, the automaker announced on Wednesday. The approval ends a long process and grants one of the largest crisis loans in Europe to a […]

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Death in Venice? Italian tourism under respiratory assistance

“This is the worst crisis Italy has had to face since the end of World War II,” says Emanuele Felice, professor of economic history at the University of Chieti-Pescara and economic adviser to the Democratic Party ( a left-wing party which, together with the Five Star Movement and Italia Viva, supports the government led by […]

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G Adventures and Italian tourism react to news of COVID-19

One of the world’s most popular countries and one of the world’s leading tour operators is appealing to everyone for calm – and a sense of perspective – on the issue of the Covid-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Italian tourism officials in Canada and Toronto-based G Adventures each released statements on Monday regarding […]

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Atlanta prepares proposal to end standoff with Italian government: sources

By Francesca Landini, Stephen Jewkes MILAN (Reuters) – Atlantia controlled by Benetton ATL.MI is offering to give up majority ownership of its motorway unit as part of a proposal to resolve a dispute with the Italian government over its motorway concession, two sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: An Atlantia sign outside the […]

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“Italian Food Week Around the World” comes to Vancouver for the first time

This piece was written for Daily Hive by Robert Collins. The reputation of pasta has taken a big hit in recent years. As Vancouver’s culinary preferences have receded in the face of the double gut punches of carbs and gluten, pasta has become in danger of being left on the shelf. Yet, at the same […]

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The Italian government is preparing to declare a state of emergency

VENICE, Italy (AP) – The Italian government is preparing to declare a state of emergency in Venice ravaged by floodsaimed at quickly securing funding for repairs to the historic lagoon city after the highest tide in 50 years. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the floods as “a blow to the heart of our country”. […]

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Houston restaurant legend Tony Vallone honored for excellence in Italian cuisine

Tony Vallone, center, with Elena Sgarbi, left, and Alessia Paolicchi, right, received the Maestro Martino Award from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in 2018. Photo courtesy of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. It’s no exaggeration to call Tony Vallon a Houston restaurant legend. For more than 50 years, he has been the driving force behind […]

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Italian government collapses, turning chaos into crisis

ROME — After 14 months of wrangling, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday, plunging a key European nation already hobbled by financial fragility and political chaos into a new period of crisis and uncertainty. During the government’s short tenure, the nationalist-populist coalition struck fear into the hearts of the European establishment. He has antagonized the European […]

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Silk Road breaches Italian government – ​​POLITICO

ROME – Italian government divided over whether to sign China’s emblem “One belt, one road” infrastructure program that stretches across Asia to major European shopping centers. Some 13 EU countries have signed on to China’s new Silk Road plan, but Washington and Brussels are deeply concerned that the involvement of G7 heavyweight Rome could lend […]

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Italian government won’t sell ‘a gram’ of gold reserves: League lawmaker

ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government has no plans to sell the Bank of Italy’s gold reserves to plug budget holes, a senior lawmaker from the ruling League party said on Wednesday. “We don’t want to sell a gram (of gold),” said Claudio Borghi, chairman of the budget committee of the lower house and economic […]

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Reviews | The Italian government is looking to the East. Where is he going there?

TRIESTE, Italy — I love this place. I do not know why. I was not born here, I was not raised here, I have never lived or fled here. I didn’t even fall in love here, strolling one evening in the breathtaking Piazza Unità, one of its four sides looking out to sea. I think […]

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Italian Government: Populist actors take power

But Conte’s lack of political experience may not matter as he won’t even be the most powerful person in government. His two deputies are the leaders of the two largest parties that emerged from the inconclusive March 4 ballot, and nothing will happen without their say. One of them, the new interior minister, promised during […]