ROME – British expatriates in the Eternal City climaxed a debate on Brexit by voting symbolically for the UK to remain in the European Union, accepting by majority the arguments elucidated by the ALLSI President David Petrie, though there was solid minority support, too, for his opponent, Torquil Dick-Erikson, of UKIP.
ROME – Embattled UN pension fund CEO Sergio Azivù flew into the Eternal City this week to reassure retired staffers owed up to eight months in pension arrears they will be paid soon, UN sources said.
Arzivu, a Mexican, set off a storm last year after trade unions discovered that he tried to revise the Memorandum of Understanding defining the fund’s relationship to the UN. The unions said the real goal of the proposed revision was to allow the central American honcho to take control of the fund’s massive investments.
ROME -- A Friendship Tournament, which took place in Rome with the aim of helping refugees and asylum seekers, was organised by ACLI and CONI Lazio and took place in the city’s Olympic Stadium was the support of the Rome 2024 bid committee.
The tournament took place on Wednesday and was attended by CONI President Giovanni Malagò, the Rome 2024 General Coordinator Diana Bianchedi, and International Relations and Planning Manager Simone Perillo, among others.
ROME -- There’s been a new shipwreck in the Mediterranean. The boat, which was carrying over 500 migrants, got into difficulty just off the coast of Libya where two Italian Navy vessels went to the rescue. At this point reports say that around 500 people have been rescued, whilst seven bodies have also been recovered. They are currently searching for others who have not yet been found.
ROME -- MPs are currently running an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to note that a number of discrimination cases brought before the Brescia Court of Appeal by British lecturers working in Italy have been extinguished through Italy’s Gelmini law.