INSIDER NEWSDESK
 ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday decried the photograph of a 3-year-old Syrian child found dead on a Turkish beach, saying "Europe must not lose face" by denying  help to the wave of migrants arriving from elsewhere in the Mediterranean and Africa.
 "The images that we see are heart-rending and mind-shattering," said Renzi, "I say so as a father even before as a prime minister."    
3 Sep 2015
Insider reporters
  MADRID -- Former Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, who narrowly missed being elected FAO director general, has launched a new career currying favour with some dubious third world regimes such as Equatorial Guinea on behalf of Western companies seeking lucrative contracts, according to the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.
2 Sep 2015
Grant Scott

ROME- Renzi has once again been criticised for his ambitious overhaul in the education system, when a large amount of teachers were told that they would have to move across the country to have job security.

3 Sep 2015
Insider reporters

ROME- The Reggio Emilia-based Maramotti Collection  is to house two exhibitions from award-winning artists, which will open with a private viewing of the works, some of which have never been seen before in the gallery.

3 Sep 2015
Desmond O'Grady

ROME- I must declare an interest.  Paul Mason recommends the reduction of intellectual property rights which aroused my suspicion as they enable me to eke out a living.  That is part of his utopic vision of a post-capitalist society where mankind will live a collaborative life with an abundance of goods and work will merge with play.

2 Sep 2015
Insider reporters

ROME- The president of the Young Businessmen of the Italian Industrial Federation has appealed to Italian premier Matteo Renzi, calling for a review in how VAT is paid after a businessman committed suicide on Sunday.

 In a letter to the head of state, Giordano Riello informed Renzi that Bassano businessman Edoardo Alberton took his own life, who prior to his death had been tried for a late VAT payment. Alberton is another addition to the long list of businessmen who have claimed their lives in the current economic crisis in Italy.

2 Sep 2015
Grant Scott

ROME-An exhibition examining the complex relation between the Venice's vibrant tourism industry and the city’s working class is currently running at the Carlo Scarpa Area and Museum, conceived by American sculptor Jimmie Durham.

2 Sep 2015
PAUL HOWARD

ROME- On August 17, new regulations came into force which are intended to harmonise the differing, and sometimes conflicting, laws of the EU countries in relation to the succession of assets.

 The intended effect of the new European Succession Regulations (Regulations) is to make things less complicated so that instead of different laws of different countries applying to different assets, just one country’s laws will govern the succession of all the assets in the deceased’s estate.

2 Sep 2015
Grant Scott

 

ROME- An 18 year-old man from the Ivory Coast has been accused of the murder of a couple, killed in their house during a break-in on Sunday in Palagonia, south Italy.

31 Aug 2015
Insider reporters

ROME- Two people acting as soldiers were killed and five were injured on Saturday when a rifle exploded during a highway robbery re-enactment in a rural area of Potenza, south Italy.

 The two men, who were impersonating soldiers, were killed by the splinters of the rifle from the explosion, one dying immediately and the other in hospital. Another man has also had to have his forearm amputated after shrapnel pierced the sleeve of his uniform. He remains in hospital in the surgical emergency unit, with a prognosis of 30 days.

31 Aug 2015