Louise Nimmo

 ROME -The parliamentary commission of inquiry into the brutal murder of Giulio Regeni has interviewed Professor Maha Abdelrahman, the Cambridge supervisor of the Italian student's doctoral research, co

29 Sep 2021
Gianfranco Nitti

 CASERTA -"The wines of this district are excellent both white and red, and are some of the best in the Kingdom, for their quality and nature, as well as for the grateful sensation they awaken in the palate.

28 Sep 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and its sister agency, the FAO, have dismissed senior executives at director level found to be sex predators. However questions remain to be answered about how the managers, and other alleged harassers still under investigation, managed to reach and enjoy highly-paid top jobs for years with protection from the higher echelons of the UN hierarchy, UN sources say.

28 Sep 2021
Louise Nimmo

 ROME -Despite two cancelled shows, months of Zoom rehearsals, limitations on theatre capacity and a growing tendency for would-be audience members to seek entertainment from their sofas, Arts in Englis

28 Sep 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

SAPRI - Controversy has broken out over a statue representing a female literary character, recently unveiled in the province of Salerno by the leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S), Giuseppe Conte.

28 Sep 2021
Louise Nimmo

ROME - The British ambassador to Italy, H.E. Jill Morris, who held a press conference for COP26, has called the event a "final sprint" in the race against climate change.

27 Sep 2021
Louise Nimmo

ROME - A senior policewoman is facing disciplinary charges for making a speech opposing the Green Pass at an anti-vax demonstration on Saturday in central Rome, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

27 Sep 2021
Louise Nimmo

 ROME - The head of the ALLSI foreign lecturers union, David Petrie, Friday welcomed the EU Commission starting infringement proceedings against Italy over the 'lettori' discrimination, saying that the stand-off is "a real test" for Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's pro-European credentials. 

 Mr Petrie said, "The European Court of Justice has adjudicated six times on this illegitimate discrimination based on nationality. This is the third case that the European Commission has launched and it represents a real test for Mr Draghi’s credibility as a Europhile."

24 Sep 2021
Insider reporters

BRUSSELS — UNDER PRESSURE from Irish MEPs, the European Commission sued Italy for failing to protect the rights of foreign lecturers. According to the Commission, Italian universities failed to uphold a 2004 Court of Justice precedent enshrining the rights of part-time university lecturers to prompt payments, as well as autonomy over their salary, seniority, and social security benefits.

 While these rights are protected by EU law, the Italian constitution requires a collective agreement on the matter.

23 Sep 2021

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