LORENZO SORBINI

ROME - Less than six weeks before the official opening of Expo 2015 in Milan the majority of construction sites are still ‘work in progress,’ facing delays, technical issues and unfulfilled promises, which are putting the overall universal exposition at stake, Expo sources say.

The arrest of seven managers, in a corruption probe by the administration of an external commissioner - Raffaele Cantone - has not helped nor accelerated the completion of the international showcase event in Milan that will begin on May 1.

24 Mar 2015
PAUL HOWARD

 

Rome - As some of you may be aware, I support international clients, high net worth individuals and staff from UN organizations living in Rome on a daily basis by offering holistic financial advice.  Whilst not a tax advisor, I work closely with those who are and offer compliant financial solutions in Italy.  

 

24 Mar 2015
Desmond O'Grady
 Rome - Venice is not only sinking but also shrinking. Contrary to most cities, its population has more than halved in the last 150 years. But the tourist influx keeps mounting like a tsunami.

It is something precious which needs to be preserved not as a museum but as a vital city which can be a model for others.

24 Mar 2015
Insider reporters

 

The professional workers’ staff association at the FAO, AP-in-FAO has called on employees to vote on a new draft resolution, which intends to improve relations between FAO management and the Staff Representative Bodies (SRBs). This drastic action, which was agreed at an Extraordinary Assembly, follows what the union describe as “an extremely poor track record in terms of human resources policies and actions from Senior Management of FAO.”

 

23 Mar 2015
DOMINIC THURLOW-WOOD

 Rome - Wales produced a majestic second half performance at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday afternoon to beat Italy by 61-20. The Welsh side ran in seven tries during the second period, which included a hat-trick for George North.

23 Mar 2015
Insider reporters

 ROME – General service staff at the FAO have voted for three days of strike action starting Monday to protest what they call “the autocratic approach” of the UN agency’s management and “lack of respect for staff” that has led to “a breakdown in staff\management relations,” union officials say.

22 Mar 2015
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME – FAO chief "hatchet man" Denis Aitken, stepping up his attack on union rights, ordered Friday systematic monitoring of staff taking part in demonstrations and strikes “so that the appropriate payroll deduction can be made,” FAO sources said.

20 Mar 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK

Rome – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal O’Brien, the former Archbishop for St Andrews and Edinburgh. O’Brien had been under investigation for allegations of sexual misconduct.

 

In a first for the Roman Catholic Church since 1927, Cardinal O’Brien will be removed from public life and has renounced all the right and privileges, which come with his position. The decision was taken following a meeting between O’Brien and the pope.

 

20 Mar 2015
LORENZO SORBINI

Rome - After this week’s terror attack in Tunisia, Italy is stepping up Navy and air patrols in the Mediterranean amid growing pressure for an Italian-led U.N. peace-keeping intervention in Libya to contain Isis, diplomatic sources say.

20 Mar 2015

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