ROME-- A cultural melting-pot of the east, Izmir has been the inspiration for poets, the desire of conquering empires and the final settlement for some of history’s most iconic figures. Called “Beautiful Izmir”, it is considered the pearl of the Aegean and is currently a strong contender for the 2020 world expo.
ROME-- Both Italian and UK news headlines have been tainted this month by the recent re-application of the Gelmini law, which has seen the salaries of up to 91 foreign lecturers, or lettori as they are known in Italian, being slashed by up to sixty per cent.
ROME-- The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) signed in Rome a €600 million loan for rebuilding industrial infrastructure in areas hit by the earthquake in Emilia-Romagna one year ago.
ROME—The funeral of Giulio Andreotti, a personification of political intrigue in Cold War Italy and one of the most influential politicians of his generation, marked the definitive closure of the Christian Democrat epoch.
ROME-- The English Theatre in Rome was at full capacity this week for Gaby Ford’s performance of ‘A Broad Abroad’. Directed by Dyanne White and written by Ford, the performance is a montage of her real-life experiences: ‘in the pursuit of sanity, four continents are travelled’.
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