#Italy

Rome Will Steal Your Heart, Not Your Bag

Giorgia Guantario | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Giorgia Guantario

Each city you visit is different and, having spoken about travelling with various friends and acquaintances, I realised that the beauty of any place is completely subjective to its visitors' opinion. To me, however, despite a bit of a bad reputation, Rome will always be the most beautiful city in the world.

Ken Clarke Attacks Farage For Infamous Poster In Heated Exchange About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Ken Clarke has laid into Nigel Farage for his infamous ‘Breaking Point’ poster of refugees trying to enter the EU during the Brexit referendum cam...

It's Too Simplistic To Call Italy's Referendum Result An Anti-Establishment, Populist Revolt

James Newell | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
James Newell

Suggestions that the vote has been an "anti-establishment, populist revolt" are too simplistic... Who was the establishment figure? Certainly not Renzi: he sought to sell his proposed reforms as part of a campaign to sweep away vested interests. His appeals - to reduce the powers of the Senate, to reduce the costs of politics, to cut the number of parliamentarians - were all couched in classic populist terms.

Euro Plummets To 20-Month Low Following Italian Referendum Result

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

As Europe reels from the result of the Italian referendum, the euro plunged to a 20-month low overnight. Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, res...

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Quits After Losing Referendum

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, resigned late on Sunday night after losing a constitutional referendum. Exit polls showed he was staring dow...

Politics In 2017 And The Rise Of Populism

Diane James MEP | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

It seems that we are being told, across Europe, that we should not support populist movements because they are not in the interest of the elite.

I Can Vote In Italy's Referendum - Why Are So Many Others Still Disenfranchised?

Sabina Frediani | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Sabina Frediani

With the postal deadline for the Italian referendum looming, I weigh up the moral question of to vote or not to vote. And as I do, I will remember that unlike many others, at least I have a choice.

Why The Haitian Hurricane Barely Graced Your Newsfeeds: Bad Timing Or Do We Simply Not Care?

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

This remains a recurrent problem for Europe. We'll undoubtedly see this combination of bad timing, aid fatigue and an empathy gap rear its ugly head the next time disaster strikes in the developing world. The age-old blame game between journalists and readers cannot continue in this vein and Europeans must proactively step outside of the bubble. If not, we risk losing our sense of humanity altogether.

Water Scarcity - A Crisis In Happening

Alexander Cairns | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Alexander Cairns

Water, as we understand it, is the most important resource for the human race. It provides the ability for humans to survive, for crops to grow, for humans to clean (you get the picture), but with current research showing that the world has a real liquidity crisis, its time to act!

Italian Priest Blames Rash Of Earthquakes On Gay Civil Unions

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

The Vatican has condemned a Catholic radio station after an Italian priest claimed recent earthquakes in the country were “divine punishment” for ...

The Neo-Realism Of Italy Today

Julian Vigo | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Vigo

For what I was to learn in my years of living in the country is that Italians thrive at dialogue of all sorts--from discussing food while eating a meal (even planning the next meal) to debating every subject under the sun.  These representations in cinema of this aspect of Italian culture are replete in the films following neorealism, from Lina Wertmüller to Nanni Moretti.

A Child Of Berlusconi's Italy Reacts To Trump's Interview With Jimmy Fallon

Carolina Are | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

It doesn't matter whether you support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Malcolm Tucker or Kermit The Frog. No politician should receive such a favourable treatment at such a crucial time, when an interview like that can seriously shift the balance in the electorate.

Suicide Of Sex Tape Leak Woman Who Was Abused Online Shocks Italy

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

An Italian woman who endured months of abuse and mockery after explicit images and footage of her were shared online has died by suicide. Tiziana Cant...

Penis Protests

Ashley Hames | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Now that legal repercussions are out the window, The Don of Bunga Bunga is surely already brandishing his pleasure pump in preparation for a grandiose public celebration of wrist aerobics.

'Three Britons Among At Least 267 Killed' In Italian Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Three Britons are among the 267 people killed in the devastating earthquake in Italy, it has been reported. The BBC quoted an official from the centra...

A Roman Adventure: Pasta al'arrabiata & Baked Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

There is truly no place like Rome. It's history, culture, sunshine and sheer beauty make it one of the world's most romantic and educational cities. E...

Italy's Threat to Vegan Parents Is an Attack on Human Rights

Elena Orde | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Elena Orde

Vegans are used to having their beliefs challenged, to having to work harder to get other people and institutions to accept their child's needs. As it is this needs to change, but threatening parents who are trying to give their children the best start in life with imprisonment is unacceptable.

Plastic Bags and the Ecological Revolution at Hand

Julian Vigo | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

A report published in the journal Science in 2015 estimates that about eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in global waters each year:  "We calcu...

Why Antonio Conte's 'Under the Radar' Chelsea Are on Their Way Back to the Top

Scott Saunders | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

You can't help but think this new Chelsea will be far more 'together' than they were in the opening months of last season. Mourinho's Chelsea were fractured; he'll have learned from his mistakes in his new role, but there'll be no more "palpable discord". Conte drives a hard bargain, and yes he's a little crazy, but he's respected.

Driving Through Europe With My Thumb

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Martyn Sibley

At the end of April, Kasia and I left the United Kingdom on a big adventure. Due to my disability the vehicle we took had a ramp for access and hand c...

What Happens to Foreigners in Britain Now?

Nada Giuffrida | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Nada Giuffrida

Friday morning has been an historical date and a sad one at the same time, for me and for the other 600,000 Italians currently living in the UK. Obviously none of us were allowed to vote for Remain or Leave.

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

Italian Couple Living In London Feel 'Less Lost' Thanks To Neighbour's Heartwarming Letter

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK

Two young Italians received a heartwarming letter from their neighbour telling them that they are "so welcome" in London after Britain voted to leave ...

Belgium at Euro 2016 - More Lame Donkeys Than Dark Horses

Chris Deeley | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

There's still time for Belgium's overhyped team to succeed in a way that England's never did. But the sand is running ever-faster through the hourglass - and Wilmots is not the man to flip it over.

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.