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  • In the words of Premier Giuseppe Conte, the latest Fitch Ratings signal the "solidity" of the Italian economy. And to maintain that solidity requires the country's continued support of the European Union, adds Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (BCE).
  • Major elections take place only next May in the 27 EU member states, including Italy. But already political voices are being raised in Italy these days, from the rubbish pile-up to the pile-up of the national debt.
  • In a side event of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders share their opinions and approaches to migratory and refuges flows from Africa and the Middle East into Europe.
  • After days of being rocked by post-Brexit shock waves, the Italian stock market rebounded a percentage point more or less across the board. But the fact remains that the "Brexit" referendum vote has fallout effects that could become devastating for Italy.
  • The flood of migrants pouring into Italy shows no sign of abating, and Italy is appealing to the European Union for assistance. Instead France, for one, has closed its border with Italy at Ventimiglia, leaving refugees to sleep in train stations and on rocks on the beach. The political fallout for Italy has far-reaching consequences.
  • Facts & Stories
    Gennaro Matino(December 17, 2014)
    “He shall be called Francis.” Never before had a name rung with such clarity in the ears of those awaiting word of the new Pope in Saint Peter’s.
  • Playwright Mario Fratti takes on the work of one of Italy's greatest playwright, actor, author and poet... Eduardo De Filippo. Together with young actress Giulia Bisinella, the author of Nine will read, on December 2nd at the Italian Cultural Institute, excerpts from Filumena Marturano both in the comedy's original language and in its English translation.

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