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  • Vice-President of the Council and Minister of the Interior
    Matteo Salvini will shortly visit the United States, he told a crowded hall of foreign journalists at the Foreign Press Association Dec. 10. While calling for regular and regularly controlled immigration, he said, "My priority is the 5 million Italians living in poverty."
  • Italy's newest hero is Capt. Francesco Iavazzo, whose quick thinking and efficient crewmen saved the lives of literally hundreds of migrants whose shabby boat with 600 aboard capsized off the Libyan coast. "At sea, safeguarding human life is a sacred task," said Capt. Iavazzo.
  • Italy’s first female crew member in the European Space Agency has become a point of pride among young women not just in Italy but everywhere. The engineer/aviator/military astronaut has tackled her work with great professionalism and originality, especially during her recent mission to outer space. All of Italy followed her in real time, on TV and on the web, and her star-born Twitter feed brightened many people’s days.
  • This year the festival presents some of the most acclaimed and innovative performers from the Mediterranean region. With an eclectic programming of performances that so far have included Egypt, Israel, Greece, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Canada, Morocco and the US, the festival's past editions have offered NYC audiences over 30 new works including NYC, USA and world premieres by established and young artists: Balletto Teatro di Sardegna, Lina Abiad, Mancopy Dansekompagni, Elias Aguirre, Rachel Erdos, Ido Tadmor, Korhan Basaran, Malika Zarra, are some of the artists that have honored Between the Seas with their participation.
  • A new event to discuss an old concept? Yes, the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable. Planned and produced by Accent PR, this event will address a very sensitive (and somehow critical) subject: the approach to food in America, especially in contexts such as schools, cafeterias, hospitals, workplaces. Food is the foundation of our health and is intimately tied to our lifestyles and our overall well-being. If food is an important issues in your work, your business or your simply in your life and the one of those you care about, you should be attending the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable. I-Italy had a conversation with the agency’s owner, Daniela Puglielli, PR veteran and creator of this format.