What Textils, Wars and Earthquakes Have in Common in Italy

Over 30.000 people displaced between August and October in the Centre of Italy due to several earthquakes, whose tremors are still threatening the life of its inhabitants. Experts asserted October 30th quake has been the strongest in 35 years, registering a 6.6 on the Richter scale. One is man-made, the other is an uncontrollable –… Read More What Textils, Wars and Earthquakes Have in Common in Italy

A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to Italy”

As European Parliament elections draw near and political candidates go wild online – and on paper – with very direct electoral campaigns. As I am writing my thesis on immigration, asylum policy and trends in Italy, I could not help sharing this video-campaign with you. Angelo Ciocca presented his candidacy at the EP elections representing the… Read More A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to Italy”

Cold War Gas?

“Europe has decided to play a role among the big players of the world, while not being energy-independent, but this is not good” said the CEO of ENI (National Hydrocarbons Energy), Paolo Scaroni, “political independence coincides with energy” and it has to be said that the EU, in this field, still has a long way to… Read More Cold War Gas?

To What Extent is Putin Disregarding International Law?

On 4 March 2014, The American President Barack Obama discussed the crisis in Crimea. He stated “there is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law”. Obama also added that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, seemed to have “a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations” and is convinced that… Read More To What Extent is Putin Disregarding International Law?