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EP president’s “faux pas”

Tajani Bazovica

13.2.2019 – Three months before the European Elections the president of the European Parliament was asked to resign. The reason for this unpleasant surprised was his speech in Italy in Bazovica, a small town at the border with Slovenia. Mr. Tajani attended the ambiguous ceremony on the 10 February, remembering the victims of the communist [...]

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Commission helps Italy on coping with migratory pressure


The European Commission has announced that it is stepping up its assistance in Italy regarding the increased migratory pressure. Measures to help Italy were put forward by three members of the Commission, namely First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission and [...]

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Italian presidency out – Latvian presidency in

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From 1 July to 31 December 2014, Italy is in charge of the presidency of the European Union. Then Latvia follows. The trio presidency consists of Italy (July-December 2014), Latvia (January-June 2015) and Luxembourg (July-December 2015). They are determined to enhance the new legislature’s ability to give concrete and appropriate answers to citizens’ expectations. They [...]

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Berlusconi found gulty /Comment by Erik Jones

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The delivered decision provoked mixed feelings. Professor Erik Jones: “The court has upheld the custodial part of the sentence. When the lower courts found Berlusconi guilty of fiscal fraud they determined he should serve four years in custody. Three of those four years were remitted in 2006 as part of a clemency deal, but one [...]

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