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News Italy » Social: Rising poverty gnaws at Italian social fabric as election nears

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Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

HERCULANEUM, Italy (Reuters) - Roberto Biondi’s 89-year-old mother has Alzheimer‘s, is housebound and no longer recognizes her son. She is also the family’s main breadwinner. Her state pension of 800 euros ($990) a month covers her own living ...

News Italy » Social: Quality EVOO Production at the Heart of Italy’s Social Farming

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Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Social farming (SF), or care farming, is a practice that uses agricultural resources to provide social or educational care services for vulnerable groups of people, as defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). These social ...

News Italy » Social: A tiny social network for climbers just won a legal battle to stop Facebook from scrubbing out its name

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Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

A tiny Italian social network for climbers has won a legal battle with Facebook. Climbook can keep its name after a ruling by the Italian patent office. Its founder, Alessandro Lamberti, said: "The giant must bow its head and we can keep our Climbook."

News Italy » Social: Berlusconi Pledges to Deport 600,000 Illegal Immigrants From Italy: 'Social Bomb Ready to Explode'

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said immigration is a "social bomb ready to explode" and pledged to deport 600,000 illegal immigrants after a Nigerian migrant brutally murdered an 18-year-old girl and triggered a retaliatory attack where ...

News Italy » Social: Enjoy NatureFest, Cracker Trail, boat blessing, Bar Olympics, Italian festival this weekend

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Also, enjoy Italian music and food at a festival and buy art and antiques at two different shows. Plus, keep the Olympic spirit alive in the most fitting way possible at a bar: drinking game tournaments. The annual NatureFest is this weekend at the ...

News Italy » Social: Economic and Social Council Elects Italy to Organizational Committee of Peacebuilding Commission

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has received four allegations of misconduct, including three allegations of sexual exploitation. These allegations involve military peacekeepers.

News Italy » Social: Baku to host Italian Design Day

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

On March 1, Baku will host the Day of Italian Design, which will promote advanced Italian technologies and cooperation between Azerbaijan and Italy in various areas, Italy’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Augusto Massari told a press conference in Baku on ...

News Italy » Social: Electoral campaign in Australia: accusations circulating on social media

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Ballots to vote for the Italian elections are arriving to Italians residents in Australia. But some voters criticise the fact that at the same time they received advertising material from one of the parties.

News Italy » Social: Press release - School visit in Italy

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is the voice of organised civil society in Europe. The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year. It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil ...

News Italy » Social: Silvio Berlusconi says migrants causing 'serious social alarm' in Italy

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Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

(CNN)Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has warned that the number of migrants in the country has caused "serious social alarm." Speaking on Monday in the aftermath of Saturday's shooting in which six African migrants were injured, Berlusconi ...