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EY accountants accused of having 'tax mole' in Italy finance ministry

EY accountants accused of having 'tax mole' in Italy finance ministry

Accountancy giant EY is under investigation in Italy on suspicion of having illegally paid a high-level mole inside the finance ministry to help its tax planning for corporate clients.

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An expat’s introduction to Italian healthcare

An expat’s introduction to Italian healthcare

Italy has one of the best healthcare systems in the world so if the unexpected does happen you’re in good hands.

 
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Italy dissolves five town councils for mafia infiltration

Italy dissolves five town councils for mafia infiltration

The Italian government has dissolved five local councils in Calabria over ties to the mafia, including that of the region’s third biggest city.

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Is this the world’s most international business school?

Is this the world’s most international business school?

It's not just one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

 
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12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

When you move to Italy, you're bound to make a few mistakes before you settle into la dolce vita. Here are a few to look out for.

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Secret Michelangelo room in Florence to open to public for first time ever

Secret Michelangelo room in Florence to open to public for first time ever

By 2020, visitors will be able to enter a hidden cell in the Medici Chapels where Michelangelo is thought to have covered the walls with sketches.

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Money-saving hacks for living in Italy on a budget

Money-saving hacks for living in Italy on a budget

There are plenty of ways to save money in Italy, so from food to travel to those miscellaneous items that are easily forgotten, here's a guide to the money-saving hacks that will keep you within your budget.

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

If you want a holiday that has it all, this small European archipelago is just the spot.

 
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Italy finally has an official national anthem

Italy finally has an official national anthem

It turns out the song Italians have been singing since 1946 was only provisional.

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Job-hunting in Italy: The Italian words and phrases you need to know

Job-hunting in Italy: The Italian words and phrases you need to know

Embarking on a job hunt in a new country, not to mention a new language, is daunting to say the least. It is possible to get a job without speaking Italian in Italy, particularly if you speak fluent English, but knowing a few phrases can go a long way.

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Nine handy Venetian words to use on your next trip to Venice

Nine handy Venetian words to use on your next trip to Venice

If you're planning to travel to Venice, it's well worth learning a bit about the local dialect before you go.

Made-in-Italy: a 'Disneyland for foodies'

Made-in-Italy: a 'Disneyland for foodies'

A gastronomic theme park designed as a celebration of Italy's field-to-fork food culture opens next week with backers aiming to pull in six million visitors a year.

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Moving to Italy: Four tech tools to ease the transition

Moving to Italy: Four tech tools to ease the transition

A tech blogger shares her favourite tools for making the transition to a new city easier.

Italian PM 'very angry' with Spain over EU agency vote: Maroni

Italian PM 'very angry' with Spain over EU agency vote: Maroni

Lombardy's regional president Roberto Maroni threatened to give Catalan secessionists greater backing in retaliation.

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World's only particle accelerator for art to shed light on precious works at Louvre

World's only particle accelerator for art to shed light on precious works at Louvre

The world's only particle accelerator dedicated to art has been switched on at the Louvre in Paris.

 

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Italian property of the week: Seaside condo on the toe of Italy's boot

Italian property of the week: Seaside condo on the toe of Italy's boot

Calabria is a popular region among foreign property buyers thanks to the sunny beaches and beautiful landscapes that have earned it a reputation as 'the Caribbean of Europe'. If you want to move there, property can be surprisingly budget-friendly.

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IN PICTURES: Venice Carnival opens in spectacular style

IN PICTURES: Venice Carnival opens in spectacular style

Venice's world famous carnival, which lasts until February 28th, is thought to have started in 1162 after a military victory. Abandoned for decades, it was resurrected in 1980.

Mafia boss Totò Riina buried in Corleone

Mafia boss Totò Riina buried in Corleone

Infamous godfather Salvatore "Totò" Riina was buried in his Sicilian hometown on Wednesday morning.

Human rights court to decide if Silvio Berlusconi can run for office yet again

Human rights court to decide if Silvio Berlusconi can run for office yet again

"I will be on the pitch, as captain or coach," Silvio Berlusconi promises as he contests a ruling that bans him from running for public office.

Former Italian football president accused of sexual harassment

Former Italian football president accused of sexual harassment

Carlo Tavecchio, who quit as head of Italian football on Monday, stands accused of sexual misconduct by a former executive.

Italy amends law to allow kids to go home from school alone

Italy amends law to allow kids to go home from school alone

Italian schools can let children walk home alone without fear of legal repercussions, after the senate approved an amendment to a law that said they had to be picked up by an adult.

Pope Francis hits 40 million mark on Twitter

Pope Francis hits 40 million mark on Twitter

The pope has racked up 40 million followers on Twitter, the Vatican said on Wednesday, underlining the Catholic leader's status as one of the world's biggest social media players.

Political backlash over Italian LGBT campaigner's colourful grave

Political backlash over Italian LGBT campaigner's colourful grave

The centre-right Forza Italia party has called for restrictions on the colour schemes of grave sites in a northern Italian town in reaction to the brightly coloured grave of a gay rights activist.

Florence closes landmark church after falling stone kills tourist

Florence closes landmark church after falling stone kills tourist

The Basilica di Santa Croce has been closed to the public after a visitor was killed by falling masonry.

Milan loses out to Amsterdam to host European Medicines Agency

Milan loses out to Amsterdam to host European Medicines Agency

Milan narrowly lost the bid to host the European Union's drug agency when it moves out of London after Brexit.

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Italy defends 'inhumane' policy of blocking migrants in Libya

Italy defends 'inhumane' policy of blocking migrants in Libya

Italy doubles down on a policy that the UN says has left thousands trapped in horrific conditions in Libya.