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EU to reject Italy's budget and order a rethink

EU to reject Italy's budget and order a rethink

Brussels will reject Italy's proposed 2019 budget and ask for a new plan, a first in European Union history.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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Lonely Planet picks Piedmont as the world's top region to visit in 2019

Lonely Planet picks Piedmont as the world's top region to visit in 2019

With exquisite cuisine, stunning scenery and a burgeoning cultural scene, the northern Italian region of Piedmont is the world's number-one region to visit next year, according to Lonely Planet's annual travel rankings.

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Where do all the English speakers live in Italy?
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Where do all the English speakers live in Italy?

Ever feel like you're the only anglophone in the village? Here are the stats on how many other English speakers share your part of Italy.

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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The must-try foods from every region of Italy

The must-try foods from every region of Italy

Italy is synonymous with good food, and yet Italian cuisine is often thought of abroad as little more than pizza and pasta. If you’ve spent any amount of time in the country though you’ll know every region has its own distinct cuisine.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Lost murals by Italian Futurist rediscovered in Rome

Lost murals by Italian Futurist rediscovered in Rome

Murals painted by one of the founding fathers of the Futurist movement, Giacomo Balla, has been rediscovered in a building under renovation in Rome.

Italian word of the day: 'Comunque'

Italian word of the day: 'Comunque'

However this common word confuses you, it's worth trying to master.

Where to eat in Florence without falling foul of its snacking ban

Where to eat in Florence without falling foul of its snacking ban

As Florence introduced a new ban on eating in public on some of the busiest streets in its historic centre, The Local asked Florentine food experts where to go for affordable, authentic eats that won't get you nabbed by the "panino police".

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...

'No chance of Italexit': Italy is not leaving the EU or the euro, PM insists

'No chance of Italexit': Italy is not leaving the EU or the euro, PM insists

'Read my lips: for Italy there is no chance of Italexit,' says Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

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Eight sentenced over attack by Muslims at Swiss mosque

Eight sentenced over attack by Muslims at Swiss mosque

The men were found guilty for their role in assaulting two members of the controversial mosque's congregation suspected of tipping off journalists about a radical sermon.

 

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EU slams Italy's 'unprecedented' breaking of budget rules

EU slams Italy's 'unprecedented' breaking of budget rules

The European Commission has formally warned Italy that its budget plans for 2019 are a serious concern, demanding 'clarifications' from Rome over its deviation from EU rules.

Italy's anti-corruption chiefs slam politicians for ‘not paying attention’ to mafia problem

Italy's anti-corruption chiefs slam politicians for ‘not paying attention’ to mafia problem

Tax amnesties ‘help mafia’ and ministers aren’t addressing Italy’s problems with organised crime and corruption, say anti-mafia prosecutors.

World champ Valverde eyes maiden Tour of Lombardy triumph

World champ Valverde eyes maiden Tour of Lombardy triumph

Newly-crowned world champion Alejandro Valverde headlines the season-finale Tour of Lombardy on Saturday looking for his first win in a race where he has twice finished runner-up.

Spanish university accused of giving away diplomas to Italian nationals

Spanish university accused of giving away diplomas to Italian nationals

A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals, a court spokesman said Thursday September 20th.

Mount Etna is sliding towards the sea and now we know why

Mount Etna is sliding towards the sea and now we know why

Each year Mount Etna in Sicily slides a little closer to the sea. Researchers believe the effect is caused by gravity – making it more likely that the volcano could collapse altogether.

The South Tyrol question, explained

The South Tyrol question, explained

South Tyrol, known to Italians as Alto Adige, has been a bone of contention between Austria and Italy for decades. Here's what you need to know about the latest dispute.

14 reasons why Lazio should be your next Italian holiday destination

14 reasons why Lazio should be your next Italian holiday destination

Often bypassed in favour of its northern neighbours Tuscany and Umbria, Rome's region of Lazio is brimming with treasures of its own. Here’s why it should be your next holiday destination.

Doctors in Milan successfully treat spina bifida in unborn baby

Doctors in Milan successfully treat spina bifida in unborn baby

In the first operation of its kind in Europe, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan has used new technology to correct the congenital defect, which affects some 20,000 babies worldwide.

Italy must 'play by the rules' on budget: IMF chief

Italy must 'play by the rules' on budget: IMF chief

'I will remind all of us that, when you are a member of a club and you decide to stay in that club... then you play by the rules of the club.'