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What's wrong with the Italian property market?

What's wrong with the Italian property market?

House prices in Italy are stagnant, while prices across most of Europe are rising. Why is Italy lagging behind?

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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'Immortal' Berlusconi says he will run for European Parliament

'Immortal' Berlusconi says he will run for European Parliament

This is an Italian language learner article. Test your vocabulary by trying to guess the Italian for the words highlighted in bold, then check the translations provided at the bottom.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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Why Italy's new security decree could be a headache for foreign drivers
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Why Italy's new security decree could be a headache for foreign drivers

If you brought your car with you when you moved to Italy, new rules mean you'll have to swap your foreign plates or face a hefty fine.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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Scores of flights cancelled as Italian air traffic controllers strike

Scores of flights cancelled as Italian air traffic controllers strike

Passengers flying to or from Italy on Friday should prepare themselves for disruption, as air traffic controllers launch a nationwide strike.

Six Italian series worth watching beyond My Brilliant Friend

Six Italian series worth watching beyond My Brilliant Friend

Liked the Elena Ferrante adaptation? Here are six more Italian shows worth your time.

D&G unveil Italian oomph at Milan after China fiasco

D&G unveil Italian oomph at Milan after China fiasco

Dolce and Gabbana mixed checks, furry gloves and shimmering dressing gown-style coats on Saturday at Milan Fashion Week, branding it Italian oomph.

Italian word of the day: 'Forza'

Italian word of the day: 'Forza'

Think you'll never be able to learn Italian? Come on! You can do it.

Battle of the biscuit giants: Barilla takes on Nutella with new 'ethical' chocolate spread

Battle of the biscuit giants: Barilla takes on Nutella with new 'ethical' chocolate spread

Italian biscuit-maker Barilla is taking on the might of Ferraro’s Nutella with its own ‘healthier’ and more 'ethical’ chocolate and hazelnut spread. It's a daunting challenge in Italy where Nutella has 88 percent of the market.

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...

Italy's iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

Italy's iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

The Italian company making the stickers posted a record one billion euro turnover last year.

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QUICK QUIZ: How well do you know Copenhagen?

QUICK QUIZ: How well do you know Copenhagen?

Think you are an expert on all things Copenhagen? Take our quick quiz and find out.

 

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Finding a home in the Italian countryside: a survivors' guide

Finding a home in the Italian countryside: a survivors' guide

Two couple who renovated a sprawling farmhouse outside Rome share the lessons they learned about buying property in rural Italy, the hard way.

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Bomb explodes outside historic Naples pizzeria

Bomb explodes outside historic Naples pizzeria

'Closed for bombing,' read the sign outside Pizzeria Sorbillo on Wednesday.

Senator convicted for racially abusing Italy's first black minister

Senator convicted for racially abusing Italy's first black minister

An Italian senator who compared a senior black politician to an orangutan has been convicted of racial hate speech.

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Italy’s Education Minister is asking schools to reduce the amount of homework over the holidays so that children can spend more time with family.

Italy health czar resigns and blames 'anti-science' government

Italy health czar resigns and blames 'anti-science' government

The president of Italy's national health research organisation on Wednesday January 2nd said he had been driven to resign due the "anti-scientific" policies of the country's populist government including efforts to undermine confidence in vital vaccinations.

Italy's democracy ranking plummets due to far-right policies

Italy's democracy ranking plummets due to far-right policies

Civil rights are at risk with "increasing support for 'strongmen' who bypass political institutions," report says.

Central Rome at a standstill as tourist buses protest ban

Central Rome at a standstill as tourist buses protest ban

There was traffic chaos in Rome on Thursday as tourist coaches piled into one of the capital's main squares to protest new rules that will see them banned from the city centre.

From now on in Italy, you're only old after 75

From now on in Italy, you're only old after 75

Only over-75s should be considered 'elderly' in Italy, according to researchers, who say Italian seniors remain active for longer than their counterparts in other countries.