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New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

| October 9, 2019

The European Commission approved a €124 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to upgrade a 16.5-km section of the Naples-Bari railway line, between Cancello and Frasso Telesino, southern Italy. Works include doubling-up single-track rail lines to increase speed, capacity and reduce travel time. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “This EU project will give a […]

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Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

| September 11, 2019

Institutional racism prevails in criminal justice systems across the EU and impacts how racist crimes are (not) recorded, investigated and prosecuted, according to a new report published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) today (11 September). “Twenty years after the Macpherson Report revealed that the British police was institutionally racist, we now find that […]

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#Italy – Chairman of European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affair Committee becomes Italian finance minister

#Italy – Chairman of European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affair Committee becomes Italian finance minister

| September 5, 2019

Following the announcement that a new Italian government will be sworn in today (5 September), the leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Iratxe García, said: “We are very pleased to see a new government that places Italy back at the table of those willing to build a stronger and reformed Europe. “Our […]

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Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

| September 4, 2019

On Tuesday (3 September), Budgets Committee members approved €293.5 million in EU Solidarity Fund aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy and Romania in 2018. The €293.5 million in aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) breaks down as follows: €277.2 million for Italy following heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides in the autumn […]

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Italy’s new coalition must prove its credentials beyond ousting #Salvini say #Greens

Italy’s new coalition must prove its credentials beyond ousting #Salvini say #Greens

| August 30, 2019

On 29 August, Giuseppe Conte was entrusted by Italian President Sergio Mattarella of the task of attempting to form a new government, after the collapse of the League and Five Star Movement triggered by the withdrawal of Matteo Salvini’s (pictured) far-right League party.    The new coalition will include the Five Star Movement, the Democratic […]

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#Conte accepts president’s mandate to form new Italian government

#Conte accepts president’s mandate to form new Italian government

| August 30, 2019

Italy’s president asked Giuseppe Conte (pictured) to head a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could mark a turning point in Italy’s frayed relations with the European Union, write Giselda Vagnoni and Angelo Amante. Sergio Mattarella handed Conte a fresh mandate to form a cabinet […]

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Four #MEDIA films will compete for #GoldenLion at #VeniceFilmFestival

Four #MEDIA films will compete for #GoldenLion at #VeniceFilmFestival

| August 29, 2019

The 76th Venice Film Festival started on 28 August, featuring 12 films supported by the MEDIA programme – the EU’s programme for supporting the European film and audiovisual industries. Four of the MEDIA-supported films have additionally been shortlisted to compete for the Golden Lion: The Truth by Hirokazu Kore-eda (France, Japan), About Endlessness by Roy Andersson (Sweden, […]

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