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Gov.uk: Italy

HRW: Italy

  • EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives

    EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives

    Expand Migrants look at south Italy's coast as they approach on the Vos Hestia ship after being rescued by " Save the Children" crew on the Mediterranean sea off the Libya coast, J…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Italy’s New Law on Torture Fails to Meet International Standards

    Italy’s New Law on Torture Fails to Meet International Standards

    Expand Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni speaks before a confidence vote at the Senate in Rome, Italy December 14, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • When Rape Survivors Can’t Ask for Help
    Sexual violence against asylum seekers along the migration route to Europe, particularly in Libya, is making headlines these days, and rightly so. Few are paying attention, however, to what happens when survivors of rape make it to European shores.O…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Human Rights Watch Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the Seventh Periodic Report of Italy
    We write in advance of the 67th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and its review of Italy to highlight areas of concern regarding the government of Italy’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Playing Politics with People’s Lives

    Playing Politics with People’s Lives

    Expand Migrants aboard a boat following their rescue from their drifting dinghies in the Mediterranean Seas by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, April 2, 2017. Reuters/Yannis Behrak…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey Should Release Detained Italian Writer
    Italian writer Gabriele Del Grande has been detained in solitary confinement in Turkey for 12 days. After intense pressure from the Italian government, Turkish authorities allowed Gabriele to meet today with the Italian consul and a Turkish lawyer. B…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • How Can Torture Still Not Be a Crime in Italy?

    How Can Torture Still Not Be a Crime in Italy?

    How is it possible that in a western European country torture not only happens but isn’t even criminalized?Last Friday marked the 2nd anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling in favour of Arnaldo Cestaro, one of the demo…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Civil Society Letter to Heads of State and Government on EU Response to the Refugee Crisis
    Dear Heads of State and Government,We are civil society organisations, which are supported, collectively, by hundreds of thousands of people across Europe, working with those less fortunate to alleviate poverty, provide essential aid and defend peop…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Italy
    By mid-November, 164,695 migrants and asylum seekers reached Italy by sea, according to UNHCR. Nigerians, Eritreans, and Sudanese made up the largest national groups. Numbers of unaccompanied children increased significantly, with an estimated 23,000…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • EU: Restore Rights Values to Migration Policy

    EU: Restore Rights Values to Migration Policy

    Expand Families waiting for a bottle of water and a sandwich per person at a camp in Idomeni, Greece, March 2016. © Zalmaï (Brussels) – European…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Italy


  • Italy: exports up 8.2%
    [ Italica ] – In June, compared to the previous month, both exports and imports decreased, 1.6 and 5.3 per cent respectively, Italy's National Institute of Statistics, Istat, reported. On a year-to-year basis, data reported a relevant increase both…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:56am -
  • Italy: consumer price index up 1.2 %
    [ Italica ] – In June, inflation was up 1.2 per cent on a year-to-year basis, Italy's National Institute of Statistics reports. Italy's Harmonized Index of Consumer Price (HICP) showed an increase on annual basis (1.2%). Year-to-year data recorded…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:46am -
  • Italy: industrial producer prices up 3.7 %
    [ Italica ] – In April, industrial producer price index was up 3.7 per cent on a year-to-year basis, Italy's National Institute of Statistics reports. In the domestic market, prices were up 4.4 per cent mainly affecting the price of coke and refine…
    - 57 days ago, 30 May 17, 9:43am -
  • San Marino: unemployment at 7.91%
    [ Italica ] - In March 2017, total and real unemployment rate are at 7.91 and 5.98 per cent respectively - Upeceds, San Marino's National Institute of Statistics, reports. The index decreased nearly by 1 per cent on a year-to-year basis. Domestic emp…
    - 78 days ago, 9 May 17, 5:10am -
  • Italy: business confidence up in April
    [ Italica ] – In April, consumer sentiment index recorded a very slight decrease – the Italian National Institute of Statistics, Istat, reported. The survey showed the consumer sentiment index standing at 107.6 from 107.5 recorded in March. Busin…
    - 90 days ago, 27 Apr 17, 9:54am -
  • IMF: San Marino’s economy expected to continue to grow
    [ Italica ] – San Marino is slowly emerging from the long-lasting worldwide recession, and indicators recorded a growth in 2016, the International Monetary Fund reported in its concluding statement of the 2017 Article IV Consultation. A growth, dri…
    - 16 Apr 17, 8:02am -
  • Italy: unemployment index at 11.5 %
    [ Italica ] - Italy’s employment index is at 57.5 per cent, Istat, Italy's National Institute of Statistics reports in its latest survey. In February, unemployment index marks a slight decrease on a monthly basis (-0.3%), and stands at 11.5 per cen…
    - 3 Apr 17, 7:33am -
  • Adesso.sm won San Marino’s general election
    [ Italica ] - The coalition Adesso.sm has won San Marino’s general election. The winning coalition gained 35 seats at the Great and General Council (14 members for Sinistra Socialista Democratica, 11 for Repubblica Futura, 10 for Civico 10). Theref…
    - 6 Dec 16, 11:13am -
  • San Marino: unemployment at 8.12%
    [ Italica ] - In September 2016, total and real unemployment rate are at 8.12 and 6.62 per cent respectively - Upeceds, San Marino's National Institute of Statistics, reports. Domestic employment rate is at 67.88 per cent, in September 2015 the index…
    - 1 Nov 16, 7:12am -
  • Progress on negotiations with EU discussed in Monaco
    [ Italica ] - San Marino’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pasquale Valentini, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Andorra, Gilbert Saboya, visited the Principality of Monaco on Tuesday. The meeting with Monaco’s mini…
    - 20 Oct 16, 5:34am -
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The Economist: Italy

The Guardian: Italy News

  • newAnna by Niccolò Ammaniti review – a new standard in post-apocalyptic fiction
    This story of children running wild in Sicily brilliantly manipulates the usual models even as it transcends their limitsAs we know from Lord of the Flies, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and any number of book-to-movie franchises such as The Hunger Ga…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • newPeople smuggler was in UAE jail when refugee arrested in his place
    Magazine has three-hour conversation with Medhanie Yehdego Mered, ‘most wanted’ people smuggler, who heard of his own arrest while already in prisonOne of the world’s most-wanted people smugglers was in jail in the United Arab Emirates when Ita…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:45am -
  • Vatican turns off historic fountains amid Rome drought
    Holy See authorities say 100 fountains will be turned off as way of ‘living in solidarity’ with RomeVatican authorities have turned off 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter’s Square, due to a prolonged drought affectin…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:12am -
  • Macron attempts to broker Libyan peace with meeting of leaders
    French president convenes talks between heads of rival factions in attempt to increase conflict-ravaged country’s political stability The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to convene face-to-face talks in Europe between the leaders of the rival…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Denis Mack Smith obituary
    Eminent historian of modern Italy who was a true populariser of his subjectIn 1954, Denis Mack Smith, who has died aged 97, produced his first book – and his masterpiece – Cavour and Garibaldi 1860: A Study in Political Conflict. Written with ver…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:09pm -
  • Romans threatened with water rationing as Italy's heatwave drags on
    Half of capital’s 3 million residents could have water switched off for eight hours a day after Italy’s driest spring for 60 yearsMore than a million residents of Rome are facing water rationing for up to eight hours a day as the prolonged heatwa…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 12:11pm -
  • European and African ministers discuss plan to tackle flow of refugees
    Meeting in Tunis follows pressure from UN refugee agency, which says EU efforts to train Libyan coastguard are not enoughEuropean and African ministers are to meet in Tunis on Monday to discuss a plan to try to regularise the flow of refugees from Af…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Venice residents protest against excessive tourism – video
    Earlier this month an estimated 2,000 Venetians marched against a tourism industry they argue has eroded their quality of life, that is damaging the environment and driving residents away. Venice’s population has fallen from about 175,000 in the po…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:45pm -
  • Rome facing water rationing as Italy suffers driest spring for 60 years
    Rainfalls 80% below normal have affected farming across the country and could result in the capital’s famous fountains being turned offScarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined to put Romans at risk of drastic water rationing as soo…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:06pm -
  • Italy feels the heat as EU shuts doors to migrants
    Ventimiglia is the new frontier of a humanitarian crisisOn a hot afternoon in the northern Italian border town of Ventimiglia, a group of well-dressed French tourists is making its way towards air-conditioned buses that will take them back to their h…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:05pm -
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