MILAN — Europe’s far-right sees the collapse of the passport-free Schengen area and the Brexit debate as a golden opportunity for Euroskeptic, anti-immigrant parties to turn their growing popularity into real political power. (altro…)
ROME — Civil unions could soon become a reality in Italy, where the Senate will begin debating a bill Thursday to give same-sex couples similar rights as people in heterosexual marriages, delivering on a long-standing promise by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.“When it comes to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights, Italy is far behind other EU member states. It is the only country in Western Europe that does not recognize same-sex relationships,” said Judith Sunderland, Europe and Central Asia associate director at Human Rights Watch. (altro…)
PARIS — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani embarks on a European victory tour this week, visiting Rome and Paris to drum up goodwill and business for his country as it seeks to emerge from years of isolation after the lifting of Western sanctions. (altro…)
MILAN — Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to vent his frustration at the EU summit Thursday at what he sees as German duplicity about energy policy and sanctions on Russia.
You can’t call it a night out in Istanbul if you don’t end it with an islak burger. Turkey’s answer to New York’s pizza slices or London’s fried chicken wings is a succulent patty of ground beef cooked in milk, garlic, and mint, covered up in tomato sauce, and slapped in the middle of a soft golden bun.
Mici are to Bucharest what hot dogs are to New York City. Construction workers and businessmen like them just the same, and there’s no wrong time of day or night to eat them. (altro…)
Kristina Persson’s job is quite an uncommon one. A life between banks, politics and think tanks, about a year ago she was nominated as Sweden’s Minister for Future Issues, Strategy and Cooperation. The position was created with the explicit objective of forcing the Swedish government to think more about the long-term, to understand that in order for the country to grow and be competitive tomorrow, it might, unfortunately, have to take unpopular steps today