Now the Five Star Party has secured the mayor-ship of Rome, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi probably understands what Benito Mussolini meant when he stated: "Governing the Italians is not impossible, it is merely useless". Attempts at reformation by Renzi have not yielded the hoped-for results.
2015/05/19: Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone programme for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on U.S. and Israeli technology.
2015-05-05: Italy’s craftsmen turn to a new tool in their competition with cheap products from China. A few years ago, in an effort to diversify his company’s offerings, Pomini teamed up with Selvaggia Armani, an artist and designer. The two began working on a series of lamps designed by Armani and manufactured to order on Pomini’s 3D printers. The pieces—some of which include intricate meshwork or interlocking chains that would be difficult to produce using traditional methods—take shape slowly, each layer fused from powdered nylon by a high-power laser. The project was a surprising success: Pomini now works with more than a dozen designers; he introduced 3Dprinted jewelry in 2012. “This is the beauty of this technology,” says Armani, 47. “You can build things that are impossible.”
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Alessandro Ortenzi, 26, entered the University of Bologna in 2006 to study pharmacy. When he finally graduates next year, he still won't qualify for hospital work.
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The discussion in the working group that is supposed to detail when Italy's public administrations should prefer open source over proprietary solutions, is stalling, says lawyer Ernesto Belisario, professor at University of Basilicata in the city of Potenza. "Some of the members think the law stipulates a technical and economical assessment, instead of reading it as a statement supporting open source.
The centre-right's victory masks growing disaffection with politics.
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A few weeks ago the Italian government launched OpenCoesione, a website dedicated to sharing financial data regarding European Union-funded projects in Italy. I've been sneaking looks at it from time to time and it has me thinking about this and similar government transparency websites.
Last week Italy witnessed a massive release of open data as the national government launched 'OpenCoesione', or 'Open Cohesion', an initiative that has gathered data on more than 450,000 development projects mainly funded by EU Regional Policy and managed by more than 50 different national and regional (sub-national) institutions. The projects are worth 226130172 33.4 billion in resources for development and, in the lagging regions, they represent the main source of new investment in times of financial downturn. Now they are open to public scrutiny: information on costs, payments, private co-funding, schedules, names of the public and private institutions involved, locations, etc. are available on the web in order to enhance the debate on the destination and use of the funding.
Half of Spain's youth (that is, those under the age of 25) are now officially unemployed, while overall unemployment in Spain stands at 24.4%, according to the latest figures released by the Spanish Institute
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The European Super Highway of Debt - European bank exposure to bankrupt nations debt stacked in 226130172100 bills on trucks
As some of you may remember, it was impossible to organize Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy last year, because of a law that assigns extra copyright on monumental buildings to the government - even if