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Italy Reflects on Immigration After Lampedusa Deaths

Italy Reflects on Immigration After Lampedusa Deaths

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

Italy and Europe face unprecedented immigration challenges after the Lampedusa deaths. On October 3, 2013, the 368 bodies laid out on the wharf at Lampedusa marked a watershed in the history of immigration — in the Mediterranean and perhaps even the world. After that day, there would always be “before” and “after” October 3, 2013, just as with the birth of Christ. In fact, after that date, there was also a huge change in the […]

October 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Italy, Politics
PM Matteo Renzi: ‘Don’t Come Back to Italy, Change the World’

PM Matteo Renzi: ‘Don’t Come Back to Italy, Change the World’

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

Just as on Article 18 of the Jobs Act, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has broken another taboo. Renzi this time caused a stir on the matter of brain drain, and you just have to read what he said on September 22 to the many Italian professionals working in Silicon Valley: “I’m not asking you to come home; continue with your work to change the world.” It’s a revolutionary statement, at least in Italy, where […]

September 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Business, Economics, Europe, European Union, Italy
Italy and the EU Need a Joint Immigration Policy Now

Italy and the EU Need a Joint Immigration Policy Now

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

If Italy continues to deal with immigration as if it were just a matter of employment and integration, and not foreign policy, we will achieve nothing. We may be in the throes of an election campaign but there is a limit to everything. Not just to the nonsense heard from Matteo Salvini but also to the confusion that reigns supreme among the statements made by many of Italy’s moderate leaders. It should be noted that the […]

May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · European Union, Italy, Politics
Europe Must Firmly Address Illegal Immigration

Europe Must Firmly Address Illegal Immigration

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

Candidates for the European elections face a dilemma: if they talk about immigration they will lose – but if they don’t talk about it they’ll lose anyway. This is the result of years and years of non-politics on immigration in Italy and in the EU. It has left a wide open space between two extreme evils: alarmism and manipulation. They’re both laced with a kind of ecumenicism from those on the left, which people find […]

May 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Italy, Politics
An Interview with Marine Le Pen’s Advisor

An Interview with Marine Le Pen’s Advisor

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

Giuseppe Terranova, deputy editor of the online newspaper West, interviews Ludovic de Danne, French politician Marine Le Pen’s chief advisor for European affairs. “We prefer the Northern League to Beppe Grillo.” These are the words of Ludovic de Danne, Marine Le Pen’s chief advisor for European affairs. He’s not one to mince his words. In an interview with West, he said: “The Five Star Movement, as well as saying no to the euro, doesn’t have a clear and […]

December 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Europe, European Union, Italy, Politics
Italy Expands Mediterranean Trade

Italy Expands Mediterranean Trade

By Massimo Deandreis, General Director of SRM-Economic Research and Studies
Location Italy Italy

Countries in the Mediterranean Basin play an increasingly important role in Italy’s trade relations. In 2011, bilateral trade between Italy and Mediterranean countries showed a contraction by around 6.6 billion euros. This reduction was exclusively due to the plunge in Italian oil imports from Libya (-67.6% in 2011 compared to 2010), whereas Italy’s trade with the other two countries of the Southern Rim of the Mediterranean involved in the so-called “Arab Spring” was not particularly […]

Introducing the Online Newspaper West

Introducing the Online Newspaper West

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

The deputy editor of the online newspaper West (Welfare, Society and Territory) has six areas of responsibility. The first is reviewing the national and international press with particular attention to any news related to social policies, especially in Europe and the United States. Some of these news items are then assigned in the morning to writers and correspondents for West, so that they can produce news and comment, to be delivered that afternoon or the […]