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Brexit: Agreement or compromise?

What’s Brexit? Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit” that mirrors the term Grexit, which refers to the possibility of the Britain’s withdrawal from the  European Union. Great Britain, which has never adopted the euro currency, wants to withdrawal from the policies stipulated by the European Union and consequently from the …

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Climate Change? Yes, We Care!

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of people joined “The People’s Climate March” in cities across the world to call for decisive action against global warming at the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris. More than 600,000 people have taken to the streets in 175 countries around the world to call for …

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UK Elections 2015: Tories Win and EU Referendum Looms

Election Results: Winners and Losers The Tories have won the General Elections 2015, held on May 7th in the United Kingdom. This outcome surprised almost every critic: these elections have been considered for months the most uncertain ever. Instead, it turned out that the polls were wrong: a seemingly recurrent feature of …

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Retirement Savings Behavior

From April this year, people who retire in the UK with defined contribution pensions will have complete control over how they access their retirement savings. Taxes on withdrawals will be lower, with the first 25% of the money you take out being tax-free. As long as you are over 55, …

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Ziferblat: the pay-per-minute café in London

Ziferblat is the first place where everything is free except the time you spend there. From the minute you ring the doorbell of Ziferblat, you know you are not walking into a normal bar. In fact, this is not a bar, nor a hipster club, or a vintage library: it is a …

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A Break Through Enigma

Who is Alan Turing? Let’e break the enigma. Alan Turing, a British mathematician, cryptologist and the founder of modern computing has been lately celebrated in the film “The Imitation Game”; its fragility and arrogance have been brilliantly interpreted by Benedict Cumberbatch, who showed again his artistry to play the role …

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Interview with HM Uk Ambassador to Italy Cristopher Prentice.

In the frame of the fifth edition of  U.K. – Italy Springboard 2014, an entrepreneurial contest coordinated by UK Trade and Investment in cooperation with Morning Boost, Retrò Online had the pleasure and the honour to interview Christopher Prentice, Her Majesty’s Ambassador of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Italy. …

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Interview with HE Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UK

Energetic and driven. These are probably the first things that come to your mind when you listen to HE Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene, the Lithuanian Ambassador for the United Kingdom. “When you go to politics, don’t be afraid to stand alone. Have your own views on whatever is happening and defend …

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Manon: Symbol of Humanity

“Manon: Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.” One of the perks of being a foreign student in London is having the opportunity to appreciate and live the city as a local. Part of the experience is inevitably going to theatre performances; this time I was pleased to …