Migrant
EuropeFront PagePolitics

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Italian Migrant Reception System

This article was written by TORTUGA: a student led think-tank of Economics students from Bocconi and LSE University. Its current members are Andrea Cerrato, Francesco Chiocchio, Marco Felici, Francesco Filippucci, Giulia Gitti, Alessandro Greco,Cecilia Mariotti, Alberto Mola, Marco Palladino, Benedetta Pavesi, Isabella Rossi, Matteo Sartori, Giulia Travaglini, Francesca Viotti, Alessandro Zhou e Alessandro Zona. Here …

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immigration
EconomicsFront Page

A burden or an asset? The economic impact of immigration in Italy

This article was written by TORTUGA: a student led think-tank of Economics students from Bocconi and LSE University. Its current members are Andrea Cerrato, Francesco Chiocchio, Marco Felici, Francesco Filippucci, Giulia Gitti, Alessandro Greco,Cecilia Mariotti, Alberto Mola, Marco Palladino, Benedetta Pavesi, Isabella Rossi, Matteo Sartori, Giulia Travaglini, Francesca Viotti, Alessandro Zhou e Alessandro Zona. …

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asylum
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The Journey of an Asylum Seeker in Italy.

Giovanni Papotti is an Italian Law student from the University of Turin (Italy) with a passion for  international law and human rights. He has been working on migration law for more than two years, both in academia and on the ground. Giovanni is currently working with  the Refugee Law Clinic in Torino, where …

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public
EconomicsFront PagePolitics

Italian Public Employment: Always Outperformed, Never Outnumbered

Take an inefficient public administration, excessive public employment with low productivity and a repressed private entrepreneurship; mix them all together, et voilà: here you have a fairly accurate portrait of the ill Italian economy. Excessive Public Employment  To offer a practical example: November 2014 in Sicily (a region in Southern Italy) 66 public officials were …

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Labor
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Italian Labor Reform

Italian politicians have promised huge labor market reforms for decades. Unfortunately, saying something does not mean it will be done, in particular when the purpose is to reform one of the most inflexible labor markets in Europe. In addition, if one considers that Italy is one of the countries in …

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Front PageSpotlightsWorld

Changing Italian Schools

Next year, something new is awaiting the Italian public school system. With a decree named “Buona Scuola”, high school students will have the possibility to choose among all the courses offered, the ones they like and they are interested in the most. “Students must follow their dreams and refine their talents“ …

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Christopher Prentice
EconomicsEuropeFront PageInterviewPoliticsUK

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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