According to a recent survey entitled “The New Sick Man of Europe: the European Union”, conducted by the reliable Pew Research Center in America, Italy is the least dependable country in Europe according to the Germans, the Spanish and, wait for it, the Italians themselves!
Rightist parties posted major gains in recent Eastern European elections, with Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria leading the way. But just what does the new eastern right stand for? Aclose look reveals people who still associate the left with Communist inefficiency and a broken-down spoils system. As a result, rightists seem moderate, if not progressive, something the European Union still refuses to see.
It’s a fortified outpost of the European Union, which the Turks in their turn would like to enter. As gendarme for Brussels, Istanbul is combating illegal immigration, rejecting, deporting and repatriating clandestine immigrants back to their countries of origin.
There can be no contest if conditions are not equal. A comparison of the Italian network with the British or Canadian networks shows that Italy has fewer resources, both human and financial. This fact is even more surprising considering that Italy is the only G8 country to be able to allow itself a dual network
It is almost too easy to fire indiscriminately at Italy’s internationalisation support structures.While there are undoubtedly many changes to be made, not everything needs to be thrown out. The Trade Commission, for example, offers some interesting services that nobody uses.What is required to modernise and relaunch the support network?
Carried out by Trieste-based Swg just before summer 2005, the survey was intended to check how Italian companies present abroad evaluate the quality and quantity of services offered by embassies, Chambers of Commerce and the Trade Commission. The results confirm that there is a widespread dissatisfaction, even if foreign branches of banks...
What’s needed to get the Italian economy moving again is to make the domestic market more efficient, to free it from an excess of protective mechanisms. And what’s needed to help companies deal with globalization is a unified and shared project. This is what the current government has not been able to provide. And as for the next parliament
He exports to 40 countries and his customers include NASA, General Electric, Boeing and Rolls Royce. Gianfranco Carbonato, CEO of Prima Industrie, tells us how a company located in the province of Turin has become one of the best-known names in the world of high technology. A laudable industrial path for a company that geared itself to an overseas presence from the very start, with transatlantic acquisitions and joint ventures in China and Japan.
First there was Chianti. Then Tignanello and Solaia came along and made the Florentine noble family internationally successful, especially in the U.S. The vineyards in Tuscany have been supplemented by others in Apulia, Umbria, Franciacorta and Piedmont and now extend over more than 1,800 hectares. But nothing happened by chance, as company director Piero explains in this interview
Between 2010 and 2040 the production of hydrocarbons will start decreasing and the post-oil era will begin. What are the energy sources of the future? Can we realistically imagine a rethinking of nuclear energy? A great deal will depend on technological evolution and environmental constraints. Here is a non-ideological map of the problem and a compass showing how we can immediately start reducing collective and individual consumption