Italians may be called to the polls this fall, sometime between September and October. The “system” has seemingly opted for a return to Italy’s parliamentary past, i.e. before the birth of the so-called “Second Republic” ushered in by Silvio Berlusconi back in the ’90s. For years thereafter the Italian Constitution of 1947 was essentially modified by … More General Elections Anyone?
A word of sympathy for those that lost their lives on 3 June 2017 in yet another sensless attack on unarmed civilians in and around the London Bridge area of the Capital at the hands of religious fanatics unable to deal with life in a free, pluralistic society. To the families and friends of the … More Tattoo, in honor of the fallen in London
A word of sympathy for those that lost their lives in the senseless bombing of Ariana Grande’s Concert in Manchester, England, on Monday evening, May 22, 2017. To their families and friends go our prayers and condolences. Silenzio in onore dei caduti di Manchester Una parola di cordoglio per coloro che hanno perso la … More Tattoo, in honor of the fallen in Manchester
On May 14, 2017 my wife and I returned to Italy after a two-week, whirl-wind tour of the USA. The adventure that took us coast-to-coast on visits to family and friends began on “May Day” of all days! The airline was Alitalia! Whatever possessed me? Well, I had not flown Alitalia in years but my … More Alitalia, the worth is there and it shows!
What do Igor, Alitalia and Fitch’s downgrading of Italy have in common? Apparently nothing, nevertheless they all are reminders that Italy’s leadership takes little seriously and is quick to do nothing. Igor is still at large and reportedly hiding in the Ferrara marshlands where the biggest manhunt in Italian history has been unable to flush … More Last minute Italy, going nowhere?
After round-the-clock negotiations and last-minute maneuvers to shove Luigi Gubitosi down the throats of Alitalia’s minority shareholder (Etihad) in efforts to please Lenders (Unicredito Banca and Banca Intesa San Paolo), the Italian majority shareholders have apparently brokered a last-minute deal between Alitalia and the Unions, which, however, needs to be ratified by Alitalia employees before … More Alitalia’s Preliminary Agreement
Con il conto alla rovescia da tempo innescato e con le trattative di salvataggio in corso tra Alitalia e sindacati, pare che il Top Management dell’Azienda abbia deciso di silurare il CEO Cramer Ball a favore del “presidente designato” Luigi Gubitosi. Il giorno prima che la linea aerea Cenerentola “Alitalia” si trasformi – come nella … More Alitalia, pollice su o giù?