Fini’s strategies, the usual Berlusconi’s lies, the Swedish paradise as seen by who lives there and the bleak future of...
Fini’s strategies, the usual Berlusconi’s lies, the Swedish paradise as seen by who lives there and the bleak future of the Italian school system
The week of Giornalettismo starts with a critique of a critique: Lucetta Scaraffia, on the Osservatore Romano, accuses the last Umberto Eco‘s novel of being ambiguous towards anti-semitism; thus showing little faith in the readers’ intelligence and also little memory of the origin of such terrible beliefs.
Donato De Sena explains why Gianfranco Fini can’t break up with Berlusconi: the only possible strategy for the Futuro e Libertà group is a war of attrition, waiting for the premier to take the final decision.
While almost everybody is distracted by the engaging personal affairs of the President, new and heavy cuts to the welfare passed with the budget law for years 2011-2012: in just three years the executive has cut the spending for the weaker classes by the 86%.
“In 10 days I will be here for a meeting with all the mayors to check that our emergency plan brought the situation back to normal”, said Silvio Berlusconi about the rubbish in Naples. He must have been quite busy, since things went a bit differently.
The last government bungle: the 2003 tax amnesty, rejected by the european Court of Justice in 2008, may become a huge problem for a lot of people.
A sudden enlightenment: the president of the Forum of Families, right before the national meeting in Milan, finds Berlusconi‘s presence “embarassing”. Still unclear why he did not notice that before.
Sweden is one of the preferred destination of young italians (and more). Viola Afrifa shows us why, with a little help from someone who lives there.
Silvio Berlusconi has an alibi for the evening in which he supposedly call the police to free Ruby: he was at an OECD meeting in Paris. Tommaso Caldarelli explains why that’s not an alibi at all.
Carlo Cipiciani shows the bleak future of the Italian school system with the fiscal federalism: after years of cuts and poor reforms, the killing blow could be coming.
Guido Bertolaso leaves the Civil Defence, and his place is taken by Franco Gabrielli, former head of Digos in Rome, director of the civil intelligence and Prefect of L’Aquila, where he also supervised the bids for reconstruction contracts after the earthquake.