Reports by Anja Berger

'May I introduce...?' Federica Mogherini – Europe's new diplomatic Figurehead

Italy, 19 Aug - 01 Sep 2014

Italian Mogherini is the new EU 'Foreign Minister' ++ Renzi’s one-thousand-daysplan ++ The competition for the Golden Lion in the city on the lagoon ++ Italian government still kept busy by the fate of two marines. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Costa Concordia's successful but scandal-ridden Salvaging

Italy, 08 Jul - 04 Aug 2014

Costa Concordia will finally leave Giglio Island, Captain Schettino accepts a call by Rome University ++ Berlusconi absolved in ‘Rubygate’ ++ Italian Government against European partners over EU Commission post ++ The continuous struggle of Alitalia Airline. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Expo 2015 & MOSE: Corruption Allegations overshadow Italian Mega-Projects

Italy, 26 May - 08 Jun 2014

Scandals surrounding Venice's MOSE, EXPO Milan and financial police ++ Local elections in Italy: good results for Renzi's PD and some surprises ++ Azzuri under fire: Luxurious preparation for the World Cup. by Anja Berger, Vittoria Carraro
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Popes become Saints: Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Italy, 14 Apr - 27 Apr 2014

Papal Canonisation: two popes, two saints ++ Nazi comparison by Grillo provokes public outcry ++ New waves of migrants from Africa. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Premier Renzi's first Steps – real Change or only a Bluff?

Italy, 17 Feb - 02 Mar 2014

Renzi’s government: between hope for 'revolution' and fear of a bluff ++ And the Oscar goes to...Italy! Another great success for the Great Beauty++ The music festival of Sanremo – a yearly tradition. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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The heedless Rise of Matteo Renzi – a(nother) new Premier for Italy

Italy, 03 Feb - 16 Feb 2014

Matteo Renzi ousts Letta and becomes new Prime Minister ++ Tug of war between Italy and India over Italian Marines ++ Sochi Winter Olympics: still no gold… but rainbow colours instead. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Land of Fires – Government fights the 'Eco-Mafia'

Italy, 19 Dec - 19 Jan 2014

The ‘Land of Fire’ decree: Long-awaited measures against environmental crimes ++ Institutional reforms: an agreement between Renzi and Berlusconi? ++ Golden Globe for Italy – the beautiful decline. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Vittoria Carraro
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Dangerous Liaisons – Italy’s Minister of Justice in Trouble

Italy, 24 Oct - 06 Nov 2013

Dangerous liaisons for the Minister of Justice: Cancellieri in trouble over the “Ligresti Affaire” ++ Datagate scandal involves Italy ++ Pope initiates worldwide enquiry on gay marriage, birth control and divorce. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Ashes to Ashes? Or how to bury the War Criminal Erich Priebke

Italy, 10 Oct - 23 Oct 2013

Debate on funeral of former SS officer Erich Priebke ++ Berlusconi: two years ban from public office ++ A Fiscal bill to lower taxes – not enough for trade unions and employers association ++ Another 200 migrants arrive at the coast of Sicily – Italy debates immigration policy. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic
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Italy FOR SALE – Telecom Italia becomes Spanish

Italy, 13 Sep - 26 Sep 2013

Spaniards to buy Telecom Italia: Italy for sale? ++ Costa Concordia finally raised – trial against captain continues ++ Two months of government uncertainty upset Italians ++ Quite a few issues burden the Democratic Party. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Vittoria Carraro
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The Great Escape: Berlusconi trying to avoid Punishment

Italy, 16 Aug - 29 Aug 2013

After conviction: Berlusconi and his party still looking for the “get out of jail free” card ++ Abolition of property taxes: Grand coalition government makes a deal ++ Red carpet in Venice – a spotlight on the film festival 2013 ++ The Italian Sundays make sense again: new Seria A season starts. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, Vittoria Carraro
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The Berlusconi Battle – a Shadow over Italian Politics

Italy, 02 Aug - 15 Aug 2013

No summer relaxation for Italy’s politicians: dispute over Berlusconi’s conviction ++ New fiscal troubles plague Letta’s government ++ Clandestine migration to Southern Italy - six victims on the coast of Catania. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Silvio Berlusconi Convicted!

Italy, 17 Jul - 01 Aug 2013

Berlusconi convicted! ++ Minister Alfano and the consequences of the Shalabayeva affair ++ Fight over constitutional reforms, stalemate in Parliament ++ Mortal bus accident in Campania leaves questions. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò
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Racism in Italy – Black Minister Slurred

Italy, 03 Jul - 16 Jul 2013

Racism in Italian politics: black minister called “orang-utan” ++ Day of truth for Berlusconi nearing: government at a crossroad ++ Revoked expulsion- diplomatic affair between Italy and Kazakhstan ++ Pope Francis prays with migrants. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic
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No Lost Generation – Government vs. Youth Unemployment

Italy, 19 Jun - 02 Jul 2013

Growing unemployment: the government gets help from EU ++ Berlusconi sentenced to seven years ++ Minister Josefa Idem resigns ++ A good third place for the “Azzurri”. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic
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Election Surprise ‘Five Stars’ – Only Grillo’s Personal Party?

Italy, 05 Jun - 18 Jun 2013

Beppe Grillo’s "tribunal": Member of the Senate dismissed ++ A new mayor for Rome - Center-left takes it all in local elections ++ Pope Francis admits: “Gay lobby” inside of the Vatican ++ Italy defeats Mexico in the heat of Maracana: Matchwinner Balotelli. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic
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Anja Berger



Anja Berger has studied Political Science and Languages in Düsseldorf and Rome and also lived in France for some months. She has the impression that even if as Europeans we are living in everyday contact with people from our neighbour states, there is still some lack of comunication and understanding between the single nationalities. She currently lives and works in Rome.


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