Reports by Marco Calabrò

Italy has got a new President!

23 Feb 2015

In search of a President: Renzi's great victory & Berlusconi’s failure ++ Mattarella: a discrete arbiter?
by Marco Calabrò
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Rising Controversies between Italy & EU over Budget Bill

Italy, 04 Nov - 04 Nov 2014

Commentary - How Italy continues to struggle reactivating its economic growth & why the government is on on a collision course with the European Union on its budget target. by Marco Calabrò
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'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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Back to Recession – Renzi's Relaunch stagnates

Italy, 05 Aug - 18 Aug 2014

Italian economy back to recession++ A first positive step for constitutional reform++ Etihad Airways is in, Alitalia survives ++ Conte new coach of national football team. by 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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Italy gets knocked out of World Cup, and Uruguayan Suarez bites again

Italy, 09 Jun - 23 Jun 2014

World Cup 2014: Italy is out while Suarez bite overshadows the match ++ Renzi’s Government on its way to reforms ++ Pope Francis in Calabria, the land of the ’Ndrangheta. by Federica Patalano, Marco Calabrò
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European Election Polls: Renzi's great Victory - Grillo's Defeat

Italy, 12 May - 25 May 2014

Renzi's Partito Democratico wins European election in Italy with over 40 per cent ++ M5S after electoral defeat: between crisis and European strategy ++ No end to the influx from Africa ++ Prandelli's road to Brazil. by Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic
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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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The awaited Refugee Exodus – African Migrants on the Italian Coast

Italy, 31 Mar - 13 Apr 2014

Massive migrants wave on Italian coast - Government call for EU to share the burden ++ Fiscal cuts for economic growth: 'Time for optimism'++ Berlusconi to serve for social assistance. by Marco Calabrò, Vittoria Carraro
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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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Battle in Parliament – Chaos in Italian Politics and Head of State impeached

Italy, 20 Jan - 02 Feb 2014

Turmoil in Parliament, President Napolitano under opposition attack ++ Is Fiat selling the label 'Made in Italy'? ++ Guilty! - again: New chapter opened in case of Amanda Knox ++ Milan EXPO 2015: a chance for Italian economic re-launch? by Federica Patalano, Marco Calabrò, Vittoria Carraro
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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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The Rebellion of the 'Pitchforks': Mass Protests against Italy’s Government

Italy, 05 Dec - 18 Dec 2013

Letta’s government made it to Christmas, but with some unpleasant presents ++ Renzi leader of the Democratic Party: an Italian Blair or another Berlusconi?++ Zizou’s revenge. by Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, Vittoria Carraro
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Arrivederci Silvio! – Ex-premier expelled from the Senate

Italy, 21 Nov - 04 Dec 2013

Silvio’s last political funeral? Berlusconi expelled from the Senate and Letta’s executive renewed ++ A dialogue of hope between Pope Francis and President Putin? ++ Grillo’s third V-day and the Five Stars movement electoral program ++ Fire in Tuscany Chinatown: seven people dead. by Federica Patalano, Marco Calabrò, Vittoria Carraro
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Cleopatra over Sardinia – Deadly Cyclone plunges the Island into Chaos

Italy, 07 Nov - 20 Nov 2013

The tragedy of Sardinia – Island hit by a deadly cyclone ++ The ashes of the phoenix: Forza Italia's rebirth and Democratic Party's new leadership ++ 'Cancellieri affair' shakes Letta’s government ++ 'They’ll never win against us!'. by Federica Patalano, Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, 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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Italians debate Human Rights in Prisons and Lampedusa

Italy, 27 Sep - 09 Oct 2013

Over 300 dead immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa ++ On crimes and punishments: Napolitano’s appeal against harsh prison conditions ++ To split or not to split? Letta wins in vote of confidence, while Berlusconi's party faces major changes. by Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, Vittoria Carraro
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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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Italy Stands down on Syria – The Pope Prays for Peace

Italy, 30 Aug - 12 Sep 2013

Italian views on Syria: Letta positions at G20 and Pope Francis calls for peace ++ The saga continues: Berlusconi now appeals to European Court of Human Rights ++ Venice film festival: Golden Lion for “Sacro GRA” ++ Squadra Azzura qualifies for Brazil 2014. by Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, 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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New Hope for Italy’s Public Finances?

Italy, 21 May - 03 Jun 2013

Italy out of the EU infraction procedure for excessive deficit ++ Local elections: center-left does well, while citizens’ participation decreases ++ Reform of semi-presidential system under discussion ++ Boy kills girlfriend: rising concern for violence against women ++ Balotelli and Minister of Integration against racism. by Marco Calabrò
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The Quest for Political Stability: Letta Takes Up the Gauntlet

Italy, 07 May - 20 May 2013

New executive begins difficult work ++ Berlusconi and other problems of the new coalition ++ Local elections approaching; campaign is coming to an end ++ A man from Ghana kills three people in Milan, setting loose a debate about integration and racism. by Marco Calabrò
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Marco Calabrò



Marco is a PhD candidate of Political Science at the University of Rome Tre. His research interests deal with elections and non democratic regimes. He considers the European Union as a firewall for democracy and peace.


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