DanteDì (DanteDay) it was established yesterday (17 January 2020) and will commemorate the 700 years of the Italian literary genius.

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The Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini proposed the day for the commemoration of Dante and yesterday (17 January 2020) has been approved by the Council of Ministers. The day chosen is March 25, which is considered by many to be the day on which the long journey to the afterlife begins.

The proposal of the national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri as well as being the subject of several parliamentary acts had collected the adhesion of intellectuals and scholars and prestigious cultural institutions from the Accademia della Crusca, to the Società Dantesca, to the Dante Alighieri Society, to the Association of the Italianists to the Italian Society for the study of medieval thought.
These are the words of Minister Franceschini:

“Every year on March 25, the date that scholars recognize as the beginning of the journey into the afterlife of the Divine Comedy, Dantedi ‘will be celebrated. A day to remember Dante’s genius throughout Italy and throughout the world with many initiatives that will see a strong involvement of schools, students and cultural institutions ». «A year after the celebrations of the 700 years since Dante’s death – added Franceschini – there are already many projects under consideration by the Committee for the celebrations chaired by prof. Carlo Ossola. Dante – concluded Franceschini – remembers many things that hold us together: Dante is the unity of the country, Dante is the Italian language, Dante is the very idea of ​​Italy “.

The criticisms of the foreign minister (M5S) Luigi Di Maio

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In recent days the Italian foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, is being borbarded by criticism from all over the country. The question is very simple: the moment of conflict in the Middle Eastern countries.

Although Di Maio has been foreign minister for just 5 months, he is trying to assert his decisions but is criticized every day because the strategic importance of Libya is fundamental for Italy. Although many people speak of economic interests, especially those of Gas, it is also of fundamental importance for the balance of migration, which constantly spills illegal immigrants on the Italian coasts.

It is a painful moment for the government and for Di Maio who have to face various still unresolved issues. In fact, some measures taken are still at the starting point, such as the cut of parliamentarians, who despite the decree having been voted on in the Senate, the request for annulment has been made and in the coming months we will vote in the referendum.

Other important issues are the electoral law, which has been under discussion for a long time and on which no solution has yet been found.
In addition, the electoral law is continuously changed between proportional and majority.

The final issue on the discussion table is that of the withdrawal of motorway concessions for the Benetton family company.
The intention of the revocation began with the tragedy in Genoa with the collapse of the Morandi bridge, in which the Atlantia company had the demerit of not having carried out the right maintenance checks.

The ‘il fatto quotidiano’ (newspaper very close to the “Movimento Cinque stelle”) even criticized Di Maio insinuating that he could step down from both the role of minister and that of leader of the Movement. Although there are storms of criticism, the government does not seem to risk falling.

The government could risk falling if Salvini manages to win the regional elections in Emilia Romagna.

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Tommaso Paradiso – I nostri anni

 

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

 

Lyric

Eravamo così belli o almeno ci sembrava
Ed un giorno normale era sempre un giorno speciale
Con la riga di lato e sogni oltre l’aldilà
Facevamo le conte, i pensieri nel dettato
E le notti studiare canto e matematica
Con le spalle scoperte e la musica di mamma e papà
Roma, il sistema solare e il cuore chiuso nella pelle
Cosa, cos’è che ci fa sentire ancora sulle stelle?

Ma è chiaro che siamo noi
Ma è chiaro che siamo
I biscotti inzuppati nel latte
Con i discorsi dopo mezzanotte
E ci ridiamo ancora
E ci piangiamo ancora qua

Mannaggia la Befana
Ma quanto ti ho voluto bene
Te ne voglio sempre di più
Se chiudo gli occhi vorrei crollarti addosso
Roma, le fontane scheggiate, Alberto Sordi nelle tempie
Cosa, cos’è che ci fa sentire polvere di stelle?

Ma è chiaro che siamo noi
Ma è chiaro che siamo
I biscotti inzuppati nel latte
Con i discorsi dopo mezzanotte
E ci ridiamo ancora
E ci piangiamo ancora qua
E non c’è un’altra cosa più vera
E più bella di questa
Fanculo tutto, questi sono i nostri anni
I nostri anni
Questi sono i nostri anni
I nostri anni
Questi sono i nostri anni
I nostri anni
Questi sono i nostri anni
I nostri anni
Questi sono i nostri

I biscotti inzuppati nel latte
Con i discorsi dopo mezzanotte
E ci ridiamo ancora
E ci piangiamo ancora qua
E non c’è un’altra cosa più vera
E più bella di questa
Fanculo tutto, questi sono i nostri anni

I nostri anni
Questi sono i nostri anni
I nostri anni
Questi sono i nostri

Sofia Tornambene – A domani per sempre

 

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Here is the song of the new winner of Xfactor Italy

 

LYRIC

Quanto traffico in testa
Sembra già lunedì
Quante nuvole in faccia, il cielo in HD
Sono sempre in attesa
Di quello che io non so
So che il mio giorno migliore è quello che vivrò
E la radio che passa una hit anni Ottanta
Vent’anni più di me
E il vento spettina soltanto i pensieri
Ma te ne freghi e balli in punta di piedi
Finché non vedi
Un aeroplano nella sera
La nazionale sembra una frontiera
Che mi avvicina più a te
E poi domani, poi domani, poi domani
Io ti porto via con me
Su una cometa che si avvera
Ma te la immagini quell’atmosfera
Sembra la scena di un film
Non dire sempre che per sempre non è niente
Dimmi a domani per sempre
Quanto caos nelle testa, è perfetto così
Dentro a una tempesta suonano i Police
E la radio che passa una hit anni Ottanta
Vent’anni più di me
E il vento spettina soltanto che cadi
Ma te ne freghi e balli in punta di piedi
Finché non vedi
Un aeroplano nella sera
La nazionale sembra una frontiera
Che mi avvicina più a te
E poi domani, poi domani, poi domani
Io ti porto via con me
Su una cometa che si avvera
Ma te la immagini quell’atmosfera
Sembra la scena di un film
Non dire sempre che per sempre non è niente
Dimmi “a domani per sempre”
Dimmi “a domani per sempre”
Un aeroplano nella sera
La nazionale sembra una frontiera
Che mi avvicina più a te
E poi domani, poi domani, poi domani
Io ti porto via con me
Su una cometa che si avvera
Ma te la immagini quell’atmosfera
Sembra la scena di un film
Non dire sempre che per sempre non è niente
Dimmi “a domani, a domani per sempre”

Juve beats the atletico Madrid with a monstrous goal from Dybala

 

Last night Juventus beat the atletico madrid with an extraordinary dybala goal. He pulled a free kick in a very angular position with respect to the goal. The goalkeeper could do little, obviously because he did not expect a shot from that position by the Argentine footballer. Once again Dybala is confirmed as the leader of the team, at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo is in a state of decline. Despite the fact CR7 signs in the National team, in Juventus it seems that you find some difficulties. This year, however, compared to last year when Allegri was there, the team seems less dependent on Ronaldo. And maybe it’s good because this year in addition to Dybala there is also Higuain, who has already scored some goals in Serie A.

Dyabal however in this game did not make a feat in the goal but also in some moments of play. Incapacitated twice, the Argentine footballer stopped the ball in a masterly manner, gaining the applause of the team-mates who were on the bench, and also the ovation of the entire stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes peace with Sarri?

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Cristiano Ronaldo in the last League game against Milan, is replaced by Dybala (who scored the winning goal) and while CR7 leaves the field he whispers a lip against coach Sarri.

In the last match of the Italian Caldio Championship, we saw CR7 clearly opposed to the replacement decided by coach Sarri. After a few days, C. Ronaldo was called by the national team for two valid matches for the 2020 European qualifiers.

In the first match against Lithuania, won 6-0, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick.

Instead in the second match against Luxembourg, beaten 2-0, he scored a goal, contributing both to the victory of the national team and to the qualification for the Europeans. In fact these were the last games scheduled.

Although Ronaldo after the two victories with the National team has admitted that he was annoyed by the replacement, it is not really known if he made an apology to the Coach. Many argue that this episode could lead to a case of conflict between the champion and the coach. Also some have leaked the news that if Juventus fails to win the Champions League, Ronaldo could leave Juve at the end of the season. Obviously this is now only a rumor, but undoubtedly it is not surprising if Ronaldo’s ambitions are those of European prestige, especially given the fact that the champion has never lost his rivalry with Messi, the eternal rival! It should be noted, however, that Juventus bought Ronaldo last year just to win the champions league, which remains a primary goal, especially for the many finals lost in recent decades.

This year the game does not seem to shine. Except in one of the last Champions League games in which Douglas Costa has made an exceptional triangulation, one of the most beautiful actions of the last few years, there isn’t much of a game at the moment and it is hoped that the team is in a growing phase.

Hard times for Italy: the Ilva steelworks in Taranto closes.

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A Glimpse of the ilva steelworks in Taranto (Italy)

In recent weeks, Arcelor Mittal, a multinational that acquired the former l’ilva in 2012, terminated the contract by sending 10,000 people home. The interruption of steel production, in addition to the unemployment of people, creates a 1.5% decrease in GDP: a disaster in terms of economy.

The reason for the termination of the contract, according to the statements of the multination, would be that there is no longer any interest in continuing production in the Taranto area. But many have said instead that in reality the reason would be that the company would not want to submit to the rules of the Italian government, which has not renewed the penal shield. Many do not know, that the state, to guarantee the company to work comfortably, has put up criminal shields, to protect any seizures of the judiciary for environmental irregularities.

In fact, due to the steel plant, the Tatanto area has for decades been one of the most polluted areas in Europe and perhaps in the world. Many people in the area surrounding the plant have died of cancer. Almost nothing has been done over the years to avoid this tragedy, and the very high mortality of cancer has scientifically shown how fine particles are 100% the cause of cancer.

For decades it had to go down to the compromise between health and work, an absurd thing. How can the health of citizens be traded for work, which should really be a means of sustenance?

Venice devastated by high water

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In the night between 12 and 13 November Venice was devastated by a storm that brought the sea level rise by 187cm! Although high water is almost a customary in Venice, this time the size of the event due to its intensity and consistency has not occurred since 1966, when the water rose by 194cm, a historical record for the city.

There were two victims, including one for electrocution due to a short circuit.

For years, Venice has been building a system called MOSE to block the rise of the sea. This system has cost the state 5 billion euros, with enormous delays in the completion of the works, especially for numerous investigations of bribes that led to the arrest of many people, including the former president of the Veneto region(Giancarlo Galan).

In the coming decades, Venice risks disappearing because climate change will lead to an increase in the sea. Furthermore, the land on which Venice rests is increasingly lowered.

It is incredible how this very serious theme has not led the Venetians to take measures without falling into corruption. Many think that the Mafia exists only in the south, but in recent years all the political scandals have come from the administrations of northern regions.

In the last few months Salvini of the Lega, is enjoying success, despite very debatable issues. He argued that the construction of the TAV (high speed train) was necessary but in reality it is the pretext to steal more money.

The Italian Russiagate

 

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The leader of the Lega, Matteo Salvini, with the Russian President Putin.

 

Almost all Americans know the Russigate case or at least have heard of it.

The terminology used to indicate the names of the scandals derives precisely from the famous scandal that occurred in 1972 with an American president: Nixon. In 1972 the watergate scandal broke out. Since then the word gate has been used …

Many people do not know that there is another russiagate: the Italian one.
Although there are still no judicial implications on the case, it is a very important issue because it could affect all European politics.

The coincidence of having two Russiagates overshadows the two events leading the citizen to think that it is an external question.

Moreover, in recent weeks the Italian russigate is taking on more and more relevance because Salvini (leader of the Lega party and former deputy premier) is directly involved and seems to avoid as much as possible questions on the subject.

On October 22nd the RAI3 television channel broadcast an episode with all the details and secrets of the story arousing the criticism (for better or for worse) of many. In fact many politicians are asking Salvini to clarify the matter.

According to many, the Lega would have asked the Russians to finance the electoral campaign for European elections with a good 65 million euros.

The new Italian government formed after the crisis

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The President Mattarella and The Premier Conte

 

After the government crisis in which Italian Prime Minister Conte resigned, a new government was formed. The M5S, that in the elections of March 4 2019 was the most voted party (35%) but did not reach an absolute majority in order to govern alone, made an alliance with the Democratic party.

For many it was a political betrayal because until a few days before the M5S ruled with the right (Lega). Also for years the M5S and the PD have been insulted, especially after the Bibbiano scandals, which revealed the Democratic Party politicians in criminal cases concerning children.

The truth is that both the M5S and the PD wanted to avoid the elections because the polls gave both parties a sharp decline in favor of the Lega that have double the consensus: from 18% to 36%.

It is difficult to think that this government can last for all legislation because the parties that have joined together have very few things in common. Among the political issues of confrontation, there will almost certainly be immigration, which has been gripping the whole country for decades.

Matteo Salvini, leader of the League, was one of the few in fact to fight against illegal immigration that happens with the boats that land in the ports of the Italian coasts. This policy has led Salvini to have more enemies than friends in Italy and in Europe, where strangely a solidarity policy applies. Italy is objectively the country most penalized in illegal immigration and every year it suffers tens of thousands of landings of irregular migrants.

Despite the fact that Germany is the most hospitable to migrants, Italy is the country that hosts the most irregular immigrants.
In Germany there are precise rules and crossing German borders without documents there are very severe penalties.

Giuseppe Conte was again chosen for the new government, despite the disagreement of some members of the Left (Democratic Party). In fact, Giuseppe Conte held a diplomatic relationship with the rest of Europe during the first year of government (with the League), earning the respect of the EU and also of US President Donald Trump, who recently has expressed sympathy for him in a tweet, wishing him to lead the country.

The Italian markets and exchanges reacted quite well, except for a few days when it was thought that the agreement between the PD and M5S was not successful. Particularly when in a day of consultations among the various parties, Luigi Di Maio, leader of the M5S, raised the tone dictating the conditions of the agreement and making to fear a lacked agreement.

Regarding the government agreement, all members of the five-star movement through the Rousseau platform also expressed their opinion. Voting was definitely in favor of the agreement with 79%. The vote was however criticized by the right-wing parties, including the Lega, because they believe it is unfair that 70000 members of the M5S can decide for millions of Italians.

Although the agreement made with the PD remained the M5S as a traitor to the values ​​of coherence and position, uniting both with the right and then with the left in the same legislature reinforces that it was a workhorse of the movement: not to be right and left but go only against the system. Many dislike the agreement because the movement was born as a party for the protest vote against the corruption of caste and politics.

Early voting was very difficult to do because a government’s 1-year duration is very short, and indeed even the President of the Republic wanted the agreement between the left and the M5S, provided, however, that the parties presented political guidelines to be implemented together.