Prensa France Adrift

The current situation of the French government continues to deteriorate every day. Last Tuesday, the cabinet headed by Manuel Valls saved a confidence vote by just 25 votes in the National Assembly, with 31 Socialist MPs locked in abstention and the Government saved by the votes of the Radical Party. The Valls II cabinet is thus very damaged to set forth the reforms it has presented upon its return from last August's holidays, and therefore, it seems difficult that they will survive in the medium term. In addition, surveys are stubborn when showing a terrible political panorama for the future of France, with the Socialist Party sinking and its voters fleeing to the populist and extremist ideas presented by the National Front and Marine Le Pen. President Hollande is already rejected by...

Prensa Ukraine's Crisis

On January 22, the protests against the Ukrainian government claimed the lives of three victims according to official sources or five according to the opposition. The sorrowful fact is tragically ironic because it happened on the Day of National Unity which celebrates the independence achieved in 1919. But there are at least two more paradoxes.

Prensa Ecco l’Italicum

'Ecco l'Italicum'. With this expression, Matteo Renzi presented last week to the public the new draft for the electoral reform to be discussed in the Palazzo Montecitorio, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Following the tradition of using Latin expressions to name the electoral laws–'Matarellum' (1993) and 'Porcellum'(2005)–the new law has been dubbed Italicum. According to the young secretary of the Partito Democratico, the name reflects the regenerative spirit that inspired the law: 'farà nascere one Nuova Repubblica' Renzi stated. 

Prensa Ukraine Leaves the European Union in the Lurch

Ukraine's decision, announced by Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, to "suspend preparations" for the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, scheduled for 28 November in Vilnius (Lithuania), is the result of the Ukraine's own economic and political situation, of Putin's coercion and of the European Union's inability to carry out its flagship project–the Eastern Partnership–addressed to several ex-Soviet countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and thus continue its eastward enlargement.

Prensa Kennedy, Myth and Reality Fifty Years Later

Fifty years ago, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by the bullets fired by a young communist sympathiser, Lee Harvey Oswald. It was then that the Kennedy myth emerged. The myth of a life cut short at full maturity, of a progressive presidency too soon interrupted and of a thwarted American dream. However, half a century after the Dallas assassination and thanks to both the historical perspective achieved over time and to several research works of very high historiographical value, it is possible to separate myth from reality. 

Prensa France Adrift

09.23.2014. The current situation of the French government continues to deteriorate every day. Last Tuesday, the cabinet headed by Manuel Valls saved a confidence vote by just 25 votes in the National Assembly, with 31 Socialist MPs locked in abstention and the Government saved by the votes of the Radical Party. The Valls II cabinet is thus very damaged to set forth the reforms it has presented upon its return from last August's holidays, and therefore, it seems difficult that they will survive in the medium term. In addition, surveys are stubborn when showing a terrible political panorama for the future of France, with the Socialist Party sinking and its voters fleeing to the populist and extremist ideas presented by the National Front and Marine Le Pen. President Hollande is already rejected by...

Prensa Ukraine's Crisis

01.30.2014. On January 22, the protests against the Ukrainian government claimed the lives of three victims according to official sources or five according to the opposition. The sorrowful fact is tragically ironic because it happened on the Day of National Unity which celebrates the independence achieved in 1919. But there are at least two more paradoxes.

Prensa Ecco l’Italicum

01.27.2014. 'Ecco l'Italicum'. With this expression, Matteo Renzi presented last week to the public the new draft for the electoral reform to be discussed in the Palazzo Montecitorio, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Following the tradition of using Latin expressions to name the electoral laws–'Matarellum' (1993) and 'Porcellum'(2005)–the new law has been dubbed Italicum. According to the young secretary of the Partito Democratico, the name reflects the regenerative spirit that inspired the law: 'farà nascere one Nuova Repubblica' Renzi stated. 

Prensa Ukraine Leaves the European Union in the Lurch

11.26.2013. Ukraine's decision, announced by Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, to "suspend preparations" for the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, scheduled for 28 November in Vilnius (Lithuania), is the result of the Ukraine's own economic and political situation, of Putin's coercion and of the European Union's inability to carry out its flagship project–the Eastern Partnership–addressed to several ex-Soviet countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and thus continue its eastward enlargement.

Prensa Kennedy, Myth and Reality Fifty Years Later

11.22.2013. Fifty years ago, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by the bullets fired by a young communist sympathiser, Lee Harvey Oswald. It was then that the Kennedy myth emerged. The myth of a life cut short at full maturity, of a progressive presidency too soon interrupted and of a thwarted American dream. However, half a century after the Dallas assassination and thanks to both the historical perspective achieved over time and to several research works of very high historiographical value, it is possible to separate myth from reality.