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Italian man scales Vatican dome in day long anti-government protest

October 4, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Hanging a banner saying “Help! Enough Monti” from the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian man takes his protest against the government of Mario Monti to new heights An Italian man who eluded Vatican security to scale the 426ft (130m) high dome of St. Peter’s Basilica spent almost a full day […]

The Catastrophic State of Italy’s Labor Market

September 5, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN SPIEGEL) The miner protest in Sardinia may have resulted in a stay of execution for a doomed coal production facility, but Italy’s economy remains in freefall. The country is shedding jobs, production rates are abysmal and the infrastructure is appalling. Prime Minister Monti has vowed to turn things around. But how? By Hans-Jürgen […]