Almost Italian, almost European – the long journey to integration

Posted on 22. April 2014 by Afrola Plaku When asked “Where do you come from”, I have no hesitation in answering “Italy”, even if that is not entirely true. Indeed, it is not at all. Although I moved to the country when I was two years old, I had my entire education between Trieste and … Continue reading Almost Italian, almost European – the long journey to integration

What’s going on in Italy: presidential election merry-go-round

Posted on 20. April 2013 by Afrola Plaku As I write, the sixth round of voting for the presidential elections is taking place in Rome. Italian President of the Republic, with a 7 years mandate, is elected by  the Members of the Parliament and the representatives of the regions (1007 voters) during a plenary session, and … Continue reading What’s going on in Italy: presidential election merry-go-round