Italian elections – an expat exercise

26. February 2018

by Elisabetta Vitello

How does a young Italian expat like me stay informed about what is going on in his/her country? I must confess that I haven’t always done a good job, preferring to read international newspapers where, I thought, I could find more unbiased information, as opposed to the national Italian news. In doing so, I sometimes missed out on some Italian drama (without regrets) and focused more on world politics and international affairs. But...

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