What the Italian government is doing for women (Spoiler: NOTHING)

In June 2018, after months of negotiations and compromises, Italy started a new political journey with a two-party coalition composed by the Five Star Movement — a populist group created in 2009 by the comedian Beppe Grillo and now proudly represented by Luigi di Maio — and the League, a far-right party led by Matteo … Continua a leggere What the Italian government is doing for women (Spoiler: NOTHING)

Why Italy has a problem with Tampon Tax

Since the average age of 12 girls from all over the world start experiencing the same symptoms once a month: cramps, headache, backache. They get their periods. And they buy tampons. In Italy a box of 14 pads costs approximately 4 euros. You can easily do the math: women buy an average of two packet … Continua a leggere Why Italy has a problem with Tampon Tax

Italy’s deficit: a new recipe for the same old story

Originally published at nyta.us on October 12, 2018. The Italian government approved a new budget plan last month that shocked the stock market and started a heated debate among its citizens. The plan sets the deficit target at 2.4 percent of the GDP, almost three times the goal of the previous administration. This makes Italy’s situation even … Continua a leggere Italy’s deficit: a new recipe for the same old story