Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
May 19, 2005
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3 Million Foreign Residents in Italy

The current number of foreigners residing in Italy has reached 3 million in 2005. In 1970 foreign residents barely amounted to 100,000. This is more than a 30% per year increase over 35 years.  60% of foreigners live in the northern regions of Italy, 30% in central regions,
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Milan says goodbye to victory

With a 2-2 tie game against Lecce last Sunday, Milan now remains five crucial points behind the other leading team, Juventus, who won a home game victory 2-0 against Parma. These results make it almost certain who will win the Scudetto this year. It would take a miracle
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Florence invaded

Florence has not been conquered by an army with large feathers in their hats, it’s just the national convention of the Italian Military’s Rifle Squads, or, Bersaglieri.   Florence was chosen as host for the 53rd national meeting and rally. The occasion signifies a series of
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Transportation Strike May 20

A national bus strike has been scheduled for the entire day on Friday, May 20th. Buses will come to a halt from 9:00 -13:00 and from 15:00 – 21:00. CGIL, CISL, UIL, Faisa-Cisal, and UGL Union representatives left the negotiating table after they were unable
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Fiorentina: Another missed opportunity

A home game tie against Atalanta, the lowest ranking team in the Series A championship, was not good news for anyone, especially the Fiorentina. Neither the team from Bergamo earned the points necessary to move out of last place, and, even worse, has sent Fiorentina back down to a very
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Florentine saturdays

Secondary initiatives to promote city-cebtre shopping have met with approval. Although the lifting of the ban on motor vehicles in the centre of Florence on Saturday afternoons sparked great controversy, other measures created to encourage shoppers to return to the historical centre have been met with more positive reactions.
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General Strike in Tuscany June 22

A general strike has been called by union leaders for all workers in Tuscany in an attempt to draw attention to the numerous work-related injuries that have been recorded recently in the region. Regional President Claudio Martini has stated that the local government is looking into creating stricter safety
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Italy in recession?

According to the most recent data on Italy’s gross national production levels (PIL), the country can now technically consider itself in recession. Prime Minister Berlusconi, however, does not agree and has in fact stated that the country is not experiencing a recession, just a temporary drawback created by
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Florence mayor storms out of national conference

The Mayor of Florence, Leonardo Domenici, is also the President of the National Mayor’s Association (ANCI), and last week, when he  opened one of the many round table discussions at the National Public Administration Conference on behalf of the Mayoral organization, he sparked a chain of rebuttals
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Ice Hockey: Czech Republic Wins World Championship

The Czech Republic claimed the World Ice Hockey Champion title after a 3-0 victory against Canada. During the finals at Vienna, players Prospel, Rucinsky and Vasicek each scored a goal in the three match tournament (1-0, 0-0, 2-0). Russia claimed third place after winning 6-3