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Mario Draghi agrees to form new Italian government

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has accepted a request from Italy’s president to form a national unity government. Sergio Mattarella met with Draghi in Rome where the latter was asked to guide the country through the Covid-19 pandemic and the most severe economic crisis in Italian post-war history. The two met following the…

Global

Concerns over mental health during Italy’s lockdown

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, has proven to be a highly infectious and deadly pathogen. But there’s another hidden crisis spreading alongside the virus, the psychological toll of government lockdowns. Social distancing measures, usually in the form of a lockdown, have been essential to controlling the spread of this virus. Italy was…

News

UEA cancels Italy trip over coronavirus

Journalism students at UEA will not attend an international festival in Italy later this year owing to concerns of coronavirus. Students and staff were set to travel to Perugia, central Italy, for the International Journalism Festival during April. Jack Pullan is a third year Spanish and Italian student at Durham on a year abroad at…

Travel

The best type of bucket list

Most travellers have bucket lists, and if other travellers’ bucket lists are anything like mine, they are infinitely long. I have come to find that my bucket list has changed in nature over my years of wanting to explore, and in turn have realised there is an art to it. For reasons which I do…

Travel

Top five countries for coffee

Coffee is a must for many people, especially university students. As a barista, and self-professed coffee aficionado, my first stop in a new destination is a café, to sample the local staple and get a feel for the coffee culture of the area. Cafés are the perfect place to sit and sort through thousands of…

Global

Italy’s recession raises concerns of eurozone contagion

Italy’s economy has entered a recession after posting a contraction of 0.2 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) in the final three months of 2018. This follows a 0.1 percent negative growth in the previous quarter.   The Italian coalition government of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, and the far-right League party, had promised to…

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