Italian food system exploits migrant farm workers – UN (ANSA)

Half of the agricultural workforce in Italy is made up of migrants. Those are the findings from the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. “Migrant workers are being exploited by the Italian food system,” said Elver during a visit to Italy last week.

https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/22540/italian-food-system-exploits-migrant-farm-workers-un?utm_source=IOM+External+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=25dd97bd85-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_05_04_55&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9968056566-25dd97bd85-43573965

Chinese, Italian presidents hail opening of China-Italy year of culture and tourism (Global Times)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday sent congratulatory letters to the opening of the China-Italy year of culture and tourism in the Italian capital of Rome.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1177672.shtml

Italy’s Libyan conundrum: The risks of short-term thinking (ECFR)

By prioritising short-term gains in irregular migration and energy security, Italy and the EU have helped create an unsustainable security and political situation in Libya.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_italys_libyan_conundrum_the_risks_of_short_term_thinking

Arturo Varvelli and Matteo Villa

To Italian observers, Trump is a déjà vu (Federica Saini Fasanotti, Brookings)

As an Italian watching the U.S. presidential election, the Donald Trump phenomenon rings a pretty acute bell. More than 20 years ago, something similar happened in Italy: Silvio Berlusconi burst onto the political scene, and—like for Trump—there were furious debates about his character and fitness to lead. While many Italians thought he could represent a new era of good governance in Rome, many others were profoundly disappointed (if not outright terrified) by his candidacy for the prime minister post.

Nessun allarmismo per l’esito del referendum italiano (Gianfranco Pasquino, AffarInternazionali)

Dissento fortemente dall’analisi di Gianni Bonvicini “I rischi per l’Italia se vince il NO” e ancor più dalla sua conclusione: “Dire no alla riforma significherebbe negare il nostro interesse europeo e internazionale a giocare un ruolo da grande nazione”. L’accusa di disfattismo e di anti-patriottismo mi pare davvero fuori luogo.

Italia-Egitto: occhi puntati su collaborazione migratoria (Azzurra Meringolo, Anja Palm, AffarInternazionali)

A seguito del passaggio del cosiddetto “emendamento Regeni” – ovvero la decisione del nostro parlamento di bloccare l’esportazione di pezzi di ricambio di F-16 verso l’Egitto – il Cairo ha minacciato di riconsiderare la cooperazione bilaterale in materia di immigrazione irregolare.