New Poll shows Europeans think life is generally fair

New poll shows most Europeans think life is generally fair, but have concerns over justice, political decisions and income inequality.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made fairness in the EU the cornerstone of his political priorities. To support this effort with scientific evidence, the Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) produced its first Fairness Report last year.… Be Informed

Roberto Fico (M5s) given the mandate to explore the formation of a government in Italy

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella handed Lower House Speaker Roberto Fico an exploratory mandate to explore the possibility of a government-formation deal between his anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left democratic Party (PD). The deal was immediately rejected by the Chairman of the PD Matteo Orfini.… Be Informed

The Guardian : Azeri ruling families linked to secret investments via Maltese bank

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As part of ‘The Daphne Project’, The Guardian reveals that Azerbaijan’s ruling families are the alleged beneficiaries of dozens of anonymously owned companies that have been used to invest in property, hotels and businesses in Europe, according to an investigation by the Daphne Project.… Be Informed

Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship

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Italy on Monday gave Italian citizenship to terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans so that he can hopefully be “immediately” moved to Italy from Liverpool, where doctors are set to pull the plug on him, the foreign ministry said. “Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and Interior Minister Marco Minniti have granted citizenship to little Alfie,” the ministry said.… Be Informed

Italy – Centre right takes lead in Molise

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Centre-right governor candidate Donato Toma looks set to win Sunday’s regional election in the southern region of Molise, the first major test of voter sentiment since last month’s inconclusive general election. Toma, who was supported by both Forza Italia (FI) leader Silvio Berlusconi and League chief Matteo Salvini during the election campaign, was ahead with 44.22% after the counted was concluded in 354 of the 394 voting sections.… Be Informed