Terrorism Watch: “Neo-Nazism should not pass in Ukraine”

“In the past, the West has often turned a blind eye to anti-Russian, anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi tendencies in Ukraine and the Baltic states. But now there are signs that Western attitudes are becoming more realistic. A draft report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly by Lucio Malan states very clearly: “Svoboda is Western, anti-liberal, anti-EU and…

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Hinduism Today: “Expanding Religious Freedom”

(Following the Decision: Svamini Hamsananda, Franco Jayendranatha and Swami Yogananda Giri of the Italian Hindu Union meet with Italian senators Vannino Chiti and Lucio Malan) ON DECEMBER 11, 2012, after a long struggle, Hinduism and Buddhism were granted official recognition under Italian law. This huge step towards religious freedom and equality throughout the country marks…

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BBC News: “Nigeria rescue bid: we were not informed”

Malan: “Sul blitz per liberare Lamolinara, il Governo britannico doveva informarci prima” Italian senator Lucio Malan told the BBC’s Newsnight that the Italian government wanted to know why it had not been consulted by the British before the attempted rescue of Briton Chris McManus and and his Italian colleague, Franco Lamolinara. Both Mr McManus and…

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BBC News: “There is a war of markets against Europe”

Greece and Italy are in trouble – Italy faces a high cost of borrowing and Greece has crippling debt payments it cannot afford. Anna Diamantopoulou, the Greek Education Minister, told Sarah Montague that “there is a war of markets against Europe as a whole”. Lucio Malan, the Secretary of the Italian Senate, says that whilst…

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BBC News: “A drama ancient Romans would have understood”

Silvio Berlusconi is facing a crucial vote on budget reforms in the Italian Parliament today as the Country’s borrowing costs ave rocketed. From Rome, the BBC’s Europe editor Gavin Hewitt reflects on Italian public opinion. Senator Lucio Malan, vice-president of the Italian Senate, explains why he believes that a Berlusconi resignation would not solve Italy’s…

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