Italy has been in a coma for far too long: this documentary wants to wake it up. Director Annalisa Piras herself was at the Babylon Mitte cinema where the audience, mostly made up of Italian expats, was critical yet keen to participate in the debate. One audience member admitted that what they saw on screen pained them
One of the legacies of former prime minister Mario Monti was stating that a proper family 'is one made up of a man and a woman'. The relationship between Italian politics and homosexuality is rocky, from presidents of Italian regions to gay pride 2013, and the somewhat inevitable role of the Vatican. Gay pride will be held in Palermo in June 2013
Delve deep into the heart of Paris’ Right Bank, and you will discover an ‘island of solidarity’ that’s Italian to the core. 'Ethicando' is a small bistro where, unsurprisingly, you are served up ethical produce. It is here, on the evening of 5 March, where France encounters Italy and one of the most distressing issues facing the peninsula
In Spain, almost 9,000 journalists are unemployed – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. On a local level, initiatives such as those promoted by the press association of Seville hope to find a solution to the job instability that professionals in this sector often suffer; it also hopes to strengthen the group mentality of those working in journalism
Celebrations on 14 February in Russia only served to highlight the discrimination that the LGBT community still suffers in the country. Though homosexuality was legalised in the country in 1993, in practice LGBT citizens are still not treated fully as ‘equals’
The 24-year-old is devoted to the LGBT cause, is studying to be a future doctor and is also a transvestite in his spare time; if ever we wanted to sensationalise this young Frenchman, there you have it. However, French society needs people like him to reaffirm that change is happening now. Read part one in our five-part series of LGBT portraits
Man is unhappy. It's because of a subtle mix of historical, cultural and even economic factors. Women, too, have a part to play; they are free, liberated, independent, and in some countries, even have higher salaries. Have women pillaged the traditional role that men of the third millennium might have played as traditional heads of the family?
Once there was a boy from Holland and a girl from Portugal, or a girl from Italy and a boy from Spain…no, this isn’t the start of a crude joke. According to French newspaper Le Figaro, the student exchange programme will have been responsible for the birth of more than a million children in its 25 years of existence. Unfortunately not all erasmus love stories have such fairy-tale endings