Plague and COVID–Analogies

The striking analogies between the Plague and the COVID Today the most affected regions by the virus are Lombardy, Veneto, but also England, Spain, and France on a wider horizon (the USA was not on the map yet!); they are symbols of an overwhelming historical-epidemic memory, devastated by the plague.  The plague that struck Europe between 1347 […]

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How About the Tulips?

Paolo Gentiloni, our former PM, now Commissioner for Economy, on Thursday 9 April 2020, tweeted the news that sanctioned a historic day for Italy and Europe: “The Eurogroup has reached an agreement. A package of unprecedented dimensions to support the health system, layoffs, liquidity for businesses and the Fund for a revival plan. Europe is […]

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Cassandra

These past weeks I felt a little bit like Cassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, Priam, condemned to never be believed. I kept telling my USA friends to cancel their trips, and starting to plan to stay home. This virus would get there too. And fast! I always added.  But even in my worst-case scenario I […]

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Ljubljana the Green

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia. The European Commission has elected it as the greenest city in Europe in 2016   Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital and its largest city. It’s known for its university population and green spaces, including the extensive Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River, which is lined with outdoor cafes, divides the […]

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