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#Elebocconi2021 are finally taking place! After a long electoral campaign, Bocconi students will have the possibility to choose their representatives on Wednesday and Thursday. During last week, candidates for the various collegial bodies challenged each other in debates hosted by Bocconi TV in partnership with our newspaper. If you missed any of them, go find our resuming articles for each debate on our website.

European News

100m extra doses of Pfizer vaccine were ordered by the EU. With this latest order, the number of doses acquired by the European Union now accounts for 600 million vaccines. This quantity should allow Member States to immunize two thirds of European population. Notably, BioNTech/Pfizer proved to be the only timely supplier so far.

The EU reached a formal agreement on travel passes in an effort to boost summer tourism. The European Union members decided to launch the initiative of COVID travel passes in an effort to reopen for tourism this summer. They will negotiate details with the EU’s lawmakers in May. This agreement certified that those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid or with negative test results will travel more easily within the E, where restrictions on movement have weighed heavily on the travel and tourism industry for over a year. The European Parliament, which must also agree to the proposal for it to take effect, is due to agree on its later this month and final talks between lawmakers are to take place in May.

After a year of protests, French Assembly eventually approved security bill. A law extending police powers was approved in France this week by the Assembly, after the Senate already voted in favour of it. Such resolution comes after severe protests against the bill in November 2020, which due to Art. 24 of the Loi Sécurité Globale foreseeing the impossibility of publishing images of officials directed at causing them harm. Despite Art.24 not being anymore in the bill, the final text was criticized for the vaguity of its formulation which could entail an open window for unjust proceedings.

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Announcement of European Super League shakes football world. Twelve top European football clubs announced lately the formation of an elite league which will ultimately consist of 20 clubs across the Continent. However, FIFA and UEFA immediately denounced the organization of the tournament, threatening legal proceeds and bans for players involved in the new championship.

World News

Covid-19: Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause is another hurdle for Europe. Injections of Johnson & Johnson vaccines came to a sudden halt across the United States after federal health agencies called for a pause following the emergence of a rare blood clotting. It will also be stopped in the E.U. 

Delhi announces lockdown as Covid cases surge. India’s capital Delhi has announced a week-long lockdown after a record spike in cases overwhelmed the city’s healthcare system. They reported on Sunday a spike of 24,462 cases in a day. India has been reeling from a deadly second wave since the start of April.

Cuba entered the post-Castro era at the pivotal 2021 party congress. Castro, who is currently 89 years old, and his late brother Fidel have successfully ruled Cuba ever since leading the 1959 revolution that toppled a US-backed dictator and installed a communist- run country. Now that Raul Castro is stepping down as head of the ruling Communist Party at its congress this week, Cuba is foreseen to enter a post-Castro era.

US President Joe Biden announced he will withdraw troops from Afghanistan. On Wednesday US President Joe Biden said that he will withdraw remaining US troops from Afghanistan in an effort to end the ‘forever war’ in the region. He also declared that the September 11 terror attacks of 20 years ago cannot justify the presence of American forces in Afghanistan, implying the resolution of the nation’s longest war. The announcement that the 2500 American forces would leave the region was backed by NATO chief Jens Stoltendberg’s issuing of the alliance’s agreement to also withdraw its 7000 from the country.

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Notizie italiane

Matteo Salvini rinviato a giudizio per il caso Open Arms. Matteo Salvini è stato rinviato a giudizio per il caso Open Arms, nell’ambito dell’inchiesta sui naufraghi salvati dall’Ong spagnola nell’estate del 2019 a cui per giorni non fu concesso lo sbarco in attesa di una redistribuzione a livello europeo. L’ex ministro e senatore dovrà comparire davanti ai giudici il 15 settembre per il processo.

Roma, IoApro: la protesta dei ristoratori. La settimana si è aperta con la protesta dei ristoratori di “IoApro”. E ha suscitato polemiche la presenza in piazza di membri di CasaPound.

Riaperture: cosa si può fare e cosa no dal 26 aprile. Il 26 aprile si potrà tornare al ristorante (almeno in zona gialla, e all’aperto): il premier Draghi ha parlato di “rischio calcolato”. Riapriranno anche cinema e teatri, mentre resterà in vigore il coprifuoco.

Dal 16 aprile ci sono due “Frecciarossa Covid free” tra Roma e Milano. Trenitalia ha inaugurato il servizio “Covid free” in via sperimentale tra Roma e Milano. Per salire a bordo, è richiesto un tampone recente, che può essere effettuato anche in stazione, gratuitamente, grazie alla Croce Rossa.

Maria Chiara Carrozza è la prima donna presidente del Cnr. Maria Chiara Carrozza, già ministra di istruzione, università e ricerca nel governo Letta, è la prima donna a presiedere il Cnr. Autrice di numerose pubblicazioni ed esperta ricercatrice negli ambiti di biorobotica e biomeccatronica, era già stata la più giovane rettrice italiana alla Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa.

Blinken riceve Di Maio: “Dalla pandemia alla Libia, la leadership dell’Italia è cruciale”. Il ministro degli esteri Di Maio è volato a Washington, dove è stato ricevuto dal segretario di stato americano Blinken, in occasione del 160° anniversario delle relazioni diplomatiche tra Italia e Stati Uniti. Al centro del colloquio Libia, Afghanistan e Ucraina.

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Milano, grattacieli e mega torri: ecco come sta cambiando lo skyline. A Milano stanno sorgendo nuovi grattacieli, pensati come una città nella città e completi di tutto. Così facendo si vorrebbe ricucire il tessuto urbano e riattivare la socialità. Questi grandi progetti, alcuni dei quali portano la firma di team italiani, hanno l’obiettivo di essere sostenibili e con zero emissioni, per poter vivere in osmosi con la natura.

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Current members of the team are Paolo Barone, Francesca Sofia Cocco, Cecilia Gadina, Isha Induchudan, Katya Mavrelli, Emma Velasquez Mariucci, Olimpia Vitali.

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