Easy Life

Easy Life is the magazine portion of the site. Here you will find articles published at the beginning of each month. The topics vary from travel to red tape, from recipes to business reviews.

 

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Lewis M. Eisenberg of Florida is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, and the Republic of San Marino. He is a prominent American financier, investor, and philanthropist. As Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Founding Board Member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he chaired its 9/11 Victims’ Families and Transportation Advisory Councils, Ambassador Eisenberg engaged with State and local governments on a number of complex issues. He is an Emeritus Member of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council and Life Member of the Cornell University Council. He earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College and a M.B.A. ... »

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Elizabeth Lee Martinez began her assignment in October 2017 as Consul General in Milan, covering northern Italy. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Before assuming her present duties Ms. Martinez served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kingston, Jamaica from 2013 to 2016. Her previous assignments include Director of the Office of Canadian Affairs (2011-2013) and Deputy Director in the Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan (2009-2011). From 2006-2009, Ms. Martinez was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her earlier overseas assignments include Casablanca, Morocco; and San Salvador, El Salvador and Nassau, T... »

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK. As I travel to Brussels today, I know that many people will be looking to us – the leaders of the 28 nations in the European Union – to demonstrate we are putting people first. I have been clear throughout this process that citizens’ rights are my first priority. And I know my fellow leaders have the same objective: to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU. I want to give reassurance that this issue remains a priority, that we are united on the key principles, and that the focus over the weeks to come will be delivering an agreement that works for people here in the UK,... »

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 2, Monday 16 October, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter for British nationals living in Italy. Following the Prime Minister’s landmark speech in Florence last month and the fifth round of negotiations in Brussels, I would like to update you on the latest developments on Brexit. PM’s Florence Speech On 22 September, the Prime Minister delivered a landmark speech on Europe in Florence. The Chancellor, the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU were in attendance, as were a range of leading Italian politicians and business people. The PM ... »

Studying in Canada – The Hidden Gem

Studying in Canada – The Hidden Gem

With its rugged mountains, ice blue lakes, miles of forests and billowing prairie grasses, Canada appeals to the adventurous spirit. This recreational wonderland boasts over 40 National Parks and Reserves, a dozen of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alongside its impressive natural beauty, Canada also offers compelling educational opportunities to international students who wish to study abroad. Numerous public and private high schools from coast to coast organize global student exchanges, while this article will explore some striking proposals at Canadian colleges and universities. To scout the possibilities firsthand, you’re welcome to visit the Fiera EduCanada 2017 in Milan (Oct 14t... »

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

There are times in life when we all wish we could have a clean slate, a kind of “do over.” For those of you who have moved abroad and begun a whole new life, you know that’s exactly what you get: a completely fresh start and a chance to be a whole new version of yourself. Imagine the possibilities! They are endless, and with infinite possibility comes great potential, as well as the potential for stress. How can you maximize this new beginning while not losing sight of yourself? First, let’s remember that before we can change anything, we need to be aware. Without awareness, we cannot take deliberate, thoughtful steps towards desired change, so start by taking the time to check in with yours... »

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 1, September 12, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. As negotiations between the UK Government and the European Commission continue to move forward, I know that there is a strong appetite for information. This letter is intended to complement our face-to-face engagement, providing you with updates and inviting you to feed in your views. I have also recently posted a video on Facebook on progress made so far in the negotiations and, in addition, I will soon be conducting a Twitter Q&A (details to follow on our @ukinitaly social media channels). In this first edition, I want set out the progress made to da... »

Brexit? That missed long-term opportunity…

Brexit? That missed long-term opportunity…

Suppose for a while that the UK would not have taken the route of a referendum to part with the European Union; how do you think this Country would have found itself in 7-10 years’ time vis-à-vis to the EU? Well, oddly enough it would have found itself – or very close to – the situation it is now struggling to arrange with Brussels, at no added cost and without substantial political tussle. Am I talking about Astrology? Not indeed, but political Astronomy may have something to do with be the subject of this essay. Having set fire to art. 50, the UK has initiated a difficult task of distancing itself from the “regulatory shackles” of the European Union. Nevertheless, according to its Premier,... »

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

As part of my expat coaching program, my aim is to assist individuals who are relocating to Italy to gain as much clarity as possible, so that they can map out the most successful life possible for themselves here. Together with the expat, we delve into many aspects of life in Italy, as well as address some key questions so that an effective strategy can be put together in order to create a very stratifying life for the individual in Italy. Italy, for foreigners, can present many challenges, especially if you don’t speak the language. If your aim is to spend a short period in Italy, then mapping out a long-term game plan will not come into play – you will simply need to find work that can su... »

Universities in Europe:  Some Good Reasons to Go Dutch

Universities in Europe: Some Good Reasons to Go Dutch

As the long August holiday winds down, the beach gear and sunscreen are reassigned to their customary corners of the closet, and many students turn their thoughts towards academic concerns. Both prepared pupils and late bloomers may be pleased to know that it’s not too late to consider an optimal educational opportunity here in Europe: university in the Netherlands.  Why should many students, especially Europeans, consider earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands? The short answer to this question, expressed in Italian, is simply: “il buon rapporto qualità-prezzo,” or excellent value for the money. Research universities in the Netherlands regularly appear in the Top 100 of ... »