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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 t... »

British Companies, Please Hold On!

British Companies, Please Hold On!

Contrary to the gloominess pervading the British Establishment these days, British companies and the general public could not have expected a better scenario than that offered by the outcome of the recent elections. Yes, most Tories and part of the mature population may disagree, but those in the UK and EU who hold for prospering business and care for cooperative research with the help of younger ... »

Brexit: Dual Citizenship?

Brexit: Dual Citizenship?

Dual-citizenship will give you the right to live and work in both Italy and the UK, and also in the rest of the EU… Since the Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 there has been much discussion by British citizens living in Italy on how to protect their rights to continue living and working in Italy after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. Of course everyone’s personal situation will be different, but ... »

The Challenges of Running a Small Business in Italy

The Challenges of Running a Small Business in Italy

Whether you are just starting a new business in Italy, or if you are already a small owner business, many of the challenges that you face running a company here are the same. Let’s look at some of these daily obstacles that you may run into and let me share my thoughts on how to solve them. What is Your Business all About? Many small business owners start with a lot of enthusiasm, but that quickly... »

Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2017

Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2017

Overview The Embassy of Canada to Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2017. This award provides funding to Italian innovation experts, researchers, scientists, and startuppers to undertake a trip to Canada to develop collaborative projects. Mission The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop new and existing relationships between Canadian and Italian... »

“Golden visas” and the Dolce Vita

“Golden visas” and the Dolce Vita

After the “Brexit” proceedings have ended (hopefully not before 2018-2019), many UK citizens living or working in Italy may no longer meet the current visa requirements for non-EU citizens. Even though the European Union is likely to change the immigration requirements in this regard, it is interesting, in light of this new scenario, to analyze the current situation in Italy and to check whether t... »

Some alternative BREXIT thoughts and why Italy could be next.

Some alternative BREXIT thoughts and why Italy could be next.

The last few weeks entertainment have taught me that there are decades when nothing happens in the world and weeks where decades happen. I have bounced from anger to frustration and back again and I am still trying to understand the logic for the BREXIT vote. I am slowly getting to that place and thought I might share some alternative and thought provoking views. I also want to write about why Ita... »

HMA Christopher Prentice CMG – Doing time in Italy

HMA Christopher Prentice CMG – Doing time in Italy

What can I say about my time here in Italy? It has been a privilege to be in Rome at a time of immense change, both in Italy and back in the UK. The UK underwent something of an ‘Italian’ experience, with a coalition government – a novelty for us Brits –, before reverting, in the last election, to the more traditional single party government. Here in Italy, there have been four governm... »

Brexit – Last comments & first comments

Brexit – Last comments & first comments

Last Friday the UK population voted, although only in a very small majority, for the UK to exit from the European Union. (This article was written in London on the morning of June 24, once all votes had been counted). It’s been 43 years since the UK voted to stay in the European Union. Voting in more detail:  52% of those who voted, Voted to Leave And 48% voted to remain. That’s quite a small gap ... »

Oily thoughts… oil prices at the dawn of Brexit

Oily thoughts… oil prices at the dawn of Brexit

I have been around Italy a lot in the last few months. I hit a busy time and when the calls come I hit the road. However, one thing has struck me more than most in the last few months and that is that things, in Italy, don’t seem to be quite as bad as they were a year or two ago. I see more businesses opening, the ones that survived through the depth of the crisis are doing more trade and it feels... »

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