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Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10.  In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether ... »

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, It’s my pleasure, on behalf of the whole U.S. Consulate General in Milan, to once again wish my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day – and a happy 240th birthday to the United States of America! It has been quite a busy year.  12 months ago we were experiencing the incredible Expo Milano.  By October 31, when the gates of Expo closed, the USA Pavilion had welcomed an astou... »

A Happy Canada Day Message from Ambassador Peter McGovern

A Happy Canada Day Message from Ambassador Peter McGovern

Dear Canadians and friends of Canada, I am delighted to wish you this year again a very happy Canada Day, on our country’s 149th anniversary. The next few months in the lead up to 2017 will allow us to take some time to truly reflect on how far we have come as a country. From early days when Aboriginals, French and British, came together to form Canada, our national identity has been shaped by our... »

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty! The Queen at 90

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty! The Queen at 90

Dear Easy Milano readers, Three cheers for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II! Hers is a testament of extraordinary achievement and selfless dedication. On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty broke the record held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria by being on the throne for 63 years and seven months. She became the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch. But on 21 April this year The Qu... »

Bengali New Year – Consul General of Bangladesh

Bengali New Year – Consul General of Bangladesh

Happy Independence Day & Bengali New Year from Consul General of Bangladesh On the auspicious occasion of Bangladesh Independence and National Day, I would like to extend my warm wishes to the readers of Easy Milano. At the same time, on behalf of all the Bangladeshi citizens in Northern Italy, I wish to pay deep homage to the valiant freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the sake of ... »

Happy Waitangi Day from the New Zealand Consulate General

Happy Waitangi Day from the New Zealand Consulate General

On February 6 each year New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day. This national holiday marks the signing of what is regarded as New Zealand’s founding document, a treaty signed on February 6 1840 between the then Queen of England Victoria, and the chiefs of most of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori tribes. This holiday is at the height of summer on the other side of the world, where it is a g... »

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a few simple steps to make sure that you can vote in the 2016 U.S. el... »

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

After arriving in Milan a month ago, I have found it to be an elegant, vibrant city. I can only imagine the very different experience my ancestors faced when they arrived in Australia in the 1790s. Australia’s first European settlers landed on the 26th January 1788 – now Australia Day – and were faced with a hot climate filled with strange flora and fauna and a country already inhabited by diverse... »

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

On December 4th 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) designed to provide funding for United States Federal transportation infrastructure improving roads, bridges, transit systems and rail transportation network. This five-year, $305 billion bill, effective January 2016, will be funded without increasing transportation fees instead it will require changes ... »

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers, It has been an eventful year for Milan. Indeed, hugely successful. With Expo 2015, the city came to feel almost like the centre of the universe from May to October. The world fair attracted over 21 million visitors, beating predictions. At this festive time of the year, when traditionally there is heavy consumption of food and drink, the Expo theme of “Feeding the Planet,... »

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