By Roberto Savio* Rome, Oct.2015 – The last world survey on the strength of democracy went totally ignored, except for the New York Times, which did publish a special report. And yet the World Values Survey, a respected research association… Continue Reading
Roberto Savio* Rome, Sept. 2015 – Europe was constructed without secure beams, and those are now visibly coming apart. The idea that a common currency would be enough to integrate 28 countries could have held true with the appropriate generation… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* SAN SALVADOR, Aug 2015 (IPS) – The long saga on Greece is apparently over – European institutions have given Athens a third bailout of 86 billion euros which, combined with the previous two, makes a grand total… Continue Reading
by Roberto Savio* SAN SALVADOR, Aug (IPS) – In recommendations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of July, the German Council of Economic Experts outlined how a weak member country could leave the Eurozone and called for strengthening… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* Greece was the civilization where drama and farce were established as forms of theatre. The negotiations with the Eurozone were a drama for the Greek people, and a farce for the European leaders. In fact, it is… Continue Reading
by Roberto Savio* ROME, Jun (IPS) – Only 50 years of Cold War (and the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in East Germany) can possibly explain the strange political power of the United States over Europe.
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Jun (IPS) With little fanfare, the German IFO Institute for Economic Research recently published a report on population projections for Germany which states simply that the country’s population is shrinking fast.
By Roberto Savio* ROME, May (IPS) It is astonishing that every week we see action being taken in various part of the world against the financial sector, without any noticeable reaction of public opinion.
By Roberto Savio* ROME, May – The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question… Continue Reading
Roberto Savio* In 1963 I took a trip to Venezuela. I was a young reporter then working for the Italian magazine Rinascita. During an interview with President Bentancourt he spoke about how very worried he was as a social-democrat about… Continue Reading
Roberto Savio* ROME — Any decision by Italy to intervene in the Libyan crisis, while politically convenient, would create more problems than solutions. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced recently (April 20) his government was studying the possibility of mounting ?targeted… Continue Reading
by Roberto Savio* Rome, April 2015 ? The last International Council (IC) of the World Social Forum (Mar. 29 and 30) in Tunis was characterised by the usual sequence of three-minute statements, without any conclusions. This time, the presence of… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Mar (IPS) For a long time, citizens of the United States have firmly believed that their country has an exceptional destiny, and continue to do so today even though their political system has become totally dysfunctional.
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Mar 2015 (IPS) – It is now clear that we are not going to reach the goal of controlling climate change. It is worth recalling that the goal of not exceeding a 2 degree centigrade rise… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Mar (IPS) The world is clearly splitting into two parallel worlds, with each going its own way, in what we could call the ?Acapulco paradox?. Take the official version of the image of Acapulco ? a… Continue Reading
Roberto Savio* Abstract The author analyses the current stage in history, marked by a lack of global governance. There is little hope of achieving this in the short term as we are undergoing a period of transition. This text, that… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Jan (IPS) It is sad to see how a continent that was one cradle of civilisation is running blindly into a trap, the trap of a holy war with Islam ? and that six Muslim terrorists… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* San Salvador, Jan 6 (IPS) ? As a new year begins, new hopes and commitments are commonplace ? yet, while optimism is crucial for interpreting the past because it demonstrates that humankind always find solutions, a degree… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Dec 15 2014 – It is now official: the current inter-governmental system is not able to act in the interest of humankind. The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima ? which ended on Dec. 14, two… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio* ROME, Dec 13, 2014- The Swedish Social Democrat government, which took office only two months ago, has just resigned. The far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats sided with the four-party centre-right opposition alliance, and new elections will be held… Continue Reading