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Federico Grandesso

Managing Editor of European Union & Italian Political Affairs

Kazakhstan’s Deputy FM says EU & US ties remain strong as Central Asia’s largest...

In the three-plus decades since Kazakhstan emerged as an independent nation from the ashes of the Soviet Union's 1991 collapse, the Central Asian giant has become one of Eurasia's key economic and security heavyweights. While the nation of nearly 20 million continues to be one of the world's largest energy...

A post-Berlusconi Italy could find itself at an era-defining political turning point

A new era began in Italy on June 12 when Silvio Berlusconi, the polarizing and towering political figure who dominated Italian politics for nearly three decades, was found dead while in hospital in his home city Milan. The Italian government held a state funeral for Berlusconi, which was attended by...

NE Global interviews Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi

Iranians have tried every other possible way to work for change, for many years. Those who thought they could reform the regime have continually been disappointed. Now they know that they have no other solution.

Quo vadis, Italia?

2023 promises to be a pivotal year for Italy as Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni looks to lead the country down a path of political and economic stabilization.

Italy sees close cooperation with NATO as key to Europe’s strategic defense

Europe needs to avoid, at all costs, any form of decoupling between EU defense cooperation and the transatlantic alliance.

SCO heads gather in Uzbekistan’s cultural capital for key conference

On September 15-16, Central Asia's most populated nation, Uzbekistan, took a further step towards solidifying its place as a central regional player when it hosted a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) heads of state, under the chairmanship of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the ancient Silk Road...

Alisher Usmanov: The billionaire-turned-philanthropist who is essential to Uzbekistan’s global future

Uzbek tycoon Alisher Usmanov once quipped to a Western journalist that his life story would require more than a couple of vodka bottles to tell in full. A quick look at his biography, one that begins with his humble origins in Chust, a medium-sized city in Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley,...

Red Sea Film Festival honors in Venice women protagonists of Arab cinema

Venice, Italy – 3 September 2022: The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) and Vanity Fair have come together to celebrate visionary female talent both on and behind the camera who are shaping the film industry and creating extraordinary stories that resonate with audiences around the world.   At a gala event...

Interview with the Belgian winners of Cannes’ jury prize

On the sidelines of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival NE Global's arts & culture editor, Federico Grandesso, sat down with Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch to discuss their film Le Otto Montagne (The Eight Mountains) which went on to be awarded the Grand Jury Prize.The...

Interview: A Palestinian candidate for mayor in Padova

NE Global spoke during the electoral campaign for the administrative election with Salim El Maoued, candidate mayor of Padova with an independent civic list. El Maoued, who speaks Arabic, Italian and English, was born in Palestine and studied medicine in Padova, he then got a job as “family doctor”...