Maybe it all started on 27 June 1980, when Robert Nesta Marley arrived at Linate airport for the first of the only two concerts that took place in Italy in his career. 100, 000 people attended from the early afternoon on the grass of the San Siro stadium, which hosted a non-sporting event for the first time.
With six months to go until the parliamentary elections, a meagre 30% of people surveyed were confident of going to vote between 4 and 7 June 2009. Europe needs to rediscover its passion for politics, or it risks losing it completely!
Balkan sounds and American influences are in search of space. The jazz scene in particular is in rapid evolution, after the darkness of the communist period. A meeting of several of the major musicians on the Bulgarian music scene - Theodosii Spasov, Elitza Todorova, Stoyan Yankoulov and Anton Duchev
Pino Maniaci has created a family business through his miniature version of CNN. The ‘longest news programme in the world’, with its 150, 000 viewers, is a mini-broadcaster fighting against the local mafia, the Cosa Nostra
Technique, strategy, maths, patience and more than a bit of luck: these are the ingredients necessary to qualify for the final table at the World Series of Poker Championships on 9 November. With nine million dollars up for grabs, Denmark’s Peter Eastgate is the only European representative for this debatable sport
The image of the lobbyist is a part of the Brussels political landscape. These groups work in the spotlight, but also have a consulting role in the legislative process. Is this mature democracy or a skills deficit in Europe?
The theatrical work of Eve Ensler has been a global success. In the Vagina Monologues women talk about sex, love, pain and violence whilst Valentine’s Day is given a militant twist and is instead celebrated as V-Day.