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  Parliament Warns Italy Over Return of Axum Obelisk
The Ethiopian parliament has warned that diplomatic ties with Italy could be cut in a mounting row over the ancient Axum Obelisk, which was taken from the country over 60 years ago.
MPs in the federal parliament on Tuesday called for tougher action against the Italians for the return of the historic relic, plundered by Italian troops in 1935.
Calls for the return of the 400-tonne Obelisk have increased in the last few weeks after it was hit by lightning and damaged during a thunderstorm in the Italian capital.
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  Parliament of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parliament of Italy (Italian: Parlamento Italiano) is the national parliament of Italy.
The Italian Parliament is one of the few legislatures in the world to reserve seats for citizens residing abroad.
Both for the lower and higher house of the Parliament, Italy is divided in a certain number of constituencies, in which seats will be distributed according to the share of votes received by a party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italian_Parliament   (1469 words)

The British Parliament is traditionally referred to as the "Mother of Parliaments" because it has been the model for most other parliamentary systems, and its Acts have created many other parliaments.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch.
A nation's 'Prime Minister' is almost always the leader of the majority party in the lower house of parliament, but only holds his or her office as long as the "confidence of the house" is maintained.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Parliament   (595 words)

 Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Italy was ill-prepared for war and initially remained neutral, but nationalists and freemasons were determined to fight and in May 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary.
Italy's claims upon Abyssinia (Ethiopia) led to war, which ended in an Italian defeat at Adowa (1896) and the restoration of all land to Abyssinia by the Treaty of Addis Ababa (1896).
Italy also agreed to pay substantial reparations over seven years, and provisions were made for the demilitarization of frontiers and of islands in the Mediterranean and for the limitation of armed forces.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0019796.html   (6627 words)

 Politics - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Template:Politics of Italy Italy has been a democratic republic since June 2, 1946, when the monarchy was abolished by popular referendum (see birth of the Italian Republic).
The 1948 Constitution established a bicameral parliament, with a lower and an upper chamber (respectively Chamber of Deputies and Senate), a separate judiciary branch, and an executive branch composed of a Council of Ministers (cabinet), headed by the president of the council (prime minister).
Decrees have to be confirmed in the parliament, and "decree jam" has been a problem in recent years, as governments try to reform the structure of the state using chiefly decrees instead of passing laws directly through the parliament.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Politics   (2409 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Italy held the Presidency of the EU from July 2003 to December 2003.
Italian unity was achieved in an intense and dramatic struggle, known as the Risorgimento (Revival), between 1848 and 1870 under the House of Savoy and was essentially the conquest of the Italian peninsula by the Kingdom of Sardinia in the north ruled by the Savoy dynasty from Turin.
The key achievement of the coalition was to ensure that Italy met the criteria enabling it to adopt the Euro on 1 January 2002.
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 Press Statement on Regulatory Reform in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Italy is among a select group of countries whose regulatory practices have been reviewed by the OECD: the United States, Japan, Mexico, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Korea, Ireland, Greece, and the Czech Republic.
What has happened in Italy over the past several years is of historic significance: Italy's governance and market reforms are the first broad attempt in post-war years to transform the role and practices of the state.
Italy has courageously required the divestiture of some of ENEL's generation plants and access to import transmission capacity, but more restructuring will probably be necessary, accompanied by faster liberalisation of consumer choice.
www.oecd.org /document/50/0,2340,fr_2649_37421_1925618_1_1_1_37421,00.html   (2291 words)

 Europe Sun - Italy News
ROME — Italy's hotly disputed election is fast turning into a rerun of the Florida 2000 fiasco, with the discovery of a pile of ballots dumped in the garbage on the outskirts of Rome and the...
Italy's April 9-10 national election has triggered a complex process to verify ballots that, although done routinely after every vote, has been pushed into the spotlight by the narrow victory of...
ROME Italy faced protracted political uncertainty on Wednesday as Romano Prodi said he would not be able to form a new government before mid-May and a dispute over alleged voting irregularities in...
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 Italy parliament approves anti-terrorism package - Boston.com - Europe - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Italy's parliament on Saturday gave final approval to measures that would give the state greater powers to combat terrorism as the government renewed warnings that Italy faced a "grave threat" of attacks.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's parliament on Saturday gave final approval to measures that would give the state greater powers to combat terrorism as the government renewed warnings that Italy faced a "grave threat" of attacks.
Italy has not been attacked by Islamic militants on its home soil, but after two series of deadly bombings in July on London and then the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh, most Italians fear it is just a matter of time before they are hit.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/07/30/italy_parliament_approves_anti_terrorism_package?mode=PF   (413 words)

 Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Italy, the boot-shaped country found in southern Europe, is pack full of history.
Italy's government is a parliamentary democracy, comprised of an elected president, appointed prime minister and a two-house parliament.
Italy's coat of arms was established after the formation of the Italian republic in 1946.
pt3.sbu.edu /VFTs/Europe/italy.htm   (166 words)

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