Roma census results.

There are 12,346 Roma people

Italy’s child slaves.

Almost a thousand foreign child victims of the modern slave trade sought and received assistance in Italy between 2000 and 2007, according to a report prepared by the Italian branch of international c...

Roma census starts in Rome.

The Italian Red Cross has begun a census of the capital

Who are the

A survey carried out last year by Caritas, the Catholic aid agency, and published on 1 July 2008 has shed some interesting light on the

New anti-immigrant measures introduced.

The new right-wing government of Silvio Berlusconi has approved a package of tough new measures aimed at countering illegal immigration and crime. Some of the provisions extend to European Union (EU)...

Government to target illegal immigrants.

The new Italian government is going ahead with plans to crack down on crime and illegal immigrants. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, announced the five point plan 13 May at the conclusion of a meetin...

Immigrants in Rome.

There were 250,640 immigrants living in Rome at the start of 2007 according to the latest annual report from Caritas Roma, the Rome section of the international Catholic relief organisation. This repr...

Italian immigration: Immigration work applications open.

From 1 December employers must apply online through the ministry of the interior website www.interno.it for permission to take on new immigrant employees. On this website there are long but clear in...

Dangerous immigrants to be expelled.

Italian president Giorgio Napolitano has signed a government decree empowering city prefects to expel European Union citizens considered to pose a threat to public safety. The decree comes in the wake...

Immigration a threat and a benefit

Italians are split between viewing immigration as a threat or an economic opportunity, according to a new report. The study by French research institute TNT Sofres found one in two Italians believe f...

Italian for Chinese community.

The city council has begun free Italian courses for Rome

Immigrant landings down.

The number of immigrants arriving illegally by boat on the shores of Italy since the start of this year is down on the same period in 2006 according to interior ministry figures. As of 28 August the n...

More southerners head north.

Migration from the south of Italy to the north of the country is nearing levels last seen during the peak migratory period of the1960s, according to a report by the association for industrial developm...

Cabinet OKs new immigration bill.

The cabinet has given the green light to a new bill aimed at tackling illegal immigration by making it easier for foreigners to enter Italy through legal channels. The bill would replace the current B...

Immigrant code of conduct.

The minister of the interior Giuliano Amato has presented a code of conduct for immigrants in Italy that, while not legally binding, may become a required

Italian mixed marriages rise.

Mixed marriages in Italy have increased ten times over in the last 15 years, according to news agency Ansa. Figures from the national statistics agency Istat revealed that there were 600,000 weddings...

Foreign babies in Rome.

Foreign babies in Rome. One in ten babies born in Rome have foreign parents, according to a study by La Sapienza University commissioned by city authorities. Around 2,600 babies of the 26,000 born in...

Immigrants in Italy.

Italy hosts more than three million immigrants which comprise over 5 per cent of the country's population, according to the annual report recently released by Caritas, a Catholic relief, development a...

Faster citizenship for foreigners.

The government has approved a measure that will halve the time from ten to five years needed for foreigners to obtain citizenship. It is predicted that this will affect 3 million legal immigrants, 3...

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