Streams

Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Voters Reject Constitutional Reform

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Italy's prime minister submitted his resignation following the weekend no vote on his constitutional reform.

Comment

Message From Italy's Failed Referendum: More European Uncertainty Ahead

Monday, December 05, 2016

The big winners in the referendum are Italy's two major euroskeptic parties — the anti-immigration Northern League and the maverick 5-Star Movement, which waged vitriolic campaigns.

Comment

In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down; Austria Elects Leftist

Monday, December 05, 2016

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform intended to streamline government. Also, Austria elects a leftist president.

Comment

Italy's Big Vote Could Rattle Europe Once Again

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Italy's had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. A referendum Sunday is designed to make governing less chaotic, but could bring down the country's leader and give Europe another jolt.

Comment

As Italy Weighs National Referendum, Get Ready To Hear The Word 'Italexit'

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A week from Sunday, Italians will head to the polls to vote on a referendum to overhaul their constitution. In the wake of the UK's Brexit, some are seeing a possible "Ital-exit" brewing.

Comment

Italians To Vote On Referendum To Overhaul The Nation's Constitution

Friday, November 25, 2016

The measure would streamline the legislative process by decreasing the power of the Senate. It is opposed by a populist movement rising in the polls.

Comment

Italy Becomes A Leading Destination For Migrants, Matching Greece

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Italy received almost 160,000 arrivals this year and the nation says it can't manage the flow. Meanwhile, it's creating a DNA database to help ID migrants who've perished on the way.

Comment

Italy On Track To Receive Record Number Of Migrants This Year

Friday, November 04, 2016

Italy says it is on track to receive more migrants this year than ever before. The Mediterranean country has for decades been a prime destination for those fleeing hardship in Africa and the Middle East.

Comment

Pope Francis Commemorates 500th Anniversary Of Protestant Reformation

Monday, October 31, 2016

Pope Francis is in Sweden to kick off the commemoration of 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. The reformation started in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door to denounce what he saw as abuses by the Catholic Church.

Comment

The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity

Friday, October 28, 2016

Martin Luther created one of Christianity's greatest rifts when he denounced the Catholic Church in 1517. But Pope Francis is taking part in the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Comment

Italians Decry Rome's Invasion Of McDonald's And Cheap Souvenir Shops

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Some intellectuals have written a letter to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization bemoaning the siege of fast-food joints that have replaced Rome's workshops and bookstores.

Comment

Kosovo's Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Kosovo is a small country with an outsized contribution to Middle East extremist groups. In recent years, more of its citizens per capita joined armed groups in Syria than any other European nation.

Comment

Replicas Of Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS 'Rising From Destruction' In Rome

Monday, October 10, 2016

An exhibit at the Colosseum features life-size reconstructions of ancient works that ISIS damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Syria. "It is a universal heritage," says curator Francesco Rutelli.

Comment

After Brexit, Another European Referendum Looms

Monday, July 04, 2016

Italy's October referendum is on constitutional reforms. Many analysts worry it could boomerang on the prime minister and Italy could be the weak link in the EU family, the next domino to fall.

Comment

Letter From Rome: The Hardest Exam Is The Driving Test

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Italians are notorious for crazy driving. But it's not for lack of rigor in their driving test, drawn from 7,000 possible questions. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli crammed by taking up to 80 mock tests a day.

Comment

Pope Francis Speaks Of 'Genocide' In Armenia Visit

Friday, June 24, 2016

Pope Francis is in Armenia, a country with ancient roots to Christianity and the Pope seeks to encourage as it's buffeted by its huge neighbors, Turkey and Russia.

Comment

In Armenia Visit, Pope Aims For Reconciliation In A Tense Region

Friday, June 24, 2016

Last year, Pope Francis called the Ottoman Empire's slaughter of Armenians "the first genocide of the 20th century," sparking a diplomatic spat with Turkey. He begins a 3-day visit to Armenia Friday.

Comment

Rome Elects Youngest, First-Ever Female Mayor

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rome elected it's first-ever woman mayor and its youngest. 37-year old Virginia Raggi of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement promises to reform a corrupt and antiquated city government.

Comment

Even As It Heads Home, Aircraft Carrier Plays Key Role Fighting ISIS

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is seaborne. The Navy's USS Truman has been in the Persian Gulf but now is in the Mediterranean, on its way home to Virginia.

Comment

Seizing On Pope's Remarks, Women Meet In Rome To Discuss Female Priesthood

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Pope Francis broke a Catholic Church taboo last month when he said he would create a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons — as they did in early Christianity.

Comment