News South Tyrol May 2012

 

 
Spatzen Open Air Kastelruth
 
 
 
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The great and famous Spatzen Open Air at Kastelruth is coming closer, the popular event will take place on 8th and 9th of June, there are expected numerous fans and guests.
 
 
 

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Measures against youth unemployment
 
 
 
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The JG- the Young Generation in the South Tyrolean party SVP is pleased about Monti’s decision to give youth unemployment more attention, but now they claim concrete measures against this problem.
 
 
 

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Piazza Silvius Magnago
 
 
 
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On Friday, 25th of May the place in front of Palais Widmann at Bolzano was baptized as “Piazza- Silvius- Magnago”. “Magnago will always remain a role model for everybody” commended Luis Durnwalder during the ceremonials.
 
 
 

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SVP must reduce its expenses
 
 
 
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The SVP political party must save 200,000 euros more or less, according to the law reducing the public financing of political parties. On Monday afternoon, this political party voted a “package” of money-saving measures for the current financial year.
 
 
 

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The “Pensplan” money
 
 
 
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The head of the “Freiheitlichen” political party Pius Leitner underlines that the money given to the “Pensplan” by employees and middle-class citizens mustn’t be touched. The regional government mustn’t use them to invest or speculate any further.
 
 
 

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Cavalcata Oswald von Wolkenstein
 
 
 
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The “Cavalcata Oswald von Wolkenstein“ (Oswald von Wolkenstein Horse Race) will take place from June 1st till June 3rd on the Alpe di Siusi. It’s one of the most important South Tyrolean horse races.
 
 
 

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“Giro d’Italia”- roads closed
 
 
 
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Today the “Giro d’Italia” will cross South Tyrol; it will come from Trento and go towards Val Pusteria, from which it will continue till Cortina D’Ampezzo tomorrow.
 
 
 

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Bank reunion in regional government
 
 
 
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This morning the most important banks in South Tyrol meet the government to discuss how to help the South Tyrolean economy during this period of crisis.
 
 
 

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Gourmet market Merano
 
 
 
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From 24th till 28th May in the centre of the city Merano will take place a special gastronomic event- the Gourmet market Merano. Here people can taste natural products and specialities deriving from South Tyrol and other Italian regions.
 
 
 

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Diminution of political stipends
 
 
 
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Until June 2 it’s possible to leave a signature in the South Tyrolean communities for the reduction of the stipends of Politicians in the South Tyrolean Parliament and the Regional Council.
 
 
 

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Enlargement of“Cir” ski run rejected
 
 
 
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The project to enlarge the “Cir” ski run has been rejected by the Commission for Forestry, which imposed a revision of this project.
 
 
 

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The “Giro d’Italia” in South Tyrol
 
 
 
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Some laps of the famous bike race “Giro d’Italia” (Tour of Italy, also known as “The Giro”) will take place in South Tyrol this year as well! The Dolomites are among the laps of many international sports events taking place in Italy.
 
 
 

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Rome dicreases financing of parties
 
 
 
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As a consequence of the Lega Nord scandal the Italian Parliament decided to cancel 50% of the party- financing.
 
 
 

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Wine Road weeks
 
 
 
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From 18th May till 16th June 2012 several municipalities along the famous South Tyrolean Wine Road are hosting special wine events.
 
 
 

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Knights- festival Valle Aurina
 
 
 
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On 12th and 13th May on Taufers Castle in Valle Aurina will take place an interesting knights- festival, the old castle is one of the best preserved in South Tyrol and invites visitors in to a long-forgotten world where Middle Ages resurge to new life.
 
 
 

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SOS from the sky
 
 
 
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The documentary about the South Tyrolean helicopter “Pelikan 1”, specialized in rescue operations in the mountains, continues on the German TV channel RTL II. From June 17th, onwards, the documentary will transmitted every Sunday afternoon at 4pm.
 
 
 

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« Re-evaluation » of Virgolo blocked
 
 
 
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The mayor of Bolzano, Luigi Spagnolli, has doubts about Rudi Benedikter’s project, his councilor.
 
 
 

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The national « Alpini » meeting in Bolza
 
 
 
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The 85th national "Alpini" (Alpine troops) meeting takes place from 11st till 13rd May 2012 in Bolzano, the most important city in South Tyrol. Walther Place (Piazza Walther) will be the military parade arrival point. Young and old alpine troops soldiers (Alpini) from every Italian region will take place in the parade.
 
 
 

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Attack against refugees center Vandoies
 
 
 
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Unknown attackers threw some Molotov bottles against a building in Vandoies, Val Pusteria, hosting refugees from Nothern Africa. The attack took place on Thursday night; luckily no one was wounded, but the building was slightly damaged.
 
 
 

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IMU for your holiday home
 
 
 
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There are more or less 12.500 holidays homes in South Tyrol; the IMU tax will grow three times for them. The South Tyrolean local councils affirm that this financial measure helps to block the region "total selling off". Local councils would like to lower the IMU tax for everyone else, thanks to the money collected with this tax.
 
 
 

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