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Stop using Gypsies as scapegoat in Milan elections, Hindus and Jews tell Berlusconi

They ask Italy to come up with long-term solutions on Roma issue

Hindus and Jews have criticised Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for reportedly using Gypsies (Roma) as a scapegoat in Milan mayoral elections.
 
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA said in a statement that it was time for Mr. Berlusconi to talk on issues instead of blaming Gypsies for all the ills and apparently playing the race card.
 

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Government proposes flexible parental leave

Cable: New measures fairer for fathers and maintain existing entitlements for mothers

The Government is consulting on plans to introduce a new system of flexible parental leave from 2015 as part of its plans to create a modern workplace for the modern economy.

Ministers hold that the current regulations are too rigid, reflect outdated notions of parenting and family responsibilities and restrict employers. They want to help parents and business by giving them much greater choice and flexibility.
 

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Enter 100 Images of Migration Competition

Migration Museum Project to establish new national Migration Museum in UK

The Migration Museum Project in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper, is running a "100 Images of Migration" competition. Participants are invited to upload images resonant of migration with a short explanation of what the image means to them.

Images can feature something very personal like an object brought to the UK or something in the public domain like a bank note printed on Huguenot Portal family paper. Or anything else that speaks of migration.
 

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Immigrants own 10% of bars and restaurants in Italy

Immigrants in Italy are increasingly becoming bar and restaurant owners. A new survey by Fipe-Confcommercio has revealed that 10% of bars and restaurants in the country are owned by immigrants.

The survey also revealed that a total of 38,000 bars and restaurants are owned by immigrants.

The bars and restaurants owned by immigrants are mainly in the North, with Lombardia leading the way with 8,370, followed by Lazio (4,167), Veneto (4,076), Emilia Romagna (4,064), Piemonte (3,230) and Toscana (2,641).
 

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86 irregular migrants deported from Italy

Last week 86 non-EU irregular migrants were deported from Italy using different flights, Ministry of Home Affairs has said. They were mainly Tunisians, Moroccans and Algerians.

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