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Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty for the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty for the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Welcome to GREAT Britain   · After three years, the event to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Milan returns to Villa Necchi · Together with Ambassador Jill Morris and Consul General Tim Flear, host of the Minister of Investment in the United Kingdom, Graham Stuart · To look to the future, spotlight on […] Read More

British Council

British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations. In Italy we have offices in Rome, Milan and Naples and we are active in many other cities with our programs and services in the fields of Arts, English, Education and Society. Our activities and programs in Italy are based on mutually beneficial relationships […] Read More

Goodbye to 2017 and Goodbye to Easy Milano – from Tim Flear, HM Consul General in Milan

Goodbye to 2017 and Goodbye to Easy Milano – from Tim Flear, HM Consul General in Milan

In his play “Romeo and Juliet”, set in Italy of course, Shakespeare famously wrote: “Parting is such sweet sorrow”. That idea combines both a feeling of sadness and yet a sense of pleasure, if not hope. This is the last issue of Easy Milano. Like that “sweet sorrow”, the closure of the publication certainly comes […] Read More

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK. As I travel to Brussels today, I know that many people will be looking to us – the leaders of the 28 nations in the European Union – to demonstrate we are putting people first. I have been clear throughout this […] Read More

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 1, September 12, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. As negotiations between the UK Government and the European Commission continue to move forward, I know that there is a strong appetite for information. This letter is intended to complement our face-to-face engagement, […] Read More

British Companies, Please Hold On!

British Companies, Please Hold On!

Contrary to the gloominess pervading the British Establishment these days, British companies and the general public could not have expected a better scenario than that offered by the outcome of the recent elections. Yes, most Tories and part of the mature population may disagree, but those in the UK and EU who hold for prospering […] Read More

Brexit: Dual Citizenship?

Brexit: Dual Citizenship?

Dual-citizenship will give you the right to live and work in both Italy and the UK, and also in the rest of the EU… Since the Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 there has been much discussion by British citizens living in Italy on how to protect their rights to continue living and working in […] Read More

UK General Election: Register to Vote

UK General Election: Register to Vote

Use this service to apply to register to vote or to: • update your name, address or other details on the electoral register • change your voting preferences, for example to vote in person or by post • change whether you’re on the open register It usually takes about 5 minutes. This service is also available in […] Read More

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Italy and The Holy See

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Italy and The Holy See

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Europe to celebrate links between the UK and Romania, Italy, The Holy See and Austria The Tour will highlight the UK’s relationship with European partners in areas including social cohesion, military ties and combatting human trafficking. The British Government has asked The Prince of Wales […] Read More

What is the right language for your resume?

What is the right language for your resume?

Some days ago, I found myself strenuously arguing for my view about the language that should be used when drawing a professional profile. My view is the following: whether we’re talking about a CV or a covering letter, your documents should be written in Italian first. Italy has its own culture and language; it hasn’t […] Read More

Service of the Order of the British Empire

Service of the Order of the British Empire

 _ The Queen has commanded that _ a Service of the Order of the British Empire _ is to be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 24thMay 2017. _ __ Those belonging to the Order and holders of The British Empire Medal (including honorary award recipients) who wish to attend should […] Read More

Could Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction be of help?

Could Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction be of help?

As we enter 2017, it appears that the only certainty we have is that it will be a year of uncertainty. We are all aware of the events in 2016, leaving many of us with more questions than answers. CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former dean of Wharton Business School, Patrick […] Read More

British Ambassador Jill Morris at Diversity is Key Conference

British Ambassador Jill Morris at Diversity is Key Conference

Diversity is Key is a series of conferences organized by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy focusing on the topic of inclusion in the workplace.  On November 16th 2016 at Villa Wolkonsky in Rome, HMA Jill Morris hosted at her residence the launch event and spoke on the issue of Diversity in the Foreign […] Read More

BREXIT and UK Car Insurance

BREXIT and UK Car Insurance

You may reading this and be a resident in Italy whilst driving around in car with UK number plates. (Hopefully you are not reading this whilst driving, but I think you understand my point!) Up until BREXIT this would have been fine as long as your insurance allowed you unlimited travel in the EU, and […] Read More

Welcome to HMA Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino

Welcome to HMA Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino

Official Video by HMA Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino as of July 25, 2016. 25/07/2016 _ Source: UKinItaly Jill Morris prende servizio oggi a Roma in veste di Ambasciatore britannico in Italia e San Marino. Jill Morris è la prima donna a ricoprire questo ruolo per il Regno Unito. Esperta di […] Read More

HMA Christopher Prentice CMG – Doing time in Italy

HMA Christopher Prentice CMG – Doing time in Italy

What can I say about my time here in Italy? It has been a privilege to be in Rome at a time of immense change, both in Italy and back in the UK. The UK underwent something of an ‘Italian’ experience, with a coalition government – a novelty for us Brits –,before reverting, in the […] Read More

Oily thoughts… oil prices at the dawn of Brexit

Oily thoughts… oil prices at the dawn of Brexit

I have been around Italy a lot in the last few months. I hit a busy time and when the calls come I hit the road. However, one thing has struck me more than most in the last few months and that is that things, in Italy, don’t seem to be quite as bad as […] Read More

Brexit – Last comments & first comments

Brexit – Last comments & first comments

Last Friday the UK population voted, although only in a very small majority, for the UK to exit from the European Union. (This article was written in London on the morning of June 24, once all votes had been counted). It’s been 43 years since the UK voted to stay in the European Union. Voting in more […] Read More

International Baccalaureate, a growing trend in international education.

International Baccalaureate, a growing trend in international education.

Where as for most Italian families the topic of what educational system is often not an issue as the Italian school curriculum is set by the Ministry of Education and applies both to public and private schools, this is not the case for international families and expats. Though over the years we have seen an […] Read More

Casa Scozia: A New Promoter of Scottish Events in Italy

Casa Scozia: A New Promoter of Scottish Events in Italy

Casa Scozia is a new non-profit entity set up to promote everything to do with Scotland in Italy. This will include Scottish cultural events (ceilidh dances, Scottish Country Dancing courses, Highland balls, folk concerts, theatre, ballet, etc.), Scottish sports events (6 Nations rugby, soccer) and Scottish produce (whisky, craft beers, Aberdeen Angus beef – spotted […] Read More

Bacon, butlers and Spanish nudists – Foreign Office reveals latest top ten bizarre requests from Brits abroad

Bacon, butlers and Spanish nudists – Foreign Office reveals latest top ten bizarre requests from Brits abroad

Confused callers looked to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for advice on bizarre issues ranging from where to buy English bacon in Europe, how to recruit a butler in Lebanon and how to avoid nudists in southern Spain, it has been revealed. The FCO has released details of the ten weirdest consular calls it […] Read More

BREXIT… what does this really mean?

BREXIT… what does this really mean?

TO BREXIT, OR NOT TO BREXIT… THAT IS THE QUESTION! UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum to be held on 23 June 2016 on whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union. If the referendum result is for the UK to remain in the EU (an “in” or “remain” vote) […] Read More

UK expats vote in the EU Referendum

UK expats vote in the EU Referendum

UK expats: don’t miss out, you may be able to vote in the EU Referendum. Today, the 4 February, I join the Electoral Commission in the launch of a day of dedicated activities to encourage British expats living overseas to register to vote. It is probably going to be a longer term campaign, but with […] Read More

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers, It has been an eventful year for Milan. Indeed, hugely successful. With Expo 2015, the city came to feel almost like the centre of the universe from May to October. The world fair attracted over 21 million visitors, beating predictions. At this festive time of the year, when traditionally there is […] Read More

UK Expats Register to Vote from Overseas

UK Expats Register to Vote from Overseas

This is the first UK General Election where people can register to vote online. The Electoral Commission hopes that the new online process will encourage more UK nationals living overseas to register to take part in elections from overseas. Estimates show that there may be as many as 5.5 million UK nationals living overseas, but […] Read More

UK National Day – One GREAT Day at Expo 2015 on June 17

UK National Day – One GREAT Day at Expo 2015 on June 17

UK participation at Expo presents a special opportunity to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday The UK National Day will be celebrated at Milan Expo on 17 June. It marks the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It will be a “GREAT” day linked to the British Government’s GREAT Britain campaign. This will […] Read More

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