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Local utilities and public services in Europe: challenges and opportunities

FSRtransportLogoThe call for contributions to the upcoming issue of the Network Industries Quarterly dedicated to local utilities and public services is now open. This issue will be the result of the collaboration between Maria Tullia Galanti, Department of Social and Political Sciences - University of Milan, Marco Di Giulio, Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Bologna, and the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation.


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People Smugglers: Europe's Public Enemy Number One?


Luigi-AchilliIrregular immigration in Europe has created political heat across the world. Dramatic photos of migrants crammed into wretched boats circulate in the media. These images accompany journalistic accounts of poor and desperate individuals who are deceived by organised crime cartels. All this has persuaded political leaders and authorities to perceive the fight against clandestine migration as a war, a war where evil is represented by the smugglers. But who are the smugglers? Often referred to in the media ... [read more]

  Luigi Achilli
Research Associate, Migration Policy Centre

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