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28
Oct

RESTO AL SUD PROJECT – FREE FUNDS FOR YOUR ITALIAN BUSINESS

RESTO AL SUD is the new project promoted by Invitalia, Development Agency of the Ministry of Economy which grants very interesting incentives for new businesses to support entrepreneurs in starting up and implement their projects in some specific areas within the Italian territory. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS In order to submit an application for Resto al Sud project,...
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07
Oct

DAFT – The Dutch American Friendship Treaty

The Dutch American Friendship Treaty (DAFT), is an agreement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This agreement enables American citizens preferential treatment to start a business or work on a self-employed basis in the Netherlands and its territories. In contrast to most of the other non-EU nationals, American entrepreneurs...
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22
May

Division of the Inheritance without a Will

When someone dies without leaving a Will, under Italian law the following norms apply for the subdivision of the inheritance among the legitimate heirs: descendants of the deceased compete only with the spouse, excluding the ascendants; in the absence of descendants, the spouse competes with the ascendants. The following table is indicative but is non-exhaustive...
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09
Jan

Simple Travel Tips To Avoid Being Denied Boarding

Some airlines tend to pick denying passengers based on who paid the lowest fares or their time of booking. However, others pick based on who arrived last at the gate or check-in. Follow advised airport times to avoid being denied boarding; If you are flying long haul, you have to check-in at least four hours...
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08
Jan

5 TIPS WHEN YOUR FLIGHT GOES WRONG

Your flight has been delayed, overbooked or cancelled. What are your rights? This article helps you to understand when you are entitled to obtain a compensation. 1. MY FLIGHT HAS JUST BEEN CANCELLED WHILE I WAS WAITING AT THE AIRPORT If you are at the airport and your flight has been cancelled, it is the...
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17
Dec

How to claim your compensation for delayed or cancelled flight

If a flight you have booked on is delayed and you arrive at your final destination three or more hours late or your flight is cancelled, you may be entitled to compensation and assistance under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) and airlines are required to pay compensation to passengers, when are at fault. Indeed, you have...
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22
Oct

Types of Italian Will

Types of Wills A Will is the best way to state your last wishes ensuring that your estate is transferred to any of your family members, friends, companies or charities you wish. Under the Italian law there are different ways of drafting a Will: Testamento Olografo: equivalent to the English Handwritten Will it has to be...
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19
Oct

TIME LIMITS ON MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS IN ITALY

In Italy we use to distinguish the responsibility of the doctor from that of the hospital (clinic). The non-contractual liability of the doctor, in fact, involves as an immediate consequence that the action for damages brought against him is subject to the five-year prescription period. This is due to the express provision of Article 2947...
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17
Oct

Automatic acquisition of the Italian Citizenship

The Italian legal system recognises three different ways to acquire the Italian Citizenship, as follows: 1. Jus Sanguinis – (Latin: right of blood) Children of Italian parents (mother or father) who are Italian citizens. Citizenship is passed on from parent to child without limitation of generation, on the condition that none of the ancestors has ever...
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