Filippo Nogarin is that rare specimen in Italian politics – an unashamed optimist. Elected mayor of the port city of Livorno in 2014, Nogarin is a member of the controversial Five Star Movement – an anti-establishment party founded by the TV comedian Beppe Grillo . Since then, Nogarin has attempted to position himself as a figure for change at the frontline of the Mediterranean crisis: fighting for economic justice, social equality and environmental protections.
In June this year, the Tuscan municipality launched its most ambitious initiative yet: a basic income scheme to tackle urban poverty – the first in Italy […]
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