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Italian mayor appoints loneliness councillor to help citizens

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‘Bureaucracy is dehumanised. We are becoming living robots,’ says Antonella Argenti The mayor of a small town in northern Italy has appointed a loneliness councillor after being overwhelmed by the number of citizens calling in to discuss their problems. Antonella Argenti, the elected mayor of Villa del Conte, a town of 5,400 people in the Veneto region, noted in May last year that many inhabitants...

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