Tag: Italy

Italian Senate votes to lift #Salvini immunity over migrant boat

Italian Senate votes to lift #Salvini immunity over migrant boat

| February 14, 2020

Italian senators voted on Wednesday (12 February) to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini (pictured), opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations he illegally detained migrants at sea last year, writes Angelo Amante. The result of the vote is due to be formally announced around 1800 GMT but a Reuters tally […]

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#Italy factory activity contracts in December at steepest rate since 2013 – #PMI

#Italy factory activity contracts in December at steepest rate since 2013 – #PMI

| January 3, 2020

Italian manufacturing activity declined for a 15th month running in December and at the steepest rate for almost seven years, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy will continue to struggle in the near term, writes Reuters. The IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 46.2 from 47.6 in November, falling further below […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

| December 10, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven member states will provide in the coming years up to approximately […]

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From #Euro to #ESM Italy’s #Salvini re-trains his #Eurosceptic fire

From #Euro to #ESM Italy’s #Salvini re-trains his #Eurosceptic fire

| November 27, 2019

Matteo Salvini (pictured) has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the eurozone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European authorities with a new target for his eurosceptic anger: a planned reform of the region’s bailout fund, write Giuseppe Fonte and Gavin Jones. Eurozone finance ministers agreed the draft reform of the fund, […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

| October 9, 2019

The European Commission approved a €124 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to upgrade a 16.5-km section of the Naples-Bari railway line, between Cancello and Frasso Telesino, southern Italy. Works include doubling-up single-track rail lines to increase speed, capacity and reduce travel time. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “This EU project will give a […]

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Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

| September 11, 2019

Institutional racism prevails in criminal justice systems across the EU and impacts how racist crimes are (not) recorded, investigated and prosecuted, according to a new report published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) today (11 September). “Twenty years after the Macpherson Report revealed that the British police was institutionally racist, we now find that […]

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