Tag: Italy

EU’s Juncker says ‘slightly worried’ about #Italy economy

EU’s Juncker says ‘slightly worried’ about #Italy economy

| April 4, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) said on Tuesday (2 April) he was “slightly worried” about the state of the Italian economy and urged the government to do more to boost growth, writes Francesca Piscioneri. After talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Juncker told reporters there was “great love” between Italy and the European […]

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#China contributes to Italian port construction for win-win results

#China contributes to Italian port construction for win-win results

| March 27, 2019

Chinese company COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited is contributing efforts to the construction of an Italian port, lifting capacity for the terminal and creating win-win results, as China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues expanding its global influence, write Ye Qi and Han Shuo from People’s Daily. The Port of Vado Ligure, 140 kilometres away from Italy’s […]

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Commissioner Navracsics travels to #Rome and #TheVatican to discuss #Erasmus+ programme 

Commissioner Navracsics travels to #Rome and #TheVatican to discuss #Erasmus+ programme 

| March 26, 2019

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (pictured) will be in Rome today (26 March) where he will give a speech at the Università Gregoriana on the Erasmus+ programme and the future participation of the Holy See, organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education, with the participation of the Council of Rectors of Pontifical Universities. He will […]

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Italy-China: Smart cities and #DigitalTransformationDialogue

Italy-China: Smart cities and #DigitalTransformationDialogue

| March 11, 2019

The world embraces the wave of development of smart cities in an era where new technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence and big data, are set to revolutionize industries and people’s daily life. Building smarter cities for their citizens has stayed one of the priorities for numerous national and local governments in the world. From […]

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#Eurozone banks jump, Italian yields fall on report #ECB discussing new cheap bank loans

#Eurozone banks jump, Italian yields fall on report #ECB discussing new cheap bank loans

| March 8, 2019

Eurozone bank shares jumped and Italian government bond yields fell on Wednesday after Bloomberg reported the European Central Bank is holding discussions on the design of new ultra-cheap bank loans, write Helen Reid and Virginia Furness. The ECB met on Thursday (7 March) amid speculation that it is getting ready for a fresh round of […]

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#Italy reaches deal with EU on new bad loan guarantee scheme – source

#Italy reaches deal with EU on new bad loan guarantee scheme – source

| March 7, 2019

Italy has reached an accord with the European Commission to renew a state guarantee scheme aimed at easing sales of bad bank loans, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday (5 March), writes Giuseppe Fonte. The scheme currently in place, known as ‘GACS’, was due to expire on 6 March. The […]

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France’s #Macron looks to overcome #Italy row, warns against nationalism

France’s #Macron looks to overcome #Italy row, warns against nationalism

| March 4, 2019

French President Emmanuele Macron (pictured), warning against the dangers of resurgent nationalism, said on Sunday (3 March) that France and Italy needed to overcome their recent diplomatic clash and work together again for the good of Europe, writes Crispian Balmer. Ties between the traditionally close allies have grown increasingly tense since mid-2018, with Italy’s Deputy […]

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