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Commission approves €9 billion Italian ‘umbrella’ scheme to support economy in #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €9 billion Italian ‘umbrella’ scheme to support economy in #Coronavirus outbreak

| May 22, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €9 billion Italian ‘umbrella’ scheme to support the Italian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, […]

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Commission approves €9 million Italian state aid to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in Genoa following collapse of #Morandi bridge

Commission approves €9 million Italian state aid to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in Genoa following collapse of #Morandi bridge

| May 18, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Italian aid measures to encourage the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the area of the port of the city of Genoa. The road and rail infrastructure from and to the port was severely impacted by the collapse of the Morandi bridge […]

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AB GROUP – its transparency with the new “Sustainable Lobbying”

AB GROUP – its transparency with the new “Sustainable Lobbying”

| May 17, 2020

AB Group is an Italian company active for years in the consultancy, lobbying and communication sector, born from the intuition of Alessandro Bertoldi, founder and CEO. He is the former President of Publigroup Italy and Executive Director of the Milton Friedman Institute. The company is a national and international leader in the field of public […]

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#Italy approves long-delayed economic stimulus package in #Coronavirus fight

#Italy approves long-delayed economic stimulus package in #Coronavirus fight

| May 15, 2020

The Italian government has approved a long-delayed, €55 billion (£48.7bn) stimulus package aimed at helping Italy’s battered businesses and struggling families survive the coronavirus crisis, write Giuseppe Fonte and Crispian Balmer. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (pictured) had promised to introduce the measures last month, but repeated rows within his increasingly shaky coalition over various aspects of […]

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Impact of #Coronavirus on Italy’s economy laid bare in EU forecasts

Impact of #Coronavirus on Italy’s economy laid bare in EU forecasts

| May 7, 2020

Italy’s public debt will hit almost 160% of GDP this year and its economy shrink by close to a tenth, the EU predicted, highlighting the longer-term impact of coronavirus lockdown measures on the eurozone state worst hit by the epidemic, writes Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio. European Union Economics Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni praised steps taken by the […]

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UK overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official #Coronavirus death toll

UK overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official #Coronavirus death toll

| May 6, 2020

The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from the new coronavirus in Europe, figures released on Tuesday (5 May) showed, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his response to the crisis, writes Andy Bruce. Weekly figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more than 7,000 […]

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Commission approves €30 million Italian scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €30 million Italian scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €30 million Italian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural and fishery sectors in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020. The scheme, which will […]

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