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#Libya –  Joint statement calls on Libyan parties to sincerely embrace these UN-led efforts

#Libya – Joint statement calls on Libyan parties to sincerely embrace these UN-led efforts

| January 8, 2020

Confronted with the worrying recent military escalation in Libya and also in view of the Foreign Affairs Council scheduled for Friday 10 January, the Council met in Brussels on 7 January to reaffirm our commitment to immediately halt the fighting around Tripoli and elsewhere and to discuss how the EU can further contribute to the […]

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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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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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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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#Italy – Chairman of European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affair Committee becomes Italian finance minister

#Italy – Chairman of European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affair Committee becomes Italian finance minister

| September 5, 2019

Following the announcement that a new Italian government will be sworn in today (5 September), the leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Iratxe García, said: “We are very pleased to see a new government that places Italy back at the table of those willing to build a stronger and reformed Europe. “Our […]

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Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

| September 4, 2019

On Tuesday (3 September), Budgets Committee members approved €293.5 million in EU Solidarity Fund aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy and Romania in 2018. The €293.5 million in aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) breaks down as follows: €277.2 million for Italy following heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides in the autumn […]

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