1. Business & Economy

    Bank of Italy forecasts state could bring in €9.9 billion over time from Veneto banks

    by Gianni Trovati

    In the best scenario, the Italian state could emerge from the liquidation of the Veneto banks with up to €1 billion more than the amount it commits, according to Bank of Italy analysis. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni insisted: “The intervention of the government was not just legitimate but also appropriate”

  2. Local elections, the center-right picked up the winning ticket
    Politics

    Local elections, the center-right picked up the winning ticket

    by Roberto D’Alimonte

    IT
    24 Analysis

    Unity paid off for Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and his allies, who won the day on Sunday, specially in the largest municipalities and triumphed in some “red” trophy cities like Genoa and Pistoia. The PD struggled to mobilize its supporters in the second round, weighed down by the defeat at the constitutional referendum, the split within the party and disaffection toward the government

  3. Italian parties clash over citizenship rights for immigrant children
    Politics

    Italian parties clash over citizenship rights for immigrant children

    by Manuela Perrone

    This week the Senate will examine the new draft law which aims at loosening up rules on citizenship for children born in Italy to foreign parents. The Center-left supports the bill while Center-right forces, especially the Northern League, are ferociously against it. As is Grillo’s 5-Star Movement, surprisingly. Gentiloni’s government could ask for a confidence vote to secure its passing

  4. Italy struck by drought, in the grip of a heatwave
    Business & Economy

    Italy struck by drought, in the grip of a heatwave

    by Annamaria Capparelli

    From Piedmont to Sicily rivers and lakes are at an all-time low. Cereals and vegetables are at risk, winemakers are worried about this year’s harvest. The government had declared the state of calamity in the provinces of Piacenza and Parma, on the Po river. Tuscany, Sardinia and Veneto are also asking the Agriculture Ministry to intervene

  5. Real Estate

    Siena is for renters, Biella is a town for buyers

    In the Tuscan province, 29 years of rent adds up to the cost to buy the house, while in Biella, the figure is 12.1 years of rent, an index of Italian housing market dynamism shows. The index however should be analyzed case by case, seeing as every city is a unique case, Vito Lops writes