1. Politics

    Berlusconi, a phoenix rising from the ashes ahead of Italy’s upcoming elections

    by Manuela Perrone

    Due to turn 81 on September 29, Silvio Berlusconi (pictured), the media mogul leader of the Forza Italia party, has returned on the crest of a wave. The electoral victory in the June administrative elections was a boost. Many among the center-right MPs are asking to come back into the fold, after having left to support the center-left government of Matteo Renzi

  2. “Oil  is the hostage of speculation, Africa is paying for  the price crisis,” ENI CEO Descalzi says
    Business & Economy

    “Oil is the hostage of speculation, Africa is paying for the price crisis,” ENI CEO Descalzi says

    by Roberto Bongiorni

    The CEO of the Italian oil major ENI, Claudio Descalzi, invited to a forum with Il Sole 24 Ore -ItalyEurope24 (pictured) is not optimistic on the possibility of an agreement at the St. Petersburg meetings: “The geopolitical situation is explosive and the oil commodity has entered a difficult crisis.” In Libya ENI remains the top operator

  3. Spain’s ACS challenges Atlantia for Abertis, studies a counter bid
    Business & Economy

    Spain’s ACS challenges Atlantia for Abertis, studies a counter bid

    by Laura Galvagni

    Spanish builder ACS - led by the influential Florentino Perez - confirmed reports that it was studying a counter bid entirely in cash for toll road operator Abertis to rival an offer from Italian infrastructure group Atlantia. Shares in the Spanish builder fell 6.35% while Abertis shares rose to €16.65, above the price of Atlantia’s bid

  4. Business & Economy

    Milano XL project aims to involve city more in Fashion Week, celebrate Italian creativity

    The initiative Milano XL was presented at the Milan City Hall by its promoters: the Economic Development Ministry, the Italian Trade Agency, the City Council, luxury brand committee Altagamma and employers’ association Confindustria. Between September 16-27, synchronized with the runaways shows and the shoe and leather fairs, seven big installations will be set up in symbolic locations of the city, Giulia Crivelli writes