1. Italian government faces off with France over STX shipyard, tension high
    Politics

    Italian government faces off with France over STX shipyard, tension high

    by Carmine Fotina

    Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan and Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda have said a strong no to the idea of a deal that does not foresee the majority and the control of the STX France shipyard. Italy has no intention of proceeding if the original conditions are no longer in place

  2. Italian export credit agency SACE’s support for exports grows, reaches €7.8 billion in H1
    Business & Economy

    Export credit agency SACE’s support for exports grows, reaches €7.8 billion in H1

    by Celestina Dominelli

    The agency has already approved, in the first six months, €16.6 billion (+72%) of new operations, deals that should be perfected by the year’s end. “They are important data and we are satisfied. We continue to work to maximize the impact on the country,” CEO Alessandro Decio (pictured) says. Shipbuilding and the transport sector remain among the best for exports

  3. Italian industrial sales and  orders figures point to sustained and    lasting recovery
    Business & Economy

    Industrial sales and orders figures point to sustained and lasting recovery

    by Matteo Meneghello

    ISTAT data show that in May industrial turnover and orders jumped forward, increasing respectively 7.6% and 13.7% over May 2016. All sectors are improving, means of transport had a peak rise of 19.5% in orders. “Focusing on investments, industry and internationalization to get growth back into gear was the right choice,” Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda said

  4. “Moving European Medicines Agency to Milan is the best choice for the EU,” Italy PM Gentiloni tells Il Sole 24 Ore-ItalyEurope24
    Politics

    “Moving European Medicines Agency to Milan is the best choice for the EU,” Italy PM Gentiloni tells Il Sole 24 Ore-ItalyEurope24

    by Paolo Gentiloni*

    Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (pictured center-left during the presentation of Milan’s candidacy yesterday morning) explains why the city, one of the international capitals of Europe, is the best site in Europe to relocate EMA and lists its many excellencies: innovative and specialist industries, universities, research centers and cultural and social opening

  5. 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