News from italy

Italy's economy continues to struggle

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
Italy’s economy continues to struggle. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says the economy stalled in 2016, largely due to the negative impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Confidence has also been lacking because of...

Italy managed to recover 19 billion euros in its fight against tax evasion

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
Finance Minister Padoan says that Italy managed to recover a record 19 billion euros in its fight against tax evasion stating (according to the news agency Ansa) that “the government does not wink at the evaders, but at the honest companies...

The amphitheater in Verona will get a giant retractable tarpaulin cover

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
The amphitheater in Verona will get a giant retractable tarpaulin cover to protect theater goers from the weather elements. The cover will cost 13.5 million euros and should be in place within the next three years. Almost 90 groups bid on the...

Pope Francis joked: "I am not on tranquillizers."

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
Pope Francis joked: “I am not on tranquillizers.” He shrugged off any concern about recent feelings of anxiety inside the Vatican, insisting he is losing no sleep of the infighting among those opposed to his church reforms and...

1.4 million Muslims living In Italy but Islam is not formally recognized

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
There are 1.4 million Muslims living In Italy but Islam is not formally recognized in the country. Mosques do not receive public funds, Islamic weddings have no legal value and Muslim workers aren’t entitled to take days off for religious...

Vagli di Sotto (LU) - A statue of President Donald Trump in the "Park of Honor and Dishonor"

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
The small town Vagli di Sotto, province of Lucca in the Toscana region, will erect a marble statue of President Donald Trump in their “Park of Honor and Dishonor.” "Initially the work will be put in the centre of the park: it's for...

An Italian court ruled against a petition calling for a referendum to repeal the Jobs Act

February 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
An Italian court ruled against a trade union-sponsored petition calling for a referendum to repeal the Jobs Act. The legislation, championed by former premier Matteo Renzi, made it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. In certain cases,...

A brother and sister have been arrested for hacking the accounts of Matteo Renzi

February 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
A brother and sister, residents of London, England, have been arrested for allegedly hacking the accounts of former prime minister Matteo Renzi, other Italian politicians and the Bank of Italy. Giulio Occhionero and Francesca M. Occhionero were...

The Eritrean government claims the man being held in an Italian jail is a case of mistaken identity

February 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
The Eritrean government claims the man being held in an Italian jail on a people smuggling charge is a case of mistaken identity. In custody since last June, the suspect is accused of smuggling thousands of migrants from north Africa to Europe....
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