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From crepes to cocktails - can Grand Marnier's new owner make the leap?


MILAN Italian drinks group Davide Campari has a tall order to fulfil: take a neglected old liqueur out of the kitchen, where it is used as a dessert topping, and turn it into a hot new cocktail trend.

Court dispute hits Italian preparations for G7 meetings 23 Mar 2017

ROME Italy's preparations for hosting an array of G7 meetings are being threatened by a dispute over who should handle accreditations for the upcoming events, including a leaders' summit in May.


Italy's buoyant 5-Star keeps options open on euro referendum 23 Mar 2017

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Italy's most popular political party, said on Thursday a referendum on the euro was not its top priority and that it hoped Europe would reform before a ballot could be arranged.


Exclusive - Liberty House mulls stake in troubled Italian steel mill: sources 23 Mar 2017

LONDON Liberty House, the industrial and commodities group that is buying up steel assets around the world, is considering investing in the troubled Italian Piombino mill as the global market picks up from a slump, two sources close to the matter said.


ECB's Nouy says some banks may need to be shut 23 Mar 2017

FRANKFURT Some euro zone banks may need to be shut if they become unviable, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said on Thursday, as the Italian government seeks to bail out two regional lenders.


Italy to test EU rules again with Veneto banks bailout 22 Mar 2017

ROME/BRUSSELS Italy's plans to bail out two regional banks pose a dilemma for European regulators, who are still considering whether Monte dei Paschi qualifies for state aid, three months after giving a preliminary green light.


Host Italy wants G7 to reject 'temptation' of protectionism at summit 21 Mar 2017

ROME Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday that he wants to send a strong message in favour of free trade when he welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders in Italy in May.


EU migration chief threatens consequences for not hosting refugees 21 Mar 2017

WARSAW The European Union's top migration official on Tuesday warned member states against failing to host refugees and help alleviate the pressure on countries like Greece and Italy, which have borne the brunt of arrivals across the Mediterranean.


Mediaset's dispute with Vivendi escalates on first day in court 21 Mar 2017

MILAN A legal dispute between Italian broadcaster Mediaset and French media group Vivendi over a soured pay-TV deal escalated on Tuesday as the two groups sued each other for defamation on the opening day of a trial in Milan.


Migrant rescues increase on sea route to Italy - IOM 21 Mar 2017

GENEVA Some 6,000 migrants have been rescued on the central Mediterranean between North Africa and Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take that route in warmer weather, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.


EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

ROME Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.