July 15, 2020 / 3:58 AM / a month ago

Italy's govt gives ministers mandate to reach deal with Atlantia - source

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government has given a mandate to the Economy and Transport ministers to reach a final agreement with the infrastructure group Atlantia, controlled by the Benetton family, to settle a long-running dispute over a motorway concession, a source said on Wednesday.

Rome had been threatening to revoke the licence of Atlantia’s motorway unit Autostrade per l’Italia, since the collapse in 2018 of a bridge in Genoa that was run by theunit, killing 43 people.

The decision was taken after a six-hour cabinet meeting.

Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Giselda Vagnoni; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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