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Italy ready for 'legal battle of century' with ArcelorMittal - Conte

07 Nov 2019

ROME The Italian government will fight ArcelorMittal in the courts if it goes back on a pledge to buy steelmaker Ilva, but Rome still hopes to avoid a bruising legal showdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday.

Italian government, ArcelorMittal dig in over Ilva row

05 Nov 2019

MILAN Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday he would not allow ArcelorMittal to pull out of its acquisition of troubled steel plant Ilva, as the threat of huge job losses piled pressure on the government.

ArcelorMittal to hand Ilva plant back to Italian state over legal row

04 Nov 2019

ROME ArcelorMittal said on Monday it was withdrawing from a deal to buy struggling Italian steelmaker Ilva after Rome reneged on a promise to give it immunity from prosecution over its heavily polluting plant.

Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

23 Oct 2019

ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal and correct".

Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

23 Oct 2019

ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal and correct".

Italy to scrap ArcelorMittal legal shield for Ilva plant - lawmaker

21 Oct 2019

ROME Italy's ruling coalition has decided to scrap a legal guarantee it had previously granted to steelmaker ArcelorMittal over its Ilva plant, a senior Democratic Party (PD) lawmaker said on Monday.

Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

17 Oct 2019

BERLIN/ROME Alitalia's rescue hopes received a boost on Thursday with signs that Lufthansa could take a stake in the Italian carrier, while Rome agreed to a 350 million euro ($389 million) bridging loan to ease immediate cash worries.

Italy's cabinet approves 2020 budget that cuts taxes, targets evaders

16 Oct 2019

ROME Italy's government approved a draft 2020 budget that cuts taxes for middle-earners and aims to crack down on tax evaders, while holding the deficit at the same level as this year.

Italy readies 'web tax' in its 2020 budget: sources

14 Oct 2019

ROME Italy is readying a new tax on digital companies in its 2020 budget, as it seeks alternative revenues that will allow it to scrap a scheduled increase in sales tax, two coalition sources told Reuters on Monday.

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